Wednesday, 22 July 2009


"The Sanskrit word 'kirtan' refers to the Hindu tradition of devotional chanting of hymns and mantras. It is usually accompanied by instruments such as the harmonium, the two-headed pakawaj, sometimes tabla drums, as well as karatal, or hand cymbals. It is a major practice amongst Vaisnavas (Vishnu devotees). I was walking in the old city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, when I heard the music and was soon invited to join in by some of the people who had gathered in someone's house for the occasion". Taken by Fredcan

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