Mantra Mandala CD by Patrick Bernard
With his Indian tampuras, Middle-East cithers, Japanese gongs, Nepalese cymbals, acoustic guitars and captivating voice, Mantra Mandala invites you on a magical inner journey where the gentle energy of ancient mantras combines to relax the body and free the soul.
From the sacred river Ganges to the Gobi desert, from the temples of Bengal to the Arabian caravanserai, discover a world of music that flows from the unexplored regions of the human soul.
The origin of some of the mantric chants in this album is lost in the dawn of time, others, like the Sanskrit and Bengali poems, were written by great Vasnavas such as Narottam dasa and Bhaktivinod Thakur, guardians of the Bhakti tradition and masters of the ancient bhajan or musical adoration chants.
These mantric chants, or prayer-chants, reflect the innermost feelings and the synthesis of a profound inner experience. They are mantra, sacred formulas, with the power to vibrate forgotten cords in us.