A beautiful Hanuman devotional aid from Sangita Yoga

Here’s a little something just in time for Hanuman Jayanthi.

Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga — which performed the sacred music at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence this year — has uploaded a track recorded at the Confluence. The song? (Is “song” the right word?) Jai Bolo Hanuman Ki, which he wrote just for the Confluence.

Here’s the link. The cost, by the way: Whatever you want to donate.

Here’s what Naren has to say about it:

I composed this kirtan especially for the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence as a tribute to the many Hanuman-bhaktas present there. The words are traditional verses that honor Sri Hanuman, the great devotee and servant of Ram, Lakshman, and Janaki (Sita).

In celebration of Hanuman Jayanti on April 25, 2013, Sangita Yoga is releasing this single on a donation basis.

My desire is to make this song available for everyone all over the world to download and sing along with joy and devotion to Hanuman, who is the embodiment of strength, wisdom, devotion and humility. If you wish to give a donation, it will directly support my sacred music and my mission at Sangita Yoga. Thank you and I hope this recording uplifts your mind and heart in praise of Sri Hanuman!

I remember when he led us through this song (and I’m pretty sure his sound engineer managed to drop the level on the mic that picked me up, so no fears in listening!), and it was one of those that — if you’re a Hanuman-bhakta — reminds you all the reasons why. (Alternately, you know what I mean if a devotional to your great guide plays — one to Ganesh, Siva, Krishna or Kali, for instance.) The feelings come. The goosebumps. The pulse quickening. The tears of happiness. The peace.

Naren, I believe, captures that all in this piece. Thanks to him for sharing it.

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