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Kirtan

Kirtan is Sanskrit for “chant” or “glorify”—mainly, to glorify God and chant His names. God has many names—in many languages—which are all spiritual. “Spiritual” means God and His names are the same, so saying “Krishna” means Krishna is present.

Whole Lotta Chanting Going On

In God’s presence, anxieties subside, we feel like the spiritual beings we really are, and we feel happy. Find out for yourself: kirtan follows a “call-and-response” format. The kirtan leader chants—in most cases the Hare Krishna mantra—

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

and everyone else responds.

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"This can easily be performed in one’s own home, with a small group of friends or with many people in a large public place. . ."

This yearly festival of non-stop chanting attracts hundreds of Krishna kirtan singers and musicians. Here are the original digital recordings.

Sound can change the world. Especially when the sound is from out of this world.

"A typical suburban neighborhood transforms into the most beautiful place in creation, where you are eternally youthful, beautiful and full of bliss. . ."

A musical journey to the holy land of Vrindavan, featuring the incomparable sounds of the Krishna Balaram 24-hour Kirtan Band.