An eclectic mix of beats, layers, and chants.
This weeks show kicks off with a smooth, long, and winding track by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach entitled Mahadeva. This piece features the chants Hara Hara Hara Mahadeva Jai Shiva Shambo, all names of, and an offering to the great dancer and cosmic destroyer Lord Shiva. This is followed by another track dedicated to Mahadeva by Birmingham born Steven Kapur aka Apache Indian, titled and containing the well-known mantra Om Namah Shivaya.
The next set begins with a powerful, energetic track entitled Om Kara from Portland-based group Anahata Sacred Sound Current. This is from their latest full-length release Whispers from Eternity. Next is new stuff from the prolific and talented Srikalogy with You Are the Lover, and then a track from the South African based bhakti-yoga teacher, speaker and musician, Ananda Vardana. His debut on Mantra Radio is a relaxed and flowing journey called Time Stands Still on Govardhan Hill. This is a song about the divine couple Radha and Krishna, and the hill on which they and their friends play.
Capping off this set is a new remix by Matthew Pearson aka Beat Poet Massive. The track is entitled Pancha Tattva and features the mantra of the same name, which is dedicated to the great mystic Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his friends. The original recording was performed by gypsy kirtaniya Sadhu Nada.
The final set of the show begins with a recording by Trevor Hall aka Rama Priya das. This song, entitled simply Ahau, features the calling of the seven directions, a ritual often performed as part of North American first nations gatherings and some other world traditions.
Steve Gold gets the last word with the song There is a Light from his latest album Let Your Heart be Known. This track contains the chant Om Hrim Hamsa So’Ham Swaha, sometimes refered to as the Mantra to the Supreme Light.
Alternate MP3 Link – Mantra Radio – Jan 3rd 2013.mp3