Namaskar to all devotees of Bhagavan Sri Gurudattatreya and Sri Vasudevananda Saraswathi Swamy Maharaj. My English and Hindi , both are not good. But still, I want to share some great things to you here today in Vasudeva Niwas in Pune.
I’m a South Indian Classical Musician from a village called Honagodu, Sagar Taluk in Shimoga District of Karnataka.
My village is 300 Kilo Meters from Karnataka Capital Bangalore. I have graduated in BBM, MBA (HR) and M.Music. I Directed Music for more than 50 albums in different lanuages of South India which includes some movies and tv serial title songs.
In 2007 Sri Aadi Shankaracharya’s Soundaryalahari Shlokas in my vocals got released and became super hit in Audio Industry. It was telecasted in lead Kannada Channels also as back vocal for several divine related programmes. By listening to these Soundaryalahari Shlokas, one Big astrologer and devotee of Bhagavan Sri Gurudattatreya contacted me in telephone and one day he came to my village home. He is a Bramhachaari and his name is Sreedhara Samartha. He is from Chitradurga, Karnataka. He gave me one big book which contained Sanskrit Shlokas of Sri Gurucharitra , written by Sri Vasudevananda Saraswathi Tembe Swamy Maharaj. And he told me to record it in my voice in my home small studio.
He was not in talking in the commercial sense and I was talking in the divine sense regarding this big project.
At the same time he told me that this project was started by so many devotees, but not yet finished by anyone. All failed and no one in the world sung and released this as an audio album. I don’t know what divine thought filled me with confidence, suddenly without thinking I told him
“I will do this successfully, don’t worry”.
This is not my greatness, but the hidden divine powers of Bhagavan Sri Gurudattatreya.
That God only said through my mouth, and I’m nothing but just an ordinary musician.
From 2010 to 2013, by spending 2400 hours I finished recording successfully. I was only recording it in my home studio.
I was only the sound engineer, the Vocalist and the editor. I sent it to Sanskrit Vidwans for proof corrections, and was editing the corrected parts myself.
So final copy was prepared within 28 hours 8 minutes and 38 seconds.
Though it was finished in 2013 itself, Sreedhara Samartha Guruji was not giving me permission to release this dvd. I asked him again regarding this. But he ended up telling me always, ” Wait Chinmaya ji, time will come”.
So there was this pain within me as this was not getting it’s release. His sister Nagaratna was also forcing him to release too. But also he was telling same thing to her. And I thought, this may not release !
But on one fine day in 2017th February, he told to his sister that it would soon get released and it will get international popularity as no one ever had done this in this world.
After a week of his statement he died suddenly without any disease.
After 3 months, on 2017, May 24th his sister Nagarathna arranged a small event in Hariharapura Narayana Ashrama and released this Dvd.
I finished this project, only with god’s grace and divine thoughts without any big expectations. I got so many problems in between my recordings, they were both technical and also personal . But also it got finished successfully only with the hidden divine powers of Sri Gurudattatreya.
When I started recording of this project I didn’t know this will become the LONGEST DURATION MUSIC ALBUM BY A SINGLE VOCALIST IN THE WORLD AND it would be the LARGEST NUMBER OF SANSKRIT SHLOKAS SUNG BY A SINGLE VOCALIST FOR A SINGLE MUSIC ALBUM.
But now it is added to several world record lists. All these Credits must go to the divine powers of Sri Gurudattatreya and Tembe Swamy Maharaj but not to me.
As I told you before, I’m nothing, I’m just the reason and a mediator to gift this project to this world. So whatever appreciations and honours I receive regarding this project, that’s not to me, all those honors for Sri Gurudattatreya and Tembe Swamy Maharaj.
I don’t know what miracle or magic is happening, tomorrow I’m receiving the Honorary Doctorate for this project in this Pune, the place where Vasudevananda Nivas is Located !
So something is definitely happening here, I’m nothing !
Sri. Chinmaya M.Rao
Founder & Principal