Adarsha II – one hundred song-offerings

Last modified January 31, 2022

Adarsha Kelly of Glasgow, Scotland sings 100 songs of Sri Chinmoy acapella. Adarsha has been singing the songs of Sri Chinmoy for nearly 50 years. His wonderful, soulful voice captures the spiritual essence of Sri Chinmoy’s unique musical offering.

In April 2005, Sri Chinmoy had been speaking about knowing the advantages and disadvantages of knowing the meaning of his Bengali songs. Then he continued: “Among our disciple singers, I have already declared that our Adarsha from Scotland stands first. He is really the best singer. Among our singers, I declare that the best is Adarsha. Does Adarsha know the meaning of all my songs? No, no, no! But when he sings, he absolutely melts my heart. Even our World Harmony Run song — “Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run” — how soulfully he sings! This song is for enthusiasm, energy and dynamism. It is all dynamism, but how soulfully he sings it! When he sings my songs at Christmas time or here in New York, as soon as he starts singing, it melts my heart. Now, if we ask him what is the meaning of this word, what is the meaning of that word, he may not be able to say. But he has such a devoted feeling for the songs, and his soul’s identification with my songs is so powerful. There can be many, many qualities in one voice. Adarsha’s voice has tenderness, softness, soulfulness and power. Is he a Bengali scholar? Does he know anything about Bengali? No! But he sings so soulfully. …”

Sri Chinmoy, The temple and the shrine, Agni Press, 2013

The first set of one hundred songs are here.

Artist: Adarsha Kelly
Composer: Sri Chinmoy
Release Year: 2022
Tracks uploaded and published: Patanga
Format: mp3

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