Author: Unni Krishnan
Thiagarajan/S P Balasubrahmanyam
Contributor(s)/Artis: Sanskrit Scholars/Sowmaya/Mahalinga et al
ISBN/UPC (if available): SA 315
A Mantra is more than uttered prayer, more than physical sound. It is a potent compelling force, as it consists of words of power. By the chanting and repetition of a mantra, or by meditation on it through hearing, the deity is attained and compelled to act in one's favor. For, the mantra of a deity is the deity itself. Sincerity, devotion and steadfastness in chanting and hearing mantras transforms a person and brings spiritual clarity and balance.
This CD begins with a rare chanting that reinforces the Vedantic truth that all organs, beings, gods and worlds emanate from the Supreme Self as little sparks from a fire (Brihadaranyaka, Section I of Part II). The incantatory effect of this sublime Upanishadic passage casts a divine spell on the listener. The Rudram and Chamakam are powerful hymns from the Vedas and are chanted to this day in most Siva temples. Also called Namakam, Shatarudriya and Rurdopanished, the $Rudram which occurs in the Yajur Veda is said to be superior to all the Vedas put together.
Freedom from the effects of past sins, right knowledge and release from bondage are the effects of devout listening to the chanting of Rudram and Chamakam.
This CD carries following tracks:
Brahadaranyaka Upanishad - Chapter II (Sec I)
Om Arunachaleswaraaya Namaha - addressed to the Lord of the Spiritual Hill, Tiruvannamalai
Sri Sudarshana Gayatri - Success in endavours, triumph over inimical forces
Shri Shyamala Gayatri - Masterry over subjects, power of discrimination
Lalitha Panmcharatnam - Brings good fortune, knowledge, wealth and great happiness.
Mrityunjaya Mantra - Health, freedom from disease, longevity