“Shyamdas lives, breathes, sings, laughs and recites his love to the Divine. It is infectious! We feel deeply inspired by listening to him. He is a unique and bright light in the world.”

Deva Premal and Miten

“Shyamdas’ enthusiasm for the Bhakti teachings is contagious”

– Heart of Kirtan Newsletter

“Once again, I was swept into the magic of Shyam Das’s deep devotion, rich knowledge and poetry. It was an honor to play with him at Yogaville!! Hari Bol!!!”

Benjy Wertheimer

“If you love chanting the sacred names, an evening with Shyamdas is not to be missed!”

– Shiva Baum, Executive Producer of Krishna Das’s Breath of the Heart

“A scholar, a translator and a mystic, there’s a lot of love as well as wisdom in Shyamdas’s music and teachings.

– Debi Winston Buzil, Yoga Chicago

“Shyam Das is the real thing. His chanting is straight from the heart, infused with the authenticity and depth of his years as a temple singer in India. Pick up a copy of Beloved Chants and fill your home and car with pure devotion.”

– Robert Gass

“The yogi in love needs only to whisper the beloved name, and all desire is fulfilled. To hear Shyamdas speak of The Lover’s Life is to be transported into the eternal magical realm of love, where infinite possibilities become possible.”

– Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga

“I am listening to ‘Shyama Gori’ [from Beloved Chants] and chanting along. Every time I listen to it, it brings me to tears of joy! I feel transported back to Vrindavan and my guru’s (Maharaji’s) ashram.”

– Sundari

“I love the 252 Vaishnava stories! Each account is like a mini-documentary. The characters seem to pop off the page into real life.”

– David Silver, documentary film maker

“Fantastic! It just gets better every time, and I become more inspired. Inner Goddess spoke deeply to me as a westerner on the devotional path. In this artful commentary on the way of the Gopis, we learn that grace can be delivered to us immediately and has no prerequisites. True to his name, Shyam Das guides and inspires us to serve with sanctity, beauty and joy.

– Alexis Houston

“Shyamdas has not only knowledge of devotional yoga – he can also share and speak about devotion from his own deep, personal experience. Shyamdas is not simply crazy, as one might gather from his wild devotional demeanor! Rather, he becomes completely intoxicated in the blissful state that arises through chanting the divine name.

– Chris Griffin, Sacred Fire Circle


Krishna has appeared from Mother Devaki’s womb.
Devaki also means “the sky,”
And Krishna has become its moon.

“Worldly afflictions strike the body, senses, and soul. Divine anguish is felt in the fire of God’s separation. The moon removes all these miseries and showers delight. Lord Krishna appears as the lila moon, the lord of the stars, and rises from behind the eastern mountains. He is not only the husband of the constellations but also grants us soulful ecstasy.

“This moon’s special virtue is that it can remove, from great distances, the afflictions of all. Moon Krishna is the lord and the husband of the sky. The stars are the moon’s wives and, like us, reside very close to the Beloved. When Lord Krishna stands with us in our dance circle He is simply outstanding!”
— transl. by Shyamdas, Ecstatic Couplets