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The story of Gajendra
08 December, 2014

Visaka Hari was all vitality, verve and vivacious in her rendition of the GAJENDRA MOKSHAM last evening.

She performed to a overflowing hall at the Bharathiya Vidya  Bhavan, enthralled the audience, who truly felt privileged to have attended the program. 

The story of Gajendra or the elephant in the clutches of the crocodile, came to life in her kadha kalatchebam. 

Vishnu comes down to earth to protect Gajendra from the crocodile and awards him moksha or salvation. 

The crocodile who is actually HuHu the Gandharva king plays a little prank which results in a tussle between Gajendra who is the great king Indradyumna. 

It is believed that the Gajendra Moksha Mantra is a very powerful one in the world and gives the chanter the power to face difficulties and come out of challenging situations.

Visaka’s earnest storytelling interspersed with her mellifluous singing and the occasional poke at present day affairs kept the rasikas in rapture. 

Visaka is undoubtedly blessed and she passed on her radiance and glow  to each and everyone present there.

The performance ended with many a rasika anointing the stage and left the hall feeling blessed!

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