The power of sound is profound, tangible and yet mystical. The ancient Indian texts prescribe invoking of our ever blissful spiritual consciousness in the modern age through the medium of sound vibrations. Kirtans (commonly referred to as mantra meditation or sacred chants), the ancient call-and-response practice from India’s devotional traditions, revolves large gatherings of people and the rhythmic singing of mantras or poetic names of God. Mantras are accompanied by instruments such as the harmonium, the two-headed mrdanga drum, tablas, and kartal hand-cymbals.
Kirtans or Mantra music has the power to open our hearts and reconnect to our natural state of love and joy by bringing us in a mood of meditation. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.