Live musical performances

Spiritual devotion is most easily understood through music. Hundreds of bhajans (classic devotional songs chanted by Krishna devotees) express the deep sentiments of the yearning of the soul for God. There is the greatest benefit for the soul in this spiritual sound vibration. At the Festival of the Chariots, Bhajan and kirtan* artists sing with mrdanga (drum), harmonium and kartals (cymbals). Bhakti fusion performers also include western style music and instruments.

  In any case, the maha-mantra, or great mantra for deliverance is chanted: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, which means, “My dear Lord Krishna, Please accept me, please allow me to become Your eternal servant.”

 

  •  Cooper Madison- (also seen at the Bhaktifest in Joshua)
  • The Mighty Govinda- electric guitar, Rock Kirtan
  • Deepak Group, also Bhaktifest performer, and Alok Gupta, Sitar Player
  • The Temple Bhajan Band, performs at LA yoga studios, temples, interfaiths, Bhaktifest
  • Rasa, a music  Spiritual devotion is most easily understood through music.

Hundreds of bhajans (classic devotional songs chanted by Krishna devotees) express the deep sentiments of the yearning of the soul for God. There is the greatest benefit for the soul in this spiritual sound vibration. At the Festival of the Chariots, Bhajan and kirtan* artists sing with mrdanga (drum), harmonium and kartals (cymbals). Bhakti fusion performers also include western style music and instruments.   

 

*Kirtan is the faster paced version with repetition of the names of God, performed on one’s feet with great enthusiasm, while the slower bhajan songs are sung while sitting. The word Kirtan literally means “to glorify the Lord.” Bhajan refers to worship. Participation in kirtan or bhajan, whether by listening, singing or dancing, brings one into contact with pure spiritual sound vibration in order to reach the state of purified consciousness, or Krishna consciousness.