Bhajans and Kirtans originated in Sāmaveda. A musical-lyrical glorification of the a devata or a deity is a Bhajan. Singing Bhajans and Kirtans in praise of the Almighty is an age-old and sacred tradition. Essentially, its simple melodious lyrics and rāgas have the same result as meditation. It’s a way of conveying love to the divine, and for the seeker especially who is following the path of bhakti, it treads the path to become one with the divine.

The Vidya Vikas Bhajan class was initiated at Ekta Mandir in the Summer of 2010 for kids and adults. The benefits of singing the praise of our beloved deities, can be felt regardless of age.

It’s never too late to embark on your musical journey. Whether you are starting off new or from where you left off years ago, classes for adults are designed to make lessons engaging and fun no matter your age or experience level. Lessons are taught in a low pressure environment. Our goal is not only help you learn but to inspire you to make music an integral part of your life and sadhana towards the Supreme!

Summary: As per much research, it has been found that listening to bhajans and chants, increases the activity in the cells which releases the invigorating hormone “Dopamine”. In addition to building a positive approach towards life, Jagadguru Śrī Ādi Sankarācharya centuries back ascribed Bhaj Govindam, a devotional composition in Sanskrit to underline the importance of bhajans in a seeker’s life. He highlighted that even listening to bhajans brings similar benefits. He refers in the verses that at the time of death, possessions and all worldly knowledge will go in vain, but His name as the savior from this miserable cycle of life and death. Therefore sing the glory of the Almighty.

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