In 1966,The Mother asked Sunil Bhattacharya to compose the musical accompaniment for Her readings of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. He continued to compose music for Savitri (and for the New Year) till his passing in 1998.
In his compositions for Savitri and for the New Year, Sunilda incorporated chantings of mantras from the Vedas, the Upanishads and various Stavas and Stotras, invoking the diverse Godheads of India. To him, the Mother and Sri Aurobindo were the Supreme as well as all the Goddesses and Gods of Indian mythology. As a result, we often find him replacing the names of the different deities mentioned in the originals with the names of the Mother or Sri Aurobindo.
The mother bears thee like an infant child clinging cherishingly to thee, increasing thee to be a conqueror ; headlong down over the dry land he goes rejoicing, he is fain to go like an animal let loose.
Anywhere he is born new in eternal wombs ; he stands in the forest hoary-old with smoke for his banner ; a bull unbathed he journeys to the waters and mortals who are conscious lead him on his way.
Rig Veda 10,4.3,5
Translation by Sri Aurobindo
SABCL, Vol 11 pp 384.
RECITATION BY THE MOTHER
SAVITRI BOOK 02 CANTO 10
042 But first he met a silver-grey expanse
043 Where Day and Night had wedded and were one: . . .
104 Escaping over a wide and shimmering bridge,
105 He came into a realm of early Light
106 And the regency of a half-risen sun.
107 Out of its rays our mind’s full orb was born.