Mantra, Kirtan and Stotra: Sanskrit Chants

Mantra, Kirtan and Stotra: Sanskrit Chants Podcast

Mantra-Chants from Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. Sometimes enthusiastic, sometimes in a more meditative mood; sometimes classical, sometimes more modern. Sivananda tradition. Mantras, Kirtan, Recitations of Shlokas, Stotras, Suktams.

Durge Jaya Jaya with Vani Devi
Vani Devi sings the Durge Jaya Jaya mantra. You can find it in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet under number 308. "Durge Jaya Jaya" is a protection kirtan, a kirtan that can be repeated especially to find protection in trouble. It is a kirtan that helps to be strong in difficulties, fears, needs, emotional problems. Here is the text to sing along: Durge Jay(a) Jay(a), Durge Jay(a) Jay(a) Durita-nivarini, Durge Jay(a) Jay(a) Durge Jay(a) Jay(a), Durge Jay(a) Jay(a) Bhava-bhaya-harini, Bhavani Jay...

Shri Ganga Arati with Vani Devi
Vani Devi sings the Shri Ganga Arati. You can find it in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet under number 312. "Shri Ganga Arati" is one of the many Aratis that are recited or sung in India. Arati means light ceremony, Arati is the ritual that is performed to worship the divine everywhere. Ganga Arati is especially addressed to Ganga. Ganga is the river, also known as Ganges, Ganga is considered a goddess. The Durga, the Divine Mother, also manifests as Ganga, and this Ganga comes into this world to purify us...

Hara Hara Mahadeva with Satyadevi
Satyadevi sings the mantra Hara Hara Mahadeva, a Shiva Kirtan, on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along: Hara Hara Mahadeva Hara Hara Mahadeva Hara Hara Mahadeva Hara Hara Mahadeva Hara Hara // Om Namaha Shivaya Om Namaha Shivaya // For more kirtan and mantra vocal recordings click here. Further information about yoga, meditation and ayurveda can be found on the internet pages of Yoga Vidya....


Jaya Ho Mata with Vani Devi
Vani Devi sings the mantra Jaya Ho Mata. You can find it in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet under the number 302. Jaya Ho Mata is a quietly worn Kirtan that covers a wide range of tones. Jaya Ho Mata is addressed to the Divine Mother, Mata. Jaya Ho - may she triumph, may she work through me. The Divine Mother is Jagadamba, Mother of the whole universe. She is Raja Rajeshwari, the royal goddess, the queen of all kings, the ruler of all rulers. She is paratpari, higher than the highest. Here is the text to ...

Kali Ma with Vani Devi
Vani Devi sings the mantra Kali Ma. You can find it in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan Booklet under number 301. "Kali Ma" is one of the most popular Kirtans at Yoga Vidya. It is a Kirtan that is easy to sing, with a beautiful melody, a very dynamic melody, advancing melody. Typically you don't accelerate this kirtan, but you sing it again and again with this dynamic. It is a kirtan that gives confidence, a kirtan that worships the divine mother in her various forms. Sing along and let your heart be touched. ...

Yoga Vidya - Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre
Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga. More informations on: English seminars at Yoga Vidya...


Maha Mantra with Sabine
Sabine chants the Maha Mantra on a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare / Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare // The Maha Mantra is a Dhyana Moksha Mantra. It is the great mantra to make the divine experienceable. It opens the heart, leads to the experience of love and joy. For more kirtan and mantra vocal recordings click here. Further information about Yoga, meditation and Ayur...

Radhakrishna Karunalola with Bharata
Bharata sings the mantra Radhakrishna Karunalola in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Radhakrishna Karunalola is a Kirtan for the worship of Krishna and Radha. This Kirtan is especially directed to the loving, compassionate aspect of Krishna. Karuna means compassion. Here is the text to sing along: Radhakrishna Karunalola, Radhe Govinda Radhe Govinda, Murali Govinda // 1 // Radhe Radhe Govinda, Murali Gopala Radhe Govinda, Murali Gopala // 2 // For more kir...

Radhakrishna Karunalola with Bharata
Bharata sings the mantra Radhakrishna Karunalola in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Radhakrishna Karunalola is a Kirtan for the worship of Krishna and Radha. This Kirtan is especially directed to the loving, compassionate aspect of Krishna. Karuna means compassion. Here is the text to sing along: Radhakrishna Karunalola, Radhe Govinda Radhe Govinda, Murali Govinda // 1 // Radhe Radhe Govinda, Murali Gopala Radhe Govinda, Murali Gopala // 2 // For more kir...


