Dear ones – Hope you are all well and safe. As we approach August I look back at how quickly 2020 is going for me and my family ! January 2020, I was all excited for 2020 which turned into big shifts by mid- March ! I remember I was planning my daughter’s Birthday, planning for kirtan album release and hectically putting on final touches to art-work etc. Of course nothing went as per my plan – however I am grateful that I was able to continue working and making changes to my plan and super grateful to be safe,
Thrilled to announce the release of my NEW SINGLE Om Namo Bhagavate feat. Grammy nominated singer Jai Uttal !! Releasing World Wide and on Spotify March 20th 2020!
I got back from a trip to Germany and India and feel nourished, pumped and motivated to start working on my music projects once again. These breaks are good- they let us re-evaluate our priorities, help us break our daily routines, give us time away from our usual 9-5:00. I am thankful to the universe for these opportunities and blessings. Now that I am back I have quite a few announcements to make!! Biggest one: I will be at Bhakti Fest this year !!! September 25th-30th I was both touched and honored when I received an email from their team
Dear All, It is finally Fall ! Air is crisper, there is a slight chill in the morning, pumpkins everywhere from coffee to skin masks ! and I am loving it. We have lot of festivals around this time of the year and universally many different cultures celebrate at the same time. For Hindus we have two important festivals. Navaratri followed by Diwali in November. In south India, in the state of Tamil Nadu where my family originally belongs to, we celebrate Navaratri- 9 nights of Goddesses by decorating clay and wood dolls on odd numbered steps. This is called
Kirtan singing and chanting involves Yoga of Sound. Kirtan is an ancient technique that connects us to our inner selves, the Universe and our higher consciousness. It makes you feel more alive, fresh, peaceful and Happy. Like we need physical exercise for good health, we need chanting to nourish our souls, heart and spirit. When we listen to Kirtans or chants for meditation it deepens our Yoga Practice. Chanting and listening to chants for meditation empowers our mental and spiritual processes. It takes us into the deepest state of Yoga. Participating in Kirtans is one of the easiest ways to handle stress in
Kirtan from other side of Pacific- Finding true meaning of Kirtan I still remember that day with overcast bluish-grey sky, sun trying hard to peek out from clouds, cars zooming past ours on multi-lane freeway and a sense of almost child-like wonderment that I had when I first landed at LAX, from India in Dec 2002. I was a newly married bride then and my husband worked and lived here in the USA. This country, its tall skyscrapers, American English, dollar bills, vast freeways, thousands of cars on them, everything was a new experience for me. For the first couple of
Kamini Music would like to Thank each and everyone of you for attending our Launch Party !! It was so much fun to see all of you and share Raga based Kirtans. Thanks to all our amazing Musicians as well !! I received lot of emails asking me to do workshops to go along with the eBook, Indian Ragas for Kirtans. I thought it is a great idea as you can get hands on practical training. One of these requests came from a Yogi friend of mine, Arvind Chittumala- founder of Moksha Festival, Producer of Yoga Maya documentary and Owner