10 Divine Hindu Music to bless your soul
Not every time you can listen any kind of music , right ! , Of course, we are driven by our mood and surrounding.Certain mood and suitable time we develop for certain habits, so is the case with our choice of music.
We are immensely missing one thing from our lives without even realizing , guess what ? Its soulful traditional Indian music.Contemporary bollywood music has become too noisy to get relaxed on a long holiday outing with our family ,there is no relief at all.If we talk about traditional Indian music , one should not expect to run away from Hindu religious connection.
For me and many this is like a Cosmic music which works as a great soul-healer & stress buster.I would like to consider example of such miraculous Indian music from the period of Mughal emperor-Akbar and one of his prominent Nav-ratna — Tansen.
Tansen had so much control over ‘ Raagas ‘ , that he could achieve astonishing feats by singing them.He could make wild animals like Elephant listen to him and obey him by singing certain “Raagas ” to them.Similarly if he would sing an evening ‘ Raag ‘ during daytime, the sunlight would diminish and it would look like its dusk already !
His most famous divine music was ‘ Raag Megh Malhar ‘ , which would bring rain and another miraculous ‘Raag Deepak ‘ was a landmark raga, which lit many Diya’s (lamps) in Akbar’s Darbar Hall.
Such is the power of music ! So lets breath this shiny saturday morning with 30 minute soulful music on your Bose SoundTouch wireless music system, irrespective of your place, whether you are lying on your cushy-mushy bed or at beautiful Kerala beach house.
Please note that irrespective of the order given below , each & every song here is masterpiece & you will love every song with great ease.
Below enlisted music is of many varieties so that pattern will not be repeated and every single music is an epic in itself , its boundary less soulful Indian music/bhajans are treat for your soul :
1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan : ” Saanson Ki mala pe simrun main pee ka naam “
This will take you to different world !!! , speechless !!!
Yes you read it right , though Nusrat Sahab is Pakistani but he is one of the greatest ever Ambassador of Indian Classical music ! This is so divine music that , whenever I tune in , it make me lost completely. Only Nusrat Sahab could have done justice to this Epic BHAJAN originally sung by Meerabai (c. 1498 — c. 1557 AD), i.e. more than 500 years back. Can anybody imagine Nusrat sahab had been singing this Hindu Bhajan with name of Ram & Shyam for so long in Pakistan to mainly Muslim audience without any controversy , this is the power of music which binds us together .Later this song with female voice was also featured in Hindi film ‘ Koyla ‘ starring Madhuri Dixit & Shahrukh Khan.
With so much command on” sur & raga ” , Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has made it a fusion and sung into both form as a Bhajan & also as a Qawwali in this single song . We must understand that Nusrat Sahab uses most of the “Raga’s ” mentioned in ” Samveda “so brilliantly that a common human can also enjoy this , otherwise we all know that with how complexity the classical music is being played by most of the classical musicians ,that very few can enjoy . It seems that he has gone into ” SAMADHI ” while performing and audiences are getting the ” Nirvana ” without much effort.
There are many versions available online but this seems to be the best…It may be possible that you will hear this song whenever you have free time or when you are driving.
So beautiful these line are .
⊕Ψ....Na main dekhu gair ko na tohe dekhan du.....neel gagan se bhi parey saiyaan ji ka gaon, darshan jal ki kammna pat rakhiyo hey raaam. jab se radha shyam ke nain huye hain char, shyam baney hain radhika, radha ban gye shyam. ab kismat ke hath hai is bandhan ki laaj. maine to mann likh diya sanwariya ke nam, ho..wo chatar hai kamini wo hai sundar naar. jiss pagli ny kar diya sajan ka mann raam.........⊕Ψ
2. Oum Namah Shivay by an American Sanyasi Krishna Das:
Krishna Das , born as Jeffrey Kagel an American vocalist known for his devotional ” Kirtan ” performances.He is also sometimes referred to as the “Rockstar of Yoga”, most notably at the 2013 Grammy Awards , He was nominated for his album ‘ live ananda ‘ and later in 2014 he had released another album ‘ Kirtan Wallah ‘.
He travelled to India in 1970 & went to many hindu spiritual places. He was blessed to found ” guru ” in Great Hindu Spiritual Guru — ” Neem Karoli Baba ” or Maharaj Ji. This unconventional Song/Jaap is also blessed with such spirituality which he found from Indian Guru’s .
Also can you believe ! His GURU NEEM KAROLI BABA CHANTING AT THE BEGINNING ! What a treat for all of you , this will surely have positive effect on everyone listening this music .
So lets breath with him and get Blessed !
3. Hariom Sharan Music :
I usually call this man a divine soul who came in this world just to do one thing — to spread the spirituality & re-ignite the spirituality in Indians or more precisely . He passed away couple of years back , but I am sure you can easily commemorate his voice from your childhood.He did not follow any such classical music complexity but everyone’s very much own voice that everyone even humming around just like him .His two collections are most famous ‘ Premanjali Pushpanjali ‘ & ‘ Hanuman Chalisa ‘
There are 13 songs in Premanjali Pushpanjali & each one of them is gem , you will surely everyone of them and always. These songs you can hear in any mood , when you are happy or even depressed , positive energy of these songs will surely benefit you and your surroundings.
I bet next time on next auspicious day you will tune in to this lovely music & I am sure everyone will appreciate you for your choice.
4. Mangal Bhawan Amangal hari : ‘ Ram is everywhere in India ‘
Ram is everywhere in India to the extent it even synonymous to say hello or good-morning/good-night. The idea of Ram is dynamic all across India and has been like that for thousands of years.Since ages story of India has revolved around the Legendary Character ” Ram “Whenever you listen this song/bhajan, you will surely lose your ‘I’ & transform into Ram.
