Welcome to the celestial realm of Jai Ma Music, where music is God's voice and lyrics are the Universal Mother's Wisdom. Jai Ma Musicâ€™s extensive and multifaceted collection encompasses chanting, Hindu and Western devotional songs, Divine Mother poetry and instrumental albums, reverently offering the sacred sounds of East and West.
ABOUT SHAKTI BHAJANS
I have listened to Shakti Bhajans every day for the past three months. -- M.J., Maine
Shakti Bhajans mysteriously arrived in my mail box. Once I played it, I stopped listening to anything else for the next year. It brought the sweetest devotion into my daily routine and inspired my spiritual studies. And now, to find out that you have so many more chanting and bhajan albums--well, there are not adequate words to express my anticipation. -- L.A.G., Oregon
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT BABAJI BOB KINDLER AND JAI MA MUSIC
After listening to literally dozens of CDs from devotees living in the U.S., I have finally found a Westerner who can bridge the gap between East and West while keeping the music and lyrics authentic. Babajiâ€™s music and spirituality are both authentic and profound. -- Ma Chetan Jyoti, Rishikesh, India
If you have not yet heard Babaji Bob Kindler and his group Jai Ma Music, you are in for a rare and genuinely mystical musical experience. Kindler sings Indian bhajans of sublime beauty and meaning. His warm baritone interpretations are mesmerizing and alive with feeling, saturated as they are with the true essence of the musicâ€™s power and wisdom. This is very, very special music to meditate to, evoking a pure and ancient vibration. --New Age Retailer
The best-kept secret in the genre of Indian devotional music -- of chanting, kirtan, bhajan, and stotram -- is undoubtably Babaji Bob Kindler and Jai Ma Music. Unbeknownst to most of todayâ€™s chanting enthusiasts, Babaji pioneered this transformational realm of sacred sound in the U.S., opening up the doors to temples, ashrams, churches, and other centers back in the early 80's, and thus paving the way for contemporary artists. The exquisite albums he created over three decades were never mass produced or mass marketed, being available only during concerts, via mail order and a few small spiritual bookstores. Expressing the powerful wisdom and devotion contained in these albums and offering all his musical talents at the Divine Motherâ€™s Feet was Babajiâ€™s primary concern. Thus, almost completely away from the publicâ€™s gaze, Jai Ma Musicâ€™s precious treasure quietly increased to 17 inspiring vocal albums and 7 instrumental albums of palpable spiritual purity and world class musicianship.
BABAJI BOB KINDLER: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Babaji Bob Kindler entered the realm of sacred sound at the tender age of 11, in Portland, Oregon. By his late teens he was awarded scholarships to Tangelwood and studied under contemporary masters of cello, composition, and orchestra. Joining the Honolulu Symphony in 1970, he developed unique styles of playing the guitar and autoharp while learning to blend cello into diverse musical forms.
Simultaneous with his move to Hawaii, Babaji began an intensive study of Indian and Buddhist Philosophy and engaged in yogic practices, later taking initiation into the Ramakrishna Order. This triple immersion in the sacred disciplines of music, philosophical enquiry, and meditative practices began to fructify in the late 1970's and early 1980's with the creation of his first albums, Mysteryâ€™s Child and Wingspan, and the exquisite Music from the Matrix series. Inspired by the great modern day saint, Sri Ramakrishna, and by his meetings with contemporary spiritual teachers, he founded Jai Ma Music in 1982 as a vehicle for expressing the creative power flowing from Absolute Reality. Babaji has been successful in integrating Eastern and Western culture with the sacred artforms of music, dance, and poetry.
Pioneering what has since become a popular genre of music, Jai Ma Music quickly became an effective creative tool and focal point for a unique set of albums using the chanting of the sacred and powerful Holy Names set in a musical firmament of Eastern and Western instruments. This musical expression, synthesized with sacred dance, poetry, and scripture, soon created a demand for tours and concerts. Jai Ma Music performed for temples, new age centers, ashrams, schools, professional groups, and major concert promotions in the south Pacific and U.S. mainland.
Babaji and Jai Ma Music has since produced fifteen bhajan and chanting albums of exceptional beauty and inspiration in a style that is unmatched to this day, fusing the original Sanskrit and other Indian languages with heart-melting English translations woven into the music.
In the early 1990's Babajiâ€™s spiritual ministry through Jai Ma Music led to the founding of the independent Sarada Ramakrishna Vivekananda Associations of Oregon, San Francisco and Hawaii. Babaji now devotes his time to teaching and writing, while continuing to produce instrumental and bhajan albums. The newest album, devoted to Sri Krishna, Gita Govinda Mala, was released in 2005. www.srv.org
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1. Bhagavati Durga Devi
2. Ramprasad Poem #215
3. Narayani Namostute
4. Kamalakanta Poem
5. Mahakali Devi
6. Ramprasad Poem #21
7. Kali Durge Namo Nama
8. Ramprasad Poem #159
9. Durga Ma, Kali Ma
10. Ramprasad Poem #9
11. Jaya Jagadambe