Mystic Chants & Bhajans Recorded During Kali Worship. This rare collection of songs and chants recorded live at Kali Mandir’s annual Kali pujas in Laguna Beach captures the mood of this ancient sacred ritual and reflects the soulful longing for the Divine Mother by artists from a variety of musical and spiritual disciplines. Featuring Haradhan Chakraborti, Bhagavan Das, Premanand Trikannad, Krishna Gopinathan, Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, Sudha Srikumar, the David Stringer Kirtan Ensemble, Sumanta Chakrabarti, and Nandu Menon. Total playing time: 70.15 min. Includes an insert with lyrics & translations, artist bio’s and pictures. Kali Mandir.
Chanting gives expression to the soul’s innate yearning for the Divine. Since ancient times it has been the cornerstone of devotional schools of Indian religion, combining the artistry and disciplines of traditional music with transcendent power of mantra meditation. Kali Puja Live II features an eclectic blend of ecstatic chants by some of today’s most popular kirtan singers - Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das as well as famous Indian artists Purna Das Baul, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta and others. Recorded live during Kali Mandir’s annual Kali Puja festivals.
Recorded live before the awakend image of Ma Dakshineswari Kali at Kali Mandir Musicians: Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati ( vocals,harmonium, khol mridanga, kartals); Rampriya Das (vocals,harmonium, khol mridanga); Brahmachari Parameshwara Chaitanya (khol mridanga, kartals). Tracks include: Guru Pranams; Jai Jaga Jananim; Shiva Kali; Jai Kali Jai Kali; Kali Maheswari; Jai Ma.
Nama Kripa features Swami Bhajananda, Stacy Pendleton and Prakash Barrera. These spirited selections were recorded live during Kali Mandir’s annual Kali Puja Festival, the perfect atmosphere to experience the "mercy of the holy name".
The Pure Sounds of a Pure Heart
Born in Italy, Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati travels the globe carrying only his guitar, harmonium and a daypack. Swamiji’s sweet songs of devotion open the heart and rouse the soul. Recorded live at Kali Mandir, this CD captures the energy and spontaneity of traditional call/response kirtan—a beautiful and passionate offering to the Divine.
These bhajans were recorded live in response to requests by numerous devotees. Raw from the heart. When kirtan takes off at Kali Mandir, the walls seem to expand. The CD includes Hanuman Chaleesa, Ramakrishna Vasudeva, Chamundayai Kali Ma, Om Namah Shivaya, Shiva Kali, Jai Ma.
- Sangita Yoga - Sacred Chants of India is a musical offering of Naren's (aka "Kamalakanta") soulful voice chanting sacred Indian texts. His raga-based compositions are original. The album features guest musicians on sarangi, tabla, santoor, violin and cello.
- Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886) was born in Kamarpukur, a small village in West Bengal. He spent his adult life ardently worshipping Ma Bhavatarini Kali at the Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata. His spiritual realizations made him see God in everything. God is One. People call on the same God who appears in various forms and names.
- Swami Bhajanananda is a Hindu monk and resident main pujari at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach.
Neem Karoli Baba, also known as Maharaj-ji was a mystic saint, devotee of Lord Hanuman and sacred teacher to Americans well-known in spiritual circles such as Ram Dass, Bhagavan Das, Krishna Das and Jai Uttal.