MP3 Shashika Mooruth [Sacidevi dasi] - Sweet Chant
Sweet chanting mantras to traditional music from India
3 MP3 Songs in this album (59:57) !
Related styles: SPIRITUAL: Mantras, WORLD: Asian
Born and educated in South Africa, Shashika Mooruth is well known for her bhajans and meditational kirtans. Having always been spiritually inclined, her debut stage performance was at the age of seven at the ‘birthday’ celebration festival of Lord Krishna.
Thereafter she participated in many commercial concerts and fundraising programs in South Africa receiving many blessings from religious organizations for her selfless contribution to Sanatana dharma.
From a young age she felt a closeness to India - being her ancestral home. Having shared the stage in South Africa with eminent Indian music personalities from India like the late playback singers Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor, her desire to visit India and be a singer grew more intense. Her wish was eventually fulfilled when she settled in Mumbai, India in 1987.
Gifted with a voice of devotion, she soon realized that she had a purpose ----- to spread the message of God throughout the world through her voice.
She met her spiritual master HH Sacinandana Swami in 1997 and received initiation from him into the Vaisnava tradition. He also gave her the beautiful name Sacidevi dasi, instructing her to ‘Always sing for Krishna.’ This instruction and his further instruction to travel as much as possible and bring many souls to Krishna through her singing became a deep instruction in her heart.
A graduate in Bachelor of Science from the University of South Africa, Shashika was also honored in 1995 at the World Hindu Conference in South Africa for her contribution to Indian devotional music.
She now travels worldwide, singing and conducting seminars on the Vedic philosophy. Among her many successful music albums is Swagatam Krishna, Sweet Chant and her latest release Gopala.
On the commercial music scene, she also lends her voice to songs in the Indian film industry, commercials etc. apart from concerts around the world on light film songs.