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Namami Vighnaraja - with mask (2015)

An invocation to Lord Ganesh. The piece was based on the original choreography of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and adapted for a sahiyatra mask.

Sung text:
Remover of Obstacles
Seated under the Wish Fulfilling Tree.
Son of Uma, with the large body and broken tusk,
Accomplished in dance.
Beloved son of Shiva
Who embodies the tandava dance,
I meditate on You.
Give me Your wisdom and clarity.

Choreography adaptation: Rekha Tandon
Music: Traditional, adapted with folk instrumentation by Michael Weston
Duration: 8.50 minutes.

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