This album aids to discover the true “Self” by rendering music for the soul. Many types of music influence our moods; but chants/mantras help to stir the soul and achieve spiritual enlightenment.
While music is widely accepted to be therapeutic, Saashwathi believes that spirituality can also result in a cathartic release of emotions and negatives, resulting in a lessening of burdens and achieving purity of mind and soul. By selecting specific hymns and prayers from Hindu religious texts and setting them to complementing melody, she has given the listener easy access to powerful mantras and slokas without undermining their inherent spirituality, yet enhancing their influence with unforgettable melody.
Mantras connect the individual with the divine. In the Hindu philosophy, mantras, being sacred sound vibrations, are composed of sacred syllables representative of and containing within, great spiritual power or energy, which can awaken one’s, true self. Chanting the mantras in a proper manner generates spiritual energy, facilitating the soul to transcend to higher levels and ultimately leading to liberation and god-union. Continuous chanting of the mantras purifies the consciousness and the mind, promotes harmony on all levels, and helps to dissolve the Karmas just as constant walking over weeds crushes them.
Saashwathi is a young musician cum composer who is the proud disciple of the renowned Violin Maestro, Shri. Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. In her tutelage under him for ten years, she was exposed to the depths of Carnatic Music and his ability to create soul stirring renditions. Though she began her career as a vocalist, her gnawing passion to create music urged her to produce an album at a very young age. She believes that composing /creating music gives infinite scope for the expression of the soul within. In her experience, Saashwathi discovered that chanting mantras regularly had a profound effect on her inner self. She has released two fusion albums so far. Being a Psychologist, she has also successfully produced therapeutic music for relaxation.
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