Tattva

Album: K (1996)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • Tattva is a Sanskrit word that can mean "Principle," "Reality" or "Truth." According to various Indian schools of philosophy, a tattva is an element of reality conceived as an aspect of deity. Although the number of tattvas varies depending on the philosophical school, together they are thought to form the basis of all our experience.
  • The K album was released in September 1996 and became the fastest selling debut album since Oasis' Definitely Maybe.

Comments: 2

  • Ricky from Killie, United KingdomGreat tune. That whole album is terrific. Some brilliant rock with an Eastern tinge. Add a sprinkle of Floyd/Zeppelin and you're there.
  • Jason from Dublin, Irelandcool song . great vocal by lead singer
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