1. Ganesha Medley

From the recording Bliss of Kirtan

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This track is a medley of two Ganesha chants. The first is 'Vakratunda Mahakaya' and the second is 'Ganesha Sharanam Sharanam Ganesha' (which opens with the mantra Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha). The lyrics for the two different chants are as shown. There is an instrumental transition between the two chants, which are in different keys. The track opens with a santoor intro by Madan Oak.

Features: Joni Allen - call and response vocals; Yvette Om - call & response vocals; Madan Oak - santoor; Eddie Young - cello; Steve Oda - sarod; Daniel Paul - tabla; Ben Leinbach - bass guitar, keyboard, drums and hand percussion; Natesh - call and response vocals, guitars, drums and hand percussion.
(from Bliss of Kirtan, released January 2, 2014)


OM Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa

Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
Ganesha Sharanam Sharanam Ganesha


O, one with twisted trunk and enormous form, who shines more brilliantly than a billion Suns, please bless me that all obstacles be removed from all my endeavors, always.

Salutations to Ganapati (Ganesha). I seek refuge in Ganesha.