Sanskrit Chants by Devika
Devika has learned Sanskrit formally in school and college. In her words, "I really love the sound of the language and it fills me up with life energy. The words are full of wisdom, so I learn from them all the time. My mother Mrs. Gauri Kshirsagar is my first Sanskrit teacher. My paternal grandfather Dr. Shrinivas Kshirsagar instructed me in various Sanskrit scriptures and Vedanta philosophy. At his insistence, I have sung the opening prayer for large Chinmaya Mission gatherings. Later when I went to Pandit Jasraj Institute, I learned to sing many stotras composed by Bade Guruji Pandit Jasraj ji and Guruji Pta. Tripti Mukherjee. So blessed! I like to teach Sanskrit Chants to children and adults. I focus on the meaning, correct pronunciation, recitation, and singing of Sanskrit Chants."
Devika has a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai, India, and a Master of Computer Science degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, USA. She has previously worked at Yahoo!, Amazon, and Microsoft as a software development engineer and program manager. She founded Crystal Lighthouse Productions in 2012. Crystal Lighthouse Productions is a company that celebrates, promotes, and publishes works of artistes and creatives. It is a confluence of the arts and culture with technology and design. Crystal Lighthouse Productions brings meaningful and inspiring products and experiences to audiences worldwide.