Arthada & Friends in English


The music ensemble Arthada & Friends regularly gives spiritual concerts, i.e. concerts for meditation, in Vienna’s Lotus-Seminarzentrum. Since 20 April 1992, the ensemble has been performing at least seven times a year at home and abroad. Needless to say, the line-up has changed over these many years and to date comprises 9 male members living in Austria (Vienna) and Germany (Heidelberg) and Norway. They have toured 23 European countries, performed in various countries in Asia, South America, the Carribbean, the former Soviet Union and had countless performances in the U.S alone. Their music has been aired by various European radio stations. Mixing of the latest CD ("Mantric Songs") was completed in August 2011, and has been available ever since.

The musicians play on eastern and western instruments and exclusively perform spiritual songs or mantras that were composed in a state of mystical vision or meditative trance and thus put a “receptive” listener into a meditative or higher consciousness. The music of Arthada & Friends is well suited for edification or meditation.


Here are the CDs

Here are the music sheets

Here you can see thegallery

Here are some comments (mainly in German)

Here you find a collection of German and English links which might be useful to you

The mystic, master yogi and composer of these wonderful and, above all, touching songs uses his native Bengali for most of his lyrics, as this language with its mantric and poetic beauty lends itself to spiritual music.

The Yogi describes the relationship between spirituality and music thus:


“When we listen to soulful music, or when we ourselves play soulful

music, immediately our inner existence climbs up high, higher, highest.

It climbs up and enters into something beyond.
This beyond

is constantly trying to help us, guide us, mould us and shape us into

our true transcendental image, our true divinity. When we hear soulful

music, or when we play a piece of soulful music, we feel a kind of

inner thrill in our entire existence, from the soles of our feet to the

crown of our head. A river is flowing through us, a river of

consciousness, and this consciousness is all the time illumined.” “If we

can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality

deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that

it is the soul’s music.”