Bhajan – devotional and philosophical songs!

Bhajan – devotional and philosophical songs!

The term ‘Bhajan’ broadly means devotional song sung with or without music for the Lord. The lyrics of the bhajan constitute of praises for the virtues of the Supreme power, of philosophical teachings, of dialogues from ancient scriptures and spiritual literature. It is the most familiar form of doing bhakti – worship, in Indian tradition and is prevalent across the country.

Covering all dimensions of the country, bhajans form the core of the devotional expression and are an indelible part of the social culture of India. It is a way of connecting an individual or a group to the Lord and even to the true meaning of life. Sung in different forms like kirtan, mantra chants and often woven in the musical notes, bhajans are the most beautiful way of expressing joy and gratitude.

Dialogues from scriptures and Vedas, and famous teachings of saints are often blended with Classical or folk music forms to form these devotional songs. As a practice these are sung in satsangs – gathering of people to listen to knowledge and perform prayers. Bhajans are considered to be intoxicating and alleviates the mood of the people.

All the states of India have their flavors of bhajan and are reckoned with devotees who composed them. Meerabai from Rajasthan, Kabir from North India, Tulsi Dasa from Uttar Pradesh are renowned bhajan composers from ancient India and play a significant role in Indian philosophy and devotional literature.

A part of Indian culture, bhajans are known to one and all, from children to the elderly and are sung to unite the mind and the soul. This form of worship makes one feel in unison with the self and the Lord!

2 thoughts on “Bhajan – devotional and philosophical songs!

  1. Kaviarasan

    Jai Jai Jai Gananayaka

    Jai Jai Jai Gananayaka, Vidya Budi Pradayaka

    Jai Shubha Mangala Dayaka, Vidya Budi Pradayaka X2

    Gaja Vadana Gauri Nandana x 4

    Ganga Dhara Shiva Shambo Nandana X2

    ( Bhajanai Song )

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