Prabháta Saḿgiita is a new trend in the world of music. The compositions are known as 'Songs of the New Dawn'. In Sanskrit Prabháta means 'dawn' and Saḿgiita is 'the totality of song, instrumental play and dance'. They came into being when Shrii Prabhát Ranjan Sarkar composed his first song at Deoghar, India on September 14, 1982. Over the span of eight years the treasure of Prabháta Saḿgiita grew rich in content, style and variety. On October 20th, 1990, the day before Shrii P. R. Sarkar's worldly departure, the number of Prabháta Saḿgiita stood at a staggering 5018.
In Prabháta Saḿgiita one will find a variety of temperaments such as devotional songs, songs of mystical love, songs of social consciousness and ecology, marching songs, songs depicting various stages, feelings and experiences in spiritual meditation, songs on seasons, songs on Krśńa and Shiva and many more. The composer used a variety of forms and styles with elements spanning from classical to folk music. Most of the songs of Prabháta Saḿgiita were composed in Bengali, but over forty songs were composed in other languages that include: English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Magaht, Maethili and Angika.
Prabháta Saḿgiita is now a full-fledged school of music with its own distinct style. It has heralded a new dawn in the realm of music and culture. It inspires the singers and listeners to shake off depression, melancholy and fatigue, and generate vitality in life. Novelty, excellence and uniqueness in its inner spirit, rhythm and tempo and melody are the hallmarks of these songs, blended with the view to give a wonderful supra-aesthetic effect to the human mind. With its strong sublime ideation and feeling of optimism in reaching one's spiritual goal, Prabháta Saḿgiita are an embodiment of the inner truth of human life.
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