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Healing Music: Kaleshwar Bhajans

Music for Heart & Soul

There is a rhythm in the soul and the heart of each of us – a rhythm that makes human nature. This rhythm connects us to the source of what we are; why we are here and where we go from here. A couplet in India says, “In the heart cave of the body, there is inner space and in that inner-space there is the vibrant thread of consciousness. It is the thread of consciousness that functions as the string of the sarira-vina (bodily instrument).” When we bring that vibration into harmony through sound, waves and vibrations, we experience the divine source within ourselves. Those who are able to bring this rhythm in music into the right vibrations can touch and transform people in their very depth. The internal structure of bhajans makes it possible to generate divine transformational energy; to send and receive it.

Singing divine songs (e.g. Kaleshwar Bhajans) can be a very powerful way for healing yourself and others. Sri Kaleshwar calls this path Sangitha Prakshalana, meaning the healing of the heart and soul through listening to divinely-inspired music.

Bhajanworkshop in Kassel, Germany
Bhajanworkshop in Kassel, Germany

Kaleshwar Bhajans follow internal laws that are considered in the Indian tradition for thousands of years in the composition of music. Swami once said:

„When you’re doing bhajans, first of all, your mind is getting peaceful. Energetically chanting and chanting, but the soul is very standard, is a solid rock. Whatever comes, it’s fine. Whatever your mind is singing, the songs, whatever it is, that is normal. After you did bhajans, when you are sleeping, the vibrations, without your notice, will release a lot of stress and pain that your soul is carrying; it will wash out.“

Holy words and their high vibration along with the melody and the rhythm let Kaleshwar Bhajans become true masterpieces which have an uplifting effect on body, mind, heart and soul. The singing of Kaleshwar Bhajans connects us with divine energy and allows the experience that we are all one. To merge with the cosmic energy – merge with God – is the goal of our soul. Kaleshwar Bhajan Singing is like a royal street there.

“Kaleshwar Bhajans have allowed us to experience a sublime connection to the cosmic energy and its wonder-full power. Bhajans have an unexpected capacity to transform people. They have made us happier, more authentic and relaxed, clearer and brighter. It has provided us the space for deeper devotion, honesty and a loving nature. And, bhajans have taught us to be present – in the here and now. Instead of filling our heads with the empty noise of random thoughts, we have joyful music! We believe that the chanting of Bhajans is a royal road to union with divinity.” – Gustav Vigneshwara and Sabeenamayi, Bhajan singers, musicians and teachers of Shiva Sai Mandir Music

Kaleshwar Bhajans Book by Sankirtanacharia (Gustav) Vigneshwara - ORDER HERE
Kaleshwar Bhajans Book by Sankirtanacharia (Gustav) Vigneshwara - ORDER HERE

Swami taught and refined traditional Bhajans in a special way. In 2006, he asked Sabeenamayi and Gustav Vigneshwara to train many people in this style of healing music. He said: “30 Bhajans are enough to punch the globe!” He meant that ‘30 Bhajans can change the world’ – they carry that much potential. We are discovering, layer by layer, this very truth. Sankirtana Charia Gustav Vigneshwara left his body on Dec 25, 2015. Today, many practitioners of Kaleshwar Bhajans share this energy with the world.

Bhajan Evenings in Your Area

DE-64683 Einhausen:

with Gieta, Petar & Jenny

Dates: Every last Friday of the Month, 7–9 p.m. MET Location: Swami’s House, Neuröder Weg 61, 64683 Einhausen
Dakshina: voluntary compensation to cover costs
Please register:

DE-34131 Kassel:

with Barbara

Dates: Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the Month, 7–9 p.m. MET Location: Erwin & Beate Schiele, Lindenstraße 9, 34131 Kassel
Dakshina: voluntary compensation to cover costs
Please register:

DE-64807 Dieburg:

with Gieta & Petar

Termine: Every Thursday, 6.30–8 p.m. MET
Location: Address upon registration
Dakshina: voluntary compensation to cover costs
Please register:

DE-86733 Rudelstetten:

with Elke, Helen & Jenny

Dates: Every 1st Tuesday of the Month, 7–9 p.m. MET
Location: Community Center, St. Ulrichs Straße 19, 86733 Rudelstetten
Dakshina: voluntary compensation to cover costs
Please register:

DE-17033 Neubrandenburg:

with Kaleshwar Group Neubrandenburg

Dates: TBA
Ort: Wiekhaus 46, Neubrandenburg
Dakshina: voluntary compensation to cover costs
Contact & Information: Maren & Guenter,

DE-17219 Rumpshagen:

mit Shanti

Dates: Please contact Shanti
Ort: Seminar Center KORUM, 17219 Rumpshagen
Dakshina: 15,- €
Contact & Information: Shanti Martina Rauch, +49 173 8257 144,

Akhanda Bhajans – A Night of Singing

We sing bhajans, kirtans and mantras by candlelight until sunrise. In India this is called Akhanda Bhajans – traditionally they are sung for 24 hours at a time or even longer. Also, back in India our spiritual teacher Sri Kaleshwar would occasionally ask us to sing all night long. He said we could “calm down” Mother Divine – Her nature (conflict, earthquake, etc.) – by chanting bhajans and mantras all night. This can actually be experienced directly on the inner level. After a night of chanting sacred mantras, kirtans and bhajans, your heart is wide open, your mind is peaceful and your thoughts are calm. And where if not there does peace begin?

