By Felix Maria Woschek.
One of the best-known and most frequently sung of all mantras, the Gayatri mantra is a hymn to the Light of God in the form of the Sun. It is used for inner purification, and Woschek’s version supports this use. Gayatri – Prayer to the Rising Sun is deeply meditative, featuring delicate, enchanting vocals against a backdrop of interesting instrumentation including tampura, didgeridoo, sarod and singing bowls. This is ideally suitable for an hour of meditation. Devotees of mantra singing will be most enthusiastic, but so also will all those be who want to be transformed into a meditative state with the aid of music.
May the external world, the world of my senses be purified. May the internal world, the world of my spirit be purified. May the subtle world, the world of my soul be purified. Praise be to the great spirit that enlightens my inner being and all the world. Let me meditate upon Your divine light and effulgence until my limited consciousness becomes one with you.
There are three times of the day when it is best to recite the Gayatri Mantra: sunrise, noon and sunset. It is also very good to chant the mantra while taking a shower and before eating. This will clean all your three bodies and your food from every negative vibration and protect yourself through raising your energy level.
Felix Maria Woschek: vocals, flute, tambura, keyboard, singing bowls;
Jens Egert: sarod.
Audio CD. 62 mins.