Shiv Rudrashtakam Strotam is a traditional Indian hymn to the God Rudra (another name for Lord Shiva, one of the principal gods of Hinduism) that was written in late 15th Century by the poet Tulsidas. It praises the Lord Ishana (another name for Shiva) by listing his qualities and his great deeds. This is an incredibly beautiful, a cappella version of the song which Vasuda sings with deep devotion. The video for this song consists of an image of the divine statue of Rudra at the Isha Foundation Ashram in Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu, India. The video also has the meaning of the words explained, in English, over the image so that non-Indians can understand the song, it also comes with brief explanations of aspects of the song as Indian poetry often requires a deep understanding of Hindu scripture and traditional stories and would otherwise be very confusing for most Westeners.
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