Believed to be composed by the great sage Adi Sankaracharya around 810 AD, this chant is in praise of Goddess Chamundesvari and describes the way she destroyed many demons, including the great Mahisasura.
The city of Mysore got its name from the demon Mahisasura, and it was suffering at his hands. Goddess Sakti takes form of Chamundesvari, and frees the city from this evil demon.
The chant is so beautifully composed by Adi Sankara and is a treat to listen to. It is believed that listening to this each day, also helps us master our own inner demons who terrorize the light hidden within our body.