American pianist Billy Joel once said: I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture w’re from, everyone loves music. Music has no religion .
You may also add these 10 Devotional Hindu Songs / Music to bless your soul in your playlist and even listen them in the morning hours.
It is normally said that one who perform anything perfectly, is from his heart has to be like that character. Hence these divine music can not be sung/played without divineness and purity in heart.
This list explains the phenomenon :
1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan : Saanson Ki mala pe simrun main pee ka naam
This will take you to different world !!! , speechless !!!
Yes you read it right , though Nusrat Sahab is Pakistani but he is one of the greatest ever Ambassador of Indian Classical music ! This is so divine music that , whenever I tune in , it make me lost completely. Only Nusrat Sahab could have done justice to this Epic BHAJAN originally sung by Meerabai (c. 1498 – c. 1557 AD), i.e. more than 500 years back. Can anybody imagine Nusrat sahab had been singing this Hindu Bhajan with name of Ram & Shyam for so long in Pakistan to mainly Muslim audience without any controversy , this is the power of music which binds us together .Later this song with female voice was also featured in Hindi film ‘ Koyla ‘ starring Madhuri Dixit & Shahrukh Khan.
With so much command on” sur & raga ” , Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has made it a fusion and sung into both form as a Bhajan & also as a Qawwali in this single song . We must understand that Nusrat Sahab uses most of the “Raga’s ” mentioned in ” Samveda “so brilliantly that a common human can also enjoy this , otherwise we all know that with how complexity the classical music is being played by most of the classical musicians ,that very few can enjoy . It seems that he has gone into ” SAMADHI ” while performing and audiences are getting the ” Nirvana ” without much effort.
There are many versions available online but this seems to be the best…It may be possible that you will hear this song whenever you have free time or when you are driving.
2. Oum Namah Shivay by an American Sanyasi Krishna Das:
Krishna Das , born as Jeffrey Kagel an American vocalist known for his devotional ” Kirtan ” performances.He is also sometimes referred to as the “Rockstar of Yoga”, most notably at the 2013 Grammy Awards , He was nominated for his album ‘ live ananda ‘ and later in 2014 he had released another album ‘ Kirtan Wallah ‘.
He travelled to India in 1970 & went to many hindu spiritual places. He was blessed to found ” guru ” in Great Hindu Spiritual Guru – ” Neem Karoli Baba ” or Maharaj Ji. This unconventional Song/Jaap is also blessed with such spirituality which he found from Indian Guru’s .
Also can you believe ! His GURU NEEM KAROLI BABA CHANTING AT THE BEGINNING ! What a treat for all of you , this will surely have positive effect on everyone listening this music .
So lets breath with him and get Blessed !
3. Man Tarpat Hari Darsan ko Aaj :
This is an example of musical performance at its zenith. This epic Hindu traditional song based on Guru & God , is sung by a devout muslim Rafi sahab, music is composed by Naushad and written by Shakeel Badayuni .Rafi saab does the magic and this song mesmerises everyone .This muslim trio did their best to voice the supreme almighty hindu bhajan.This song is based on Rag malkaush and will be remembered for many thousand years.
This sung for his Guru by his student who wants to meet him but unable to meet because the Master is not fit to come out. The power of the song and lyrics is so strong that expressed the universe of feelings in most powerful way that encourages his master to come out of the hut to see his own master Lord Krishna. Guru is seen very happy and his soul is fully pleased. The student is also happy to see his master happy . What a magical song !
4. Mujhe Apni Sharan Me Le Lo Ram by Mohammad Rafi
5. Badi Der Bhai Nandlala Teri Rah Take Bijbala : Mohammad Rafi
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