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kirtan

noun
  1. Hinduism devotional singing, usually accompanied by musical instruments
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit kīrtanam praise, eulogy
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Historical Examples

  • The Master at this put an end to the kirtan and went to bathe in the sea with them all.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • The shout of kirtan filled the three worlds and drowned all other sounds.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • Then they lifted up the chant of Krishna's kirtan and poured it into His ears.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • His ecstasy did not cease, and the kirtan therefore had to continue.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

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

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja