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Bhakti Kirtan

Devotional Music & Mantra Meditation

Saturday, 13th April, 6pm to 8pm

Entrance by koha.

For more info, contact Rati on 021 124 1591

At Riverside Centre (Kotahitanga Room)

Immerse yourself in an evening of Kirtan, a harmonious blend of music and ancient Sanskrit mantras. Rooted in the Bhakti Yoga tradition, kirtan intertwines melodious vibrations with heartfelt expressions of joy and devotion to the Divine. It is both meditative, and a musical conversation between participants.


As a meditation, kirtan is joyful and effortless. The music and melody give the mind a soothing resting place, allowing focus to be naturally inspired without force. In Sanskrit, the root of the word ‘Kirtan’ is literally ‘celebration and glorification,’ giving a hint to the uplifting mood of the music.

Kirtan is not a musical performance, and no musical ability or singing talent is required to join in. It only requires your enthusiasm and willingness to participate with your voice or clapping. You can also bring your own instrument and play along. You are welcome to actively participate or graciously listen as you like.


The deeply sacred sounds of the mantras have the power to benefit, heal, and elevate all the layers of our being—physical, mental, vibrational, emotional, and spiritual. 

Whilst some practice kirtan as a form of self-realisation and as a personal experience, it also naturally builds sweet connections and a sense of community (Satsang) with the other participants.


Guided by Rati, Balarama and Antar, seasoned Kirtan practitioners with over 20 years of experience. We will wrap up the evening with some chai and an opportunity to meet and get to know other like-minded people

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the post above are those of the facilitator/event organiser and do not necessarily reflect Riverside Community Trust Board's official position and policy. Please contact the facilitator directly for all questions regarding this post's content.

Bhakti Kirtan


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