1. Shivane Amma
This Song's Story
Shivane Amma is a song of invocation.
Whenever Holy Mother Amma holds Satsangs (spiritual discourses), she starts by whispering "Shivane... Shivane... Shivane..." This is her invocation to God. After that, she says "Prema swarupam, Atma swarupamayirikkunna elaavarkkum namaskaaram," which means "I bow to all the people here who are the embodiments of Love and God."
This song was composed in 2000 on the North Indian Tour. Holy Mother Amma had encouraged her entourage to compose songs, and this song was written in reflection that She gives such honor to all of us, where all honor should truly go to Her. We wanted to let Amma know that every part of India was in adoration to her Love, Majesty, and Mastery.
Shivane Amma starts with Amma's invocation, and includes mantras 405 to 408 of the Sree Lalita Sahasranama, and invocations from around India. In India, traditional greetings between people are in the form of invocations to God. For example, when one greets another, they say "I bow to God [in you]", to which the other gives a similar reply. Therefore, most of the greetings in this song can be found in common parlance around India, from different religions, and localities.