From Christian hymns to Hindu chants, sacred music is an essential component of nearly all, if not all, religions. It is an expression of faith, an integral part of ritual, and a reminder to the musicians and listeners of the attributes of their Lord.
In Hinduism, kirtan – a form of call-and-response chanting – is an “ancient participatory music experience” with the power to uplift through sound and vibration.
It is a form of praise worship involving the repetition of a mantra, starting slow and going faster and faster until the singers are caught up in energetic, joyous celebration.
The chanting of maha (great) mantras is believed to bestow peace, inspiration, and grace.
Mountain Hare Krishna – Krishna Das (2000) from the “Live on Earth…for a Limited Time” album
Rock On Hanuman – MC Yogi feat. Krishna Das (2008) from the “Elephant Power” album