Playing guitar since the age of 13, Panduranga has performed and recorded in diverse styles over the past five decades. Though once a dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller, Panduranga has lived the last twenty-two years at Ananda Village in Nevada County, California, a spiritual community founded on the teachings of the great spiritual master, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi. Over the years, he developed his own expression of sacred chants performed on acoustic guitar, bringing inspirational arrangements and instrumentation to timeless melodies. This first CD, “From Joy I Came,” is a collection of instrumental interpretations of devotional chants written by Paramhansa Yogananda. Performing on 12-string, 6-string steel, and classical guitars, Panduranga creates a soundscape of meditative and inspirational music. Live performances are highlighted by masterful guitar work as well as devotional interludes.