Saturday, June 7, 2014

Red Narasimha

This song was inspired by a picture of an ancient Tibetan mask that has it's roots in early Tibetan mythology. The complete story is complicated, involving many long names and relationships but the gist of it is that "Hiranyakashipu"(Narasimha) had a visitation from "Lord Brahma" after many years of meditation on a mountain top and was informed he could not have immortality but he could choose his own "death wish". He then replied " let not death come to me either by man or beast, nor devil, nor god shall cause my death by day or by night with steel or stone or wood, indoors or outdoors, or earth or in sky. Grant me undisputed lordship over the world. Brahma agreed and Hiranyakashipu got his death wishes granted. Thus he became practically immortal."
Red Narasimha Mask

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