Sri Chinmoy sings The Invocation at the Aum Centre on his birthday. He plays the harmonium he bought from Sher Singh, the gatekeeper at the Indian Consulate in New York.


Sri Chinmoy requested that those who sing or listen to this song, please always fold their hands. He also requested that this song be sung only in its pure form and never harmonised or arranged in any way.

Sri Chinmoy composes The Invocation sometime before August 27th, 1967.


Photo by Prashphutita Greco


Sri Chinmoy offers a Peace Concert, at which he sings 206 Bengali songs by heart (in two sessions) at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, Queens, New York.