‘Ram Shyam Gun Gaaiye’ expresses and explores the immense musical value of (rue Indian culture. This album is in praise of Lord Rama and Krishna, the conquerors of the heads, minds and faith of millions of devotees all over the world. It is the fruit of the concerted efforts of renowned poet and lyricist Kavi Narayan Agrawal ‘Narayan’ and Bhajansamrat, Shri Anup Jalota. The musical weave of soulful & philosophical lyrics and mellifluous voice are both profound and seeped in divine blessings of God. Also found in these creations is a spiritual mystic so spellbinding that one loses oneself in its depth.
Poet Sun Narayan Agrawal ‘Narayan’ has a repertoire of over 500 devotional songs sung by legends of different genres of music- Pandit Shimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Kishori Amonkar, Dr. Bala Murli Krishna, Shobha Gurtu, Lab Mangeshkar, Jagjit Singli and many more. His lyrical composition for ‘Mohan Gandhi Raga’ created and sung by Pt Bala Murli Krishna, earned him the award of ‘Bhajan Ratna’ from the Govt. of India. Besides, he has been honored by ISCKON Bhakti Kala Kendra with ‘Prabhupad Bhakti RaIn Kshetra Sarvoccha Sanman’.
And who is not familiar with Anup Jalota? Son of Bhajan exponent Purshottam Das Jalota, he hails from the Shamiana Gharana of Punjab. He has been spearheading the mission of popularizing the infinite beauty of devotional music for a long time now. A house-hold name in India, his versatility charm, grace and enchanting smile have won him admirers all over the world. He has set a world record by receiving more than hundred gold, platinum and multi-platinum discs. He has recorded more than 200 albums so fat Here is another great album from this singer par excellence.
The chanting of the names of the two incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Shri Kama and Shri Krishna, by their devotees, is said to be the elixir of a beautiful life. The bhajans explore each facet of these two omnipotent forms. Kanhaiya, the naughty child, says to his mother in “Maiya mori main nahin” that when hearts are bonded then bodies are nothing but shadows. In “Nainon ki jyoti”, “Bhakti jal mein” and “Jin ur ne Shyam”, Anup Jalota promises pleasure and salvation on submission to the Lord. In Shri Hari Gun gaana Hai he vows that chanting the name of the Nandlala can wash away all our sins. The spiritual power of chants is touched again upon in prabhuji Charna tere in Kaushalya Manhi Harshai. Shri Rama’s mother expressed great contentment at the destiny met out to her as the mother of one worshipped by all. Anup Jalota again emphasizes the power of bowing to Rama in Bhakti se Shakti here he says that devotion is that invincible force that makes all our tasks possible.
Thus life is a final flourish before the long monochrome of winder and this album establishes devotion as the key force that never lets the winter set in. so let’s embrace this ultimate joy and archive nirvana.
1. Maiyan More Main Nahi
2. Naino ki Tum Jyoti
3. Bhakti se Shakti
4. Jin urn e Shyman
5. Kaushalay Manhi Harshaai
6. Shri Hari Ke Gun Ko
7. Bhakti Jal Mein
8. Prabhuji Charan Tere
Music Composed and sung by Anup Jalota
Lyrics by (Bhakti Pada) Kavi Narayan Agrawal Narayan
Musician: Anup Jalota (Harmonium) Pradeep Acharya (Tabla)
Piyush Pawar (Santoor), Piyush Dhar (Guitar)
Madhu Mahadalkar (Side Rhythm) Farooq Sheikh (Vibraphone)