Asato Ma with Lalita Furrer
Lalita sings the mantra Asato Ma Sat Gamaya on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. "Asato Ma Sat Gamaya" is a mantra from the Upanishad, it is a mantra that comes from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 1.3.28, it is a mantra, which therefore also belongs to the Shanti Mantras, thus to the mantras of peace, and it is also a prayer, where we ask to experience the highest. "Asato Ma Sat Gamaya" means: "Guide me and lead us from Asat, from untruth, to Sat, to truth." Here is the...

Om Shri Durgayai Namaha with Gauri and Keval
Gauri and Keval sing the Mantra Om Shri Durgayai Namaha in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. "Om Shri Durgayai Namaha" is a Durga Mantra, a mantra for Durga, it is a Dhyana Moksha Mantra and a Diksha Mantra and a Siddhi Mantra. It is a Durga mantra because it is addressed to Durga. Durga is the one who removes all negativities. Durga is also the one who guides you through all the negativities. She is also the one who protects and preserves you through all the shadows. So...

Shanti Mantras recitation in vedic style
Shanti-Mantras recited in the Vedic style by Mohini and Nirmala with a yoga therapy training group on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Shanti Mantras come from Vedic texts, mostly from the Upanishads and are Mantras for peace. Shanti means peace. The whole hymn is considered a mantra and each hymn ending with "Shanti" is considered a Shanti Mantra as a whole. The word "mantra" has different meanings. On the one hand it is a short mantra, e.g. for meditation, but every p...


Shanti Mantras recitation in vedic style
Shanti-Mantras recited in the Vedic style by Mohini and Nirmala with a yoga therapy training group on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Shanti Mantras come from Vedic texts, mostly from the Upanishads and are Mantras for peace. Shanti means peace. The whole hymn is considered a mantra and each hymn ending with "Shanti" is considered a Shanti Mantra as a whole. The word "mantra" has different meanings. On the one hand it is a short mantra, e.g. for meditation, but every p...

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Om Tare Tuttare with Keval and Sarah
Keval and Sarah chant the mantra Om Tare Tuttare on a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha is a mantra from Tibetan Buddhism. It is especially directed to the Green Tara, the Tara of compassion. Thus Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha is regarded as a healing mantra, as a protection mantra, as a consolation mantra and also as a mantra to help others better. "Om Tare Tuttare" is an invocation of Tar...


Mahamantra with Devadas and Shanti Devi
Devadas and Shanti Devi chant the Maha Mantra on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along: Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare The Maha Mantra is the great mantra to make the divine experienceable. It opens the heart, leads to experience of love and joy. The Maha Mantra is also called Hare Krishna Mantra or Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mantra. In the Vaishnava tradition it is said: The Maha Mantra ...

Sacharachara with Siegfried
Siegfried sings the mantra Sacharachara in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along: Sacharachara Paripurna Shivoham Nityananda Svarupa Shivoham // 1 // Anandoham Anandoham Anandam Brahmanandam // 2 // Sakshi-chaitanya-kuta-sthoham Nityanitya-svarupa Shivoham // 3 // A beautiful Vedanta Kirtan, expressing the oneness of the individual soul with the Cosmic Soul: Shivoham, I am Shiva, this is the refrain. In this Kirtan no concrete asp...

Jay Mata Kali chanted by Siegfried
Siegfried sings the mantra Jay Mata Kali in a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along to: Jay(a) Mata Kali, Jay(a) Mata Durge Kali Durge Namo Namaha A beautiful kirtan to feel the divine mother, a kirtan who goes very to heart, who is full of enthusiasm and who can be repeated with great dynamism. Further explanations about this Kirtan can be found in the online Yoga Vidya kirtan booklet at Jay Mata Kali. For more Kirtan- and mantra recordin...


Yoga Vidya - Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre
Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga. More informations on: English seminars at Yoga Vidya...

