Navratri in Hairakhan
Emam and Friends

With Featured Musicians
Zoltan Lantos
Ashok & Pawan Chopra
Naushad Ahmed

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Devotional music of India (Kirtan and Bhajan), recorded digitally at Hairakhan Vishwa Maha Dham, ashram of Maha Avatar Babaji in the Himalayan Foothills, featuring lead vocals by Ashok Chopra, violin by Zoltan Lantos, tabla by Naushad Ahmed, and dumbak by Emam.

Maha Avatar Babaji

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1) Shera Walie
2) Mere Ram
3) Radhe Goinda
4) Nadia Napia
5) Jai Ambe
6) Raghu Pati Ragava Raja Ram
7) Jai Shambo
8) Ram Siaram
9) Oh Mata

Navratri is the celebration of the Divine Mother principle. It is celebrated twice a year in India for nine nights; Spring and Fall. Hairakhan is a small village in the Himalayan Foothills in the North Indian state of Uttar Paradesh. In this remote village, by the banks of the river Gautam Ganga, the great master Maha Avatar Babaji established an ashram he titled "Hairakhan Vishwa Maha Dham".

Hairakhan is hidden in the mountains; no paved roads. The closest dirt road ends a mile from the ashram. Until recently, the only way to get there was a two hour walk in the river bed. Chanting has always been and remains one of the main activities during Navratri in Hairakhan. People from all around the world gather to celebrate and sing the praise of the Divine Mother.

Musical Credits

Ashok & Pawan Chopra (India): Vocals on #1, 2, 4, 6, 8
Zoltan Lantos (Hungary): Violin
Naushad Ahmed (India): Tabla on #1, 2, 4, 6, 8
Emam (USA/Iran): Dumbak
Ganga (Italy): Lead Vocal and Harmonium on #3, 5, 7, 9
Pujari (Holland): Harmonium on #1, 2, 4, 6, 8
Girish (India) and Kharak Singh (Canada): Dholak #3, 5, 7, 9

The following are some of the other people who made this possible
by singing their hearts out during chanting:
Moti Ma (Germany), Mary (UK), Janki (UK), Joya (Germany), Kalyani (Italy), Gioia (Italy), Sabine (Germany), Om Prakash (UK), Raghuvir (Holland), Manuela (Germany), Hukan Singh (Germany), Bhuru (Holland), Kailash (USA), Leopold (Austria), Ram Lota (Italy), Ganga Ram (Italy), Rama (India), Shakti (Switzerland), Hilde (Germany), Katrin (Germany)
Technical Credits
Produced by
Recorded Live (Direct to DAT) in Hairakhan Vishwa Maha Dham - Ashram of Maha Avatar Babaji in the Himalayan Foothills, India - on April 1992, by Emam & Kathleen Lloyd - using a DAT recorder, a Tascam M06 mixer, three Beyer Dynamic mics, one EV308 mic, and two Nakamichi omni mics.

Heartsong Review - Fall 94/Winter 95
Something about well-rendered, authentic Indian devotional music has the power to draw one up and out... The violin work of Zoltan Lantos is superb here, as always...percussion section of tabla, dholak, and dumbak is a call to happy feet and dancing.

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