Mantra Mandala
Mantra Mandala

Item #: DEVICD33
UPC: 609722311380

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With his Indian tampuras, Middle-East cithers, Japanese gongs, Nepalese cymbals, acoustic guitars and captivating voice, Mantra Mandala invites you on a magical inner journey where the gentle energy of ancient mantras combines to relax the body and free the soul.

From the sacred river Ganges to the Gobi desert, from the temples of Bengal to the Arabian caravanserai, discover a world of music that flows from the unexplored regions of the human soul.

The origin of some of the mantric chants in this album is lost in the dawn of time, others, like the Sanskrit and Bengali poems, were written by great Vaîsnavas such as Narottam dasa and Bhaktivinod Thakur, guardians of the Bhakti tradition and masters of the ancient bhajan or musical adoration chants.

These mantric chants, or prayer-chants, reflect the innermost feelings and the synthesis of a profound inner experience. They are mantra, sacred formulas, with the power to vibrate forgotten cords in us.

I believe that all cultures carry within themselves a spark of truth, beyond countries, philosophies and religions, all traditions are based on the same realities.

The Sanskrit mantras here are voluntarily married to Tibetan and Sufi incantations. Although they remain a mystery to the intellect, they speak to us with the universal language of the heart.

Inner World Music

Jiva-Mukti Mantra

Jayati jayati namananda rupam murarer
Viramita nija dharma dhyana pujadi yatman
Kathamapi sakrd attam muktidam praninam yat
Paramam amrtam ekam jivanam bhu sanam me
Om namo narayanaya

Kalpa-Vriksha Mantra

Vancha kalpa tarubhyas ca krpa sindhubhya
Eva ca Patitanam Pavanebhyo Vaisnavebhyo
Namo namah -Om Ajnana Timiranidhasya
Jnanamjana Salakaya Caksur
Unmilitam yena Tasmai Sri gurave Namah

Rumi’s Dream

Om mani padme hum
Assalam Aleikum
Adonai el Saddhai
He caitanya Nitai

Prema Mantra

Vande ham Sri guroh sri yuta pada
Kamalam sri gurun vnisnavams ca
Sri rupam sagrajatam saha gana
Raghunathavitam tam sa jivam
Sadvaitam savadhutam parijana
Sahitam krsna Caitanya devam
Sri radha krsna padan saha gana
Lalita sri visakhanvitams ca

Abhaya mantra

Bhaja hunre mana Sri Nanda Nandana
Abhaya CaranaVinda Re
Durlabha manava Janama Sat sange
Taraha e bhaVa Sindhu Re
Sita Atapa bata Varisana
E dina yamini jagi Re
Viphale Sevinu Krpana durajana
Capala Sukha lava lagi Re
Abhaya CaranaVinda Re

Amanina mantra

Trnad api Sunicena
taror api Sahinuna
Amanina Manadena
Kirtaniyah Sada Harih

Nama Mantra

Hari haraye namah krsna yadavaya namah
Yadavaya madhavaya kesavaya namah
Gopala govinda rama sri madhusudana
Giri dhari gopi natha madana mohana
Ei chaya gosai yara mui taro dasa
Tan sabara pada renu mora panca grasa

Kabir’s Love

Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum
He Caitanya Nitai

Credits:

All music by Patrick Bernard, except Shabda-Brahma by Mahavirya Robert Lafond.
Patrick Bernard: Vocals, guitars, cithara-harp, tampura, additional percussions
Gary Rutkowski: Marimba, kalimba, Japanese rin temple bowls, wind gong, chimes, rin temple bowl drone, Indonesian bells, Nepal finger cymbals, tai gong, large Chinese temple bowl gong, Irish bodhran drum, tongue drum, bowed vibra-harp and rattles.
Mahavirya Robert Lafond : Keyboard.
Recorded at Temple Studio, Val-David, QC Canada, by Patrick Bernard.
Mixing & digital Engineering by Dominic Despins at Ecologik Studio, Montreal.
Digital restoration By Stephane Bergeron, Studio Tempo, Montreal.
First Mastering by Bill Kipper, SNB.
Remastered by Mahavirya Robert Lafond, AUM Studio.
Graphic Design by Anuradha.
Produced & Published by Devi Communication Music & Publishing Inc. Socan 2012