10 Best Spiritual Songs to Kick start Your day with Positivity

Morning routines should never be boring. Even if you are a lazy bum, you should kick start your day with a heavy dose of positivity. Reserve at least few minutes of your busy day for yourself, which you can invest in doing things that refuels you with positivism. So you can take over the day like a boss. Listen to calming spiritual music and feel the stress leaving your body, as if it has been annihilated by the euphonious chants. Take these baby steps to notice the healing benefits of spiritual music. So have a look at some of the best meditative music tracks to start your day with. Here are some of my favourite meditative music tracks, that I listen when I feel the need to charge up the atoms in my body. And at times, when I feel enraged by the negativity inside-outside, or when I feel, I am lagging behind in life. I enjoy listening to calming music, when I am cleaning my house in the morning, which is a therapeutic experience for me. I hope you will enjoy this playlist of mine, which I have specially curated for you. So here I present to you the 10 best spiritual music tracks to kick-start your day with positivity.

1. Om Mani Padme Hum in Male Voice:

Auṃ maṇi padme hūṃ is a six-syllable Sanskrit mantra, which is one of the most coveted mantras in Tibetan Buddhism. It is omnipresent in the Tibetan Buddhist texts and later became an essential part of Chinese Taoism. Because of the frequent interactions between Chinese Buddhists, Tibetans, and Mongolians during the 11th century. The mantra was later accepted and adapted into Chinese Taoism.

The source of Mantra:

The mantra is associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. It first originated in the Mahayana Karandavyuhasutra, where it is referred to as the sadaksara (six syllabled), and the paramahrdaya or the “innermost heart” of Avalokiteshvara.
Om Mani Padme Hum Male in Male Voice

Om Mani Padme Hum in Female Voice:

Although I like both the versions but the female version, when listened to in utter silence, manages to take me into a trance. Where everything feels so tranquil.

It reminds me of sweet and sour memories of old places left behind:

Listening to it, reminds me of the elderly Tibetan couples, that I met on the bus while going to school. They always wore that serene smile on their faces. Even in those crammed buses, where madness and rush was a part of the journey. The secret to their calm demeanour was the mantra, which they used to recite while counting the prayer beads. Watching them made me realise, how unaffected they were by the clutter and chaos going on in those jam-packed buses. Undoubtedly, they were contented with the wisdom, they found through the mantra.

What does Om Mani Padme Hum means:

Om Mani Padme Hum is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist mantra. The first word Aum/Om is a mystic syllable. And one of the most sacred sound or mantra in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. It usually signifies Atman (soul or self within) or Brahman (something that is way beyond our understanding, an enigma, the supreme spirit, the divine truth, the cosmic principles, knowledge, ultimate reality, and the entirety of the universe). The second word Mani refers to “jewel” or “bead”. The third word Padme stands for “lotus flower”, a sacred Buddhist flower (symbolising purity of mind and spirit). The fourth word Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment. Hence, one can form the meaning of the mantra with their own understanding. And by experiencing the cosmic flow of energy, which they can feel by reciting it.

Here’s my interpretation of the mantra:

We must strive to become like the lotus, which blooms above the murk to achieve enlightenment. And is one of the most invaluable jewels of the swamp.
Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra in Female Voice

2. Bahramji & Maneesh de Moor- Dreamcatcher

This enchanting Sufi melody is by Bahramji and Maneesh de Moor, from the album “Call of the Mystic”. Bahramji is a Kurdish artist, who left Iran in 1977 to study in India and later migrated to Europe. His unique style of music is quite popular among the youth. He uses Persian musical instruments like Santur and Ney (Persian bamboo flute) to stir our emotions.

Know about Barhamji’s style of music:

Most of Bahramji’s songs are inspired by traditional Sufi music and Persian folklore. He often cites poems of Rumi and other great Sufi mystics in his songs. The lyrics used in the song Dreamcatcher is originally the work of famous Iranian poet, Aref Qazvini (1882-1934).

