Music is being used worldwide to promote social change and unite communities. Every human depends on the theme, as it can influence society emotionally, morally, and culturally. People from different cultures can learn much about one another’s ways of life by exchanging music. Understanding the connection between music and social bonding is especially important during conflict when other forms of communication are difficult to use.
Music as a cultural right may promote and protect many other civil liberties. It can aid healing, tearing down barriers and walls, peace, and enlightenment. Compared to other types of communication, music can affect and connect with people in a fundamentally unique way. People often feel that “no one understands them” or is aware of their “true feelings.” Many turn to music to connect with people, express themselves or find common ground with peers.
Music connects to a person on a spiritual level as the lyrics touch your heart, and your soul feels free of any tension whatsoever. A classic example of making such revolutionary music is the talented Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy. He is a humanitarian and spiritual leader who has impacted society through his literature and music. The contributions of his musical endeavors are countless and have influenced his listeners on a spiritual level.
Several religious interpretations in Hindi, Odia, and Sanskrit that were written and recorded by renowned lyricist Dr. Satpathy are freely accessible on over forty music cassettes and CDs. Some of these Albums, around which well-known Indian singers have performed their tunes, have been issued by eminent Indian music labels, including The Times Music, Sa Re Ga Ma, and T-Series. Dr. Satpathy has written devotional songs in Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Rajasthani, Punjabi and Assamese.
Living With Sai (Times Music, 2009)
Tubhyam Namami (Times Music, 2010)
Aao Sai (Times Music, 2011)
Shri Sainathaya Namah (Saregama, 2011)
Shri Jagannathaya Namah (Saregama, 2012)
Hiranyagarbh Shriman Narayan Sai (Saregama, 2012)
Sai Palanhar (T-Series, 2012)
Vardan Do Sai (Times Music, 2013)
Shri Guru Bhagwat Punjabi (Times Music, 2017)
Shri Guru Bhagwat Rajasthani (Veena Music, 2022)
Sai Ardaas (2022) and many more.
Dr. Satpathy has helped make various genres of Indian dance, music, and art more well-known. Additionally, he supports endangered Indian dancing traditions like the Goti Pua of Odisha. He has been encouraging people with disabilities to dance and express their inner joy to give their lives purpose. Music and dancing make these disabilities disappear for a time; such is the impact of music and dancing on one’s life. Dr. Satpathy has been a constant influence in the encouragement of devotional renditions across the country through his spiritual compositions.
A significant cultural event called “Vasant Utsav” is held annually at the Sai Temple Gurgaon under his patronage on Vasant Panchami. Padma Vibhushan Birju Maharaj (Kathak), Padma Bhushan Ustad Sabri Khan, Geeta Mahalik (Odissi Dance), Pundit Suresh Wadkar (Classical Songs), and Ajit Karkare (Devotional Classical Songs) are just a few of the prominent dance and music artists who attended and respected the occasion by being there.
- Divya Sangeeta Siromani Award, 2011
- Baba Baidyanath Sangeeta Ratna Award, Tapasya Sangeet Academy, 2011
The presence of such personalities shows us the respect and honor people have for Dr. Satpathy and his work. The music produced by him has been recognized globally by artists and spiritual music lovers. The dance and music forms produced by Dr. Satpathy have helped people go through life with his music as a helping hand. The contributions of his musical accolades deserve to be recognized globally.