Kiirtan is a union with inner-self, which opens channels of positivity, through singing and dancing with music. All body parts gets engaged during Kiirtan. Kiirtan is a wording meditation, so raise your hands, dance in ecstasy, and meet your inner self.
It enhances mood, memory & motivation, and cures movement-related ailments (Alzheimer, Parkinson, arthritis). Charge yourself for the day with morning Kiirtan and de-stress yourself with evening Kiirtan.
The Sanskrit mantra used for Kiirtan is:
Bábá Nám Kevalam [here the á denotes a longer “a” sound as in “far”]
Bábá means “that which is closest or dearest to me,” Nám means “essence” or “to identify with”, and Kevalam means “only”. So the meaning of the mantra is “That entity which is nearest and dearest is everywhere and in everything.” The ideation is: “Everywhere I look, in everything I hear, feel, see, taste and smell, I perceive that one Loving Consciousness which pervades all things.”
Kiirtan has many benefits. It purifies and lightens the mind and relieves depression and negative feelings. It is useful to prepare the mind for meditation, accelerating the mind’s progress to a state of lasting calm or peace. Because of the mental clarity achieved in a peaceful state of mind, one more easily finds solutions to problems while performing it, as well as gaining relief from some physical and psychic ailments. There is a dance associated with doing Kiirtan, called Lalita Marmika which is a physical aid to the practice. Our qualified teachers can teach you this special yogic dance.
“Kiirtan is good for a spiritual aspirant and it should always be encouraged. It creates a spiritual wave, it creates a spiritual fervor, it makes the aspirant dance in ecstasy and throbbing in vitality”. “LET YOU ENJOY THAT SPIRITUAL BLISS.”— Shrii Shrii Anandamurti