Chants

Here is a collection of my chanting of Vedic hymns and mantras. Check back here for more!

Dēvi Kavacam
Dēvi Kavacam
The Dēvi Kavacam is a group of verses from the Dēvi Mahātmyam (Durgā Saptaśati), which is chanted to invoke protection. Dēvi is invoked in her many forms to protect the gross and subtle bodies, the mind, physical space and the spectrum of life experiences. The hymn ensures the devotee that with regular and sincere practice, s/he is sure to be protected wit...
Aṣṭamūrti Stotram
Aṣṭamūrti Stotram
These verses are from the Niśvāsa-mukha (circa 600 CE), probably the oldest surviving devotional hymn to Shiva. Translation by Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis: https://hareesh.org/ Chanting by Hareesh Wallis and Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD (https://kavithamd.com/)
Lalitā Sahasranāma
Lalitā Sahasranāma
The Lalitā Sahasranāma appears in the Brahmāṇda Purāṇa and is considered to be an equivalent of the Vedas. It's impossible to do provide the meanings for the thousand names of the Great Mother in such a video and hence, I've chosen to provide only the verses. There are many resources to learn the meanings and to apply them to meditation and daily life. C...
Durga Saptasloki
Durga Saptasloki
The Durga Saptasloki contains the essence of the Devi Mahatmyam in seven verses. Saptasloki translation by Dr. Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis: https://hareesh.org/ Saptasloki verse locations, courtesy of Adi Keshava. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Argala Stotram
Argala Stotram
The Argala Stotram is a hymn from the Devi Mahatmyam. It is chanted along with other hymns before delving into the Devi Mahatmyam. As a stand-alone hymn saturated with devotion, it bestows deep peace, beauty, and equanimity. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Ganapathi Atharvasheersha
Ganapathi Atharvasheersha
Part of the Atharvana Veda, this hymn is also known as the Ganapathi Upanishad and celebrates the beloved elephant-headed deity as the supreme non-dual reality. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Narayana Suktam
Narayana Suktam
Narayana Suktam describes Narayana as the indwelling Self of all.. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra
The Gayatri Mantra is the most revered of all mantras. This video describes the meaning and significance of this mantra against the backdrop of 108 repetitions and is very conducive to deep meditation. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Sri Suktam
Sri Suktam
The Sri Suktam is a Rig Vedic hymn in praise of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance, beauty and prosperity. Lakshmi represents the divine in manifestation. This hymn invokes Her grace in all endeavors, material and/or spiritual. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Atma (or Nirvana) Shatakam
Atma (or Nirvana) Shatakam
These well-known verses, composed by Adi Shankaracharya contain the essence of Advaita Vedanta. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Chamakam
Chamakam
The Chamakam is the second part of the Sri Rudram (which is considered incomplete without the inclusion of the Chamakam). Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Sri Rudram
Sri Rudram
The Sri Rudram is typically chanted during abhisheka (pouring of water, milk and other mixtures to signify bathing or purification) for Lord Shiva. It is said to be particularly potent when chanted on Mahashivaratri day, which falls on February 27th of 2014. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Mahamrutyunjaya Mantra - 108 repetitions
Mahamrutyunjaya Mantra - 108 repetitions
This video describes the greatness of the Mahamrutyunjaya Mantra against the backdrop of 108 repetitions; and is very conducive to meditation. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/
Gita Dhyanam
Gita Dhyanam
Meditation on the Gita, here depicted as the Divine Mother herself and a distillation of the Upanishads, sung by Lord Krishna, the "Jagatguru" or cosmic teacher. Chanting by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD: https://kavithamd.com/