Peace Prayer - Single

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In its first week of release, Ragani's Peace Prayer hit #18 in US iTunes World Music Charts, and hit #1 in Top World Music Songs at CD Baby, the largest online distributor of independent music.

Peace Prayer (Seeing All the World as Divine) Featuring Mr. Logek (rap artist) - SINGLE RELEASE (Mantra Beat series)


This Sanskrit universal peace prayer is offered for world peace and well-being of all. Praying for others, we can serve and uplift our entire humanity, invoking the spirit of peace and harmony throughout the world.

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Composition, Recording & Production: Ragani
Vocals: Ragani
Vocals (Rap): Mr. Logek
Electric Guitar: David Vartanian
Lyrics: Traditional (Sanskrit) and Ragani (English)
Production Consultants: Kaita Bliffert, Chris Spheeris, Dale Buegel
Mix Consultants: David Vartanian, Mr. Logek, Brad Hicks, Michael Kashou
Mastering: Vince Constantino
Cover Photography: Dale Buegel
Cover Lotus Photography: Andreas Krappweis
Artwork & Design: Ragani

Release date: 08/21/13
Publisher: Ragani 2013
Label: Wellness Matters, LLC

© 2013 Ragani (formerly Prosperity Matters, LLC). The copyright in this recording is owned by Prosperity Matters, LLC (publisher) and Wellness Matters, LLC (sound recording). All arrangements and original compositions are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. (ASCAP) Please visit www.RaganiWorld.com (Official Website) for more information.


Vishnu 360 - Single

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The second of Ragani’s Mantra Beat collection, Vishnu 360 is released in honor of Vishnu, the All-Pervading One, the one who supports, sustains, and preserves the entire universe. This song contains the powerful Vishnu Gayatri (or Narayan Gayatri) from the Maha Narayan Upanishad: Om narayanaya vidmahe vasudevaya dhimahi tanno vishnuh pracodayat . It can be used to develop sustaining power, and it is the love that sustains the universe. “Narayanaya” is Vishnu, the Lord of life; “vidmahe” tells us to hold this devotion in our hearts; “Vasudevaya” is the Supreme Divine One within; dhimahi” is to meditate (on Vasudevaya). And thus through this meditation and devotion, “tanno vishnuh pracodayat”, this Supreme Divine One will enlighten us. The “360” in the song title is used to indicate Vishnu's all-pervasive governance, one that is 360 degrees, as Vishnu has the power to know all beings simultaneously. Vishnu has the capacity to make possible the impossible. When imbalance occurs in our world, Vishnu is said to descend as an incarnation to earth, to bring dharma, or righteousness, back to the social and cosmic order. Six of his incarnations are named in this song: Narasingha (4th), Vamana (5th), Parasurama (6th), Rama (7th), Krishna (8th), Buddha (9th). It is believed that ten well-known incarnations of Vishnu will occur, nine of which have already taken place. The tenth is yet to come.

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Composition, Recording & Production: Ragani
Vocals: Ragani
Sanskrit Consultant: Stoma Parker
Mix Consultant: Dale Buegel
Mastering: David Vartanian at DV Productions
Cover Photography [Ragani]: Dale Buegel
Lotus Photography [cover]: Andreas Krappweis
Layout & Design: Ragani

Release date: 04/04/12
Publisher: Ragani 2012
Label: Wellness Matters, LLC


© 2012 Ragani (formerly Prosperity Matters, LLC). The copyright in this recording is owned by Prosperity Matters, LLC (publisher) and Wellness Matters, LLC (sound recording). All arrangements and original compositions are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. (ASCAP) Please visit www.RaganiWorld.com (Official Website) for more information.


Love Holds Everything - Single

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Ragani's Love Holds Everything hit #24 in US iTunes World Music Charts, and held #1 for two weeks in both Top World Songs and Top Vocal Songs on CDBaby, the largest online distributor of independent music.

Single Release (Mantra Beat series): The first of Ragani’s mantra beat collection, Love Holds Everything is released as a tribute to and celebration of the Buddha. The lyrics feature the words of the Buddha to his monks as he was preparing to leave the body; he instructed them to live: "bahu jana sukhaya, bahu jana hitaya” (“for the bliss of the many, for the welfare of the many”). [story courtesy of Stoma Parker] The word Sunandanaya suggests that we consider “delightful wise conduct” in our lives, as our offering to the greater humanity. May we all Turn the World to Love®!

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"...As he was preparing to leave the body, Buddha's instructions to his monks were to take responsibility for their own liberation and to live: 'bahu jana sukhaya, bahu jana hitaya', for the bliss of the many, for the welfare of the many." [courtesy of Stoma Parker]


Composition, Recording & Production: Ragani
Vocals: Ragani
Saz: Recorded & produced by Shriek Music (London, UK)
www.shriek-music.com
Sanskrit Consultant: Stoma Parker
Production Consultant: Dale Buegel
Mix Consultant: Kaita Bliffert
Mastering: David Vartanian at DV Productions (Milwaukee, WI)
Cover Photography: Dale Buegel
Artwork & Design: Ragani

My heartfelt gratitude always to Sri Swami Rama; to mystic and dear friend Dr. Dale Buegel; to my dear family; to Shriek Music for their beautiful Saz recording; and to David Vartanian for his golden guidance and generosity.

