Bhajan CDs

Vrindaranya Dasi - September 22, 2004 2:13 pm

Dandavat pranams,


Over the years, many devotees have expressed that they would like to have bhajan CDs from Audarya. We have been unable to produce CDs of even reasonable quality because of lack of recording equipment. The lapel mic we use for lectures does not at all work well for recording bhajans.


In consultation with Uttama-sloka dasa, a professional recording engineer who produces CDs for many devotee artists, we have a list of the essentials we would need to begin recording. We need several microphones and a multi-track audio interface. Uttama-sloka has even agreed to do the purchasing of the equipment on eBay in order to get the best price.


Now the only thing that is holding us back from producing high-quality bhajan CDs of Agnideva and Guru Maharaja is around $1500. Producing these bhajan CDs will be a major development for Audarya and will touch many devotees beyond those who might purchase one of our books. Therefore, we hope that many devotees will pitch in to make this happen.


Agnideva and Ratna-cintamani have already donated $100, so we only have $1400 to go. Anyone who donates $100 or more will receive the first three bhajan CDs for free and can consider themselves a founding member of Audarya Audio bhajan division. I will post on this thread all the donors as they come in, so everyone will know how close we are to reaching the goal.


Please email me at vrindaranya@swami.org if you would like to donate.




Vrindaranya Dasi - September 22, 2004 4:16 pm

We have several ways of donating: check, money order, credit card, or PayPal.


If you want to send an check or money order, email me (vrindaranya@swami.org) with the amount so I can post it on Tattva-viveka and send the check/money order made out to Audarya to:



22001 Panorama Way

Philo, CA 95466


To use a credit card, email amount and credit card details to vrindaranya@swami.org or email amount and send credit card details (if you don't feel comfortable emailing them).


To use PayPal, go to http://www.swami.org/invitation/sevadonations.html and follow the link.




Vrindaranya Dasi - September 22, 2004 8:50 pm

It looks like everyone is as excited as we are about Audarya Audio bhajan division! Here are the pledges so far:


Agnideva and Ratna-cintamani $100

Bijaya Kumar dasa $108

Ksirodakasayi Visnu dasi $108

Sashidhara dasa $108

Gopa Kumara dasa $200

Brahma and Lila $200

Babhru dasa $100


That's $924 already!!! Only $576 to go!


Harinama Sankirtana ki jaya!!!

Vrindaranya Dasi - September 22, 2004 10:08 pm

Gaura Bhagavan das has donated $100, bringing our total to $1024.


We're almost there!!!

Nanda-tanuja Dasa - September 22, 2004 10:10 pm

$250 from me

Vrindaranya Dasi - September 23, 2004 3:52 pm

We've done it!!! Jaya!!!


Chris Jordan $200

Audarya Lila $100

Narayani Dasi $100

Manohari Dasi $200


We've exceeded our goal by $374. $1500 was our bare-bones recording setup costs, so we can very easily use the extra amount.


A huge thank you to everyone who helped make Audarya Audio bhajan division a reality. It was very enlivening to get such overwhelming support.


Audarya Bhajans and Kirtans ki jaya!!!


The recording will begin as soon as we get the new equipment!




Vrindaranya Dasi - September 27, 2004 9:26 pm

More kind donors:


Jagadiswara and Dhira Lalita $100

Navadwipa Dasa $100

Jorge $50


Thank you!!!

Vrindaranya Dasi - October 4, 2004 1:12 pm

A huge thank you to:


Rama Kesava $108

Krsangi $100


All the equipment has been ordered and we're waiting for it to come in!





P.S. There is still an opportunity for someone to donate toward microphone stands if anyone is interested... :rolleyes:

Krsangi Dasi - October 5, 2004 5:45 am



I'd just like to add that Kamalaksa and I donated the money together.




Vrindaranya Dasi - October 5, 2004 2:54 pm

Oops! Sorry about that.


Jason Pearson has joined the group of bhajan CD supporters with a $50 donation. Jaya!


We're still eagerly awaiting the arrival of the equipment.




Vrindaranya Dasi - October 19, 2004 10:08 pm

I wanted to give an update on the bhajana CD project.


We have received all the equipment, except for the software (multitrack audio program). As we were ordering the software, we found out that a new version was about to come out. We could either get the previous version and pay $100 for the upgrade or wait for two weeks and get the new version. We decided to save the $100 and purchase the new version. It will be about one more week before the new version comes out.


I'll keep everyone posted on the progress.





P.S. The firewire audio interface and all the mics look very impressive!