Mantra recordings

Its been a while since I uploaded any new mantras to my collection. That’s mostly because I desist from transliterating any mantra that I do not know by heart or cannot recite well. Only yesterday I figured out that Audacity is an excellent tool to record audio. So, I decided to put up some MP3 recordings of the mantras that I upload.

My first such recording is up at my site in a new page. I have uploaded MP3s of Purusha Sukta and Ambhrani Sukta. For some strange reason, my service provider doesn’t let me upload files of size more than 5MB. So I need to go figure out a system without firewall issues so I can upload a few more MP3s that I have. Should be up there in a couple of days.

I know there are tons of sites offering better quality MP3s of the same mantras. But the ones I have recorded have their own advantage 🙂 They are not elaborate, no background music, and I have tried my best to stick to the pronunciation rules. Besides, I have tried hard not to “swallow” syllables which I find to be a very common mistake during mantra chanting. For someone who wants to do a self-learning job, having the pdf document at hand and listening to the MP3 should be a good combination.

Dompada Bali at Nellitheertha

For those wondering what Dompada Bali is, (according to Wikieducator), it is a ritual worship of a bhuta under a specially constructed pandal. Dompada Bali is held in Nellitheertha for the main Bhuta – Pilichamundi. This year, its happening on the 16th of March. Rituals start around 7 in the evening and will continue till morning. Write to me if you want to make it there to participate – contact at nellitheertha dot com.
While on Nellitheertha, I must mention here that I had the wonderful opportunity to be the Kartru for a most special Shatha Rudrabhisheka at Nellitheertha last Sunday. Subraya Bhat, the administrator, assures me that it is only the second time in the history of the temple that such a special worship has happened. A truly divine experience it was!