Bodhi Bhajan

The Bodhi Bhajan Project is an initiative to revive the Nalanda Tradition in India, by promoting sanskrit liturgy, sutras and shastras set to Indian classical music.

Produced by WCCL Foundation and SI India under the direction of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, this project is an attempt at showcasing Indian Buddhist heritage in poetry and music. The project is inspired and initiated with the blessings of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Shantideva’s text – Bodhicharyavatara, Saraha’s Vajra Geeti and Dohas in hindi, Chanting names of Manjushri, and Heart Sutra are some of the tracks being offered.

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हे बुद्ध हे तथागत

Vocals: Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Djembe & Backing Vocals: Jaydeep Vaidya, Keyboard: Devendra Bhome, Violin: Anup Kulthe, Tabla: Ketan Pawar. Lyrics: traditional.

This was recorded live, under the Bodhi Tree in Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodhgaya.

In a previous life, when Buddha Shakyamuni was a Bodhisattva, He met Buddha Dipamkara. At that moment, Bodhisattva Shakyamuni made the following aspiration in the presence of Buddha Dipamkara

Heart Sutra

The profound Hriday Sutra (Heart Sutra)recited in Sanskrit by Chinmay Kolhatkar (Singer, Composer, Arranger) with Sound Design & Concept by Ms. Maneesha Abhay, Pune-based Kathak dancer and choreographer, who is developing choreographies based on Sutras and Stotras from Indian Buddhist Traditions.

Tadchittaratna Electronic

Vocals – Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Sound Design & Production – Mr. Ankit Uppal. Lyrics – Shantidev’s Bodhicharyavatara Ch. 2

The magical verses of Shantidev create a beautiful imagery of the Buddhas, the offerings that one can make and the confession of our ignorant actions.

Shataparamita Sutra

Vocals – Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Arrangements, Flute & Sound Design – Gandhaar Amin, Tabla – Mr. Charu Phadke. Composition – Traditional.

The Six Transcendental Perfections are – Generosity (Daana), Discipline (Sheel), Patience (Kshanti), Diligence (Virya), Meditation (Samadhi) & Wisdom (Prajna).

Shantidev Aspiration Hindi

Vocals: Jaydeep Vaidya, Backing Vocals: Namrata Mahabal, Tabla: Ketan Pawar, Keyboard: Devendra Bhome, Violin: Anup Kulthe, Lyrics: Shantidev, Hindi Translation: Suruchi Choksi.

Seven Branch Aarti

Vocals – Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Sitar, Tabla and Backing Vocals – Mr. Jaydeep Vaidya, Sound Recording – Mr. Devendra Bhome. Lyrics – select verses from Shantidev’s Bodhicharyavatara Ch. 2 & 3.

Description: The Seven Branch Prayer is one of the most popular prayers in Tibetan Buddhism. The Seven Branches are referring to the seven mental actions, intentions and aspirations that one makes daily in order to train the mind. The seven branches are: Prostrations, Offerings, Confessions, Rejoicing in other’s merit, Requesting Buddhas to kindle the light of Dharma, requesting Enlightened beings to remain in samsara for the sake of helping us, Dedicating our merit for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Refuge Bodhisattva Vow

Recorded live at Study of Mind Lecture Series, Pune. Vocals by Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Text & Editing by Raji Ramanan (Original version sung by Vidya Rao in Dharma Nada.

Manjushri Naam Sangeeti

Vocals – Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Backing Vocals & Arrangements – Mr. Jaydeep Vaidya. Lyrics – Shantidev’s Bodhicharyavatara.

Description: These are Sanskrit verses from Shantidev’s Bodhicharyavatara, a seminal 7th Century text from Nalanda University. The verses describe taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, taking a vow to achieve enlightenment not merely for oneself, but for the sake of liberating all sentient beings. Singing this daily is a good way to remind ourselves of the noble intent.

Ch 10 hindi dedication

Vocals – Ms. Namrata Mahabal, Traditional Arrangement, Lyrics: Shantidev (Chapter 10 of Bodhicharyavatara).

Description – Whatever merit is accrued from any positive deeds done, are also dedicated towards the liberation of all sentient beings. Helping to cultivate an attitude of selflessness.