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A brief description of Kirtan
takes place when Sri-Hari-nama and the descriptions of Krsna’s form,
qualities, and pastimes come
in contact with the tongue.
The three main angas or limbs of Bhakti are sravana, kirtan, and smarana, namely hearing, chanting, and remembering. Out of these three, kirtan is the best because all others are included within Kirtan. When one is chanting the holy names of the Lord his mind, body, and all senses are fully engaged. One remembers the name, form, pastimes, and qualities of Krsna. These activities are considered to be the supreme form of sadhya and sadhana. Singing about the Lord allows us to develop the love that we are all ultimately searching for in this world. That is pure love for Sri Radha and Krsna who are supremely attractive and the embodiment of love.
Trinad api sunicena
Taror api sahisnuna
kirtaniya sada hari
"Thinking oneself to be even lower and more worthless than insignificant grass which has been trampled
beneath everyone's feet, being more tolerant than a tree, being prideless, and offering
respect to all others according to their respective positions,
on should continuously chant the holy name of Sri Hari"