Ayyappa, son of Shiva and Vishnu – Podcast #78

Ayyappa is a unique form of the divine because he is the son of Shiva and Vishnu!  This story has so many twists and turns; clever demons and the even more clever devas who defeat them.  No episode in the vedic tradition is quite like this one with buffalo headed demons, Vishnu appearing as a beautiful woman, and the young Ayyappa going off to the forest to obtain the milk of a leopard!

Chanting of the wonderfully rythmic and melodic Mahisasura Mardini concludes the podcast.