About The CD
Sivanadalahari the spiritual transmission of thought waves towards the all powerful almighty Siva
to please Him and derive the benefits of his auspicious powers. It is one of the best devotional Lyrics of Adi Sankara. It is full of figurative expressions with lucid words and appreciated by many men of wisdom. It is representing a good genre of literature pregnant with meanings and sentiments. It is an extraordinary specimen for the devotion to the Divine and an expositor of Narada’s Bhakti
Sutras. This stotra defines Bhakti as the attraction of mind towards the Lord like a needle towards the magnet; like a virgin towards her husband; like the creeper towards the tree; like the river towards the ocean. It is ever increasing an experienceable. Siva holds the golden mountain; Lord Kubera is at his command, the wish yielding Kalpaka, Kamadhenu and Chinthamani are in his abode. All auspicious things are at his feet, there is nothing to offer him except our mind. Sankara confirms in this lyric that Bhakti itself is Mukti. Meditating in Siva, chanting prayers to him, secure all the pleasure of life and bliss, the prayer of the spiritually realized souls when recited imports the same spiritual experience on the devotees also. Sankara’s vedasara Sivastotram is the prayer capsule embedded with the essence of the Vedas
which extols the Omnipotence, Omniscience, Omnipresence of Lord Siva. The rudrashtakam included by the devotee. Tulsida in his Ramacharitamans is an eulogical and a melting prayer to Lord Siva.
This compact disc begin with Gurustuti and the Siva dhyana composed by Kalidasa. It contains Sivananda Lahari and Rudrashtaka. Siva Strotmala and Mangalam appended at the end is the collection of verses from Kalidasa, Saradotilaka and Pushpadanta.
These are tuned in spiritual rhythm and recited by Dr. R. Thiagarajan, the Head of the Postgraduate and research Dept. Of Sanskrit, Presidency College, Chennai with his team Sri. P.S. Raghuraman, M.A.,M.Phil., Sri. J. Bhaktavatsalam and Sri. P. Murali., with technical support by the famous Music Director Sri. V. R. Manikkavinayakam.