Mahamantra with Swami Gurusharanananda and friends
Swami Gurusharanananda and friends are singing the Mahamantra in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along to: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare / Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare // The Maha Mantra is the great mantra to make the divine experienceable. It opens the heart, leads to the experience of love and joy. Further explanations on this Kirtan can be found in the online Yoga Vidya Kirtanheft at Mahamantra. For...

Jay Ambe chanted by Raghu
Raghu sings the mantra Jay Ambe during a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along to: Jay Ambe Jagadambe Mata Bhavani Jay Ambe Durgati-nashini Durge Jaya Jaya Kala-vinashini Kali Jaya Jaya Uma Rama Brahmani Jaya Jaya Radha Ruk(a)mini Sita Jaya Jaya "Jaya Ambe" invokes the divine mother, the goddess in her different aspects. It is a Kirtan that one can begin slowly and become faster and faster, a Kirtan that can contribute to great ecstasy a...


Hare Krishna Maha Mantra with Ramdas
Ramdas chants the Maha Mantra Hare Krishna in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text for singing along: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare / Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare // The Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mantra is considered the Maha Mantra, the great mantra. The Maha Mantra is the great mantra to make the divine experienceable. It opens the heart, leads to the experience of love and joy. Further explanations of this Kirtan can b...

Jaya Shiva Shankara with a yoga teacher training class
A yoga teacher training class chants the mantra "Jaya Shiva Shankara" in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Here is the text to sing along to: Jaya Shiva Shankara, Bam Bam Hara Hara Hara Hara, Hara Hara, Hara Bol Hara Shiva Shiva Shiva Shiva Shiva, Shiva Ati-sundara (hara Hara, Hara Hara, Hara Ati-sundara) He Parameshvara Daya Karo "Jaya Shiva Shankara" is a particularly dynamic Kirtan, like many Shiva Kirtans are. Shiva is the cosmic dancer, he is the cosmic dr...

Kumbaya my Lord chanted by Franziska and Sophia
Franziska and Sophia are singing during a saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the gospel-song Kumbaya my Lord. Here is the text to sing along to: Kumbaya my Lord Kumbaya (2x) Someone's singing, my Lord, Kumbaya ... praying ... crying ... laughing Kumbaya My Lord is a spiritual, a gospel song, a song sung by African Americans. It calls God: Oh God, please come to me. I sing, I pray, I write, please come to me. Further explanations of this gospel can be found in the o...


Jay Mata Kali chanted by Chamundi
Chamundi chants during a saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the kirtan Jay Mata Kali. Here is the text to sing along to: Jay(a) Mata Kali, Jay(a) Mata Durge Kali Durge Namo Namaha "Jaya Mata Kali" belongs to the particularly enthusiastic, particularly ecstatic and joyful Kirtans. Jay Mata Kali is a beautiful Kirtan to feel the divine Mother, a Kirtan who goes into the heart, who is full of enthusiasm and who can be repeated with great dynamism. Further explanations abo...

Ganesha Sharanam chanted by Keval and kids from the Ganesha Kinderwelt
Keval and children from the Ganesha children's world sing in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg the mantra Ganesha Sharanam, in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet No. 263. Just join in and sing along. Ganesha Sharanam means "I take refuge in Ganesha". Ganesha is the elephant-headed god who stands for awakening and comfort. Ganesha gives courage and trust. You can find the text to this Mantra here in the blog: Ganesha Sharanam Sharanam Ganesha For more kirtan and mantra vocal rec...

Shri Raghunatha with Bharata
Bharata sings in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany the Kirtan Shri Raghunatha. Here is the text to sing along to: Shri Raghunatha, Jaya Raghunatha Sharanam Sharanam, Shri Raghunatha Shri Ram Jaya Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram Om "Shri Raghunatha," that is, "I adore you, O Lord of All Beings. Jaya Raghunatha. May you triumph." Jaya means something like "triumph", "victory" and also "long live". And: "Sharanam Sharanam. I take refuge with you. You are my protection. Shri Ram Ja...


Om Mata Jaya chanted by Ruzan
Ruzan sings the mantra Om Mata Jaya on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. Just join in and sing along. This Kirtan is the embodiment of all three aspects of the cosmic mother. Durga: The refuge, the energy that takes care of us and raises us up. Kali: The energy that takes care of us and straightens us up: The one that helps us overcome any obstacle that prevents us from feeling deep joy and inner peace. Kali helps us to overcome our ignorance and let go of what is time to be let ...

