Biography

«I am happy to introduce Naren and Sarada to all music lovers. Naren learnt guitar playing from his boyhood days. Sarada learnt music from her childhood. She is a beautiful singer. Her melodious and powerful voice captures the audience. Naren is an accomplished guitar player accompanies Sarada to spread spiritual values through their music. I have seen them being appreciated everywhere. May the Lord shower on them all His blessings everywhere and always.»

Swami Veetamohananda

The meeting

Naren & Sarada
Naren & Sarada

Naren and Sarada – the duo are influenced by pop; folk and blues. Sarada sings devotional songs accompanied by Naren on the guitar. They sing the glory of the Lord in English, Sanskrit, Dutch and French. Sarada- born in Rotterdam and brought up in Holland is well trained in various fields. Naren born in Paris, France is well educated. Sarada lives in the Centre Védantique Ramakrishna, Gretz. Naren has his own house in front of the CVR at Gretz. It was a tribute concert to George Harrison that brought them both together. Both are devoted to Vedanta. The love for music, made them to collaborate together. The melodious and powerful voice of Sarada blends beautifully with Naren’s guitar playing. The duo perform only in the seminars and conferences of Swami Veetamohananda.

 

« Arise, Awake ! Tour » 2006 - 2008

CD Live in San Francisco
CD Live in San Francisco

Naren and Sarada took up creativity during this period of 2006-2008. They blend the pop, folk, or blues styles into devotional or spiritual music. It is indeed a bridge between East and West. The European tour in 2006, 2007 and 2008 along with Swami Veetamohananda on theme of ‘Arise! Awake!’ was a great success. The several religious leaders of different faiths at the Congress of Religions in London appreciated greatly. It was during the tour in 2007 in the USA that they recorded their first album. It was a live concert in San Francisco. The beautiful rendering of ‘Jaya Sri Ramakrishna’, ‘My Sweet Lord’ of George Harrison, ‘Help me’ of Larry Gatlin and the traditional song ‘Govindam’ of India are all well appreciated.

« Courage to be! Tour » 2009 - 2010

CD Fate 'n Faith
CD Fate 'n Faith

Naren and Sarada adore Swami Vivekananda with great love and faith. This made them to render their music to the poems of Swami Vivekananda. The poems ‘Fate ‘n Faith’ with Irish musical style is a keen to Saint Colomban, whose message and life are similar to Swami Vivekananda. (« Swami Vivekananda is a symbol of courage not only by his teachings but also by his travels to the West to spread his message »- Sarada). The theme of the tour « The courage to be » with Swami Veetamohananda would take them to the four corners of the world until October 2010.

« Interreligious tour » 2010 - 2011

CD Thinking of Him
CD Thinking of Him

Naren and Sarada are convinced of the message of Sri Ramakrishna “All paths ‘all religions) lead to the same Goal (God). Hence, they produced a CD dedicated to different divinities, saints and sages of all religions. It is a spectacular opening to the different religions of the world. Retaining text of the song the Western musical world, Naren and Sarada enchant the whole musical world.

 

“We want to extend our musical talent, in our own way to spread the message of George Harrison. There can be no frontier in music towards spirituality. This is why we sing the Glory of the Lord is different ways of different religions”

Naren

 

“The world is full of diverse religious traditions. It names the Lord in different ways, but all lead the individuals to the Supreme Self to which we all belong. Interesting indeed that East & West have common base here.

Sarada

 

 

Their tour started in October 2010 by an inter-religious meeting at the Basilic of Saint Denis near Paris where Sarada sang to the glory of Jesus, Buddha or Ramakrishna and moved the heart of each and everyone listening to them in the cathedral.