by Manish Vyas

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Hodeo This is such a sensitive, soulful and beautiful album. Every song touches the heart. There isn't a bad track in the entire album. I have been listening to the whole album over and over. Favorite track: Tumi Bhaja Re Mana.


Sattva (Sanskrit for “the essence of being”) invokes the silent, serene space that awaits us beyond our mind. On this soulful debut offering, gifted multi-instrumentalist Manish Vyas displays a splendid musical sensibility. His expressive voice and rich compositions based on ancient mantras and tarana reflect a natural intuition for crafting dynamic soundscapes from traditional influences.

The product of a musical family and student of the late tabla maestro Ustad Allarakha (the father of Zakir Hussain), Manish demonstrates his astounding rhythmic talents--as well as his seductive vocal virtuosity and mastery of the santoor--to full effect. With contributions from longtime collaborator Prem Joshua (Water Down the Ganges, Dance of Shakti) and an international cast of gifted musicians, Sattva vibrates with silence, devotion and prayer--an ideal accompaniment to yoga, massage, meditation and enlightened listening.


released May 13, 2003

Released by White Swan Records

Recorded at Ishvani Kendra, Pune - India • Istana,Tuscany - Italy • Middlesex
University Studios, London - UK • Free Floating Mobile, Copenhagen - Denmark

Mixed and mastered by Raj Rishi at Free Floating Mobile,Copenhagen - Denmark

Produced by Raj Rishi (

Cover design and graphics by ‘The Third Eye’ (


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Track Name: Ishq
Love is the prayer of the divine, love is the Messiah, love is God.
Love envelops the whole universe within itself,
it is the song of a fragrant heart.
Track Name: Tumi Bhaja Re Mana
Tumi bhaja re mana, tumi japa re mana
Om shree Ram jaya Ram, japa re mana.
O my heart, my soul!... chant the name of the divine...
worship the name of the divine.
Track Name: Shivoham
Sachara chara para purna, Shivoham Shivoham
Nityananda swarupa, Shivoham Shivoham.
Anandoham, Anandoham, Anandoham, Anandoham.
Track Name: Om Namo Narayana
Om Namo Narayana... I bow down to Narayana (Lord Krishna).
Jaya Govinda Hare Govinda, Narayana Narayana,
Jaya Gopala Hare Gopala, Narayana Narayana.

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