Devotion to a higher ideal. Love for country. Aks & Lakshmi follow the thread of contemporary devotional into the theme of patriotism with this EDM cover of Hind Mere Jind incorporating motifs from AR Rahman’s Vande Mataram. Original song from the film “Sachin – A Billion Dreams”.
Aks & Lakshmi release an orchestral cover of Kannaa Nidurinchara, a lullaby from the upcoming film Baahubali 2. The song describes baby Krishna’s (Kannaa) playful antics and affectionately asks, do you never get tired oh little one? A special dedication to all Telugu speaking fans.
Keeping with their theme of contemporary devotional music, Aks & Lakshmi release a Sufi dubstep recreation of Dum Dum from Phillauri (2017). Here are the inspiring lyrics: Dum dum udti hai dua sau pankh laga tere naam ke / A prayer flies in every breath (of mine) with hundreds of wings of your name. Mera […]
Aks & Lakshmi, along with featured vocalist Padmini Chandrashekar, release Devi: The Divine Feminine, an album of 9 Sanskrit hymns (stotras) on 9 forms of the Goddess. The album explores the poetic genius of saint-composers such as Adi Shankara, Abhirami Bhattar and Kanchi Paramacharya in World, Lounge, EDM and orchestral styles. Listen to all the […]
Aks & Lakshmi release Eclipse Nirvana’s first ever YouTube series. Based on Devi: The Divine Feminine album, the 5 episodes showcase Abhirami Stotram, Bhagavati Stotram, Kamakshi Stotram, Devi Navaratna Malika Stotram, and Durga Pancharatnam, with transliterated lyrics in English. These videos highlight the musical chemistry between the three vocalists and the fresh new sound of […]
Adi Shankara’s Shiva Manasa Puja is a Sanskrit hymn that goes through the steps of worship of Lord Shiva. This is one of 9 stotras from Aks & Lakshmi’s album “Echoes of Kailash” (2013), featuring vocalist Padmini Chandrashekar.
Aks & Lakshmi release a choral + EDM version of the beautiful devotional song “O Paalanhaare” from the iconic film Lagaan, that calls out to the Divine as the ultimate protector. Originally performed by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan, composed by Oscar winner AR Rahman.
Aks & Lakshmi were invited to present at Stanford University in an undergraduate class entitled Religious Poetry and Song of India. Taught by eminent Kabir scholar Linda Hess, the class surveyed the great Indian vernacular “poet-saints,” and Aks & Lakshmi shared songs of Mirabai, Surdas and Kabir while discussing the complexities of creating 21st century […]
As a special release for the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in February, Aks & Lakshmi released an EP entitled “Music for World Peace,” along with Padmini Chandrashekar. This thematic project features Narasinha Mehta’s Vaishnava Janato in Gujarati, Rabindranath Tagore’s poem “Mind without Fear” in English, and Paramacharya of Kanchi’s Sanskrit benediction for world peace […]