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Kirtan Music



Kirtan is a form of collective praise in song originating in the Vedic tradition in India and practiced in several religions. A kirtan is essentially a call-and-response chant set to music, in which singers either recite or describe legends, sing devotionals to various Indian gods, or examine important spiritual concepts. It is also a type of folk song or performance art, and in both forms, kirtan carries forward generations of the beliefs, ideals, histories, and stories of the people who perform it, both religiously and secularly. In the West, kirtan has become a somewhat popular collective spiritual or healing practice, with various well-known singers including Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, and Krishna Das serving as modern proponents of this traditional spiritual practice.

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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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Kirtan: The Art & Ecstasy of Chanting

A Gold Award winner in the Nautilus Book Awards, “Kirtan: The Art and Ecstasy of Chanting” is the long-awaited book from acclaimed Western chant leader Divya Prabha.

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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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Mantra and Kirtan - Interview with Vijay Krsna - Yoga Day Summit - Rishikesh, India

This interview is part of the Yoga Day Summit a free online event featuring yogis from around the world who offer wisdom and practices for the radiant transformation of all.

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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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Why Do Kirtan | 4 Benefits of Kirtan | Swami Mukundananda

JKYog presents Swami Mukundananda's explanation on 'why do kirtan' and on the importance of kirtan. On the spiritual journey, when we pretend to be sophisticated and knowledgeable, we think kirtan is not for us and rather run after things like kundalini jagran etc.

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Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan

In yoga practice, mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chanting) get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood, though they are an integral part of almost every Eastern spiritual practice.

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Dr Dharma - Kirtan Kriya - History, Research and Benefits

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Kirtan Explanation - What Is Kirtan?

This video explains what is kirtan and the transformational effect it can have on one's spiritual path. The video was filmed at the Path of Bliss "Kirtan Retreat" in November 2016 near Cairo, New York. The video features music by kirtan band, Sojha.

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The Difference Between Music and Kirtan - Sikhnet.Com

There is a big difference between a musical performance and kirtan. A performance is to display how good you are at something. In kirtan you don't have to prove anything, you have to get connected. That is the puropose of kirtan; to get connected yourself, and to help others get connected as well.

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