"Few chant leaders of today have the vocal range and flexibility of Vaiyasaki Das. A kirtan extraordinaire, Vaiyasaki Das’ music evokes the ancient and timeless experience of chanting and carries you to soul of India. With a powerful combination of classical vocals, traditional instrumentation, and bhav (devotion), Vaiyasaki delivers an unmistakable presence to his music. In short, his bhajans and kirtan capture the mind and heart."
-Ragani, founder of the International Kirtan Foundation


"In today's world of 'McYoga' and 'pop kirtan,' Vaiyasaki's bhajans & kirtan are welcome relief for those who are serious about the vibrational and devotional qualities of classical sankirtan. When I listen to Vaiyasaki, I feel connected to India's spiritual roots and her Bhakti Yoga traditions. These bhajans uplift the spirit, refresh the soul, like a trip to Vrindaban, without the jet lag."
-Rev. Prem Anjali, Ph.D. Editor, Integral Yoga Magazine


"Like alchemy the music of Vaiyasaki has the right caliber of love and energy to reach you through the peepholes to your soul, no matter how fractured and tiny, transforming it into something innocent and free. It contains the effortless devotion of a child; it is traveling to India free of charge. It is a meditative ride through the Himalayas, it is the boundless joy that comes for no reason surprising you every time, it is the very fragrance of one's heart opening, the one true blessing. Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih..."
-Shivani Loka-Laksmi, producer of the upcoming film Temple of Bagan


"Vaiyasaki Das's kirtan music is imported from the spiritual world. His voice is a gift from the gods, a blessing from Lord Krishna. When one hears his otherworldly vocals, the heart opens and the mind becomes soothed. He transports listeners to a divine realm, wherein every word is a song and every step is a dance. Making use of prodigious recording skills and his innate musical talents, his CDs reflect this spiritual phenomenon, enabling listeners to experience sonic bliss."
-Steven J. Rosen, author, Yoga of Kirtan


"It’s not easy to lead good kirtan, to create that experience. And Vaiyasaki Das does good kirtan.”
-Swami Rama - Himalayan Institute.


"Vaiyasaki Das' voice, his interpretation of mantras, and his impressive ability to play harmonium touches deep within our heart. His chanting gives peace to the mind, allowing us to connect with our soul, our true self."
-Renata Sumar Gaertner Integral Yoga - Jai Vida!, Brazil


"Thank you so much, master kirtan-kara Sri Vaiyasaki Das for giving us the ladder of melodies to climb to the songs of the stars..."
-Swami Veda Bharati. Rishikesh, India.


"It is really a pleasure to listen to Vaiyasaki Das' sacred music. These powerful vibrations enter deep within each of our cells and open our hearts to unconditional love."
-Márcia DeLuca, Ciymam - São Paulo Brazil.

 

jayati jayati namananda-rupam murarer
viramita-nija-dharma-dhyana-pujadi-yatnam
kathamapi sakrdattam muktidam praninam yat
paramam-amrtam-ekam jivanam bhusanam me

All glories to the all-blissful holy name of Sri Krishna, which causes the devotee to give up all conventional religious duties, meditation and worship. When somehow or other uttered even once by a living entity, the holy name awards him liberation. The holy name of Krishna is the highest nectar. It is my very life and my only treasure.
-Brhad-Bhagavatamrta 1.9

namany anantasya hata-trapah pathan
guhyani bhadrani krtani ca smaran
gam paryatams tusta-mana gata-sprhah
kalam pratiksan vimado vimatsarah

Thus, I began chanting the holy name and fame of the Lord by repeated recitation, ignoring all formalities of the material world. Such chanting and remembering of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are benedictory. So doing, I travelled all over the earth, fully satisfied, humble and unenvious.
-Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.6.26

naham tisthami vaikunthe yoginam hrdayesu va
mad-bhakta yatra gayanti tatra tisthami narada

My dear Narada, actually I do not reside in My abode, Vaikuntha, nor do I reside in the heart of the yogis, but I reside in that place where My pure devotees chant My holy name and discuss My form, pastimes and qualities.
-Padma Purana

sraddhaya helaya nama ratanti mama jantavah
tesam nama sada partha vartate hrdaye mama

O Arjuna, listen attentively! When the living entity chants My name, whether out of devotion or indifference, then his name will remain forever in My heart. I will never forget such a soul.
-Adi Purana

 

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