Common Kirtan Phrases
Om Shanti Om
the chant that symbolizes the most auspicious thing that can happen to a person.
It’s a lovely and simple phrase that calls to mind the creative forces in the universe – and more specifically, our acknowledgement and gratitude to them. Even more interesting, it calls to mind the feminine forces, which not only give birth to new things, but can also effect change in the old ones.
literally means “sharing”.It also refers to any song with religious theme or spiritual ideas, in a regional Indian language.
Om namah shavaya
is a mantra of power that assists us in our spiritual evolution and acts as a blessing for the world.
is the Hindu goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction.
it means Surrender to Lord Ganesha.
LoKah Samosta Sukino Bhavantu
a prayer each one of us can practice every day. It reminds us that our relationships with all beings and things should be mutually beneficial if we ourselves desire happiness and liberation from suffering.