“The sound of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ includes all the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Hinduism is not a religion as such. People have been chanting this for thousands of years. Mantras are those sounds which you hear from deep within during meditation and the aim is to bring one back to the source. During later days, people started putting faces and drawings to these mantras. Mantras have got certain vibrations/ energy. They are universal. Even in churches in Latin America ‘Marnah Nath’ is used. Its translation in Latin and Sanskrit is so close. For ‘Lord’ the word in Latin is Nath and also in Sanskrit the word Nath is used to mean ‘Lord’. So the word Marnah Nath meaning ‘My lord’ which is used in Christianity is actually a Sanskrit word. Chanting in Sanskrit is beneficial because Sanskrit is the oldest language known to mankind. It has a deep impact on the consciousness.”
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji
The benefits of devoutly chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ range from alleviation from emotional and physical distress and more importantly finding true inner peace. Repetition of a lover’s name comes naturally to us and so in the same light taking the Lord’s name brings about that completeness within.
This chant has been rendered by Sahil Jagtiani and is repeated 108 times.
Sahil Jagtiani has been involved in Western music from his teenage years. He has played in two progressive and multi-cultural soft rock bands from Hong Kong and London during his high school and college days. When he met H. H. Poojya Sri Sri Ravishankarji, he knew that he had found his Guru & Mentor. Guruji’s breathing techniques made such a positive impact on Sahil that he decided to devote his entire life to spreading Guruji’s message of love and peace, and he became a Full Time teacher with the Art of Living Foundation. Sahil has done satsangs all over India and in aid of charities such as “Cancer Kids” and participated in festivals such as “The Kala Ghodha Festival” in Mumbai. He has played at an Indian Embassy supported event in the “Mir” Hall in Moscow, Russia and has performed the theme song Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations 2006 at Jakur Airfield in Bangalore in front of almost 2 million people.
Sahil Jagtiani’s music, as well as being very popular within the Art of Living, has reached both spiritual and non-spiritual audiences worldwide and has given bhajans a universal appeal.
For more on Sahil Jagtiani and his music visit www.sahiljagtiani.com
released April 4, 2012
Vocals, Guitars, Programming and Music Direction - Sahil Jagtiani
Flute - Sandeep Vasishta
Recording Engineer - Satish
Studio - Parekh Recording Studio, Bangalore