Recently, students of Bhaktivedanta College, supported by additional devotees, recorded a CD called “Divine Love”.
Krishangi-lila Dasi and Kalindi Dasi, two exceptional singers from Estonia, composed melodies for some of the most sacred Sanskrit verses of Srimad-Bhagavatam, and they are the main performers. They produced this CD for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha, the presiding Deities of Radhadesh.
Three years ago, students of Bhaktivedanta Collegerecorded their first CD. The tracks included various bhajans, the Gopinatha song, Jaya Radha Girivara-dhari, and Nava Gaura Varam. Many devotees gave the students positive feedback, which inspired them to record a second CD.
The students enjoyed their recording work and will travel to some cities this summer to present songs from the CD. The Radhadesh devotees are excited about the quality and style of the tracks. A wonderful cover, showing Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and two white peacocks, completes this attractive CD.
The CDs are available at many European temple shops and through Bhaktivedanta Library Services. The CD will be sold through an outside distributor to esoteric shops and yoga studios and will be offered on various internet platforms.
1. Divine Dialogue 11:22
2. Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya 12:00
3. Divine Guidance 4:53
4. Satyam param dhimahi 3:54
5. Divine Truth 6:26
6. Divine Meeting 6:23
7. Divine Searching 8:19
8. In Separation 5:18
Kalindi – vocals
Krsangi-lila – vocals, harmonium
Citra Lullmann – bansuri, harp
Madhuri – guitar, orchestra, choral and string arrangements, tanpura
Eivind Morland – guitar
Bert Francoise – guitar
David Damodara Asen – tablas, karatalas, shakers
Music by Kalindi and Krishangi-lila
Music arrangements by all the musicians
Produced by Morgenstern Musikproduktionen – Madhuri (Manfred Gaul)
Cover picture: T. Chiu & unknown
CD design: Yadurani
The texts of the songs are mainly from an ancient Indian scripture called Srimad-Bhagavatam.
In a book entitled “Dance of Divine Love”, the author, Graham M. Schweig, describes the story that most of the chosen texts rely on as India’s classical sacred love story known as the Rasa Lila. It is a dramatic poem about young maidens joining with their ideal beloved to perform a wondrous circle dance of love, or Rasa. Its story is an expression of the eternal soul loving union with the supreme deity in divine play or Lila. The Rasa Lila is considered the ultimate message of one of India’s most treasured scriptures, the Bhagavata Purana [Srimad-Bhagavatam].
The tracks on the CD correspond to the following texts:
Track 1: Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.32.15-22
Track 2: Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.1.1
Track 3: Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi 1.1-2
Track 4: Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.1.1-3
Track 5: Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.9.33-36
Track 6: Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.29.1-11
Track 7: Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.30.5-13
Track 8: Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.31.19
Divine Love is the second CD in the Bhaktivedanta College CD series.
Bhaktivedanta College is situated in the idyllic Belgian Ardennes. The college is an educational offshoot of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, an organization founded, in 1966, by His Divine Grave A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The college runs in partnership with the University of Wales Lampeter. At the college, students from all over the world participate in academic, vocational and devotional modules, and they may obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Vaishnava Theology. Students and staff cooperate with devotee-musicians to produce these CDs. We hope you enjoy hearing them as much as we enjoy producing them.
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