The Bhaktas are playing traditional indian mantra bhajans and chants in a contemporary electronic style.
The Bhaktas are opening a new way of heartful cosmic meditation music, that bridges traditional vedic songs with modern sound worlds.
Their concerts are pure joy and ecstasy and unite the heart and soul.
The Bhaktas play a multidimensional music, mixing ancient Sanskrit-Mantras with Electro, Ambient, and Trance. Their live performances are filled with magic and play. The Bhaktas follow the Yogic teachings of Ananda Marga. Let there be LOVE & DEVOTION all around!
The Musicians on this album are PHANENDRA (composition, sound design & back vocals), Amala, Giita & Vrinda on vocals.
Special thanks to Vasily Ash (Clarinet), Shani Ben Canar (Bansuri Flute & other technical help), & Michel Morin (Sneak Thief) for mixing and other technical help..
The song 'Arana' on track 3: Hiyaro Viinay is taken from the album Big and Live by SUNS OF ARQA with the permission of Michael Wadada
released March 13, 2013
We offer this Album at the Lotus Feet of our beloved Master
Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji
Baba Nam Kevalam
Baba means "my most beloved One", Nam means "name of" or "to identify with", and Kevalam means "only". So the meaning of the mantra is "My most Beloved is the only One." The ideation is: "Everywhere I look, in everything I hear, feel, see, taste and smell, I perceive that one Supreme Consciousness which pervades all things."
Kiirtan is the singing of a mantra aloud while ideating on the Supreme Being. It inculcates the feeling of bliss and prepares the mind for meditation, because in performing it all the motor and sensory organs are engaged and directed towards the Supreme. It can be done anywhere, any time, but the best time is just before meditation.
Chanting the mantra out loud before meditation is called "kiirtan." It is extremely beneficial and makes meditation much easier. Its a sort of a halfway step. The mind stays focused only on the mantra, but all the senses are not focused inwardly--we are still singing and listening. It helps slow breathing (through singing), helps fix the mantra in the mind, and on a subtler level, raises the vibration in the room.
If you are inspired with this Album and you would like to learn more about Kiirtan and meditation, please contact this website:
To know more about Ananda Marga's spiritual master, read the biography book 'Shrii Shrii Anandamurti- The Jamalpur years written by Devashish.