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Release date: 01/01/11
Publisher: Ragani (formerly Prosperity Matters, LLC) 2006
Label: Wellness Matters, LLC


Ancient Spirit - CD

track 1: Prayer of Harmony 3:54
track 2: Jaya Ganesha 12:35
track 3: Hare Krishna Govinda 14:07
track 4: Durga Durga 17:42
track 5: Sri Krishna 13:14
track 6: Krishna Govinda_14:12

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Ancient Spirit (Kirtan Café, Vol. II) captures listeners with its full-length, richly woven kirtan/yoga chant recordings. From the producers of the largest independent and ongoing kirtan scene in the US, this kirtan CD offers beautiful vocals, a sea of chanters, and rich world instrumentation that bring to life the mantras of India. This CD features percussion masters, Girish Gambhira and Tim Maher, along with a powerful entourage of Kirtan with Ragani musicians and chorus. Following their award-winning debut album (Best of Both Worlds), and based upon the sacred kirtan chants of India, Ancient Spirit is being released for the 10th mahasamadhi anniversary Swami Rama of the Himalayas, whose memory continues to live in the hearts of us all.

"Though it involves music, the ancient practice of kirtan is not about musical ability or training, it is about the heart. These ancient mantras from India contain powerful renewing and transformational energies that serve to reconnect us to the Eternal Being that lies within us all. Kirtan has an organizing effect on the mind and body, and it offers a means of finding our way back to the core of our being, to our heart, and to the divine."
- from CD brochure

Release date: 08/14/06
Publisher: Ragani (formerly Prosperity Matters, LLC) 2006
Label: Wellness Matters, LLC

This CD was sponsored in part by MargaretAnn's Place, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the distinctive needs of grieving children. They are one of over 300 centers for grieving children nationwide, and the first of its kind established in the state of Wisconsin.

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Om Mani Padme Om - Single

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A limited edition of hard copy single release collector CD's are available for a limited time at Ragani's live kirtan events.

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Om Mani Padme Om

The Sanskrit word "Om" or "Aum" is the sacred vibration of the universe. "Mani" refers to "jewel" and the Sanskrit word "Padme" refers to "lotus". This sacred chant reflects the awakening of the soul to absolute awareness of the Universal Self within us all. This Sanskrit chant is commonly used by Buddhists/Tibetans.

Composition, Recording & Production: Ragani
Lead Vocals:
Ragani
Bass: Michael Kashou
Electric Guitar: Terry Vittone
Percussion: Tim Maher (djembe), Girish Gambhira (tabla)
Harmonium: Ragani
Backup Singers: Mary Ann Morrissey, Holly Haebig, Rebecca Orsage Gray, The Reverend Chez Bliff (Fred Bliffert), David John Odland, Tim Maher, Dale Buegel, Liz McIntyre, Patty Holman, Dena G. Aronson, Laura Wall, Alanna Briski, Nancy A. Siker, Jodi Polacheck, Barbara Koehler, Charlie Koenen, Trish Miller
Mix Consultants: David Vartanian, Dale Buegel
Mastering: David Vartanian at DV Productions
Lyrics: Traditional (Sanskrit)
Cover Photography: Ragani
Cover Artwork & Design: Ragani

Release date: 02/07/06
Publisher: Ragani (formerly Prosperity Matters, LLC) 2002
Label: Wellness Matters, LLC


Best of Both Worlds - CD

track 1: Akhanda Prayer 3:15
track 2: Ganapati 12:33
track 3: Om Mata 15:20
track 4: Shiva Hara 12:15
track 5: Sita Ram 13:10
track 6: Rama Rama 15:30

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Best of Both Worlds (Kirtan Cafe Vol I), an award-winning kirtan (yoga chant) CD, features world instruments in rhythm and sound. Based upon the traditional call-response style of kirtan, this album will transform any space into sacred ground. Great for road trips and transformation activities, as well as for rejuvenative and restorative yoga routines. This album's featured artist is the multi-talented fretless bass artist, Michael Kashou (from Garbage's platinum debut CD), who anchors the yoga chants with his phenomenal bass playing and adds delightful textures to songs with the rhythms of his riqq and Arabic tabla. With its large chorus of local Milwaukeeans, Best of Both Worlds was released as a tribute to her teacher, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, whose memory continues to live in the hearts of us all.

Release date: 03/29/03
Publisher: Ragani (formerly Prosperity Matters, LLC) 2003
Label: Wellness Matters, LLC

"the soundtrack for your spiritual life"
-Linda Johnsen, M.S.
(author and Contributing Editor, Yoga International)


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