Calcutta, Feb 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) A great series of compositions by none other than renowned Indian classical music exponents Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and others, titled Prarthana (Prayers / Devotional Offerings) has been released in CD format by Music Today of India. Each double-album in the set of 10 double-albums is dedicated to one Hindu deity and covers all aspects of Hindu daily prayers.
Therefore, the Prarthana series provides a way for complete prayer to our Gods, our ishta devata. Prarthana is an album series that offers the listener a complete devotional experience comprising prayers and chants that will fulfill the spiritual offering of devotees to God.
Every album in the series is a compendium of Gayatri, Kavach, Stotras, Chalisa, Namavali, Aarti, Kshama Prarthana and much more. Our Gods and Godesses whose prayers are included in the series are Ram, Saraswati, Durga, Ganesh, Vishnu, Sri Krshna, Gayatri, Shiva and Surya.
The series is available as double-albums on CD. For example, the Shri Rama Prarthana (composed by Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma) double-album contains Shri Rama Gayatri, Shri Sita Gayatri & Shri Lakshman Gayatri, Shri Rama Dhyanam & Shri Rama Ashtottarshatnaam, Shri Rama 108 Manka, Shri Rama Rakshastotram, Brahmadevkrita Shri Rama Stuti, Atreykrit Shri Rama Stuti & Shri Ramashtakam, Shri Rama Chalisa, Shri Rama Aarti and Kshama Prarthana.
Similarly, the Shri Ganesh Prarthana album (composed by Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma) in the series contains Shri Ganesh Gayatri by Suresh Wadkar & Chorus, Shri Ganesh Dhyanam by Sadhana Sargam, Shri Ganesh Ashtottarshatnaam by Ravindra Sathe, Suresh Wadkar and Devki Pandit, Ekdant Namashtak Stotram by Suresh Wadkar, Ravindra Sathe, Sadhana Sargam and Devki Pandit, Shri Ganapati Jaygaan by Suresh Wadkar and Sadhana Sargam and Shri Ganesh Chalisa by Suresh Wadkar, Sadhana Sargam.
Shri Krishna Prarthana double-album in the set is composed by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, and so on so forth.
The performers are some of the best-known and regarded spiritual and devotional singers from India, including Ravindra Sathe, Suresh Wadkar, Devki Pandit, Shekar Sen and Sadhana Sargam.
The remarkable series is available for MP3 download - click here to listen to free samples and download the Prarthana series of devotional songs online >