Monday, January 18, 2016

Sajeele Sapne - Original Composition Ft. Jaya Vidyasagar, Swamy Kitcha,...

"Sajeele Sapne - Beautiful Dreams! " 

This is an original composition that dates back a few years.  Based on the enchanting raag Naatai, Composed, Arranged and Mixed by Swamy Kitcha, Lyrics by Vishwa Deepak, Filmed and Edited by Sudha Bharatan.  I fell in love with this very dreamy composition the first time I heard it. I loved the feel and the sweet charm in it. The biggest challenge was the poetry - the way it charmingly flowed with barely any chance to breathe :)  Immensely enjoyed singing this poetic, sweet and charming song.

A holiday, a road trip and a mesmerising place on the way, just made us stop and shoot it. No plan, no preparation and here is "Sajeele Sapne" - Beautiful Dreams!  :) Hope you all enjoy it!


Composition, Arrangement, Mixing : Swamy Kitcha 

Vocals : Jaya Vidyasagar 

Lyrics : Vishwa Deepak 

Filmed and Edited by : Sudha Bharatan

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Brahmanandam (Guru Sthothra/ Salutations to the Guru ) - Cosmic Chants

One of the most beautiful and serene versions of this chant that I have heard is by the monks at the Yogananda Satsanga Society of India. They would begin the prayer sessions with this chant and it would transport me to a different ethereal world. Paramahansa Yogananda (Author of 'An Autobiography of a Yogi')  -  A remarkable Guru who continues to guide and steer mankind towards the path of spirtualism has very beautifully put together some beautiful verses in the Cosmic Chants. This is his version that I have sung. 

 On the occasion of his birthday 5th Jan 2016 and the Kanchi Mahaswami's Aradhana day 6th Jan 2016, this is my prayer to all the Beloved Guru's! 

Brahmanandam parama sukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim
dvandvaateetam gagana sadrusam  tatvamasyadi lakshy
 ekam nityam vimala machalam sarvadheesaakshibuutam
              bhaavaateetam triguna rahitam  sadgurum tam namaami.

Full of bliss, giving joy transcendent,
Of higher knowledge, the abode,
Dual no more, clear as the heavens,
Known to all as: “Thou art That”.
He is pure, permanent, unmoving,
The everlasting Seer of all,
Far, far beyond qualities and thought,

Guru-Lord, I bow to Thee.
(Poetic translation from the Cosmic Chants)