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  1. He Ma Durga

From the recording Bliss of Kirtan

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Durga is one of the major forms of Devi, or Goddess, and the name means one who is inaccessible or difficult to approach. She is typically portrayed riding a lion, or sometimes tiger, holding an array of weapons.

While the lyrics to this chant to Durga stay the same throughout, it has 3 melodic sections in the format A-B-A-C (meaning the first section repeats between the second and third sections). The track begins with an esraj intro by Monnie Ramsell.

Features: Yvette Om - call and response vocals; Monnie Ramsell - esraj; Daniel Paul - tabla; Steve Oda - sarod; Ben Leinbach - bass guitar, drums and hand percussion; Natesh - call and response vocals, guitars, drums and hand percussion.
(from Bliss of Kirtan, released January 2, 2014)

Lyrics

He Maa Durgaa He Maa Durgaa He Maa Durgaa Jay Jay Durgaa

Meaning:

O Mother Durga, All Victory to You!