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.
Wherever rift is there in my vision, in my heart, in my mind or whatever there is torn, may the Master of the Word heal it ; may the Master of the universe be all Peace and Grace to us.
May the wind blow to us the Peace and the Grace, may the Sun bring to us the warmth of the Peace and the Grace, may the Rain-God roar and thunder and pour showers to us of the Peace and Grace.
Firm thou art, make me firm. For me may they with the eye of Mitra look at all beings. May we with the eye of Mitra look at all beings.
- Yajurvedasamhita 36.2,10,18.
Translation by Nolini Kanta Gupta
CWNKG Vol 8, pp 44-47.
RECITATIONS BY THE MOTHER
SAVITRI BOOK 01 CANTO 05
079 A larger lustre lit the mighty page.
080 A purpose mingled with the whims of Time,
081 A meaning met the stumbling pace of Chance
082 And Fate revealed a chain of seeing Will;
083 A conscious wideness filled the old dumb Space.
084 In the Void he saw throned the Omniscience supreme.
267 As when a timeless Eye annuls the hours
268 Abolishing the agent and the act,
269 So now his spirit shone out wide, blank, pure:
270 His wakened mind became an empty slate
271 On which the Universal and Sole could write.