Pulsation of the Maha Kumbha Mela (Audio Download)
108 Saints and Seekers Chant with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
This is a collection of chants led and arranged by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Many songs in this collection are Indian classics; a few are unique, rarely-heard arrangements. In the rhythm of these chants you'll feel the pulsation of the concentrated energy of millions of saints and seekers who gathered in Allahabad, India, for the Maha Kumbha Mela.
Once every 144 years, due to the alignment of celestial bodies and the intense spiritual practices of saints and sages, benevolent forces are perfectly polarized at the convergence of India's sacred rivers. This event is the Maha Kumbha Mela, which last took place in January 2001 in its traditional setting on the banks of the Ganges in Allahabad, the City of God.
The Himalayan Institute's magnificent 40-acre campus on the banks of the Ganges is just two miles from the main site of the Maha Kumbha Mela. Many auspicious practices and teachings took place on this campus during the Kumbha Mela in January 2001, including a 21-day rudra yaga, sessions on the Shvetashvatara Upanishad, and meetings with yogis and saints from many ancient traditions. Musical performances and traditional Indian dances punctuated this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, arranged and led these chants expressly for the Maha Kumbha Mela, where they were performed at the Himalayan Institute's private campus. Their rhythm will reside there for ages, transmitting the pulsation of the concentrated energy of millions of saints and seekers who gathered for the event.
About Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama, Himalayan yogic master and the founder of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of YogaInternational.com and the author of 15 books, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teaching on the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.