5. Hanuman Chalisa by Gulshan Kumar & Hariharan :
This devoted soul should get his part of appreciation for spreading the soulful music to everybody’s reach , not only he composed hundreds of religious songs , but voiced in this beautifully sung Hanuman Chalisa along with Hariharan , which usually we tune in whenever we play Hanuman Chalisa , this is as at same level as of Hari Om Sharan .
6. Itni Shakti Hamein dena data man ka vishwas Kamjor Ho Na:
There are times throughout our lives when we need to call on a higher source for the courage and strength to face the challenges that test our body, mind and spirit , this motivating and spiritual ” prarthana “ serves the purpose. This inspirational song is voiced by Pushpa Pagdhare & Sushma Sreshtha , Music by Kuldeep Singh and penned by Abhilash.
Nice song to open your day with.Whenever you need motivation from your-self , just close your eyes , play the music and sing with it….
There are many schools in India where this this powerful song energizes their young heart with inspiration !
7. Tu Pyar ka Sagar Hai :
Touching to the core of heart ! This song require no words of appreciation or recognition. Just close your eyes and heal your soul.
You will surely where those people gone , who had produced such wonderful music.You may call it Bhajan or prayer but its really wonderfully produced by legends in 1955 , penned by Shailendra ,devotional voice of Manna Dey and music by Shankar-Jaikishan ,sung in ” Rag Darbari “, and super presentation by marvellous Balraj Sahni & Nutan this song will always remain immortal.
This is the essence & phalsapha of life — Tu pyar ka sagar hai , Teri ek boond ke pyase hum !
8. Jot se jot jagate chalo ,Prem ki Ganga Bahate Chalo :
This song is part of the film based on Sant Gyaneshwar’s life , Sant Gyaneshwar was the 13th-century Marathi saint, poet, philosopher and yogi of theNath tradition .A great bhakti song , with a noble message to everyone to spread love to everyone , this is what humanity is required to do today to serve to those who are living depressed , deprived , poor.Based on ” Raag bhairavi ” this song’s creation involves lyrics of Bharat Vyas , divine voice of Lata Mangeshkar & Mukesh respectively , excellent composition of Laxmikant-Pyarelal any many other behind the curtain .
Young Gyaneshwar was an enlightened saint of this time ,he performed many miracles and enriched Marathi Literature with his teachings .For his whole life he worked for common man.
No matter whether you are capable enough by materialistic means , you can easily spread this beautiful message to every single living creature by your love.
Beauty lies in each word of this song , enjoy this touching kirtan in two separate melodious voices from same movie — Lata Mangeshkar & Mukesh .
9. Ae maalik tere bande hum :
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi.
‘ Ae Maalik Tere bande hum ‘ from ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath ‘.Great song with philosophical approach. It may be a news for you ,that 1957 film win a Silver Bear at the 8th Berlin International Film Festival & it was also one of the first Indian films to win the Golden Globe Award in the category Samuel Goldwyn Award.
So true words & so the prayer itself. Lyrics of legendary V Shantaram , divine voice of Lata Ji & composition of Vasant Desai made this song more powerful , whenever you need motivation from your-self , just close your eyes , play the music and go with it….
10. Man Tarpat Hari Darsan ko Aaj :
This is an example of musical performance at its zenith. This epic Hindu traditional song based on Guru & God , is sung by a devout muslim Rafi sahab, music is composed by a Naushad and written by Shakeel Badayuni .Rafi saab does the magic and this song mesmerises everyone .This muslim trio did their best to voice the supreme almighty hindu bhajan.This song is based on Rag malkaush and will be remembered for many thousand years.
This sung for his Guru by his student who wants to meet him but unable to meet because the Master is not fit to come out. The power of the song and lyrics is so strong that expressed the universe of feelings in most powerful way that encourages his master to come out of the hut to see his own master Lord Krishna. Guru is seen very happy and his soul is fully pleased. The student is also happy to see his master happy . What a magical song !
Pls mind it one does not need religion to enjoy any art form.
This is the list of the kind of music , which I call “Cosmic Music “ , which is so powerful to heal the soul wherever it is & no matter what the form is , it gives pleasure to human , animal and also to plants & tree.This music represents the soul of universe.
Last but not the least : ” Mile Sur Mera Tumhara “
I would like to complete this list of 10 with +1 , a great composition developed in 80’s , but will be remembered forever which not only connects and bind all of us on this planet.This is also one of the most experimented & customized song by many formal and informal groups. Just google it & you will find many , out of those I like two from Indian community living overseas ,Yahoo & Juniper .My salute to Indian community at Yahoo & Juniper , so mesmerized to see the India you guys carry in your heart ! , this is so touching , thanks.
Truly heart touching , it mesmerises us all ,may be one could literally feel it with moist eyes.For those who watched Doordarshan in 80’s , I am sure most of us remember this ,if one could not -may be it is buried somewhere deep in your conscious.
This is truly incredible that our country could be with all the diverse cultures and languages.Be proud to be the citizens of India and stop showing and spreading the flaws of our nation. Just be United by joining our hands together, leaving behind the castes and creed for the country and see no other country in the world could be as good as India could be. , because I believe India will show the way to world towards peace ,prosperity and enlightenment.
Thank you everyone for reading this stuff.
This is an urge to everyone Please bookmark this list in your PC/Phone/tablet, please spread this powerful and mesmerising music to your surrounding to spread the positivity & Use this list as a Brand Ambassador of Great Hindu/Indian Traditional Music. You may suggest your own list.
Parents and grandparents , please do make a habit to listen this classical music with your kids ( for at least 30 minutes a week in beginning ) , they will surely surely love it and feel proud being Indian , as music not only connects with your roots but Where words fail, music speaks.Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
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Originally published at discovervibe.wordpress.com on December 23, 2015.