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HARIHAR
4. July 2024
Manish Vyas

 

Harihar mantras for Shiva and Vishnu
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An album with different feelings in each song, from meditative to light dancing, all with the common denominators of Ragas and Uplifting Melodies from India, with the powerful presence of the deepest spiritual elements from ancient roots and beautiful traditions of India.

Harihara is the fusion avatar of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara). Harihara is often termed as Shankarnarayana. It is believed that by performing their puja, both Lords are appeased and they help in eliminating all the evil forces from one's life thereby bringing happiness and prosperity.
 

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1. Karpur Gauram  5:30
2. Krushnay Vasudevay  9:50 
3. Madhurashtakam  11:20
4. Namaste  6:07
5. Parvativallabhashtakam  5:42
6. Shivaya Namah Om  6:50
7. Sitaram  9:35
8. Jai Jai Radha Ramana Hari Bol  6:50

This album features a collection of Mantras, prayers and Kirtans connected with Shiva and Krishna, two of my most loved deities.

 

While Krishna represents totality, celebration, playfulness and joy, Shiva represents the essence, the centre, meditation and wisdom. Interestingly, in the spiritual literature of India, it is said that they (Shiva and Krishna) both revere and worship each other for their respective qualities. Krishna being the re-incaration of Vishnu, the sustainer of life as such, is a very significant energy, because is all life and Shiva being the essence off all and in all, remains in the backdrop but yet invisibly significant and most powerful, being the creator of all major sciences like Yoga, Mantra, Tantra etc. The largest number of temples and devotees in India are of Shiva and Krishna, the lords of life and dissolution or transformation.

 

These energies and the songs in their praise have inspired this album and I am very happy to share this with all of you.

 

Manish
 

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Harihar Puja is a ceremony performed to get rid of the evil forces acting as a hindrance in a peaceful and prosperous life. It is believed that by performing this puja, both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are appeased and they help in eliminating all the evil forces from one's life thereby bringing happiness and prosperity. This Puja is performed by a well versed and experienced Purohit.


some interesting facts
 

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There is a Harihar temple in Sounth India, named Harihareshwara Temple in Harihar, Karnataka state, along the banks of river Tungabhadra. The temple is said to have been built around year 1220.

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Puranas consider both Shiva and Vishnu as manifestations of the singular Brahman. Harihara serves as a symbolic representation of this fundamental idea of unity amidst the diversity within Sanatan-Dharma theology.
 

The philosophical notion of Harihara, particularly in the Advaita-Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy, emphasizes the equivalence of Vishnu and Shiva, portraying them as different facets of the same Divine reality, or God.

 

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