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Raaga presents Dr. Adyasha Das’s song in celebration of the venerated Chausathi Yoginis

Bhubaneswar:18/9/17:On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Raaga , a reputed cultural organization of Odisha, presents a song in celebration of the venerated Chausathi Yoginis of Hirapur Odisha, a well-known tourist destination, heralded the world over as a seat of Tantra worship. The Yoginis in the shape of a Sakta-Tantric cult came into existence in the 7th-8th century AD. It continued to flourish as an important manifestation of Sakta Tantricism. This cult with primitive ideas on the efficacy of magical rituals and spells, sounds and gestures, is a movement that has a deep connection with rural and tribal traditions. To ascertain the origin of the Yoginis, one must turn to the simple village cults and  the gram devatis, the local village goddesses.

The relevance of the Chausathi Yoginis in contemporary times is celebrated in this song. The captivating lyric has been written by Jnanpith laureate Dr.Pratibha Ray.Eminent composer Omprakash Mohanty has given the musical score and versatile singer Dr.Adyasha Das has lent her voice to a magical song. This song showcases music as manifestation of Divine energy.The spiritual vibrations are encoded in this special brand of Tantric music. Pratibha Ray’s lyric and Omprakash Mohanty’s composition blend as an expression of the inner creative power.This song is sheer cosmic music invoking the Chausathi Yoginis of Hirapur, the first ever song dedicated to the Chausathi Yoginis.Adyasha Das sings for the Chausathi Yoginis,

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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