Cultural Offerings

Musical Compositions

  • Composed 18,097 songs as of 13 April 2004:
  • Bengali, 11,468; English, 6,416; Sanskrit, 180; French, 33
  • Composed 300 songs in one session, 28 November 1976
  • Composed 2,700 songs in one year,1995, to reach a total of 13,000
  • Set music to “August 15, 1945”, his epic Bengali poem written at the age of thirteen and dedicated to the Birthday of Sri Aurobindo, 8 July 1995
  • Set music to “The Ideal of Forgiveness”, Sri Aurobindo’s epic story that Sri Chinmoy rendered into poetry in 1945 (also Sri Chinmoy’s longest song — 16 August 2002)

Concerts

  • Performed nearly 700 concerts
  • Largest concert: 23 September 2000, audience of 19,000, Montreal, Canada
  • Gave 8 concerts with audiences of over 10,000 people
  • Performed 400 songs in a single performance, 14 May 1986
  • Performed longest concert on 150 instruments in 14 hours, 25 November, 1995, Jamaica, NY in honour of the United Nations 50th Anniversary
  • Performed on 70 pianos in one concert, Queens, NY, 16 August 2001
  • Longest continuous improvisational performance on piano: 69 minutes, 13 August 1991

Literature

  • Written over 1,450 works, including poetry, essays, lectures, stories, plays and aphorisms, with a total of 100,000 poems and aphorisms to date
  • 24-hour poetry record: 1,301 poems in 22 hours and 45 minutes, 7 August 1996 (one poem every 63 seconds).
  • Printed in a 13-part series Two God-Amusement-Rivals

Lectures

  • Given over 300 university lectures, including at world universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cambrige, Oxford, Sorbonne and Tokyo Universities

Jharna-Kala Fountain-Art

  • 13 Apr 2004 Has drawn over 14,000,000 soul-birds since 29 December 1991
  • 03 Oct 1975 Completed 100,000 paintings in 101/2 months
  • 16 Nov 1975 Completed 16,031 paintings in 24 hours
  • 29 Apr 1976 Painted ‘Larger than the Largest’ – 12’ x 27’ in under 2 hours
  • 30 Apr 1977 Painted ‘C.K.G. Transcends’ – 13’ x 70’ in 2 hours 29 minutes
  • 10 Sep 1977 Painted ‘Journey’s Battle-Victory’ – 13’ x 25’ in 47 minutes