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‘NIRVANA’- SPIRITUAL BLISS’ ...
   
 
Anuradha Pal's Nirvana album available for digital download on iTunes , Amazon , Artist Aloud , Hungama, Airtel Wynk, Spotify, 7digital, Vodafone Re. 1 store, Reliance all@1 store, Aircel pocket Store & Airtel super store & all other major music stores around the world.
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Nirvana is a state of perfect peace and happiness, like heaven. A liberated soul is said to have attained its true and pristine nature of boundless bliss, infinite knowledge and limitless perception. Such a soul is called siddha or paramatman and considered as supreme soul or God.

Nirvana is a term used in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Nirvana is the highest state that someone can attain, a state of enlightenment, when the flames of greed, aversion, and delusion are extinguished and a person's individual desires and suffering go away.. thus liberating the soul from the Karmic bondage. The terms Moksha and Nirvana are often used interchangeably in Vedic culture & the Jain texts. Jains celebrate Diwali as the day Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana.

Featured on this album is the first-ever musical journey from the Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagwad Geeta & Gyaneshwari, leading us from darkness to light, to an amazing state of nirvana.. Using a superb combination of popular Shlokas & some rare compositions sung in various ragas, by well-known Vocalists Shubhada Paradkar & Ram Despandhe, along with Flute Virtuoso Rakesh Chaurasia & Veena Vidwan Narayan Mani, Anuradha Pal express the various facets of life, through sparkling rhythmic patterns & a rousing combination of Tabla, Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam, recharging the listener.

   
“Raaga, taal composition are sculpted with the sounds of peace more than quietude and chant, Anuradha Pal opens the vistas of a journey that end in a vision of shantI” – Cafe mumbai.com, Dec 2000
   
“It is an eminently hearable anthology of Hindu devotional and metaphysical poetry. The music transcends rhetoric.”
- India Today magazine, Jan ’01.
   
“Tabla player Anuradha Pal tries a different beat on the album’Nirvana’, by playing and composing spiritual music. By interfusing the recitation of shlokas with classical based music and strong percussion, she creates something that will lend an easy and peaceful feeling. It is an ideal cassette to start the day with”.
Midday Newspaper- Feb 2001.
   
“The music has a sense of direction & definiteness about it. The way the music unfolds makes it sound like a raga mala or a string of ragas. The album is innovative and has an appeal even for those who are not fully into classical music. Exciting!!! - A. V Max Magazine- June 2001.
   
“The concept, music & direction is by Tabla maestro & music composer Anuradha Pal & is yet another Shanti experience, more traditional and rooted in Indian music and certainly more philosophically profound. Shlokas from the Upanishad, Bhagwat Geeta, dohas from Sant Gyaneshwar and Meerabai’s bhajans are very beautifully interspersed with appropriate ragas to creat varied moods from meditative to joyous. Vocals by Shubhada Paradkar oozing with energy and vitality, very typically of the Gwalior Gharana and Ram Despande are worth listening too. A must buy for those in search of peace.” - Raga to Rock Magazine’01.
   
Anuradha Pal attempts to open out an all-encompassing musical idea in this album, diverse and pointed in its multiple references to purush, prakriti, the seasons, the day-night cycle, the elements and nature, to devotional literature & the sanskrit language. It is an evocation of all that is classical, stable, and perennial in music and word. The journey through the metaphors of peace or Shanti brings the listener close to the epic texts and indeed to an overall chant about life based on raaga colours. The rhythms and tunes seem to sprout quietly and then grow into a feisty demonstration of raaga and traditional compositions. Intermingling the genres of music, as bhajan and khayal and orchestrating scales, this CD is primarily a devotion to sound and the maati (the earth) from which it emerges-
- Cafémumbai.com, Dec 2000.
   
 
Concept of ‘Nirvana’:
The album gives a never done before bird’s eye view of the spiritual essence of India. Here the composer, Anuradha Pal takes us on musical journey interweaving Sanskrit shlokas with different ragas journeying the passage of life from Creation to Moksha creating moods from meditative to invigorating, from sombre to joyous. This album goes beyond religion, community and country to help us connect to ourselves, to that inner GOD, to find inner peace and fulfillment...
   
This album has been very well researched and put together using material from the Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagwad Geeta, Gyaneshwari Dohas, Bhajans amongst others. Most albums released in the market concentrate on devotion towards a particular God or religion but this goes beyond to embrace a wide spectrum of world music listeners who are looking for spiritual and meditative peace…
   
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