Definition of kirtan in English:


Line breaks: kir¦tan
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪətʌn


  • A devotional song, typically about the life of Krishna, in which a group repeats lines sung by a leader.
    More example sentences
    • The four-day opening ceremony was packed with havans, aratis, kirtans, bhajans, as well as spiritual and philosophical discourses.
    • Of course, one has to admit that she did get better by the time she sang the main piece in Raga Kalyani and the short kirtans and bhajans that followed.
    • Bhajans, kirtans and a special lecture on Lord Krishna was organised.


from Sanskrit kīrtana.

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