BHAKTI-BANDHAN

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MMCD 103

A bouquet of Hindi devotional songs (Bhajans)
Sanjukta Sen

Music arranged by Pandit Ramesh Misra

Accompanying artists: Ramesh Misra (Sarangi), Mayuk Bhaumik (Tabla), Rocket Mandal (Acoustic & Bass guitar), Babua Lodh (Percussion) , Subhash Mondal (Keyboard)


Bhajan- Devotional Songs

The musical elements of 'chanting' of the 'Sama-mantras' of the vedic era derived its inspiration from natural sounds. Thus chanting is the earliest form of vocal music meant in praise of several deities. Beyond prayers, the musical appeal was to transcend one's own natural limitations and thus elements of spirituality could be found at every root of Indian music. This tradition is still continuing .

Spiritual attainment through total surrender and devotion towards 'God' was the key philosophy of 'Bhakti' in India. Bhajan or devotional songs, an integral part of 'Bhakti', inspired great poets, composers and devotees like Meerabai, Surdas, Kabirdas, Tulsidas, Guru Nanak, Bhramhanand, Narsi Mehta and many others for the last several centuries. Bhajans are usually based on pure ragas or as light classical compositions and folk tunes. The lyrics are very important as it reflects 'Bhakti' or devotion which equates to prayer. Bhajans are immensely popular among wide audience and it has been composed and rendered by top vocalists.

This CD contains traditional and popular bhajans as listed .


 

1.Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Bandana Traditional composition based on raga Yaman 1:42min.
2.Vaishnava Jan Tou Tene Khaiye Narsi Mehta Traditional composition based on raga Khamaj 6:11min
3. Hari Mere Jeevan Praan Aadhar Meera Bai Composed by Girija Devi based on raga Jog 4:22min
4. Payoji Maine Ram Ratan Dhan Payo Meera Bai Traditional composition 4:46min
5. Prem Mudit Man Se Khaoo Sai Bhajan Traditional composition 4:40 min
6. Charan Parat Vinati Karat Traditional Composed by Sanjukta Sen based on raga Khamaj 4:27min
7.Aakhiya Hari Darshan Ki Piasi Surdas Composed by Girija Devi 5:42min
8.Thumak Chalat Ram Chandra Tulsidas Traditional composition 3:44min
9. De Darshan Giridhari Bhrahmanand Composed by Sanjukta Sen based on raga Darbari 4:03min
10. Daras Bina Dhukan Lage Naine Meera Bai Composed by Sanjukta Sen 5:09min
11. Bhajo Re Bhaiya Ram Govinda Kabirdas Composed by Girija Devi based on raga Bhairavi 5:22min

Recorded at: Midnite Sound Studio, New York


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