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released January 17, 2018

Track 1, 2 & 4 written by Veli Sola
Track 3 written by Maisa Tikka & Tea Ihalainen
Track 5 written by Maisa Tikka

Maisa Tikka: Vocals, guitar on track 2, handpan, chimes,
bowls on track 5
Silja Kulo: Vocals, harmonium
Veli Sola: Guitars, sitar on track 2, udu & shakers on track 4, backing vocals on tracks 2 & 3
Iiro Kontio: Djembe, tablas, udu, shakers, handpan on tracks 1 & 4

Guest musicians:
Jaakko Kulo: Cello on track 5
Suvituuli Siikasaari: Backing vocals on track 3

Recorded by Maisa Tikka
Mixed by Maisa Tikka & Oula Susi
Mastered by Oula Susi
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sound Medicine Studio, Helsinki 2017
Cover design by Iiro Kontio & Veli Sola


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Track Name: Ganesha Gayatri
oṃ ekadantāya vidhmahe
vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi
tanno danti prachodayāt
oṃ gaṃ gaṇapataye namaha'


we pray to the one with the single-tusked elephant tooth who is omnipresent.
we meditate upon and pray for greater intellect to the Lord with the curved, elephant-shaped trunk.
we bow before the one with the single-tusked elephant tooth to illuminate our minds with wisdom.
Track Name: Sarva Mangala
sarva maṅgala maṅgalye śive
sarvārthra sādhike
śaraṇye trayambake gauri nārāyaṇi
oṃ namah śivaya


We bow down to You
The most auspicious one, who is auspiciousness Herself,
The one who accomplishes all goals.
We surrender to the three-eyed, radiant (Goddess) Narayani.
Track Name: Divine Mother
oṃ sarasvatī oṃ lakshmī oṃ kālī durgāye

may all this bliss that's inside me
be the bliss that will guide me
when the world overwhelms me
may i find my way to be whole
may I find my way home

​oh divine mother my heart is with you
śakti śakti kuṇḍalinī my heart is with you

home is where the heart is and my heart is with you
take me to a place where i can always be with you

jay mā śakti kuṇḍalinī
jay jay maha maha śakti

jay jay maha maha devī
Track Name: Om Asatoma
oṃ asato mā sadgamaya
tamaso mā jyotirgamaya
mṛtyor mā amṛtaṃ gamaya
oṃ śanti śanti


from ignorance, lead me to truth
from darkness, lead me to light
from death, lead me to immortality
Om peace, peace
Track Name: Shri Hanuman
śrī hanumān
the deepest desire of my heart is just to serve

śrī hanumān
i came here to show my devotion
i came here to move through the ocean of despair

śrī hanumān

move mountains swallow the sun
all of these incredible ways of having fun
śrī hanumān

sītā rām

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