SACRED WATERS KIRTAN


  1. Group members from left to right: Jenny Mish; John DeMoss; Jacquee Dickey; Jerry Jankiewicz; Judi Elin; Joyce Hug; Allen DeSomer; Javaughn Fernanders. Marie Kolecki off stage with the tambourine; Video production by Jim Yocom; Sound production by Cole Hallman.

The chant in this video is called Hara Hara Mahadeva and was written by Allen DeSomer, our lead guitar player and lead singer. It is a chant invoking the Divine in the form of pure consciousness: wide awake, finer than the quietest thought and the transcendental basis of all creation. In this chant, the names given to God are Mahadeva (Great God) and Shiva (destroyer of the ego, ignorance and evil)

In November 2013, Sacred Waters Kirtan performed at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. The occasion was the celebration of the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

Also in November of 2013, the final ceremonies for Vivekananda's 150th birthday were held in Chicago at the downtown Hilton Hotel. Sacred Waters Kirtan performed before a crowd of over 800 people.

Recently Sacred Waters Kirtan was part of the music for the Serendipity Festival held in Cloverdale, Indiana and in August played at Song of the Morning Yoga Fest in the Pigeon River National Forest in Michigan.


Left to right: John DeMoss; Jerry Jankiewicz; Maire Ferraro; Allen DeSomer; Jacquee Dickey; Joyce Hug; Carolyn Koebel

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Reviews of Our New CD

"Listening to the CD, "Flying With Swans" fills me with the joy of being alive. Call and Response Kirtan at it's best. I encourage repeated listening. Better yet, chant right along and increase your happiness." — Gary Goldberg, IN THE SPIRIT radio host.

“What a gorgeous, heartfelt collection of kirtan songs! Many of these songs take me back to the Sri Rama Foundation tracks I’ve loved for so many years—gorgeous melodies, beautiful instrumentals, catchy rhythms, strong lead female and male chanters, and a splendid full chorus of chanters. Bravo! This is a CD I will listen to!” — Ragani, award-winning kirtan artist.

"Flying with Swans is the long awaited debut album from Sacred Waters Kirtan, Indiana's inspired and dedicated chant community. The 5 tracks on this 2014 release soar with elegant beauty while powerfully drawing listeners into the ancient practice of Kirtan (sacred chanting). The sturdy vocals and dynamic acoustic guitar of Allen DeSomer receive support from driving rhythmic grooves and are complimented by beautiful feminine response vocals. The regal and stately Shri Ganapati Om opens this journey, delivering listeners to Jai Ma, a classic rock influenced paean to the Divine Mother. Ekam Sat, a reggae influenced Kundalini chant, playfully guides us into a deeply devotional offering to the revered Indian Saint Shri Ramakrishna and his disciple Vivekananda. On the final track, the music explodes with exuberant hand clapping and foot stomping joy as we reach our heart-filled destination through the jubilant Rama Sita Ram. Flying with Swans is a wonderfully accessible invitation to the communal practice of sacred chanting - get yourself a copy and enjoy the ride!" — Mike Cohen, founder, Dattatreya Kirtan Institute and national recording kirtan artist.

“Sacred Waters Kirtan is a heart-soaring, energetic, expanding quantum force of merciful healing.

About Lead Singer Allen DeSomer

Allen DeSomer is a songwriter and composer for film and television. Allen's fingerstyle acoustic guitar recordings are the backbone of his growing portfolio, but his rare specialty is Indian sitar. He began his spiritual journey 40 years ago as a student at Maharishi International University, followed by training to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. After many years of profound silence, Allen has emerged to give a voice to that immortal spirit that lives deep within all of us. Teaching others to meditate was Allen's sublime mission for many years and that mission continues today in the form of kirtan which he defines as "meditating out loud.”

Please join Sacred Waters Kirtan for an evening of singing in the devotional chant style known as “kirtan”. These call and response songs in the sacred languages of world religions open the heart and quiet the chattering mind while invoking the many Divine names of the One.The healing sound energies give us refuge, a place of being, a place to touch and be touched by the Divine presence. No singing experience necessary. All faiths and cultures welcome.

Sacred Waters Kirtan sings at Sacred Waters Spiritual Center - 16990 Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN once a month on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. Our next Kirtans will be:

    Bullet Friday, July 25, 2014

    Bullet Friday, August 29, 2014

    Bullet Friday, September 19, 2014

    Bullet Friday, October 31, 2014

    Bullet Friday, December 5, 2014


For more information e-mail us at info@yogachant.org.

For driving directions see the Sacred Waters website at Sacred Waters/ Directions

Singing the Names of God through Sacred Chants

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