Sri Chinmoy Centre – Music Groups

Female instrumental groups

Agnikana’s Group

A female vocal and instrumental group from Central Europe, Agnikana’s group have a very soulful, ethereal sound that is very popular with concert audiences. listen »


Mountain Silence

Mountain Silence are a female group of musicians from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Among their notable albums is a recording of Sri Chinmoy’s songs dedicated to the Christ; they have also played at many churches across Europe. listen »



Shindu was founded by Udasina Hansford from Bristol, England, and currently contains members from across the world. Their music is very soft and soothing, arranged with harmonium, violin, flute and glockenspiel. listen »

Large Orchestras

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Gandharva Loka Orchestra

Gandharva Loka Orchestra are an ensemble of around 100 musicians and singers. They have played during many Songs of the Soul Concerts around the world, including to a televised audience of 5 million in Dhaka, Bangladesh. listen »

Male instrumental groups



Vocals and instrumentals from the UK and Ireland. As well as four albums, they have also produced a very popular recording of meditation mantras for beginners. listen »

Arthada & Friends

Founded in 1992 by Arthada Platzgummer from Vienna and including members from Austria, this group arrange Sri Chinmoy’s music on a variety of Eastern and Western instruments performed in 18 European countries. listen »

Japaka Orchestra

Japaka Orchestra consist of musicians from Czech Republic and Slovakia. Their interpretations of Sri Chinmoy’s music is dynamic, energising and joyful. listen »


Pavaka Ensemble

The Pavaka Ensemble is a Montreal-based vocal and instrumental group that has been performing since 1995 in Canada, the US, Europe and Russia. The melodies are arranged by Pavaka Ritchot on guitar, usually giving the songs a more Western flair. listen »

New Groups

Sangit Surabhi

Sangit Surabhi is an all-female vocal and instrumental ensemble founded in 2007 based in Ottawa, Canada. They employ a range of instruments such as Celtic harp, flute, guitar and Indian tabla. listen »

Sangit-Tarangini-200 Sangit Tarangini Sangit Tarangini is an international music group created by Spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy in the year 2003, when he gave it the name “Sangit Tarangini”, which means “sound ripples”. The group is a combination of musicians from different musical styles, including Jazz, Salsa, Devotional and Symphonic. listen »

Page content last updated March 2011