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Krishna Das



Krishna Das is an American vocalist and recording artist specializing in kirtan, the yogic devotional practice of singing or chanting Hindu and Sanskrit mantras or divine names.

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Om Namah Shivaya - Krishna Das Live | Songs with Lyrics

This video was shot in New York City at the Church Of St. Paul & St. Andrew in October 2013 and is part of a full-length kirtan recorded that evening.

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Chants of a Lifetime: Searching for a Heart of Gold

Chants of a Lifetime offers an intimate collection of stories, teachings, and insights from Krishna Das, who has been called "the chant master of American yoga" by the New York Times.

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Spirit: American Kirtankar, Krishna Das

When one hears a chant like Aum Namoh Bhagvate Vasudevaya, it is not a Grammy award ceremony that comes to mind as the setting of such chanting; but that is precisely what Krishna Das has been able to do—take cherished age-old Indian kirtans to a global stage such as the Grammys.

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Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

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Krishna Das: Bhakti with a Dash of Blues

“I understand there are people who feel that what happens in the West with chanting is ridiculous—what do we know about chanting?” says Krishna Das, the white guy from Long Island whose name is synonymous with Indian mantric music in America. “That’s really dumb.

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Radhe Govinda - Live with Lyrics

This video was shot in New York City at the Church Of St. Paul & St. Andrew in October 2013 and is part of a full-length kirtan recorded that evening.

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Krishna Das

Krishna Das leads kirtan (chants invoking the name of God) all over the world. After meeting Ram Dass in 1968, he went on to the life-altering epiphany of being with their guru, Neem Karoli Baba, Maharaj-ji.

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One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

Krishna Das is on a journey to India to discover legendary spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, through drug addiction and depression, to his eventual emergence as a world-famous Kirtan singer.

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4Am Chalisa - Krishna Das Live | Songs with Lyrics

This video was shot in New York City at the Church Of St. Paul & St. Andrew in October 2013 and is part of a full-length kirtan recorded that evening.

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Krishna Das Interview

On Kirtan, what makes music sacred, and his inspiration from Neem Karoli Baba.

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