Lyrics of Dreamcatcher song by Bahramji and Maneesh de Moor:

Didam sanami sarv ghadi rooy cho mahi, Afkande be rokhsar cho mah zolfe siyahi, Beshinam sare rahi be omide negahi, Beshinam sare rahi be omide negahi, Khodaya to gavahi, Zahi eshgho zahi eshgh ke ma rast khodaya, Che naghz asto che khoobasto che zibast khodaya, Che garmim che garmim az in eshgh cho khorshid, Che penhano che penhano che peydast khodaya.

Here’s my interpretation of the song:

In the song, the poet describes the beauty of feminine energy, he spotted while wandering. Her face was as beautiful as the moon, which was covered by hairs, like black ink smeared on a paper. The poet hopes to find the enigmatic beauty on the same old road he has left behind. He swears God is the witness of it. He finally understands what a beautiful thing it is to be in love with God, as the female energy, which lures him with her unconditional love. The poets feels the warmth of her tender love, and wishes to devote or surrender himself to her. The poet uses imagery to describe God as a woman, who is showering her love and grace upon her child (poet). He praises her beauty and her mystic energy by using symbolism and metaphors. Thereby building a cosmic image of her in our mind, which is beyond explanation. As it cannot be seen with the naked eyes but can only be felt, like love and faith. This is my interpretation of the song, as some of the words are used in Hindi and Urdu.

Meaning of Dreamcatcher song from the Call of Mystic:

Here’s another translation of Dreamcatcher, which I found of the internet: I see an idol, tall as cedar tree, and face like the moon, Her face covered by hair-like black brush (or mist), Sitting in a way and hope for attention, God, you know, God, you are the safeguard, You said love means we have a God, What a reversal thing, what a good thing, and what a beautiful, God! We are hot, we are hot of this love like sun, Hide so hide, apparent … so apparent, God!

This song revives some of my old memories:

I first heard this song in 2015, which was introduced to us by one wild wanderer. Who has mapped the lengths and breaths of the Garhwal Himalayas, and is a free spirit at heart. Whenever he used to come to our workplace after his long-backbreaking trips to the precarious trails. He brought so much energy with him. We sighed thinking— what a life he leads, a true mountaineer at heart. Back then, I used to work as a writer for one of the leading travel and culture websites. And he was the younger brother of one of the founders. Although we called him sir, but he often told us to be chill around him. I first heard this song, when I was mercilessly hitting the keys of the keyboard to complete one of my long-awaited articles. It was a hot summer day, and this song was playing in the background. And all I can remember is there was stillness. After a long time, I felt so calm, and close to the divine energy, that manifests within myself. And I have been listening to this beautiful meditative track ever since. Listening to it soothes my mind and tames the negative emotions, that try to curb my conscience from time to time.
Bahramji & Maneesh de Moor- Dreamcatcher

3. Bahramji & Mashti- Being with You

This is another transcendental music by duo artists Bahramji and Mashti from their album “Sufiyan”. This otherworldly fusion of spirituality and technical rhythms, streaming with traditional Persian instruments, creates a spellbinding effect on the mind. His music carries the vintage as well as the urban vibe, which makes it all the more interesting, tasteful, and meditative.

The meaning of Being with You song by Bahramji:

I found this translation from the comment left by Roya Naderi, who has translated it from Persian to English. She explains, the poet says, ‘In my head, I’m happy with your thoughts. In my heart, I’m happy with your love. I love to be alone with you in my head and my heart.’ Metaphorically “you” or “the divine” is the same as “the self” in Persian Sufi spirituality. So basically loving yourself, being alone with yourself in your thoughts, and enjoying it, is what the poet is trying to convey.
Bahramji & Mashti- Being with You

4. Krishna Flute Music relaxing Music for Yoga and Meditation

This sweet-sounding rendition is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who played the flute to bring joy to mankind. The euphonious music produced by his flute brought stillness and awakened the consciousness of earthlings. It brought a cosmic flow of energy, which is said to purify and captivate the attention of all beings.

The calmness felt by listening to flute music:

The music of flute is synonymous with the ebb and flow of life. As it transcends beautifully like the trail of memories and emotions, that make us feel alive. How beautiful it is to feel everything and in this struggle we learn lessons. Which helps us in constantly working on ourselves to make our journey blissful. Whenever I listen to this soft-honeyed flute music it relaxes my mind and uplifts my spirits. Hope it does the same for you.

