What is Kirtan?
Great question. Here are a few answers...
1. Kirtan is call and response chanting which utilizes sacred names of the Divine.
2. Kirtan is the central practice of Bhakti Yoga, or the Yoga of the Heart, or Devotion.
3. Kirtan is found in Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. It landed in the West through the work of saints like Paramahansa Yogananda, the Beatles and modern Western Kirtan artists like Krishna Das and Snatam Kaur.