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by Sivani Mata

A double-disc Kirtan album, offering an eclectic mix of different mantras and moods ranging from the soft and sweet, to the wild and ecstatic.
Genre: Spiritual: Mantras
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ganesha Mantra
7:03 album only
2. Sarasvati Ma
21:41 album only
3. Mrtyunjaya Shiva
21:02 album only
4. Haidakhandeshvari Ma
24:09 album only
5. Durga Mantra
2:40 album only
6. Om Guru Om Baba
17:26 album only
7. Jaya Rama Sita Rama
16:55 album only
8. Lokah Samastah
40:50 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Sivani Mata has fallen in love with the path of Bhakti Yoga (of which chanting is a key element). She organised the UK's first ever Bhakti Music Festival (in August 2011) and the Be Love: Bhakti Immersions which brought devotional musical practices from various traditions together as one, in the spirit of universal love and devotion. She leads Kirtan, Shakti Dance and Yoga Nidra in London & around the UK. Her practice has been influenced by many teachers and traditions, and she is highly grateful for the people who have inspired and supported her. Sivani Mata feels incredibly blessed to have found this divine practice and be able to share it with others.

This double-disc album is an offering of Kirtan; mantra music from the bhakti yoga tradition. Bhakti Yoga is relationship, a connection of pure love and compassion. It can manifest and be felt between lovers as they relate to each other, between parents and their children, between siblings and friends. It is present when you serve others selflessly and when you connect to Mother Earth and the land around us. It is the relationship we have with ourselves, an acceptance of who we are as we are. It is how we relate to life, its ups, its downs; it is our connection to all of creation and how we relate to the idea of divinity. Exploring these life relationships are not always easy, and many emotions arise on the journey. In my experience, the practice of Bhakti Yoga helps us to have courage and surrender to it all. I am grateful for the moments the surrender comes, and the grace that inspires it. Bhole Baba ki JAI!

All Kirtan are traditional mantras, melodies received by Sivani Mata directly from source except Durga Mantra (track 4) which is a traditional melody. All tracks recorded and mixed by Tabla Tom Simenauer ( Artwork designed by and front cover image and other doodles drawn by Sivani Mata.


(1) Ganesha mantra
om shrim hrim klim ganeshvaraya, brahma rupaya charave,
sarva siddhi pradeshaya, vigneshaya namo namah

invocation to ganesha, the aspect of creation that creates unity in groups, and through that, removes any obstacles preventing us serving our highest truth
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium, conch), Tabla Tom (vocals)

(2) Sarasvati Ma
sarasvati ma devi ma devi ma
ma ma ma maha vidya ma
jai ma jai ma jai ma

celebration of the divine feminine as an embodiment of all that flows – creativity, knowledge, music and art
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium), Tabla Tom: (tabla, tambourine), Grace Barry-Tait (vocals), Lucy Crisfield (violin)

(3) Mrtyunjaya Shiva
om tryambakam yajamahe sughandhim pushti vardhanam,
urvarukamiva bandhanan mrtyor mukshiya mamrtat
om namah shivaya, shivaya namah om
shiva shiva shiva shiva shivaya, shivaya namah om

an invocation for liberation and healing followed by the maha (great) mantra for shiva which can be translated as “with great respect and love I honour my heart my inner teacher” (mukunda styles), or simply as “thy will be done”, an ultimate mantra of surrender
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium), Tabla Tom: (tabla, duduk, santoor, shakey egg, animal sounds), Asha McCarthy (cello), Camilo Tirado (vocals)

(4) Haidakhandeshvari Ma
om haidakhandeshvari ma ambe ma o ma o ma, durge ma o ma o ma, kali ma o ma o ma

a celebration of the divine femine aspect of ourselves and creation in all her forms
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium), Tabla Tom: (tabla, dholak, tibetan bells), Asha McCarthy and Michelle Crozier (vocals), Sussex Bhakti Gathering Community (vocals, clapping)


(5) Durga Mantra

invocation to the divine feminine, to the goddess, mother earth
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium, cow bells)

(6) Om Guru Om Baba
mangala bhavana amangala hari, prabhu tere charana kamala balihari
om guru om guru om guru om guru, om baba om baba om baba om baba

a mantra of surrender to the guru. the guru is ultimately the guiding light of truth that is present within your own heart, but the guru also manifests in others as guides and teachers through the waves of life
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium), Tabla Tom: (tabla, vocals, dholak, shakey egg), Asha McCarthy (vocals)

(7) Jaya Rama Sita Rama
jaya rama sita rama sita rama sita rama
jaya rama sita rama sita rama hanumana
shri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

celebration of the divine couple rama and sita who embody dharma and balance
bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium), Tabla Tom: (tabla, vocals, santoor, shakey egg, hand cymbals, tibetan bells), Michelle Crozier (vocals)

(8) Lokah Samastah
lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, om shantih shantih shantih

“may all the beings in all the worlds be happy and at peace”

bhakti family: Sivani Mata (vocals, harmonium), Tabla Tom: (tampura, tibetan bowls), Asha McCarthy (cello, vocals), Lucy Crisfield (violin) Grace Barry-Tait and Michelle Crozier (vocals), Birdsong recorded by Sivani Mata in Ibiza



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