“Radha Madhava” tank drum mantra

Not long ago people around the world celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtami holiday, Krishna's birthday. On this occasion, Anton Shanti performed a tank drum song about this god and also told us about the holiday itself and about the place Krishna occupies in his heart.

"Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the day when Krishna came into this world. This day is also called Krishna Jayanti, and this means that Krishna comes to conquer death and to replace envy and selfishness with love. In fact, the reason of his appearing is fairly simple and extremely complicated at the same time – this reason is to make all people happy and to give them hope.

In Bhagavad-Gita, an ancient Indian religious and philosophical book, Krishna says: "O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, and I am the syllable Om in Vedic mantras. I am the sound of the ether and a man‘s talent" (BG 7.8). It turns out that the whole world is animated by sound and vibes, and we find out that this sound is not impersonal and ephemeral, but is a personification. We also learn that God reveals himself through a human’s talent. A personality embodies the most beautiful things, as well as things that make us feel anxious, admire and love.


Understanding it really inspires me. My activities are often related to creativity, and I am learning to see it as a manifestation of the supreme will. It gives me a sense of belonging to the sublime and helps to see myself not as a creator, but as a tool in the greatest creator’s hands. I am grateful to Krishna for all this.


The "Radha Madhava" song is a vivid description of the Indian village of Vrindavan. The song has the following lines: "Krishna is Radha’s beloved one. He plays in the woods of Vrindavan. Gopis (village herdswomen) love him. He lifted huge mount Govardhana. He is Yasoda’s beloved son and brings joy to all the inhabitants of his village. He wanders in the forests along the banks of the Yamuna".


I wish all people could have the God’s birthday in their hearts every day! And please forgive me for my probably excessive sentimentality".