” Music is an ornamentation of Silence.” – Swami Chinmayananda
Bhakti means “devotional service.” Every one of us in this world is perpetually engaged in some sort of service, and the impetus for such service is the pleasure we derive from it.
In 2009, some of the musically inclined Chinmaya Mission Boston (CMB) members decided to collectively offer their music talent towards devotional music, and that was our humble start. The group has been meeting once a week for practice and has been performing music at least twice a month at various venues. In 2014, Swami Tejomayananda inducted the team into a global Chinmaya Swaranjali network as “Chinmaya Swaranjali Boston.”
In addition to presenting music regularly at CMB located in Andover, MA, Swaranjali Boston group gets invited to offer music at Diwali events, house concerts, and at other local venues. Swaranjali Boston group has dedicated itself to serving the community with quality devotional music. In the process, the team has produced six devotional CD albums so far. This endeavor has resulted in a great camaraderie among the group members over the years.
Even though the goal of the Swaranjali Boston group is to offer music service to the Lord and to other seekers, we believe each member of our team has benefited the most in the process. When we come together for music practice or performance, music often transcends us into a world that connects us to our inner Self. What an elevating experience! Chinmaya Swaranjali team is passionate about having others experience this joy, and has been sharing music with a motto “Music as Bhakti Yoga”.
Chinmaya Swaranjali Boston released its first music album “Bead-1 Bhaja Govindam” in 2010. With the initial success, the group continued to produce four other music albums – Bead-2 Rama Gita, Bead-3 XIV Abodes of Sri Ram, Bead-4 Smita Smita Sundara, and Bead-5 Chinmaya Maruti Dayaa Nidhaan. Further, to celebrate the centenary year, the Swaranjali Boston group has dedicated its latest music album “Bead-6 Vande Sadguru” in May 2016 to Swami Chinmayananda.
The team presents Bhajan Sandhya at Chinmaya Maruti on the 3rd Sunday of every month between 5:30 and 7 pm.