5. Om Namah Shivaya Bhajan by Krishna Das

A decade ago, when I was in school, I listened to this bhajan in my cousin’s car. He used to listen to it on repeat.

My thoughts when I listened to this song years ago:

When I first heard it, I thought— its another man from a distant land eluded by the charms of a foreign culture, spiritual philosophy, and language. I didn’t like it back then.

My thoughts now:

Years later, when I became mature enough to understand, though we may all be different. But we all are united by similar emotions, similar quests, and our urge to find peace, meaning, and purpose in a purposeless life. I realised there’s nothing wrong with embracing something, that hits us deep within and makes us a peace-loving being. Then one fine night while exploring different genres of music, I stumbled upon this. At 2 am, all alone in my room with nothing but my phone as company. I tuned into this song, and bam it hit deep within, evoking an untouched part of my mind.

Krishna Das’s Music is for the Soul:

The vocalist Krishna Das is known for performing sedative kirtans for people all over the world. It reignites my memories of my bus journey to Kalpeshwar Mahadev with my aunt and her daughter. The ladies were singing Garhwali bhajan in unison. When I gave my ears to it, it gave my headache a kick. The bus jolted on the curvy mountain roads. Although I have no interest in idol worshipping or visiting sacred places of any kind. But if they are enshrined in a secluded place (better if atop a hill) then I’m all for it. Solely for the ambience and the peaceful aura that surrounds the place. With the progressing years, I have developed a liking for spiritual music and understanding the philosophy and allegory behind it. It helps in balancing the chaotic energy and subsiding anxiety by offering peace.
ॐ नमः शिवाय

6. Sahalé – Djiin (Original Mix)

This hypnotic track is my current favourite. The entire music piece appears like a mystery, which is well portrayed in the song’s featured image. A man with rheumy eyes, shrouding a dusty brown shawl, staring into the screen, as if they are hiding a secret.

About Sahalé’s music:

Sahalé- Dijin is a Persian Iranian song, the use of traditional musical instruments in the song makes it apparent. The sound of sitar, flute, and tabla adds a dulcet harmony to the song, which is quite similar to that of Bahramji’s music. The original artist of the song is Hossein Alizadeh, one of the best musicians in Iran. However, this fusion music track is the work of Sahalé, a talented Parisian producer and musician.

What makes his music unique:

Sahalé transports his audience to musical world adventures by presenting his music in a unique style. Wherein he mixes traditional instrumental music with electronic instruments and beats. This makes it readily accepted by the new-age audience, the youth, and the lovers of spiritual, traditional, and EDM music. In short, his music unites people with different tastes of music to stop and hear his mellifluous compositions.
Sahalé – Djiin (Original Mix)

7. Lakota dream song The Last of the Mohicans

The song encapsulates the resplendent heritage, and culture of Native Indians, also known as Apache Indians, the aboriginal tribe of North America.

What does the song depicts:

The calls of the wild, the misty winds hovering over the dense forest, and the pain in the eyes of the Mohicans, describes the struggles faced by them in the history of America. The song brings forth their struggle, valour, and their will to protect their motherland from the colonisers. With the grace of their ancestors and their sheer determination to fight, the indigenous people are still thriving, and practising their culture till date.

8. Suvarnamala Stuti By Adi Shankaracharya

Suvarnamala Stuti is one of the precious hymns composed by Adi Shankaracharya, an early 8th-century Indian philosopher and theologian, who consolidated the doctrine of Adi Vedanta. The song is written in the praise of Lord Shiva consisting of 50 verses. In the song, Shankaracharya speaks of Shiva as the eternal source of happiness, the consort of Mata Parvati (Divine mother), and the one who brings peace. Therefore, he surrenders himself to the divine feet of Shiva. The voice of Gayathri Devi and S. Saindhavi brings the lyrics alive.

