Disc 1: Rudri
Shiva means supreme consciousness which is all pervasive and eternal. The verses in Rudri Paath are the singing glory of Shiva, the giver of energy, wisdom, and health. Rudri Paath is stated in the eighth chapter of the Shukla Yajur Veda, which is said to be, beloved to Lord Shiva. It is also commonly known as Rudri. It is said that'those who worship Lord Shiva, their dormant Shakti begins to rise' and soon with the grace of Shiva & dedicated practice, highest stages of consciousness are attained.
This album begins with the musical manifestation of divinity in Ganesh Stuti. It also contains the Purusha-Sukta, which is recited as part of daily worship by Hindus. It is a hymn from the tenth part (mandala) of the Rigveda. Literally it means, 'the hymn of man'. It calls for joyful participation in this world.
In this album, we present 'Ganesh Stuti, Rudri Paath, Purusha Sukta and in the end, Shanti Paath'. All of these Vedic verses have been recited by twenty one South Indian priests. The boisterous chorus chants of this group are breathtaking, sweet and enchanting. Listening to them is an experience in itself.
Disc 2: Maha Mrityunjaya
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
It means, we worship Lord Shiva who is immensely merciful, ever fragrant and who is the protector of the devotees. By worshipping Lord Shiva, may we be liberated from death just as the ripe cucumber easily separates itself from the binding stalk.
'By chanting this mantra, divine vibrations are generated which ward off all the negative and evil forces and create a powerful protective shield'. It is a vibration that pulsates through every cell, every molecule of our body and tears away the veil of ignorance. It ignites fire within us that consumes all our negativity and purifies our entire system.
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Rigveda. It is a great death conquering mantra, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is the God of death. It is said those who worship Shiva, untimely death can never come to them. It is also believed that to overcome the fear of death, Lord Shiva himself gave humanity the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. This mantra has many names and forms. It is also called the Rudra Mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam Mantra, alluding to Shiva's three eyes. 'This mantra restores health, happiness and brings calmness in the period of death'.
In this album, twenty one Brahmin priests of South India have chanted this sacred mantra 108 times, rhythmically. Their uplifting resonant chanting transports the listener to the abode of Shiva's ecstasy. To experience the blissfulness of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra,we suggest the listeners to take bath, sit with spine straight, light incense sticks & butter lamp, and listen to this powerful chanting.
Mystica Music humbly offers this album in the lotus feet of Lord Shiva and his devotees.