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Of or having the nature of an invocation.
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Subbulakshmi and her daughter Radha sang two invocatory songs.
Both performances started with Pushpanjali followed by the traditional invocatory dance on Lord Ganesha.
Here we are beginning to see some level of formalization of the ritual, where men are participating more than women and standardizing the invocatory chants.
The militant editor of Contemporary Indian Poetry in English: An Assessment and Selection (1972) would become the angry young man of First Offence, whose free-verse probing pronouncements, charged with an inquisitive energy, lead occasionally to a devotional stance, as with the prayerful endings of "Bandra" (the old Bombay neighborhood), "There Is No God," and "The Real Thing." With time, and the experience of relocation to the United States, this poetic stance undergoes a process of sublimation, becoming evocative rather than invocatory. What is called on is not the deity (in its various incarnations) but the dead, or time past (and passing).
"If Emily was Korean, she might have received the invocatory rite and lived a so-so life as a mudang, but Christian countries like America don't embrace other supernatural entities besides their own God and deem all possession as caused by evil spirits that must be cast out."
However, images of the airplane with bin Laden's face and the crash tell us about the subject of the story, as do the invocatory stanzas and the enthroned gods in the traditional Chitrakar performances.
I agree with Penny Granger that 'this invocatory hymn stands at a pivotal point' in the 'Marriage' play but not because it marks the moment when Episcopus 'considers whether to ask Mary to break either her vow of chastity or the law that says all girls over 14 years old must be married', nor because is it sung for 'inspiration to the bishop in his dilemma over Mary.
As she explained in 1994, "My anthropomorphic deities owe much to the equation with awe and reverence that a traditional invocatory deity inspires in her spectator.
Saletare has described Tipu Sultan as a defender of the Hindu dharma, who also patronized other temples including one at Melkote, for which he issued a Kannada decree that the Shrivaishnava invocatory verses there should be recited in the traditional form.
Thus, an invocatory poem becomes one of the hallmarks of Ojaide's poetry through which he situates and pays tribute to his main source of poetic inspiration.