Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aradhna

The rhythmic reverberations of the citar and water dropping drums have been the background noise of this month. My mom is training to become a holy yoga instructor for children and in doing so has been resourced with some amazing music. Aradhna is by far one of my new favorite groups. The harmonies and subtle joy that builds in each song pours into you. Folks who come over when I am playing it immediately start to relax and some who are really in tune will ask "What are they saying?"

Those few know these are worship songs. Aradhna takes lots of ancient poetry glorifying God and puts it to pulsating music. The Sanskrit poems are praising the creator of the cosmos and even though I don't speak the language, my soul dances inside at the sound of my creators name. I love moments like that where you just know in your spirit that something is good, Old Testament good. 

Yesterday, my mom sent me this video of Adradhna. They are playing a song that they will eventually sing in English. It is the Lord's Prayer. Their music is a blessing. This blessing is one I would like to share with you. I hope you refuel as I have with this amazing group.