"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.

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

"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
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.

"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.

"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

Haribol! Welcome to my updated website.

At this site you will find an excellent source of information about kirtan, or the call-and-response chanting of the Divine Names of God. I have produced many Kirtan & Bhajan CD's over the years. They include traditional Bengali bhajans, mantras, ragas, and numerous Krishna Kirtan melodies.

I've been traveling the world presenting Kirtan Rasa in the tradition of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I am an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami who introduced Krishna Kirtan to the western world in 1965 in New York City. During the next 12 years he circled the globe introducing Kirtan and Vedic culture in fulfillment of an ancient prophesy that Krishna Kirtan would spread to every town and village of the world. By His grace I have dedicated the last 40 years of my life to this sacred tradition.

My wife, Kaisori, and I spend 6 months of the year touring all over India and Asia doing Kirtan events, and giving discourses on Bhakti-yoga. The other 6 months we are usually on tour throughout many European countries, and the Americas. You can also catch me on tour in your area.

With love,
Vaiyasaki Das...



Sri Krishna Divya Nam
Vaiyasaki Das

SRI KRISHNA DIVYA NAM reveals yet another side of kirtan extraordinaire Vaiyasaki Das’s high caliber as a devotional singer. At the peak of his accomplished musicianship and devotion, Vaiyasaki Das sings these kirtan songs in elegant mystical ragas that opens and soothes the heart chakra. With a powerful combination of classical vocals, traditional instrumentation, and sweet bhava, Vaiyasaki Das delivers an unmistakable presence to his music. The emotions of sweetness and love intertwined with celestial sounds and the sophistication of instruments like santoor, flute, and esraj, bring the listener to the opening of the heart to the door of divine love. ‘Sindura,’ ‘Shiva Ranjani’ and ‘Sri Krishna Divya Nam’ are soulful and powerful taking you to mystic India, while ‘Bhatialli’ and ‘Lalon Giti’ take you to the soul of Bengal. Each song in this CD is imbued with love. A couple of songs feature the angelic female vocals of Krishna Prestaya. Once again, Vaiyasaki Das has delivered a hit!

Kirtan Explosion
Vaiyasaki Das

“KIRTAN EXPLOSION – High energy kirtans.” is a tidal wave of divine love filled with heart evoking emotions and joy. This new live CD from Vaiyasaki Das was recorded in Slovenia with 300 enthusiastic devotees immersed in the ecstasy of chanting the divine names. After the great success and demand of his two previous live albums Kirtan Rasa and Hari-Nam-Ananda, Kirtan Explosion by Vaiyasaki Das comes with renewed shakti, bringing the listener to a wonderful explosion of love. The songs include mantras like ‘Govinda Jaya Jaya,’ ‘Radha-Ramana Haribol,’ and ‘Namaste Sri Radhe’ among other kirtans. This CD not only captures the spirit of the live concert, but the recording quality is superb -a truly devotional live recording of spiritual voices raised in song. Kirtan Explosion is a must-have for your spiritual music collection.

Ratha Yatra USA
Vaiyasaki Das

RATHA-YATRA USA – His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada first brought the glories of Lord Jagannath to the western world in 1967 to benefit humanity at large. He introduced annual Ratha-Yatra Festivals in the most important cities of the world. The Vedas declare that those who pull Jagannath’s chariot become free from rebirth. This album by Vaiyasaki Das was recorded live at various Ratha-Yatra Festivals in the USA. The Kirtans bring the listener to the Festival Site to experience the ecstasy of Jagannath’s mercy. The Kirtans glorify the Lord with esraj, sarod, mrdanga, kartals, tambourine and kazoo. Although recorded in America the kirtans retain traditional Bengali roots with Vaiyasaki Das’s signature Kirtan style. The drumming is outstanding by expert American and Bengali players. Radha-Madhava and Prem-Nam Kirtan are simply beautiful, and Bhagesri Kirtan Parts 1 & 2 feature Vaiyasaki Das’s amazing troop of Bengali musicians. This festive album transports the listener to Ratha-Yatra through the potent sound vibration of the mantras and high-spirited mood of the kirtans. Ratha-Yatra USA carries Jagannatha Swami’s grace and gives joy to the heart.

Radha-Damodara Vilasa
Vaiyasaki Das

Now available!

CD Review/ "Sri Krishna Divya Nam" by Vaiyasaki Das (2009)
Review by Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)

Vaiyasaki Das is among my favorite kirtaniyas, and he is a credit to the kirtan movement today -- a precious gem that shines brightly even in the midst of glistening jewels.

His story is retold in my book, The Yoga of Kirtan (, and readers are advised to peruse those pages to learn his personal history, to see how his natural talents were polished, again, like a fine gem, by his spiritual teacher and by the process of Bhakti-yoga, how his taste for kirtan developed and how his heart was thereby cleansed.

His numerous CDs are seminal for anyone trying to enter into the moods and feelings of kirtan, and this author recommends his work above all others.

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