Deva Premal & Miten began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at Osho’s ashram in India.
Their worldwide concerts and best-selling albums have since introduced millions of Westerners to the joy and deep relaxation found in chanting mantras from the Eastern meditation traditions.
German-born Deva Premal is a classically trained musician who grew up with Eastern spirituality, singing mantras as bedtime lullabies.
Miten, originally from Britain, spent the 70s in the world of rock ‘n roll, opening for Fleetwood Mac, Ry Cooder, Lou Reed, and others.
Deva’s debut album The Essence, which rocketed to the top of New Age charts around the world when it was released in 1998, introduced a unique musical genre, offering the ancient mantras of India & Tibet in contemporary musical settings.
Since then Deva & Miten have released a string of acclaimed CDs with sales exceeding one million, and their concerts have moved from yoga studios to audiences of thousands in concert halls and music festivals around the planet.
Deva and Miten have also offered the mantras online in two free meditation programs: 21-Day Mantra Meditation Journey and The Spirit of Mantra, and many of the mantras featured are also offered as Mantra Beads. The programs attracted over 200,000 participants and created a worldwide wave of mantra meditation.
Their music transcends all the usual boundaries, receiving applause from such diverse luminaries as Eckhart Tolle, who calls their music “pure magic.” Hollywood movie icon Cher cites Deva’s The Essence as “My favorite CD for yoga.” Motivation guru and best-selling author, Anthony Robbins describes their music as “Passionate and powerful.” Even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is reported to enjoy their music during his private time and, when hearing Deva & Miten chant his favorite mantra at a private audience, exclaimed, “Beautiful music, beautiful…!”
Deva explains: “Mantras are energetic sound formulas, developed in the Eastern meditation traditions as a way to enhance awareness in daily life, and move us into spaces of deep inner peace and silence. Different mantras open different energy pathways and enhance different activities, such as: supporting physical healing; tapping into our inner strength in the face of obstacles; creating a blessing when preparing food, or before love-making.”
Miten points out that: “The Sanskrit language is energy based. It is not a descriptive language – it carries the actual sound equivalent of the manifestation. Hence, the sound ‘prem’ – which translates as ‘love’ in English – is the actual energetic vibration of love. So, repetitive chanting of the sound ‘prem’ opens our perception, and brings us in touch with a direct, personal experience of love itself.”
Each mantra is a key that opens a particular door into a place of inner peace and calm. As Deva notes, “For me the real pinnacle of the mantra is when the words are gone and only the vibration remains. I become engulfed in Ecstatic Silence.”
“We have found the mantra beads to be aesthetically pleasing and energetically vibrant in our chanting and meditations. The reason for offering the beads is to enhance the space of inner peace and ecstatic silence. We hope you will find them as beneficial and as inspirational as we have.”
– Deva & Miten