Definitions

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  • n. A call-and-response chant performed in India's devotional traditions.

Etymologies

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Sanskrit

Examples

  • I learned that kirtan is a spiritual practice similar to meditation but considered by some to be much more enjoyable because it involves singing, and singing, he says, makes you thoughtless.

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

  • During this time, I learned from Shubal that kirtan is a spiritual practice similar to meditation but considered by some to be much more enjoyable because it involves singing, and singing, he says, makes you thoughtless.

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

  • Kirtan on New Year's Eve Musician Dave Stringer leads traditional Indian call-and-response chanting known as kirtan until midnight, followed by a champagne toast and DJ set.

    Chicago Reader

  • Not too long before, Damon had received a brochure advertising a call-and-response chanting session called kirtan after a yoga class.

    Alanat News

  • It also highlights the rich culture and music of the 'kirtan' form as juxtaposed against current musical trends.

    India eNews

  • My favorite part of the kirtan was when the music would build with intensity and everyone in the room would become very animated and loud.

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

  • He went on to tell me Shubal (as they call him) is a rare old-school kirtan wallah who has studied for over 30 years with many masters.

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

  • A yogi friend named Sal let me know about a kirtan that was taking place at a local yoga studio with Shubalananda!

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

  • I have been searching for a good kirtan class for most of the year.

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

  • During the kirtan I tried to think my normal crazy stream of thoughts and I WAS unable.

    Sandy Henson Corso: My First Kirtan

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