Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 14 – Ganesh Chathurthi Special 7 – Vathapi Ganapathim – Hamsadhvani

Significance of Vatapi वातापि - The name of an Asura devoured by Agastya. vāta wind, pā to drink. It also denotes the place “Vatapi”, today called as Badami in Karnataka. Paranjothi, the army chief of Narasimhavarman I (Pallava King), conquered Vatapi the capital of Chalukyas in 642 AD and brought a Ganapati (Ganesh) idol from… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 14 – Ganesh Chathurthi Special 7 – Vathapi Ganapathim – Hamsadhvani