Along the history of human civilaization the sun has been the most visible entity that has commanded man’s awe gratitude reverence and worship.
Science has recognized this great ball of fire and energy to be an exploding furnace of helium and hydrogen without which nothing on earth can thrive or survive. But beyond the physical hamessing of solar energy, where the sun is the godhead lies the final frontier of man’s destiny. Beyond the myths of Egypt, Babylon, Persia and Peru beyond the antiquities of Solomon’s temple Stonehenge and the sun temple of Konarak beyond the mysteries of astrology lies the pre-ordained tryst of making with its most original perception of divinity the light behind the sun the spirit within the fire the resplendent form of the benevolent mother of the universe who as we know her is Gayatri.
In awe or anguish whenever we have looked up at the sun knowingly or unknowingly we have also looked up to the smiling face of Gayatri. To celebrate this great fortune and to bring it within the grasp of active consciousness we have the Gayatri Mantra gifted to us. The power to utter chant and contemplate it is our precious privilege.
Widely acclaimed in India the Gayatri Mantra’s supreme status is further enhanced by Lord Krishna’s proclamation in his spiritual discourse the Geeta, that among the mantras he is Gayatri. Our earth life being a material manifestation of the supreme solar power Gayatri it follows that the Gayatri Mantra exerts its influence over various levels of existence physical mental and emotion. Therefore irrespective of our cultural learning’s or scientific beliefs regardless of our religious faiths, if we choose the Gayatri Mantra to chant absorb and meditate upon it has the power to open up the floodgates to the highest intellectual and creative capacities. In our experimentation with the Mantra we might possibly experience divine bliss leading us to a spiritual ascent in this world and beyond.
In defiance of the contemporary and ominous pointers to global calamities we believe that the Gayatri Mantra can make even the non believer a believer in his own potential divinity. This album therefore is a humble effort to introduce the listener to what may be considered as the ultimate spiritual journey of man.
Oh creator of the universe we meditate upon the supreme splendor. May they radiant power illuminate our intellects destroy our sins and guide us in the right direction.
Gayatri Invocation sung by Pandit Jasraj and written by Shri Shyam Manohar Goswami for Inner voice
Music: Rattan Mohan Sharma
Arrangement: Kedar Pandit
Chants: Rattan Mohan Sharma
Chorus: Radharman Kirtance Gargi Siddhant, Shruti Kale, Yogesh Hunswadker Makrand Bhagwat Kedar Pandit
Instrumentals: Niladri Kumar (Sitar) Khandekar (Flute) Kedar Pandit (Tabla), Shashank Joshi (Side Rhythm), Rajesh Dev (Vibrophone), Recordist; Pramod Ghasias (Studio Ajivasan), Commentary Voice: Harish Bhimani, Gayatri aarti: Written by Ashok Roy, Conceived & Created for Times Music by Inner voice
He is the Lord of all be surveys and it is a blessing in itself that his keen eyes watch over us all…!
Lord Ganesh is the benevolent manifestation of Omkaar the origin of all creation… that’s why to invoke his endearing image is to ensure an auspicious beginning to all human endeavor and events…
Ages and eras drifted away… Myths have given way to history…as civilization has raced into the 21st century… Lord Ganesh has always been with us in our odyssey through life…!
The vastness of his divine form deflates expression… yet his loving image is never too large to reside within the confines of our eager hearts…!
And that perhaps is because he ahs graciously and willingly surrendered to our grasp and responded most visibly to our devotion! He is the friendliest of gods that have ever graced our dwellings!.
He is often referred to as Lambodar the one with a protruding belly and it is not surprising since he is known to absorb and consume away the accumated sins of his countless devotees…!
While as the Lord his glory is most original and eternal his chosen role on earth is that of friendly deity whose presence may be experienced in every aspect of out day to day life and living..
Gayatri Invocation: Signature prayer of Inner voice sung by Pandit Jasraj & written by Shyam Manohar Goswami.
Music Kedar Pandit
Principal Singer: Sanjeev abhyankar, Recordist Pramod Chandorkar, (Studio In Sync Mumbai) Commentary Voice Harish Bhimani, Written by Ashok Roy Sanskrit Advisor Dr. B.P Vyas.
1. Vakratunda Mahakaya (Prarthana)
2. Gananam Twam Ganapatim (Aavahan)
3. Introductory Commentary
4. Aadipujyan Ganadhyaksham (Prarthana)
5. Omkaar Rupam (Stuti)
6. Ganesh Gayatri
7. Ganesh Mahamantra (108 Times in Chorus)
8. Ashtottar Shata Naam (108 names in ganesh)
9. Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh (Aarati in Hindi)
10. Sendoor Lal Charhayo (Aarati in Hindi)
11. Sukhakarta Dukhaharta (Aarati in Marathi written by Ramdas Swami)
Gayatri invocation sung by Pandit Jasraj
Written by Shyam Manohar Goswami
Music: Kedar Pandit
Principal Singer Sanjeev Abhankar
1. Introductory Commentary
2. Pranayam Mantra
3. Stuti (Sloka 1 & Sloka II)
4. Chanting of the Gayatri Mantra (108 Times)
5. Gayatri Aarati in chorus
Gayatri Invocation; Sung by Pandit Jasraj and written by Shri Shyam Manohar Goswami for Inner voice.
Music: Rattan Mohan Sharma
Chants: Rattan Mohan Sharma