Chandra Lacombe "Shivaratri" out today!
Continuing to bring the ‘healing feeling’ through music to the world, Chandra Lacombe releases the fourth single ‘Shivaratri’, from his forthcoming album ‘Jaya’.
Lyrics & translation:
Hara bhole Baba
Om Namah Shivaya
Shivaya Namah Om
O Remover of suffering, bestower of bliss
Praise be to the Lord of simplicity, the Supreme Being!
O master of elements, source of Mother Ganga, source of purity and self-knowledge
You are self luminous, self sustaining…auspiciousness is your nature.
Om Namah Shivaya - I bow to the true essence of being. I bow to the Highest Self.
A mantra is an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. Each Mantra contains its own unique vibration of consciousness and produces unique and specific vibrations in the mind. They can lift karma and are said to be a pathway to enlightenment. The repetition of the words clear the subconscious patterns and elevate the listener. Lacombe weaves these ancient tools into his music, giving afeeling of softness and calm.
“In this devotional song, addressing Shiva, we can actually see in the refrain, we have “Om Nama Shivaya”, that is the pulse of the Hindi. Beside Krishna, Ganesha, Buddha, Hanuman, etc, Shiva is the most adored deity in India. When I received this bhajan (devotional song), I was wrapped by this energy, it came spontaneously, this is really amazing that I am addressing the attributes of Shiva through these songs. “Sukka Hara” means the one that can do away with any suffering. “Sukka Kara” is the one that somehow bestows joy and the feeling of contentment and happiness.
In the translation, I realised the meaning really shows that I am in connection with this energy and have this full respect and it was the bhajan and mantra. And also at the same time the melody is so catchy. Curious in that wave of Shiva’s grace. Through my music I try to touch the hearts of people and try to kindle that flame of devotion in the hearts. This is my own way of serving my purpose in life… Inspiring people to feel closer to their souls and lead them to merge with that inner source of truth. I feel sometimes my music is a source of soul-nourishment… It’s a soulful commitment that I have, music and my spiritual journey. My music comes as a messenger for my own insights on spirituality and how it unfolds in my life.” - Chandra Lacombe