Chants: Kirtan and Krishna Das

In Hinduism, japa is the spiritual practice of reciting a mantra or the name of a god repeatedly; sometimes hundreds of times.  At some point, some brilliant soul thought it would be more fun if others were involved and if it were put to music.  This was the birth of kirtan.*  In this first article in a series on the great music found in various chant traditions we will explore the music of kirtan.

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