क्रिस्तुं कन्यासुतं

Kristum kanyāsutam

CMSI Ref. Number MA-SAN-03-DCS-027

Kristum kanyāsutam
क्रिस्तुं कन्यासुतं

Language Sanskrit
Author of text

Lyrics - Chevalier I.C. Chacko
Text selected, translated and introduced by - Fr. Francis Vineeth CMI

Composer of melody Anto Amarnad, C.M.I.

Book Title-Kristu Sahranamam


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Kristu Sahasranamam - Track 1

Dr. Francis Vineeth Vadakkethala, CMI (1935-2021), was a star professor at Dharmaram College, Bengaluru. Staff and students who were inclined toward inculturation used to look forward to listening to Dr. Vineeth’s homilies which exposed his unique way of thinking. Dr. Vineeth explained the Gospel in Indian philosophical terms. Dr. Vineeth believed that Christianity in India should be Indian in every aspect. Music was one such aspect. ..Goto Notes Page


Note by Dr. Francis Vineeth, CMI

A deep longing welled up in my heart as I pondered over the amazing work of Chevalier I.C. Chacko, the Kristu-Sahasra-Namam. And it became my cherished dream to bring it to the devotional life of Indian Christians. A Thousand Names of Christ! . Just a thousand epithets and thousand titles in exquisite biblical lore, and enticing poetical charm and what more, all presented in classical Sanskrit lyrics. Who would not be tempted to have a try? It enshrines the whole history of Christ, gathered from the New and Old Testaments alike, all in one hymn of adoration, a long litany of praise. You can pray fully recite it then, unawares, in accompanying rhythm; you are transported to the marvelous setting of the Gospels, Psalms, and the Book of Revelation. This is I. C. Chacko's Kristu-Sahasra-Namam, a Christian counterpart of the well know Hindu Vishnu-Sahasra-Namam . Read More

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