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From Sanskrit भजन ‎(bhajana).


bhajan ‎(plural bhajans)

  1. (music) A type of Indian devotional song.
    • c.1885, A.L.O.E., The Wondrous Sickle:
      "No, there was never a school," said the child; "but the patwaris bibi lets us come to her of a morning, and teaches us bhajans and our letters, and when we learn well she sometimes gives us fruit."
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 396:
      Did I detenct Father's deep and rumbling baritone in the chorus which accompanied my wife's first bhajan of the evening?