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kirtan

/ ˈkɪrtɑn /

noun

  1. Hinduism devotional singing, usually accompanied by musical instruments


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kirtan1

from Sanskrit kīrtanam praise, eulogy

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Example Sentences

This was the origin of the nam-kirtan ('chanting God's name') which has ever been the most distinctive feature of this creed.

Kirtan or sankirtan, chanting God's name to the accompaniment of dance and song.

The king himself on hearing of the splendour of the kirtan, ascended to the terrace of his palace with his Court to gaze at it.

The blissful sound of kirtan penetrated through the 14 regions to the empyrean.

The cloud of Vaishnav enthusiasm melted in showers, their eyes dropped tears along with the nectar of kirtan.

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