Music has always played a key role in all cultures and all religions. It is the language of the heart. Through music and kirtan, humans get connected with the essence of their being – Love. Bhakti Marga – the path of love and devotion – uses music as a means to awaken that Love inside everyone’s hearts, regardless of religious and cultural background.
Music has a power to take you from the mind and transport you to the heart – whether you are on the spiritual path or not – because music is the language of God.
Bhakti Sounds is a team of musicians who travel the world to offer concerts in bhakti festivals, yoga studios, ashrams and spiritual centres. Bhakti Sounds UK’s lively and soulful music has captivated the minds and hearts of people across the globe. Their joy in singing the Divine Names has been inspired by their guru Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda who has said time and time again that the name of the Lord has the power to elevate and subdue the mind, ultimately opening the heart to experience pure unconditional love. The Divine Names have the power to purify and elevate us. They give us the opportunity to experience joy and bliss, and through singing, clapping and dancing, we develop a personal relationship with the Divine. To show how important this is, even the holy scriptures say that singing the Name of God (Harinam) is the best spiritual practice for this era.
There is no difference between the Name of God and God. So when you chant His Name, He is next to you.
Check out or Calendar of Events for the upcoming performances of Bhakti Sounds UK!
To sing the Holy Names in a simple way, together: that is Kirtan. The group energy that arises gives each individual a unique experience as the kirtan progresses, which is why participation is such a joy. Watch one of Bhakti Sounds kirtan sessions below.
Watch more kirtan videos on Bhakti Marga’s Youtube channel.