Next Event: TBA

Free of charge.

Why We Love Bhajans

Before I come to start any program I have the people sing a song like Om Nama Shivaya. When they keep on singing and listening, their mind comes in one certain frequency and everything settles down. It brings a huge relief. Then when you bring the energy higher easily they can understand. If I start immediately without doing the bhajans, it takes a huge energy for everyone to understand. And every night it’s important to gather everyone together to sing the bhajans.

Sri Kaleshwar

During Sri Kaleshwar’s lifetime, bhajan singing was an integral part of the ashram residents. No matter how exhausting the day may have been, every evening we all came together in the Mandir, at the feet of the Shirdi Sai Baba Murti and sang bhajans. Peace entered the mind and emotions and burdens dissolved into pleasure. After an hour of “singing love songs to God” and an Arathi (a light ritual) back in your own room, you will sleep particularly well!

Kaleshwar Bhajans Book von Sankirtanacharia (Gustav) Vigneshwara -- BESTELLEN
Kaleshwar Bhajans Book von Sankirtanacharia (Gustav) Vigneshwara -- BESTELLEN

Das Dharma unseres lieben Freundes, Bruders und Lehrers Sankirtanacharia Gustav Vigneshwara, der an Weihnachten 2015 seinen physischen Körper verlassen hat, war, Gottes Energie durch Musik erfahrbar zu machen – insbesondere durch die Bhajans. Durch seine Stimme wurden viele Herzen geheilt und viele Menschen haben sich durch seine Musik im wahrsten Sinne “in das Göttliche verliebt”. In seinem Buch über Kaleshwar Bhajans, das er auf Wunsch von Sri Kaleshwar schrieb, beschreibt er den Segen, der im Bhajansingen verborgen liegt, wie folgt:

The Dharma of our dear friend, brother and teacher Sankirtanacharia Gustav Vigneshwara, who left his physical body at Christmas 2015, was to make God’s energy perceiveble through music – especially through the bhajans. Many hearts have been healed through his voice and many people have literally “fallen in love with the divine” through his music. In his book on Kaleshwar Bhajans, which he wrote at the request of Sri Kaleshwar, he describes the blessings hidden in bhajans chanting as follows:

“In the Indian tradition, bhajans are sung by anybody who wants to sing. You don’t have to be a great singer. It’s normal to express devotion to God in his forms in small or large gatherings.. The leaders of the bhajans have an important role in that setting. They are opening their hearts to invite the cosmic energy. That cosmic energy is generated through the vibration of the words and sounds, and it flows most powerfully to everyone who is gathered. Through their dedication, their humility, their unique fragrance, and through their beautiful way of singing to God, the lead singers inspire and open the hearts of all the other people to sing along. Whether or not a bhajan succeeds, depends to a great extent on the skills of the person who leads.

If you sing bhajans, you can experience pure love. Bhajans can make you happy. They can help you to express your personal relationship to the Divine and share what is important to you. Bhajans can open up the space within you to express your happiness, your joy and your gratitude. Bhajans also allow you to talk about your loneliness, your desire for receiving true love and can help you to express the aching of your soul. Through bhajans, you can experience a connection to the cosmic energy and its power.

If you worship the Divine with an open heart, with the feeling of appreciation, gratitude, humbleness, acceptance, trust and happiness, than you experience bhakti. Bhakti always creates happiness within you. Bhakti strengthens selflessness. It creates protection circles around you and lifts up the energy of your body, heart, and soul. It calms the mind. Bhakti is like falling in love with the Divine. You catch yourself thinking constantly on the form of the Divine you feel most connected to. You want to be close to the Divine at all times, and you want to communicate and share everything that is dear to you. You miss it when you don’t feel the same connection of love and affection as alive and strong as possible. Pure bhakti is a state of bliss.

Devotional singing, the practice of singing bhajans, is one of easiest paths to develop bhakti. When we express our love for God through singing, the heart automatically opens. It feels very natural to express our love through singing. The magnetism of the Divine is working without our notice. That is the major reason why singing bhajans brings happiness in our lives.”

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