- Hinduism devotional singing, usually accompanied by musical instruments
from Sanskrit kīrtanam praise, eulogy
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The Master at this put an end to the kirtan and went to bathe in the sea with them all.
The shout of kirtan filled the three worlds and drowned all other sounds.
Then they lifted up the chant of Krishna's kirtan and poured it into His ears.
His ecstasy did not cease, and the kirtan therefore had to continue.
Kirtan or sankirtan, chanting God's name to the accompaniment of dance and song.