Thursday, July 16, 2009

Prayers of the Heart by Viju Kulkarni

Prayers of the Heart or Vandamala is a garland of devotionals sung by Viju Kulkarni,released by Chitshakti Publictions of Siddhayoga Ashram,Ganeshpuri. This beautiful collection includes songs by Kabir, Tukaram, Rabindranath Tagore, and others. Available both in cassette and CD format, the Album contains ten tracks with a duration nearing one hour.

Perhaps this is the only Album available in publication by the singer.Not only her voice is impressive, but the renditions are soulful conveying the essence of the devotionals selected for the Album. Each and every piece stands out in creating the bhava or the moods so essential in devotionals. Antara mama vikasita karo(Unfold the glory of my heart)/Mahima Mahaprasad ki(The glory of Maha Prasad)/Kehi Samajhau(How Can I Convince You ?) are the selections which usually do not find place among the Devotional Albums and are the pieces that can be heard over and over again.Other selections include Santa Charana Raja/Prabhu teri Mahima Parama Apar/Biraje rom roma mein ram/Prabhu more/Prem mudita manase kaho/Amuche Prema Guru Padi raho/Chadariya jhini re jhini.

This Album is to be treasured by lovers of devotional music. Since this Album is not released through any music label, this Album is difficult to get noticed.. Information for buying the Album can be obtained from or in communication with Chitshakti Publications,104, Dhanlaxmi Complex,Rutu Estate, Off. Ghodbunder Road,Thane(W), Maharashtra-400 607/ Phone/ Fax –022 2586 2766/2791

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