9 March 2021
On this woman’s day 8th MARCH 2021, DRecords proudly announces the launch of the meditative single titled “Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu.” The Sanskrit saloka is an allinclusive and an all-encompassing verse, meaning – Let all beings (men, women, children, animals, everyone) everywhere be happy and free.”
The song is a chant, sung and composed by Taran Mehndi in Raag Bairagi Bhairav and the music is produced by Singapore learnt and Mumbai- Delhi based music producer Leo Sound. Tibetan bowls and bells, guitars, sounds of nature create the perfect meditative aura. The vocal design of the Buddhist Lotus Sutra ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’ by Taran Mehndi gives the song a perfect sonic ambient backdrop.
Taran Mehndi debuts as a Video Director. She has casted 13 characters, aged 7 to 70, all debuting as actors in the video. Each one has magnificently portrayed situations from life, emoting pride, anger and situations that we all get entangled sometime in life, like rituals, some in distress, some in fear, yearning to be included without judgements in the society, but true liberation happens when we empower ourselves, take decisions to deliberately sow happiness. The old lady depicts Wisdom. The healing occurs when we acknowledge our own selves just the way we are, looking within and drop looking outwards.
The sutra chant in the background evokes a feeling of being constantly reminded of adhering to the Mystic law of the Universe that of deliberately sowing good feelings which leads to happiness and freedom. Divinity will surface sooner or later. The Knock Knocks (of sadness, hurts etc) in our lives are opportunities to see what feelings we are sowing, opportunities to look within and shift focus.
The track grows on you, by the second and third listen, the chant resonates on auto mode, even when the song is switched off. Taran Mehndi, the powerhouse of energy and ideas, founder and CEO at DRecords has produced Gudiya Rani a song for the girl child, composed songs for WHO stress management videos apart from releasing and promoting albums of stellar artists like Daler Mehndi, Mika Singh, Ghazal Maestro Hussain Bukhsh, Imtiaz Ali Riaz Ali to name a few. She holds a Visharad degree in Hindustani Classical Music.