Kirtan Audio from Around the World
Listen to and enjoy this selection of recorded Kirtans with the maha-mantra. Some recordings include additional mantras and songs that complement the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Listen and sing along if you like.
Jahnavi was raised in an environment full of Kirtan from birth. She began studying Western classical violin as a child, exploring different styles of music. In recent years, her studies in Bharatanatyam have led her to undertake further study in Carnatic vocal and violin.
Bada Hari das
Bada Haridas, known for his inspiring and soulful chants, has studied and performed Indian devotional music, including Indian classical music and raga since 1975. Bada Haridas artistically blends his many influences to create unique music in celebration of the divine. A sincere practitioner of bhakti-yoga, there is a depth to Bada Haridas’ music and quality of singing that is simply captivating.
Gaura Mani Devi Dasi
Gaura Mani is an American born Kirtan singer. Deeply devoted she has a passion for chanting Mantras and meditative prayers from birth. She is known for her fresh, bold and intoxicating singing. When asked where she’s from, she replied, “Goloka Vrindavan, the spiritual world!”
Gaura Vani Das
Gaura Vani was born in Los Angeles, in the US, to parents living as monks in a Hare Krishna temple. At age six he went to Vrindavan, India to study at a Gurukula (traditional temple school). There he learned sacred music – how to play Indian instruments and chant Mantras. He has been sharing this music ever since and performing with devotee singers worldwide, including Grammy-nominated singers!
A native of Mauritius, Madhava was given his first drum at the age of 5. At 18, he moved to Vrindavan, a place of pilgrimage in India where Kirtan has been practiced continuously for centuries. He spent the next seven years living in an ashram, monastic residence, doing Kirtan daily with the Krishna Balarama 24 Hour Kirtan group, under the direction of famous 24-hour kirtan leader, Aindra Dasa. While there he played the Mrdanga drum for hours on end, day after day, honing his rhythmic skill and sensitivity.
Born into a family of bhakti-Yogis and growing up in ashrams around the world and in India, Chakrini has Kirtan flowing through her veins. A childhood and a lifetime spent immersed in sacred chants and music, has given her devotional singing a depth that goes straight to the heart and the soul. As a child, she lived in the holy land of Vrindavan and studied the art and practice of Kirtan.
The Mayapuris are a kirtan band breathing new life into sacred 5,000-year-old songs, inspiring Yogis, swamis, rock stars, and everyday people to sing, dance, and be transported. Hailing from the American South, Sweden, Columbia, and India, the young drummers, singers, and dancers that make up The Mayapuris were connected by the tiny West Bengal city of Mayapur, the birthplace of modern Kirtan.