Shardul and Mandu perform a collection of relaxing and meditative compositions on the Celtic flute, erhu, harp and violin. Apart from one song ‘Sakura’ – which is originally a Japanese folk song, these songs are compositions of Sri Chinmoy. 

Shardul is from New Zealand, where he has been a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre for over 25 years; Shardul is an accomplished flautist and he has been playing a variety of flutes for many years. Austrian musician Mandu performs regularly on the erhu, harp or violin. These peaceful recordings include a rendition of “Ashar Mita Trishar Pita”, a song by Sri Chinmoy.  The  live performance was recorded on April 12th 2005 in New York.

Ashar Mita Trishar Pita

“O Friend of my hope,
O Father of my aspiration-thirst,
At Your Feet I shall lose
My days and nights
With my surrender-strength.”

– Sri Chinmoy

Another song called Japan is also a composition of Sri Chinmoy from December 5, 1978. The spiritual song is dedicated to the country of Japan:

Japan, Japan, Japan!
A soulful flower-garden.
Clearly you see,
Quickly you do.
Silence-ecstasy
Your property true.
Japan, Japan, Japan!
High Heaven’s hallowed Plan.

– Sri Chinmoy

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Artists: Shardul and Mandu
Name: Celtic flute, harp and ehru
Composer: Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 2005
Duration: 0:17:27
Tracks uploaded: Ashish Zubaty
Format: Advanced Audio Coding