Disc One

  1. Bhajagovindam Narayana (16:49)
  2. Brindavan Mahamantra (13:14)
  3. Saraswati Shaarade Devi (7:25)
  4. Pati Hare (7:08)
  5. Antarayaami (6:14)
  6. Bhajagovindam (4:07)

Disc Two

  1. Ocean of Ram Hanuman Chalisa (10:56) Duet with Krishna Das
  2. Samadhi Hanuman Chalisa (8:32)
  3. Sundarakand Hanuman Chalisa (8:25)
  4. Nina Hanuman Chalisa (8:11)
  5. Uma Hanuman Chalisa (7:54)
  6. Vinayaka Always (7:17)


Jai Ma, Jai Guru Maharani, Guru Antarayaami
Devi Mata, Jai Guru Maharani, Guru Antarayaami


Bhajagovindam Narayana

Vanamaali gadhi shraangi shankhi chakri cha nandaki
Shrimaan Naaraayano Vishnur-Vaasudevo bhirakshatu
He who wears a garland of wild flowers, sports a mace, bow, conch, discus and sword, is famous as Vishnu and Vasudeva and is ever beside Sri Lakshmi Devi - may Sri Narayana protect us.
Om namo bhagavate vasudevaaya


Brindavan Mahamantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hanuman Chalisas

See complete transliteration here

Pati Hare

Shiva Shankara Hare, Girija Pati Hare
Rama Raghava Hare, Janaki Pati Hare
Krishna Keshava Hare, Rukmini Pati Hare


Saraswati Shaarade Devi

Namastasye Maata
Saraswati Shaarade Devi
Om Naraayani Om


Vinayaka Always

Vinaayaka Vinaayaka
Ganesha as Knowledge Wisdom
Vishwa Dhaara Vinaayaka
Ganesha as Sustainer of the Universe
Siddhi Vinayaka Bhava Bhaaya Naasha
Ganesha of Spiritual Power and Destroyer of Fear
Soora Muni Vanditha Sri Ganesha
Revered and Adored Sage Ganesha

Liner notes

"Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts" by Nina Rao offers the practice of chanting born from her South Indian roots and influenced by her many years of chanting in the USA. This 12-track double-CD of call-and-response kirtan and Hanuman Chalisa melodies including a duet with Grammy-nominated new age artist, Krishna Das, blends the sacred sounds of traditional eastern tabla, dholak, harmonium, kartals, bansuri flute, esraj, and sarod with Western electric bass, violin, guitar and banjo, and soulful vocals. This album draws from the rich heritage of devotional music and chanting style from India and is still rendered accessible for all to sing along with. Offered with pranams and gratitude to the Knower of my Heart, Sri Siddhi Ma who embodies the Love that is Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj.


Lead vocals: Nina Rao, Krishna Das (Ocean of Ram HC), Devadas Labrecque (Sundarakand HC),Uma Rao-Labrecque (Uma Hanuman Chalisa), B. Gopalakrishnaya (Vinayaka Always)

Kirtan Choir: Krishna Das, Ambika Cooper, Ana Ban, Anjula Prasad, Archit Dave, Bubby McInerney, Devadas Labrecque, Janaki Kagel, Joelle Danant, Lalita Taylor, Mamta Schneider, Satya Carlson, Sharada Kagel, Shyama Chapin, Uma Rao-Labrecque

Kirtan Choir (Vinayaka Always): Taranath Rao, Anasuya Rao, Sarina Singh, Shamina Rao-Herel, Ambika Cooper, Anjali Rao-Herel, Ajay Kumar, Uma Rao-Labrecque, Jaya Rao-Herel, Asha Kumar

Harmonium: Nina Rao, Devadas Labrecque (Sundarakand Hanuman Chalisa), B. Gopalakrishnaya (Vinayaka Always)
Tabla, Dholak, Frame Drums: Arjun Bruggeman
Bass: Mark Gorman
Violin: Genevieve Walker
Keyboards, Guitar, Dotar, Banjo, Shakers: Devadas Labrecque
Esraj: Benjy Wertheimer
Bansuri Flute: Eric Fraser
Kartals, Khol Mrdanga, Shakers: Nina Rao
Tabla: Naren Budhakar (Antarayaami)
Dholak: Terrence Pompey (Vinayaka Always)
Sarod: Camila Celin

album Production

Produced by Devadas Labrecque and Nina Rao
CD package artwork: Shamina Rao-Herel
Front cover photo of Nina: Matt Thomas
Front cover Hanuman-ji drawing: Jennifer Mazzucco
Other photos: Nina Rao

Engineering and mixing: Devadas Labrecque
Mixing Assistance: Jeremy and Lily Frindel
Recorded March-November 2012 at: Dasville Studios Brooklyn NY, Tedesco Studios NJ, Ben Leinbach Studios, Pier Street Studios, Wolf Cub Studios
Mastering: Ryan Foster, Foster Mastering

All songs and arrangements by Nina Rao
©Ⓟ 2013 Nina Rao / Rare Earth Explorations

Deepest love, respecT & thanks to

Krishna Das for paving the way and being the searchlight and guide for so many of us, and for being my Friend. Anasuya and Taranath for raising me (and putting up with me!) with care and love only parents can give. Daddy, I pray that you hear our voices now and forever. My sisters, Sarina and Shamina, for supporting me in all ways practical and impractical. Uma, for coming to me and Devadas. My dear satsang and friends who very often are my refuge. Musicians, chanters, artists, and producers of this CD.