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Bhakti Yuga


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Bhakti Yuga


Bhakti Yuga is Bolo!’s first studio-recorded album. We really tried to capture the feeling and energy that can only happen with live kirtan. So, with only a couple of exceptions, we recorded every song in single takes.

Credits

Gurudās
Harmonium and lead vocals
Djembes on Ganapati
Tingsha on Ganapati and Sita Ram
Chorus vocals

Tripurāsundarī
Response and chorus vocals on all tracks

Amy
Tambourine on all tracks
Chorus vocals

Michael
Djembe on all tracks except Ganapati
Bongos on Ganapati
Chorus vocals

Ādi Keśava Dās
Tabla on all tracks
Khol Mṛdaṅga on Nārāyaṇa

Verdawn
Bells and Kartals on all tracks
Chorus vocals

Our eternal gratitude to Paramahaṃsa Yogānanda and Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī

Special thanks to:
Sharon for her generous support
Shanti McCallum for her beautiful harmonies
Jeff Cloud for his expertise and positivity

Recorded at Cloud 9 Studio, Oceanside, CA

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Ganapati


Ganapati


वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटिसमप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

vakratuṇḍa mahākāya sūryakoṭisamaprabha |
nirvighnaṃ kuru me deva sarvakāryeṣu sarvadā ||

With a curved trunk and enormous body, you shine with the splendor of millions of suns. Make me free from all obstacles, Lord, and be present in all my actions.

ॐ गं गणपतये नमः

oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaḥ

OṂ With the bīja mantra “gaṃ”, I bow to Lord Gaṇapati

गणेश शरणं शरणं गणेश

gaṇeśa śaraṇaṃ śaraṇaṃ gaṇeśa

Gaṇeśa, embodiment of wisdom and remover of obstacles, grant me refuge

जय जय जय जय गणपति देव
माता पार्वती पिता महादेव

jaya jaya jaya jaya gaṇapati deva
mātā pārvatī pitā mahādeva

Victory and glory to Lord Gaṇapati, whose mother is Pārvatī, and whose father is Mahādeva

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Radha-Krishna Suite


Radha-Krishna Suite


(जय) राधा समेत कृष्ण

(jaya) rādhā sameta kṛṣṇa

Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, side by side

नन्दकुमार नवनीत चोर वृन्दावन गोविन्द मुरारे

nandakumāra navanīta cora vṛndāvana govinda murāre

The darling son of Nanda, who stole butter as a child in Vṛdāvana. Govinda, the slayer of the demon Murāsura.

गोपी मनोहर गोकुल बाल गोपीक मुरलि गान विलासा

gopī manohara gokula bāla gopīka murali gāna vilāsā

Enchanting the minds of the gopīs with your celestial flute, Darling of Gokula, while the gopīs sing coquettishly.


गोविन्द जय जय गोपाल जय जय
राधा रमण हरि गोविन्द जय जय

govinda jaya jaya gopāla jaya jaya
rādhā ramaṇa hari govinda jaya jaya

Victory and glory to Govinda! Victory and glory to Gopāla! Hari, the beloved of Rādhā. Victory and glory to Govinda!


गोपाल गोपाल देवकी नन्दन गोपाल
देवकी नन्दन गोपाल देवकी नन्दन गोपाल

gopāla gopāla devakī nandana gopāla
devakī nandana gopāla devakī nandana gopāla

Gopāla, the darling son of Devakī


हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

Praise Lord Hari, incarnated as Kṛṣṇa.
Praise Lord Hari, incarnated as Rāma.

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Durge


Durge


दुर्गे दुर्गे दुर्गे जय जय माँ

durge durge durge jaya jaya māṃ

Victory and glory to Durgā, the Divine Mother.

करुणा सागरि मा
काली कपालिनि मा
जगदो धारिणि मा
जगदम्बे जय जय मा

karuṇā sāgari mā
kālī kapālini mā
jagado dhāriṇi mā
jagadambe jaya jaya mā

Divine Mother, the ocean of compassion.
Divine Mother, as Kālī you wear a garland of skulls.
Divine Mother, who upholds the whole universe.
Victory and glory the Divine Mother, Mother of the Universe!

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Hara Hara Mahadeva


Hara Hara Mahadeva


हर हर हर हर महादेव

hara hara hara hara mahādeva

Praises to Mahādeva, the remover of all.

शिव शिव शिव शिव सदा शिव

śiva śiva śiva śiva sadā śiva

Constantly praise Lord Śiva, the Auspicious One.

ॐ हर हर हर हर महादेव

oṃ hara hara hara hara mahādeva

OṂ Praises to Mahādeva, the remover of all.

ॐ नमो नमो नमः शिवाय

oṃ namo namo namaḥ śivāya

OṂ We bow again and again to Lord Śiva, the Auspicious One.

ब्रह्मा विष्णु सुर चित्ताय
ॐ नमो नमो नमः शिवाय

brahmā viṣṇu sura cittāya
oṃ namo namo namaḥ śivāya

Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and all the demi-gods worship you. OṂ We bow again and again to Lord Śiva, the Auspicious One.

उमा गणेश शरवण सेवित
ॐ नमो नमो नमः शिवाय

umā gaṇeśa śaravaṇa sevita
oṃ namo namo namaḥ śivāya

Your consort, the Divine Mother, and your divine sons, Gaṇeśa and Śaravaṇa, are your servants. OṂ We bow again and again to Lord Śiva, the Auspicious One.

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Narayana


Narayana


नारायण नारायण जय जय गोविन्द हरे
नारायण नारायण जय जय गोपाल हरे

nārāyaṇa nārāyaṇa jaya jaya govinda hare
nārāyaṇa nārāyaṇa jaya jaya gopāla hare

Victory and glory to Lord Nārāyaṇa, who is know as Govinda, Gopāla, and Hari.

गोविन्द हरे जय जय गोपाल हरे

govinda hare jaya jaya gopāla hare

Victory and glory to Lord Hari as Govinda
Victory and glory to Lord Hari as Gopala

नारायण नारायण नारायण नारायण नारायण

nārāyaṇa nārāyaṇa nārāyaṇa nārāyaṇa nārāyaṇa

Praises to Lord Nārāyaṇa!

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Sita-Rama


Sita-Rama


सीता राम

sītā rāma

Śrī Rāma was a great king during the Treta Yuga, and Sītā was His queen. They were both Divine Incarnations, come to Earth to restore Dharma and to give all the world an example of right living in every situation. Lord Rāma followed His Dharma to perfection in every way, and the stories of His exploits provide guidance to millions around the world even to this day.

He was the perfect man, the perfect son, the perfect husband, the perfect father, the perfect king, the perfect devotee. Every action he performed is a shining example of how we all should live our lives. The same is true of Sītā. She was the perfect woman, the perfect daughter, the perfect wife, the perfect mother, and a perfect devotee.

We chant the names of Sītā and Rāma to awaken the Divine perfection that They embodied. Hearing the stories of Lord Rāma and Sītā Devī, and chanting Their Holy Names is a sure path to awakening that Divinity within ourselves.

Jaya Sītā Devī! Jaya Rāmacandra! Jaya Sītā Rāma!