Dancing to the tunes of cosmic mantras . . .
Plato envisaged a superior purpose for music when he said, “Music is the medicine for the Soul.” However, not all music can qualify to embark on such a lofty mission. Indian Trap and S. J. Jananiy seem to have discovered how to let their music engage in a profound work with the listener’s soul. The duo could ably achieve this in their new single ‘Shiva Mantra – Om Namah Shivaya’ by fusing together ancient Sanskrit mantras, Indian classical vocal techniques, and contemporary Trap Music.
S. J. Jananiy’s vocal performance is sublime over the canvas set by the melodic synths, flutes, Indian temple bells, and 808 basses. Listening to the song just for a couple of minutes is enough to hypnotize you and push you to a state of divine ecstasy. The artists have used their musical creativity to remove obstacles and negativity and promote focus, peace, and satisfaction in the listeners.
Content and deployment
For lyrics, the composers have used a powerful Sanskrit mantra popularly known as Shiva Gayatri. Interspersed with this verse is the chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’, the sacred name of Lord Shiva, as the god of destruction has been addressed for ages in the most ancient Hindu tradition. The background music is scintillating and innerving. The masterly work of the composer in fusing the seemingly dichotomous elements is incredibly amazing. You must listen to the song personally to share the surprise and wonder I experienced.
The song plays for 3:42 minutes. The opening notes set an electrifying stage for the composition to unfold in a torrential drift. Personally, I found the graphics in the video interesting and effective in augmenting the theme of the song. The listener is able to catch up with the tempo almost instantly and gets lost in the mesmerizing rhythm of the music. If you have used the Shiva Mantra for your regular chants, you are sure to find the song all the more stimulating.
Check the video here: https://youtu.be/FBSCHpO7I0s
The sudden silence and stillness you feel at the end of the song are so deep and overwhelming. You begin to feel a powerful aura engulfing you, purging the totality of your being of its finite existence and throwing it into cosmic omnipresence. Post the spiritual blast, it takes quite some time for every cell to resume its native state after being subjected to the energetic spell of celestial vibration. The impact the musical prayer has on the listener far exceeds the scope of its short duration.
Before you listen to it . . .
We have always chanted the Shiva Mantra and have listened to it in different forms and tunes. But, the duo has cast the divine chant in a novel matrix to cater to contemporary tastes and it is a phenomenal job that needs a big applause. Listen to it and you are sure to share my views and will want to get back to it whenever you need some energy.
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