Monday, January 09, 2012

Hooked on Vedic Chants


  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    None of this is Vedic, though. Here is some nice, recited in South Indian style:

  2. Really? I was under the impression that the Gayatri Mantra and Shanti Mantras came from the Vedas.

    However, it seems that the Guru chant is from Shakaracharya and "Asato Ma Sat Gamaya" is from the Upanishads. Apparently the Twameva/aarti comes from Ramanuja's "Sharanagati-gadyam" and is also found in the Mahabharata (spoken by Gandhari to Krishna).

    I did not make the video, or title it.

    The subtitle of the post is an allusion this - an wildly popular album of pop versions classical favorites, since these seems to be a pop versions of traditional chants.