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Rebab - Indian Myth and Folklore

Rebab - Indian Myth and Folklore

By Mrudula Govindaraju
Rebab - Indian Myth and Folklore is a podcast of stories from myth and folklore of India. The Rebab is one of the oldest bowed string instruments. It is the prototype from which many other bowed instruments originated. Used as an accompaniment by epic storytellers and wandering minstrels, the Rebab, which originated in West Asia, spread in its various avatars along trade routes over much of South and Southeast Asia, North Africa and parts of Europe. I am Mrudula Govindaraju (I can’t play the Rebab), but I will tell you fantastic stories.
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Episode 1: It's Ganesha's Birthday!

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Episode 3: Sathyabama's Victory - A Diwali Story
Deepavali or Diwali is a Festival of Lights Indians all over the world celebrate to honour the victory of a warrior queen, Sathyabama against the demon, Narakasura. Art: Satwik Gade Sound Design and Effects: Swetha Gupta Script: Mrudula Govindaraju
17:22
November 01, 2021
Episode 2: Goddess - The Demon Slayer
Indians celebrate Navaratri, or nine nights, when the Goddess wages a grand war against the buffalo-headed asura, Mahisha. Among the many names that we call her, the mother goddess is also known as Mahishasura Mardini or the slayer of the asura Mahisha. Art: Satwik Gade Sound Design and Effects: Swetha Gupta Script: Mrudula Govindaraju
16:43
October 13, 2021
Episode 1: It's Ganesha's Birthday!
Episode 1: It’s Ganesha’s Birthday It’s a truth universally acknowledged (amongst the Hindus, at least) that Ganesha, the elephant-headed, *modakam-loving, pot-bellied God is an absolute fav! How did that happen? Here’s his story. *Modakam – A steamed sweet made with rice flour and jaggery-coconut filling. Art: Satwik Gade Sound Design and Effects: Swetha Gupta
12:31
September 20, 2021
Rebab: Indian Myth and Folklore - Introduction
Rebab - Indian Myth and Folklore is a podcast of stories from myth and folklore of India. The Rebab is one of the oldest bowed string instruments. It is the prototype from which many other bowed instruments originated. Used as an accompaniment by epic storytellers and wandering minstrels, the Rebab, which originated in West Asia, spread in its various avatars along trade routes over much of South and Southeast Asia, North Africa and parts of Europe. I am Mrudula Govindaraju (I can’t play the Rebab), but I will tell you fantastic stories. Art: Satwik Gade Sound Design and Effects: Swetha Gupta
01:00
September 20, 2021