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Kripamoya: Thirty Years of Kirtan
Adi Guru Das of Pure Incense.com has very kindly sponsored a newly mastered recording of bhajans (devotional songs) and kirtans (melodious mantras). The first three tracks are some of my favourite songs and were recorded either in the temple or in a studio with a few close friends. The kirtans were recorded with about a thousand friends singing along. Anyway, I think you’ll like it. Kripamoya: 30 Years of Kirtan is available from the online shop at PURE INCENSE
1. Ohe Vaishnava Thakura ( 1988) This is a song dedicated to my spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, in honour of the day that he arrived on western soil from India and began his teaching mission. He arrived by ship, and you can hear the boats in Boston harbour in the beginning. The song is by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura from the collection known as Sharanagati. The songs explain how to take refuge in Lord Krishna and this song describes how to do that by approaching the pure devotee of Krishna.
2. Dalalera Gita (1986) Also known as The Song of the Broker this bhajan describes the ‘market place’ set up by Sri Nityananda Prabhu who ‘sells the holy name of Krishna for the price of your faith.’ This is also from the pen of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura, from a collection known as Vaishnava-Siddhanta-Mala.
3. Jagannatha-Ashtaka (1985) Eight verses in praise of the Deity of Lord Krishna in the seaside town of Puri, on the coast of Orissa, eastern India.
4. London Rathayatra (1992) A great year it was too. Thousands turned up and the day was blistering. The kirtans were hot too, as I think this track will reveal.
5. London Rathayatra (1991) We had just returned from a tour of Hungary and our little kirtan band was in fine shape.
6. Battersea Park Final Kirtan (1991) Kirtan Heaven. A summer evening in the famous London park. With the cool grass under our bare feet we sang and danced until we couldn’t sing or move any more. So will you.
7. London Rathayatra (1993) Twenty years after Srila Prabhupada danced down Park Lane and Piccadilly all the way to Trafalgar Square, we were still celebrating the Great Chariot Festival – only this time there were thousands more singers and dancers. Hare Krishna.