kirtan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

kirtan ‎(plural kirtans)

  1. A call-and-response chant performed in India's devotional traditions.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 137:
      She was not devout or overly religious but she went to temples and kirtans regularly.
    • 2009 March 5, Sara Eckel, “Yoga Enthusiasts Hear the Call of Kirtan”, in New York Times[1]:
      Recently, Mrs. Breighner and Ms. Damon attended a Friday night kirtan at the Integral Yoga Institute.

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