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Sublime Sanskrit Chanting, Vedic classical music and spiritual philosophy from Vedanta, Yoga and Samkhya
VinaSaman - Celestial Melodies of the Vina
00:00 Invocation of Ganapati
12:36 Salutation to Saraswati
26:36 Ālāp of Rāga Karaharapriyā
39:20 Tāna in Rāga Karaharapriyā
VīnāSāman features the renowned vīnā maestro Jayanthi Kumaresh. Starting as a child prodigy, Jayanthi has been enthralling music connoisseurs on the world stage for the last 25 years with her soulful expressions through the national instrument of India. Growing up in a familiar lineage of musicians, she was greatly influenced by her maternal uncle, the legendary violinist Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman. Her mentors include her maternal aunt, Smt Padmavathy Ananthagopalan and vīņā maestro Sri Sundaram Balachander. Her projects include collaborations with her husband and violin maestro Kumaresh Rajagopalan.
This meditative music composition by maestro Jayanthi Kumaresh was inspired by the SāmaVeda mantra repertoire and is part of a preservation project undertaken by the Nonprofit to record and archive authentic Vedic music and chants. VīņāSāman was completed after a three year comparative study between vocal chanting intonations and instrumental melody inflections. The final track features the voice of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, the founding monk of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship.