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Devotional Songs

Devotional Songs

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In this modern age, it is very difficult for people to practice austerities
Ior Tapascharya. Over time man has degenerated physically and
mentally. It is not easy for him to practice the demanding Yogas
required by the spirituality of Sanathana Dharma. Modern man has
no time for God. Knowing this, Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji
Maharaj encouraged the practice of Sankirtan Yoga and the singing
of Bhajans glorifying the many manifestations of the one omnipresent
Divine Reality.
Sankiftan Yoga is the chanting of the Divine Name pouring fofth
from the hearts and minds of the lovers of God. 'Kiltan'comes from the
root word Kirt, meaning to call, to repeat, to praise, to glorify. 'Bhajan'
means devotional prayer or hymns set to music as well as worship or
adoration of the Lord. The word 'Bhajan' comes from the root word
Bhaj, meaning to worship, to serve, to honour.
Ki rta ns and Bhaja ns ca n be practised both i nd ivid ua I ly and col lectively.
All modern Saints have encouraged this Yoga. During his travels all over
India, Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj conducted many
Sankirtan Sammelons, which is the singing of Bhajans and Kiftans
among large groups of devotees.
Our ancients knew that the easiest way to progress on the spiritual
p?th is to repeat the Divine Name. Constant repetition of the Divine
Name brings about purification of the mind; and when heart and mind
are purified, peace arises.
The original prototype of this book, entitled Inspiring Songs and
Kiftans, was written by Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
in 1943. It contained a collection of inspiring and instructive songs
written by Gurudev himself. Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj
later made some additions and also greatly propagated the chanting
vi I Sivananda Ashram Devotional Songs
and repetition of the Name of God wherever he went. Over the years
certain Bhajans, often repeated by Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji
Maharaj, became dearly loved. The present book is a compilation of
those songs, the traditional and favourite Bhajans and Kirtans that have
been sung at Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh since Gurudev,s time.
I want to specially thank Sri Swami Divyabhavananda Mataji and
Sri Suchita Lusardi Mataji for having given so much of their time and
combined effort to bring about this new book of Devotional Songs and
also the many residents of the Ashram and devotees, near and far,
who provided invaluable assistance translating the songs into English
and giving other helpful service and advice, especially His Holiness
Sri Swami Hamsanandaji Maharaj, Sri Swami Devabhaktanandaji, Sri
Swami Akhilanandaji, Sri Swami Shivashritananda Mataji, Sri Choudhury
Gourahari Mishra, Cristina Capello, Shanta Subba Rao Mataji, Neelmani
Khaturia, Liliana Vinaya Mataji and Alan Neachell. Our special thank
goes to Dr. T. V. Vasudeva Dharmadhikari, Deputy Director of the
Kuppuswami Shastri Research Institute, Chennai, for his guidance in
all matters concerning the transliteration and translation of the sanskrit
Devanagari script.
May the benedictions of Sat Gurudev ever be upon them all and
upon all those who aspire to gloriff God through the chanting of the
Divine Name.
Swami Vimalananda
President
The Divine Life Society
Sivananda Ashram
Sri Skanda Shashthi
lst November 2011
In this modern age, it is very difficult for people to practice austerities
Ior Tapascharya. Over time man has degenerated physically and
mentally. It is not easy for him to practice the demanding Yogas
required by the spirituality of Sanathana Dharma. Modern man has
no time for God. Knowing this, Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji
Maharaj encouraged the practice of Sankirtan Yoga and the singing
of Bhajans glorifying the many manifestations of the one omnipresent
Divine Reality.
Sankiftan Yoga is the chanting of the Divine Name pouring fofth
from the hearts and minds of the lovers of God. 'Kiltan'comes from the
root word Kirt, meaning to call, to repeat, to praise, to glorify. 'Bhajan'
means devotional prayer or hymns set to music as well as worship or
adoration of the Lord. The word 'Bhajan' comes from the root word
Bhaj, meaning to worship, to serve, to honour.
Ki rta ns and Bhaja ns ca n be practised both i nd ivid ua I ly and col lectively.
All modern Saints have encouraged this Yoga. During his travels all over
India, Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj conducted many
Sankirtan Sammelons, which is the singing of Bhajans and Kiftans
among large groups of devotees.
Our ancients knew that the easiest way to progress on the spiritual
p?th is to repeat the Divine Name. Constant repetition of the Divine
Name brings about purification of the mind; and when heart and mind
are purified, peace arises.
The original prototype of this book, entitled Inspiring Songs and
Kiftans, was written by Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj
in 1943. It contained a collection of inspiring and instructive songs
written by Gurudev himself. Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj
later made some additions and also greatly propagated the chanting
vi I Sivananda Ashram Devotional Songs
and repetition of the Name of God wherever he went. Over the years
certain Bhajans, often repeated by Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji
Maharaj, became dearly loved. The present book is a compilation of
those songs, the traditional and favourite Bhajans and Kirtans that have
been sung at Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh since Gurudev,s time.
I want to specially thank Sri Swami Divyabhavananda Mataji and
Sri Suchita Lusardi Mataji for having given so much of their time and
combined effort to bring about this new book of Devotional Songs and
also the many residents of the Ashram and devotees, near and far,
who provided invaluable assistance translating the songs into English
and giving other helpful service and advice, especially His Holiness
Sri Swami Hamsanandaji Maharaj, Sri Swami Devabhaktanandaji, Sri
Swami Akhilanandaji, Sri Swami Shivashritananda Mataji, Sri Choudhury
Gourahari Mishra, Cristina Capello, Shanta Subba Rao Mataji, Neelmani
Khaturia, Liliana Vinaya Mataji and Alan Neachell. Our special thank
goes to Dr. T. V. Vasudeva Dharmadhikari, Deputy Director of the
Kuppuswami Shastri Research Institute, Chennai, for his guidance in
all matters concerning the transliteration and translation of the sanskrit
Devanagari script.
May the benedictions of Sat Gurudev ever be upon them all and
upon all those who aspire to gloriff God through the chanting of the
Divine Name.
Swami Vimalananda
President
The Divine Life Society
Sivananda Ashram
Sri Skanda Shashthi
lst November 2011

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