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« on: May 23, 2008, 06:57:27 PM »

Has anyone heard of Aradhna? It's Christian music sung in Hindi. There is some interesting terminology in the lyrics, like "Guru Yeshu" and a certain hindi word for "man-God". I think the guys in the band are/were evangelical missionaries in south Asia and India. They are pretty good.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 07:31:58 PM »

Samkin, I just listened to the group on youtube and really enjoyed them! I loved how they were true to Hindu culture-what a great and respectful way to reach out to people! Thanks for the recommendation!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 08:37:46 PM »

मुझको हिंदी पसंद है।
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 08:47:58 PM »

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for recommending them.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 09:34:20 PM »

Beautiful! I hope the lyrics aren't anything heretical, because I really love the music!
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 03:16:58 PM »

thelyrics and the translated lyrics to "Jaya Dev" (from their site):

Upachita-chirachin-mukurita pratibimbita
You, who are the blossoming of abundant, eternal knowledge, the reflected one
Brahma-paraatpara-roopa
Form of the infinite, highest of the high
Kanaka-kumaari-baalaka bhava-chaalaka
You, who are the child of the golden virgin, yet ruler of the universe
Nirguna-gunaabhiraama, Nirguna-gunaabhiraama
Full of delightful qualities yet beyond comprehension

Jaya Deva, Jaya Deva, Narahari, Narahari
Victory to God, Victory to God, the man-God
 
Pandita-mandala-mandana bhaya-khandana
You, who are the radiant gem in the assembly of the pandits, destroying fear
Dandita-bhandana-bhoota
With a rod of rebuke, driving out the evil spirit
Aadhi-vyaadhi-vitaadana  para-sevana
You, who dispel cares and destroy diseases, serving others,
Paavana-lilaa-khela, paavana-lilaa-khela, paavana-lilaa-khela
All your works shining with holiness
 
Vinivedita-nija-vedana bali-jeewana
You, who have offered yourself to suffer agony and dishonor,
  the sacrifice of your life
Krita-kilbisha-visha-naasha
Destroying the poison of evil within
 
Lalita-dayita-hrid-ranjana nayana-anjana
Desired one, beloved, delight of the heart, soothing ointment for straining eyes
Sudalita kaala-karaala, kaala-karaala, kaala-karaala
Victorious crusher of fierce death!
 
Narahari was introduced as a title for Christ by Brahmabandhab Upadhyay (1861-1907) in 1901.  The title first appeared in a Sanskrit stotra by Upadhyay, where he describes how God reveals his love to us by becoming fully human while at the same time remaining independent and free of his creation.  Upadhyay was always searching for words that sprung from the soil of India that could be used to describe various aspects of God's nature. Nara-hari means, "man-God." For more information on Upadhyay, read Julius Lipner's, "Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: The Life and Thought of a Revolutionary."
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 12:28:06 AM »

Has anyone ever heard chants of the "Mar Thoma" Orthodox Church of South India?

Are they anything like the other kinds of Indian music that I've heard?
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