Shri Guru Jaya Guru with Amana and Shankara
Amana and Shankara - also known as Shamana Om - singing in a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the Kirtan Shri Guru Jaya Guru. Here is the first part of the lyrics to sing along to: Shri Guru Jaya Guru Ma Guru Om Jaya Guru Jaya Guru Ma Guru Om Further explanations to this Kirtan are unfortunately not found in Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet. For more Kirtan- and Mantra Singing recordings click here. Further information about Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda can be found on...

Narayana Hari Bol chanted by the Mudita Group
The Mudita group sings the mantra Narayana Hari Bol on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. Mantra here in this podcast: Narayana Hari Bol Satya Narayana Hari Bol For more kirtan and mantra vocal recordings click here. All seminars on mantra and music can be found here. Further information about Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda can be found on the internet pages of Yoga Vidya....


Krishna Govinda with Sumukhi
Sumukhi sings in a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the kirtan Krishna Govinda. Here is the text to sing along to: Krishna Govinda Govinda Gopala Krishna Murari Manohara Nandalala Krishna Govinda is aimed at Krishna. Krishna, literally "the mysterious", literally "the black", "the dark". That is, Krishna, God, cannot really be experienced, he cannot really be understood intellectually, he remains mysterious, it is a mystery. He is Govinda, the good shepherd, he cares...

Devi Devi Devi chanted by yoga instructors from Tübingen and Freiburg
Yoga teachers from Tübingen and Freiburg sing in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, "Devi Devi Devi", a Kirtan with great dynamics, with great joy, with great ease. This "Devi Devi Devi" kirtan brings great joy, can bring a whole group of aspirants into ecstasy. Whenever one is stuck somewhere, whenever one is somehow sad, whenever one wants to get new strength, new confidence, new joy, new love, one only has to sing this kirtan with great enthusiasm. Just join in and sin...

Yoga Vidya - Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre
Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga. More informations on: English seminars at Yoga Vidya...


Asato Ma Sat Gamaya with Gauranga and a seminargroup
Gauranga and a seminar group singing in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the mantra Asato Ma Sat Gamaya. Here is the text to sing along to: Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Manritan Gamaya The entire text of Asato Ma means: lead us from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from mortality to immortality. Further information about this kirtan can be found in the online Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet under Asato Ma Sat Gamaya. For more Kir...

Jay Ananda Yashoda Dulal chanted by Jana
Jana sings Kirtan Jay Ananda Yashoda Dulal on a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. Just join in and sing along. You will find the text for this Mantra not in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet but here in the blog: Gopal gopal gopal gopal Jay Ananda Yashoda Dulal Giri Vara Dhari Gopal For more kirtan and mantra vocal recordings click here. All seminars on mantra and music can be found here. Further information about Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda can be found on the internet pages o...

Jay Hanuman with Ishwara
Ishwara sings in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the Kirtan Jay Hanuman. Here is the text to sing along to: Jay Hanuman Jay Jay Hanuman Jay Hanuman Jay Jay Hanuman Jay Sitaram Jay Jay Sita Ram Jay Sitaram Jay Jay Sita Ram Further information on this kirtan can be found at Jay Hanuman. For more Kirtan and Mantra Singing recordings click here. Further information about Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda can be found on the websites of Yoga Vidya. If you are intere...


Jay Hanuman with Ishwara
Ishwara sings in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany, the Kirtan Jay Hanuman. Here is the text to sing along to: Jay Hanuman Jay Jay Hanuman Jay Hanuman Jay Jay Hanuman Jay Sitaram Jay Jay Sita Ram Jay Sitaram Jay Jay Sita Ram Further information on this kirtan can be found at Jay Hanuman. For more Kirtan and Mantra Singing recordings click here. Further information about Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda can be found on the websites of Yoga Vidya. If you are intere...

Govinda Jaya Jaya chanted by the Mudita Group
The Mudita group sings Kirtan Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg on a Saturday evening Govinda Jaya Jaya. Just join in and sing along. You can find the lyrics for this mantra in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan booklet under the number 157 or here: Govinda Jaya Jaya Gopala Jaya Jaya Radha Ramana Hari Govinda Jaya Jaya For more kirtan and mantra vocal recordings click here. All seminars on mantra and music can be found here. Further information about Yoga, meditation