KIRTAN AND MUSIC
Kirtan is the means by which one can effortlessly pierce through the chaos and layers of the mind to reach the heart. By constantly singing powerful simple mantras with enchanting melodies (kirtan), it allows us to delve into the depths of our being. It opens up the love, intensity and innocence we all carry inside of us.
Singing and playing instruments are considered ways to communicate with the Divine in the ‘language of God’. Our music can thrill your heart with dynamic sounds and rhythm or it can be deeply meditative: each mood has devotional benefits.
Whether you like more traditional bhajans and kirtans, western devotional music or rocking bhajans, in Bhakti Marga you will surely find something that will soothe your soul. Just open up and begin your journey with music!
THE POWER OF KIRTAN
Kirtan is not just chanting. The use of music and rhythm provides a captivating context for the mantra to work. The various tunes and beats build an atmosphere to create different moods. Sometimes kirtans can be joyous and full of celebration. Other times they can be deep and intense. Added to this kirtan is not just a private affair. By singing together in a congregation the vibrational effect of the mantra, and the impact of the music is amplified. Like mirrors next to a candle, the spiritual upliftment of one person naturally influences those around. This is the purpose of satsang – being in the company of other positive, spiritual people.
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.
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
THE POWER OF DIVINE NAMES
The kirtan mantras are usually in praise of different deities such as Krishna or Rama. In eastern philosophy the one supreme principle or God is revealed in a number of ways. Each deity is a facet, a portal to the ultimate. Krishna for instance is the all attractive, stealer of hearts, while Durga is the divine mother, the embodiment of grace. The different names and forms of God correspond to different ‘bhavas’ or devotional feeling. Bhakti Yoga is the whole process of awakening and nurturing these different ‘bhavas’ until we experience the supreme state of unconditional love for life, humanity and God. Examples of different kirtan chants are ‘Om Namo Narayana’ ‘Govinda Gopala’ ‘Radha Krishna’ ‘Sita Ram’ but there are many more.
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EXPERIENCE KIRTAN WITH US
Over the years Bhakti Marga Music has produced a number of albums, with many of these feature bhajans sung by Paramahamsa Vishwananda himself. Check out latest releases on Spotify , CD Baby and Apple Music.
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