Cultural Offerings

Musical Compositions

  • Composed over 21,000 songs:
    13,625 in Bengali; 7.300 in English; 180 in Sanskrit; 33 in French
  • Composed 2,700 songs in one year, 1995, to reach a total of 13,000
28 November 1976
Composed 300 songs in one session
8 July 1995
Set music to “August 15, 1945”, his epic Bengali poem written at the age of thirteen and dedicated to the Birthday of Sri Aurobindo
16 August 2002
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)

Concerts

  • Performed 777 concerts worldwide
  • Gave 8 concerts with audiences of over 10,000 people
23 September 2000
Largest concert: audience of 19,000, Montreal, Canada
14 May 1986
Performed 400 songs in a single performance
25 November 1995
Jamaica, New York. Performed longest concert on 150 instruments in 14 hours in honour of the United Nations 50th Anniversary
16 August 2001
Performed on 70 pianos in one concert, Queens, NY
13 August 1991
Longest continuous improvisational performance on piano: 69 minutes

Literature

  • Published over 1,573 books, including poetry, essays, stories, plays and aphorisms.
  • 388 published lectures, 3,951 published stories and 116,776 published poems and aphorisms to date
  • 63 plays: 11 full-length plays and 52 short plays (one-act)
7 August 1996
24-hour poetry record: 1,301 poems in 22 hours and 45 minutes (one poem every 63 seconds). Printed in a 13-part series Two God-Amusement-Rivals

Lectures

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

Jharna-Kala Fountain-Art

  • Completed over 150,000 paintings
  • Completed over 16 million "Dream-Freedom-Soul-Birds" soul-bird drawings
29 December 1991
Began drawing soul-birds entitled "Dream-Freedom-Soul-Birds"
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