Check out the English translation of Suvarnamala Stuti:

1. Isha, Girisha, naresha, paresha, Mahesha, bhileshaya bhooshana bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet. Oh God, Oh Lord of the mountain, Oh Lord of the men, Oh greatest God, Oh God of the divine, Oh God who wears serpents as ornaments.. 2. Umaya divya sumangala vigraha valingitha vamanga vibho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet. Oh God who is hugged by the very auspicious divine Parvathi, Who occupies the left side of your body… 3. Uri Kuru mama ajnam anadham, duri kuru, may duritham bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Accept the ignorance of this orphan, and drive away my sufferings…. 4. Rishi vara manasa hamsa, chara chara janana sthithi, laya karana bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh God who is the swan of the minds of blessed sages, And who is the cause of birth, upkeep and death of all beings… 5. Antha karana vishudhim bhakthim, cha thwayi sathim pradehi vibho Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Your consort Sathi will grant us purity of mind and devotion towards you… 6. Karuna varunalaya mayi dasa udhasasthavochitho na hi bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam, Oh God with Parvathi.. Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh ocean of mercy , to you it is not proper to be indifferent to me who is your slave… 7. Jaya Kailasa nivasa, pramatha ganadhisha bhoo sura architha bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Victory to one who lives on Kailasa, the Lord of Pramadhas, And the one who is worshipped by Brahmins… 8. Janutha kaja kingkinu jhanuthat shabdhair natasi maha nata bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh Great dancer who dances making sounds like Janu, kaja, kinkini jhanu… 9. Dharma sthapana Daksha trayaksha guro Daksha yajna shikshaka bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh teacher who installs Dharma, who has three eyes, And who punished Daksha during the fire sacrifice… 10. Balam aarogyam cha ayus twad ruchithaam chiram pradehi prabho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Please give me for a long time to come, strength, health and long life, And mind attracted to your great qualities, Oh Lord… 11. Bhagawan, Bharga bhayapaha bhuta pathe, bhoothi bhooshithanga vibho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam… Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh God, Oh destroyer of sins, Oh remover of fear, Oh God who coats all his body with sacred ash… 12. Sarva deva sarvothama, sarvada durvrutha harana prabho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh God who destroys, Oh the greatest among all, Please destroy the pride of those with bad character… 13. Shad ripu , shadoorumi, shad vikara hara, San mukha Shanmukha janaka vibho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh destroyer of six enemies (desire, anger, greed, lust, pride and jealousy), six anxieties (thirst, hunger, grief, infatuation, old age and death), and six changes (existence, birth, growth, maturity, decay and death), Oh God with good face, Oh God who is father of Subrahmanya…. 14. Sathyam jnanam , anantham , brahme thyalla lakshana lakshitha bho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Oh God who is Brahman characterised by truth, consciousness and endlessness… 15. Haha hoohoo mukha sura gayaka gitapadana padya vibho, Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam.. Oh God with Parvathi, Oh ever peaceful one, Oh Source of happiness, Oh God who is the refuge, I surrender to the pair of your feet, Whose greatness is praised by celestial singers Haha and Hoohoo Ithi Sri Shankaracharya krutha swarnamalya Sthuthi. Thus ends the prayer of golden garland written by Aadhi Shankara.

9. Hang Massive – The Secret Kissing of the Sun and Moon

I recently found this while listening to instrumental music online. This is by far the best and most heart-warming hang music rendition. Love the video, as well, which showcases the kaleidoscopic beauty of Ladakh, India. Along with the breathtaking aerial view of Diskit monastery snuggled in Numbra Valley.

What is hang music:

If you are wondering, what is this odd-looking object, that the musicians are playing with such finesse. Then let me tell you, this strange UFO type of object is called the hang instrument, also nicknamed as “hand pan” or “hang drums”.
The gentle vibrations of handpan is said to relieve stress and aid in emotional healing benefits.
Hang Massive – The Secret Kissing of the Sun and Moon

10. Lord Krishna Flute Music for Meditation

The soft, light and airy music of flute helps in relaxing the mind and body. It brings calmness, which makes it perfect for practising Yoga and Meditation.
Listening to music is a therapeutic experience as it motivates, facilitates creativity, and clarifies thinking.
This video offers a glimpse of Krishna Leela, some of the anecdotes and narratives from Krishna’s life. Experience the astral flow of energy with this sweet-sounding traditional Indian flute music
Lord Krishna Flute Music for Meditation

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This post was last modified on July 26, 2020 4:12 pm

Pragati Chauhan

I am a soulful woman who loves to conjure up my thoughts and write. I thoroughly enjoy creating art and expressing myself through words. I believe words have a certain kind of melody that can be understood by everybody.

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