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The only Sanskrit rock band of the world

“Shanti Shanti”   is a musical expression of authentic Sanskrit chanting and Inspirational music. Andrea and Sara are two sisters wh...


The only Sanskrit rock band of the world

“Shanti Shanti”  is a musical expression of authentic Sanskrit chanting and Inspirational music. Andrea and Sara are two sisters who were spontaneously able to "know" Sanskrit at the ages of 9 and 7 years old respectively. Now they are among the top Sanskrit scholars in the country.

Since that time Shanti Shanti, along with their family, have shared their profound presentation of Sanskrit chanting and rousing music with audiences everywhere. They have toured all over the world, appeared on numerous media and print venues, including the Tonight Show and Coast To Coast AM.  They have taught Sanskrit at the University of Loyola Marymount. They have 7 albums in release and the story of their family, "Dreaming in Real Time," written by their mother, Linda Forman. Recently they have released their first Sanskrit instructional book, and are soon to release their next album.


“Shanti Shanti” consists of American sisters Andrea Devi Forman and Sara Anjuli Forman, their younger brother Micah Mahdev Forman and father Robert Henry Forman. The Formans have never been to India, never had a Sanskrit teacher, and still, Andrea and Sara can spontaneously chant, read, write, and translate Sanskrit since they were nine and seven years old respectively.

This combination is fun and creates a depth of experience that is profound and has reached large audiences. 
Originally the parents, Robert and Linda Forman exposed their children to many different spiritual paths.  Their daughters, Andrea and Sara spontaneously were able to read, write and chant Sanskrit. Robert a full-time professional musician, produced albums and wrote music with his daughters as they traveled and performed in countless venues all over the world. Their mother, Linda Forman, wrote the family's story in her book "Dreaming in Real Time". The Family group then expanded to include their brother Micah who added his vocal talent and bass playing to the mix. This created a really unique sound and harmonious musical expression.
“The precision of their Sanskrit chanting was stunning and amazing. The beauty of their voices captivated the audience." THE HINDU PORTAL
They appeared on many morning shows in the cities they were making appearances in, as well as radio shows and numerous articles featuring their amazing talent and story. They even appeared on Coast to Coast AM and the Tonight Show.
Andrea (left) and Sara Forman (right), lead singers of Shanti Shanti rock band, presenting the first copy of their new album “Veda” to acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed (center) in Nevada (USA).
Sara Forman (left) and Andrea (right), lead singers of Shanti Shanti rock band, presenting the first copy of their new album “Veda” to acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed (center) in Nevada (USA).
In addition to being a performing group, Andrea and Sara have taught their Sanskrit workshop all over the country, including the University of Loyola Marymount. Their workshop is a wonderful way to start on your own Sanskrit experience. Due to popular demand, they wrote and released their first Sanskrit instructional book.

 “Shanti Shanti” continues to evolve in their musical expression as both sisters have married and gone on to have families of their own. They are currently working on finishing their latest album and they look forward to having a busy schedule of performing and teaching in the coming year.


Catholics, Andrea, and Sara have also translated and chanted Ave Maria. They have toured various countries and various states of the USA giving packed Sanskrit musical performances. They have been in various television shows, mentioned in various publications, and extensively written about. 

“We fell in love with the overwhelming stillness, exuberance, clarity and amplified sensory awareness of Sanskrit poetry which we have attempted to share with you in this record,” Andrea and Sara stress.

Youth, specially of India and those living in foreign countries coming from India background, need to learn from the example of Forman sisters who have mastered ancient language Sanskrit (also known as “the language of the gods”) and are promoting it in a big way on their own inspiration, living in a non-Sanskrit environment and coming from a heritage with no Sanskrit background, Zed points out.

Album on Vedas and presents to Hindu leader Zed

They presented the first copy to the acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed in Nevada (USA).
presented the first copy to the acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed in Nevada (USA)
Andrea (left) and Sara Forman (right), lead singers of Shanti Shanti rock band, presenting the first copy of their new album “Veda” to acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed (center) in Nevada (USA).
This CD titled “Veda”, produced by Ganesha Publishing BMI, contains shlokas (hymns) from all four Vedas-Rig-Veda, Sama-veda, Atharva-veda, and Yajur-veda, some as old as 1,500 BCE. With extensive research and selection process, it took one year to complete this CD, which is their sixth album.

Visit the official website at www.shantishanti.com

1 comment

  1. This is fantastic! But they are not the only Sanskrit rock band in the world.

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