Albums

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Shyamdas has released four audio CDs which reflect the diversity of his musical and devotional experiences. These albums include call-and-response kirtans in Vrindavan style, enhanced by his own original, ecstatic mood. They also feature Vedic Sanskrit mantras, live temple-calls and ambient sounds from sacred India, and enchanting poems by 16th century Indian poets such as Surdas. Click on the link below to hear samples and purchase these CDs from their official source, sacredwoods.net

Quotes

The Ashta Chhap poets sang in Shri Nathji’s temple. Their poetry depicts a day in the life of Shri Krishna: His play with His family and friends, as well as His love sports with the Gopis. Praises include descriptions of Shri Krishna getting up in the morning, bathing and eating, as well as poems of supplication, in which the poets reveal the greatness of the Blessed Lord, their guru, and fellow practitioners. These poems are sung in ragas which vary by season as well as by the time of day. This style of singing praises which depict the Lila play of Shri Krishna and are sung directly to Him, is called “Lila kirtan.” — Krishna’s Inner Circle: The Ashta Chaap Poets