Chants of Shiva
by Manish Vyas
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released 11. December 2021
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ADIYOGI:chants of Shiva
"This album was inspired in the energy of Shiva, who can be the most compassionate one, to the most fierce Kalbhairav. It is an immense privilege and a blessing to have a lifetime opportunity to musically interact with these amazing, powerful and beautiful sacred chants, stotras and prayers of Shiva.
"In my perspective, meditating on the sounds of Shiva can bring an integration, an awakening and stability within oneself. Since childhood, these sacred sounds
have surrounded and embraced me time and again, and I am sure it will give the listener and meditator a sense of centering, focus, strength and receptivity to Shiva’s
grace and blessings. And when one is in that space, the aura becomes like a Shivalinga, which is the seed of the Universe, as we say in India."
Har Har Mahadev!
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Sanskrit is known as the language of the Gods. Its alphabet is like a mantra with immense power. Sanskrit is said to have emerged from the sound of Shiva's drum, known as Damru. Shiva also played his Damru as the universe was created. These sounds are able to create, maintain, regulate, transform, destroy.
Such is the power of sacred sound, such is the energy of Shiva and the mantras, stotras and prayers presented in this album. Feel this energy through the music from India and the ancient texts, which can have amazing power and protective, uplifting, energizing, transforming effects.
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Shiva is the energy of courage, truth, strength, invincibility, simplicity, integrity, awareness, clarity of thought, fearless action. Shiva is all that Is: Eternity, Infinity, Totality. That is why he is also known as Mahadev: the supreme deity.
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1. Shiva Panchākshar Stotram: 5.44
2. Shiva Prātah Smaran Stotram: 4.12
3. Lingāshtakam: 7.08
4. Mahā Mrityunjaya Mantra: 6.57
5. Shiva Tāndava Stotram: 8.33
6. Rudrāshtakam: 5.54
7. Shivāshtak: 5.36
8. Shiva Shadākshara Stotram: 7.39
9. Kālbhairavāshtakam: 5.52
10. Om Namah Shivāy: 6.56
Total time: 64.31
Om Sai Ram
Jai Osho, Jai Gurudev
The word “Shiva” also means auspiciousness and perfection. Shiva is considered the “Lord of Immortality” as He has conquered Death. Uttering the very name of Lord Shiva rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul. Shiva Mantras come empowered with tremendous protective powers. Chanting of Shiva Mantras helps to become more fearless, fulfill our genuine missions and ultimately attain ultimate liberation known as Moksha.
“At the end of His Cosmic Dance, Shiva, with a view to bless the sages, played on His Damaru fourteen times, from which emerged fourteen Sutras, popularly known as Shiva Sutras or Maheshvara Sutras”
Chanting of Shiva Mantras helps to dispel fear. They are particularly helpful in dispelling the fear of change. Chanting of Shiva Mantras is also helpful in protecting against sorrows and diseases.
Moreover, recitation of Shiva Mantras is done for success and all kinds of siddhis. These mantras have the power to develop a person’s inner potential and strength. They are also helpful in cleansing the body, mind, and soul of stress, depression, failure, rejection, as well as all other negative forces that we go on to face in our daily lives.
Shiva Mantras can be chanted when you feel weak and drained of energy both on physical as well as mental planes. It is also said that Japa of Shiva Mantras is an astrological remedy to remove the negative influences of the “Maraka” planet that may affects one’s astrological chart.
These can be observed, but are not a must:
Mala that should be used for chanting Lord Shiva Mantra: Rudraksha mala
Flowers that should be used while chanting Lord Shiva Mantra: Shweta Pushpa, Kala Til
Total Number of Recitation (Japa) for Lord Shiva Mantra: Japa frequency for Lord Shiva Mantra is 1,25,000
Best Time (Muhurta) for chanting Lord Shiva Mantra: Chaturdashi Tithi for chanting Lord Shiva Mantra is considered very auspicious
Most important is right pronunciation, devotion and total love, trust and surrender in the deity, in this case SHIVA.
OM NAMAH SHIVAY
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Manish Vyas: Vocals, Santoor, Tabla, Percussions, Keyboards, Programming
Padmakar Gujar: Pakhavaj, Dholak, Percussions
Milind Date: Bansuri Flute
Bapu Padmanabha: Flute on "Mahāmrityunjaya Mantra"
Chanelle Jetter: Vocals and harmonies on: 1. Shiv Panchākshar
Stotram, 5. Shiv Tāndav Stotram, 8. Shiv Shadākshar Stotram
Choir from India female and male, directed/recorded by Kardamsharma Joshi
Recorded at: Samasati Studio, St. Gallen, Switzerland;
Musical Star, Pune, India and Harshal Kardamsharma
Musicography, Mumbai, India
All songs composed* and arranged by Manish Vyas.
*except "Om Namah Shivāy" a traditional song from India
All songs mixed and mastered by Advait Patwardhan, Pancham Studio, Pune, India, except "Shivāshtak" by Kardamsharma Joshi, Mumbai, India.
Cover Design: Ganapati Graphics. Creative inputs: Sā
Producer, Creative Director, Publisher : Manish Vyas