SIR JOHN TAVERNER

She is currently working on, and will eventually be performing a raag based orchestral piece composed by Sir John Tavener.

The music is inspired by the Hindu sacred scriptures by Adi Sankaracharya called 'Soundarya Lahari'. The name means 'waves of beauty' and consists of two parts, Ananda Lahari meaning 'waves of happiness' (first 41 stanzas) and Soundarya Lahari (the next 59 stanzas).

It is believed that Lord Ganesha himself has etched the Ananda Lahari on Mount Meru, some people believe that Sage Pushpa Dhantha did the etching. It was read from there by Sage Goudapada who taught it to Adi Sankara. Adi Sankara himself added the rest of the 59 stanzas and
completed it.


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