Saragam – Avadhoota is a Nirguni Bhajan by Kabir and sung by promising young vocalist Rahul Deshpande. Rahul is accompanied by artists of comparable caliber. Renowned percussionist, Bhavani Shankar handles Pakhavaj and Dholak and Nikhil Phatak is on Tabla. Satyajeet Prabhu on Keyboard and Aditya Oke on Harmonium add to the magic.
A masterpiece by Kabir, ‘Avadhoota’ is about the search of self through meditation, no doubt; but with a different metaphor. Kabir uses the activity of farming. As the clouds gather a farmer gets ready for sowing and cultivation. Kabir tells the ascetic that the clouds have started roaring, and hence he should prepare himself. Kabir asks the ascetic to prepare the soil of deliverance. Renunciation be soaked in this shower. The harvest should be taken to home like a wise farmer as it would take care of him as well as the wise men and the saints.
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