The album takes you on an enthralling journey five thousand years back, to a time of mystic heroes, to the ancient epic Mahabharata. The music invites you to experience the fabled history, which culminates in a colossal eighteen-day war, raged between family, friends, gurus and disciples for the sake of righteousness and the throne. Dramatic scores reflect the deep meaning and emotions of Sanskrit verses from Bhagavad-Gita and the Puranas.
Feel a mother’s heartache, find the freedom in surrender of a warrior princess, hear absolute wisdom from the Supreme Lord, enter the blood swept planes of the Kurukshetra battlefield, become awestruck at the Universal Form and pay your respects to a fallen warrior breathing his last…
All of the songs in this album are sung in Sanskrit, an ancient language in which the great epic Mahabharata was originally written. The lyrics were compiled from the original five thousand-year-old sacred texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Shrimad Bhagavatam, and Mahabharata, which are a great source of eternal wisdom and inspiration. It is said that even if you don’t understand the meaning of these texts it is still beneficial to just hear the transcendental vibration of the words.
In order to help the listener get absorbed in the story of each song , enclosed is a booklet with the English translations of the texts.
Ananda Monet is a singer and songwriter. She grew up in a family of musicians in Russia. She studied bhakti yoga and mantra music meditation and has cultivated a taste for the ancient practice of singing sacred Sanskrit mantras, called kirtan.
Having learnt Russian traditional music at college, Ananda discovered a link between Russian and Indian cultural roots, which has influenced her style profoundly. Her singing blends the two traditions in a unique way, bringing together the passionate notes of the Slavic folk and the beauty of the Eastern ragas. She released her debut Russian language album in 2007.
Ananda now lives in the UK where she contributes to many mantra music projects such as Kirtan London and events as London Wellbeing Festival (Mind Body Spirit), Mantra Lounge and Veda London. Her latest album Inevitable Time was launched in May 2015 at Camden Centre