Shree Maa chants the Thousand Names of Vishnu, which comes from the classic Indian epic, the Mahabharata. The Thousand Names of Vishnu describe a thousand qualities and attributes of the Supreme Divinity. Also included is Lord Shiva’s mantra, Om Namah Shivaya. This mantra invokes the Consciousness of Infinite Goodness.
- Vishnu Sahasranam
- Om Namah Shivaya
Swamiji comes from the Dashnami lineage of Adi Shankaracharya and belongs to the Saraswati tribe of renunciates and scholars. Saraswati sadhus worship with both spiritual knowledge and devotion, and they live the lives of teachers and knowers of wisdom. Swamiji’s Guru, Swami Amritananda Saraswati, initiated him into Vedic Knowledge and Sanskrit and the Chandi Path and sacred fire ceremony as his primary system of spiritual discipline in 1971.
Swamiji walked the length and breadth of the Himalayas for 15 years, during which time he fell in love with Sanskrit and became proficient in numerous languages including Hindi, Bengali, and Urdu. He practiced intense spiritual austerities, chanting the Chandi Path naked in the Himalayan snow and in the hot springs of Bakreswar. Wherever Swamiji went he would learn the local systems of worship and inspire those around him to join in the joy of selfless devotion.
In 1979, Swamiji met Shree Maa when he was performing a vow of worship in a small temple in the interior of West Bengal. They subsequently toured India, sharing their divine love and inspiration by performing pujas and homas, and sharing their realization by openly teaching their methods of spiritual practice. In 1984 Shree Maa and Swamiji came to America and established the Devi Mandir, where they shine their beacon of light from Napa, California. Today, they work tirelessly to give every individual the opportunity to access these spiritual teachings.
- CD Disc or Download: 70 minutes
- Publisher: Devi Mandir (1997)
- ISBN-10: 1-886088-26-8
- Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 5.0 x .25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
Reviews of Vishnu Sahasranam and Om Namah Shivaya
Heart stirring and clear, Shree Maa’s voice resonates with pure love of her Lord Shiva. This CD is a classic of devotion, and brings the listener into a deep state of meditation.
This rendition of Vishnu’s Sahasranam is sooo beautiful! It is soft and sweet and it clears and brightens the chatter of my mind after a hard day’s work.
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