Well, technically this post has to be under Aanmeegham section. Somehow, I feel that this post should benefit anybody who wants to relax - you may or may not be religious. Few years ago, when I visited a friend's place in lex and complaining about my irritation/restlessness, this roommate of my friend casually told me to listen to "Subramanya Bhujangam". He also gave me an mp3 version sung by Anuradha Krishnamurthy. During the same time, I also heard the same from my dear friend/ex-roomie S. Subramanya Bhujangam verses were a spontaneous out-pouring of Adi Shankara at Thiruchendur. Well, I don't know if its just the words or rhythm or the voice -it was/is stunningly powerful. Like any ordinary person, I put it on in the background when I get restless or annoyed or upset. It gave me an immediate energy- some sort of hope, courage and strength.
These days, I am trying to memorize/learn the verses. It gives more than just energy and courage - some pleasure out from those verses as well. Adi Shankar's verses are so simple and elegant. I have no words rather no capabilities to comment on the beauty of the verses. Sometimes, I feel it has nothing to even to do with Lord Karthikeya or any form of God..But, definitely, it is more than that..cosmic..spiritual..higher energy..whatever you want to call it. At times, I feel that usage of certain words can even take you to a different level from your mind...Can't even explain what I am thinking.Anyways
Listen to this by Anuradha Krishnamurthy. Btw, this singer (Acted as a doctor in one of the tamil-serials, arasi I guess..don't know her name in that) has so much of that "divine looks" that she is like a junior MS amma.