This catalogue of mantras serve as a devotional offering to the teachers across time who have inspired Radhika's personal spiritual journey. An expression of unconditional love and devotion, "SAPTA: The Seven Ways" album is also an ode to her namesake, derived from Radha, Lord Krishna’s greatest devotee.
SAPTA, the Sanskrit word for seven, features seven prayers or mantras. The Sanskrit word also refers to the belief that it was Shiva, as the Adiyogi (first yogi), who thousands of years ago spread the science of yoga to the far corners of the world through his seven enlightened disciples.
Featuring invocations from the Ashtanga Yoga lineage as well as traditional bhajans, SAPTA serves as a meditative sonic experience. Produced by Los Angeles-based producer/musician George Landress, who has worked with numerous Grammy-award winning artists, the project upholds the authenticity of true mantra chanting to preserve the vibrational integrity of the songs and prayers. Radhika and George combined acoustic Indian instrumentation—including Radhika on harmonium and tanpura, Shashank Acharya (who studied under the renowned Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia) on flute, and Manas Kumar on violin—with synth textures, to create an immersive and unifying experience of pure sound and vibration that is both uplifting and deeply inspiring.
Gananam Tva Mantra (Protection) is one of the oldest pieces recited from the Rig Veda 1.2. It is believed that reciting this mantra affords protection and blessings for any mantras and actions offered after.