About the Music: Janaka's music is devotional and extemely enjoyable! It springs from a deep well of inspiration nurtured by 25 years of meditation and spiritual practices, and a natural ability to express devotion through music. His songs are permeated with a serene fragrance of Divine yearning. The harmonious blend of Indian instruments, light pop music, and adaptations from traditional Indian chants offer a universal world appeal to be enjoyed by audiences of both East and West. His work touches all sincere hearts seeking a deeper understanding of life and a yearning to draw closer to the Divine. The Benefits : At the heart of Janaka's music are two of India's great spiritual practices: -Mantra Yoga, chanting or singing directly to the Divine, or repeating the name of God thoughtfully and with attention -Japa Yoga, devotional expression from the heart, or singing with deep yearning from the heart, a method of drawing the consciousness inside to a heightened state of Spiritual Awareness. The intention is for listeners to sing along, audibly or mentally with the songs and to interiorize the consciousness through devotion. By mental chanting during the day one can carry this devotional echo within and remain attuned to the spiritual vibrations, while outwardly performing daily activities. Some of the Hindu names and ancient Sanskrit words (Govinda, Gopala etc.) in their deeper esoteric meaning represent aspects of the Divine and they work like powerful mantras. It is by repeating these mantras with Devotion, (singing with a yearning for the Divine to respond) that one experiences an increased spiritual awareness. This concept, that music in it's highest and purest form becomes an expression of the soul, moving both performer and listener to a state of heightened awareness, is at the heart of Indian musical tradition.