This is definitely one of my favorite pieces, as the music is very powerful! I was also happy to perform this piece for Aparana Aunty sinch this is one of her childhood favorite songs to dance to. Having a live orchestra and practicing with them to bring the performance altogether, is an amazing experience.
Shivashtakam, popularly known as “Prabhum Prananatha” is a devotional composition that praises Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. The word “Shivashtakam” is derived from two components: “Shiva,” which refers to Lord Shiva, and “ashtakam,” which means a composition consisting of eight verses.
The hymn extols the divine qualities and attributes of Lord Shiva. It is recited or sung by devotees to express their reverence, seek his blessings, and deepen their spiritual connection with the Lord. The hymn encapsulates the profound love and devotion that devotees hold for Lord Shiva and serves to immerse oneself in his divine presence.
The Shivashtakam mantra holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener