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kirtan Line breaks: kir¦tan
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪətʌn/

Definition of kirtan in English:


A devotional song, typically about the life of Krishna, in which a group repeats lines sung by a leader.
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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