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During the kirtan the harinama is sang to a particular tune and can be accompanied by the play of the musical instruments or hand clapping. KIRTAN can be held at home, with friends or in the open air.
One person “leads” kirtan – i. e. it is this person who at the beginning sings the mantra:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
and then other people repeat it using the same tune.
Singing goes on and on and the spiritual feelings of those who participate in the kirtan get stronger. KIRTAN can be held everyday or as often as possible.
One can sing the Names of the Lord from different traditions. Allah, Buddha, Rama, Jehovah… But usually people from different traditions who have a broad worldview and are free from prejudices sing the harinama-mantra which was brought down to us from the Vedas.
KIRTAN IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
MANTRA SING IN OPERA
KIRTAN AT THE BUDDHIST FESTIVAL
A NICE DIGEST
OF VAISNAVAS SINGING KIRTAN
IN THE ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT
ROCK FESTIVAL "WOODSTOK"