Saturday, March 31, 2018

2018 05 23 Ganga (Ganges River) Dasharhara or Dussehra

Celebrated on May 23/24, 2018,  Ganga Dasharhara or Dussehra is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and this day is commemorated as the day when Ganga was descended to the Earth to accomplish her mission to purge the cursed souls of Bhagiratha's ancestors.

Before coming to the Earth, the Goddess Ganga was residing in Kamandal of Lord Brahma and along with her the Goddess Ganga brought the purity of heaven to the Earth.

The Ganges River, or Ganga Mata as she is known, is considered to be the Great Mother. Her vehicle is a crocodile. (All Hindu deities have an animal as a vehicle.)

View of Ganga Ma from Ganesha Inn terrace, Rishikesh, India

The source of Ganga Ma is the Himalayas, and I was fortunate enough to travel along her course, meeting up with her in Rishikesh (I stayed in the Ganesha Inn which overlooked the river,

Shellie immersed in the Ganges River, Varanasi, India

Varanasi where I experienced the ritual immersion three times into the water,

Shellie in the Ganges/Hooghly River at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple

and then again in Dakshineswar (across the river from Kolkata - in the background of the photo) where the Ganga is called the Hooghly and the Yogananda Ashram was right on the river.

Eight Videos play for 75 minutes.

Shree Ganga Gayatri Mantra Female & Male Mix  :29

Ganga Gayatri Mantra  :48


SHREE GANGA CHALISA | Very Peaceful | Sarva Santi  12:51

गंगा स्तोत्रम || Ganga Stotram || कल्याणकारी गंगा माँ || Ganga Maa Mantra By Prem Parkash Dubey  8:00


Jai Gange Mata - Ganga Ji Ki Aarti with Lyrics - Sanjeevani Bhelande - Hindi Devotional Songs  3:33

Shree Ganga Gaatha 36:57

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018 03 27 Ajai Alai - Mantra for Being In Your Power & to Develop Radiant Body

Not exactly a kirtan - call and response - chant, but definitely a sing along, this Sikh chant was sent to me a few weeks ago by a friend, and I've enjoyed it so much, I want to share it with you.

One video plays for 1:03:00.

Description from the info on the You Tube link:
"This Mantra is so rhythmic and poetic that even if you would like to sing along and hum along with this. Its a mantra of Power, real inner power. Real inner strength and Will power This mantra is known to dissolve anger and lifts one up out of depression. This beautiful mantra is written in Gurmukhi by Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji [10th Sikh Guru] and is part of Jaap Sahib [Sikh morning prayer]."

The channel belongs to the Meditative Mind . org website

Music Production, Composition and Vocals : Dilpreet Bhatia

The words are also displayed on the video, making it easy to sing along, but here are the words and the meanings:

Ajai Alai - Invincible, Indestructible.
Abhai Abai - Fearless, Unchanging.
Abhoo Ajoo - Unformed, Unborn.
Anaas Akaas - Imperishable, Etheric
Aganj Abhanj - Unbreakable, Impenetrable.
Alakh Abhakh - Unseen, Unaffected.
Akaal Dy-aal - Undying, Merciful
Alaykh Abhaykh - Indescribable, Uncostumed.
Anaam Akaam - Nameless, Desireless.
Agaah Ataah - Unfathomable, Incorruptible.
Anaathae Pramaathae - Unmastered, Destroyer.
Ajonee Amonee - Beyond birth, Beyond silence.
Na Raagay Na Rangay - Beyond love, Beyond color.
Na Roopay Na Raykhay - Beyond form, Beyond shape.
Akarmang Abharmang - Beyond karma, Beyond doubt.
Aganjae Alaykhae - Unconquerable, Indescribable.

Meditative Mind . org You Tube Link to video:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2017 09 27 Maha Saraswati Chants, Mantras, and Songs

A playlist dedicated to Maha Saraswati for these final three days of fall Navratri.

The final video in this dozen is a performance, a modern aarti in song and dance that is very remarkable and enjoyable!

12 videos play for 69  minutes

01 Sarasvati Bija Mantra by Shambhava Chopra 3:05

02 Saraswati Gayatri Mantra  Artist: Sujata Varalwar  4:45

03 Jay Jagadishwari Mata Saraswati - Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Bhajan   8:16

04 Sri Guru datta | Nrusimha saraswati Ashtakam  5:38

05 Beautiful Maha Saraswati Stotram with Lyrics!  5:58

06 Hey Shaarday Maa (Saraswati Bhajan) - Pt. Umesh Persad  4:45

07 Sri Saraswathi Ashtothram | #Dussehra #Navratri (108 names of Saraswati)  5:41

08 Saraswati Vandana  5:56

09  Awesome Sarasvati Maa Bhajan by Anup Jalota  5:18

10  Saraswati Chalisa with Lyrics | Saraswati Mantra | Bhakti Songs  7:11

11 Sarasvati Bhajan:जय सरस्वती वरदे महरानि(Jai Saraswati Varde)  5:08

12 Maa Saraswati Ni Karo Aarti - Saraswati Vandana - Saraswati Aarti - Shyamal Saumil  6:51
Modern aarti in song and dance, singer Darshana Thakkar
"Maa Saraswati Ni Karo Aarti" specially written by Tushar Shukla for Anushthaan Parva 3. The concert started with this Devotional Aarti. Artistes seek for the blessings of Maa Saraswati and urged to shower her blessings and make this universe peaceful & harmonious. Darshana Thakkar rendered her soothing voice along with chorus. Chandan Thakore and Nirali Thakore has choreographed and expressed the lyrics through their dance in Bharatnatyam form. Shyamal Saumil has created a Blissful musical arrangement of this Aarti.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 09 07 Krishna Virtual Kirtan

A playlist of devotional songs to Lord Krishna featuring Indian artists.
9 songs play for 75 minutes.

01 - Shri Krishna Gayatri- Suresh Wadkar ( Album: Sacred Morning Mantras Muralidhar Krishna ) 7:32

02 - Murali Manohar Gopala - Shree Krishna's Bhajan | Sachin Limiye 9:52

03 - Krishna Krishna - by little Gopikas 4:01

04 - Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari by Anup Jalota 10:37

05 - Govinda Bolo Hari Gopala Bolo (Bliss, Bliss, Bliss) By Kumar Vishu 10:09

06 - Hare Krishn Hare Krishna || Popular Hari Naam Sankirtan || Devi Chitralekhaji 8:43

07 - HE KRISHNA GOPAL HARI With Jagjit Singh 7:37

08 - Govinda Jaya Jaya - Namaste 10:19

09 - Beautiful Aarti ( Just Watch ) 5:45

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Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 01 16 Shiva Chants and Mantras

To see a list of the various styles of chants and mantras with definitions, see the Glossary of Styles article

Nine videos play for 74 minutes. EnJOY!

1 Shiv Gayatri Mantra with Lyrics - Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe - Peaceful Chant  5:19

2 Shiv Chalisa with Lyrics By Anuradha Paudwal I Full Video Song 11:55

3 Shiva Rudrastakam 9:00

3a Shri Rudrashtakam website link for lyrics in Sanskrit and English

4 SRI SHIVA KAVACHAM with English Translation 10:44

5 Shiv Raksha Stotra - Pandit Jasraj 7:41


7 Lingashtakam | Lord Shiva Special Slokas | Sanskrit Slokas And Mantras | DevotionalTV  3:31

8 Om Namah Shivaya ( Awesome DHUN ) (Must Listen)  10:09

9 (NEW) Awesome Lord Shiva Aarti (NEW) 4:35

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