Kirtan

Kirtan is call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions. Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns or mantras

to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium, tablas, the two-headed mrdanga or pakawaj drum, and karatal hand

cymbals. It is a major practice in Vaisnava devotionalism, Sikhism, the Sant traditions, and some forms of Buddhism, as well as

other religious groups