DEVA, the new release from Deva Premal, is a calling – beyond the chattering mind, the heaviness of the heart and the numerous distractions of life, into a place of refuge and conscious relaxation.
The album opens and closes with a spell-binding long form version of Deva’s beloved Gayatri Mantra – the Seven Chakra Gayatri illuminates and harmonizes the seven chakras and blesses the seven realms, from the earth plane to the abode of supreme truth – a deeply relaxing mantra sound-bath for body, mind & spirit, ideal for meditation & slow yoga flows.
On the journey in-between, Deva’s golden voice, carries the listener through a light-filled sequence of chants including: Sarva Mangala, celebrating the Sacred Feminine; Prabujee, composed by Ravi Shankar and featuring his daughter Anouska Shankar on sitar, this is a prayer to Prabhuji – my sweet lord; Buddham Sharanam, the classic prayer from the Buddhist tradition offering a deeply meditative moment to bow down in gratitude to our teachers, community and inner practice of meditation; Mahamantra, chanted all over the world exalting the sweetness and pure love of Krishna and Radha – the melody came to Deva from Manose’s aunt in Nepal where he chanted this as a child; and Vakratunda Mahakaya, an invocation to Lord Ganesha, the Revealer of Possibilities, the Remover of Obstacles.
The mantras are embedded inside a musical landscape created by producer Joby Baker‘s sensual groove based instrumentation, with soaring flights from bansuri maestro Manose, plus an original composition from Deva for the Seven Chakra Gayatri.
DEVA closes with a return to the Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra, which asks for the enlightenment of all beings – a sound healing for us all, leading us deeper and deeper into a space of inner peace and transformation.
(Liner notes for DEVA including mantras & translations available here.)
DEVA: WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Christiane Northrup, MD (NY Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Goddesses Never Age): “DEVA is a beautiful musical offering to the world which simultaneously uplifts, delights, and heals.”
Shiva Rea, MA (Yogini & World-Renowned Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher): “Another sacred treasure, filled with mantras vibrating essence. Deva Premal’s offerings change the world, as the sound track of our lives – an immersion in her transforming love. Sonic healing at the highest.”
Sharon Gannon (Founder JivaMukti Yoga): “Deva Premal’s new musical offering, DEVA, is a sublime, transcendent masterpiece!”
Gurmukh (Co-founder & Director of Golden Bridge Nite Moon): “Meditating deeply with Deva Premal’s album is so easy. I can sit and listen to her whole album, continuing to go ever more deeply inward. May thousands of souls, upon sitting in meditation with these mantras, experience the depths of their consciousness. This is the most beautiful album Deva Premal has ever recorded.”
Jai Uttal (Grammy nominated kirtan artist): “DEVA is sooooooo beautiful. It’s the perfect spiritual medicine for my heart and for the heart of the world at this moment in eternity. Thank you!!!”
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD (Cell biologist & best-selling author of The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution [with Steve Bhaerman] and The Honeymoon Effect): “DEVA’s soul-soothing tracks provide an antidote to today’s high-stress world, offering an inner journey of healing and transformation. This beautiful compilation of serene ‘soundscapes’ by Deva Premal is a powerful prescription for joy whose side effects include enhanced health and an opportunity to ignite your passion for life.”