Adi Shakti kirtan band in Athens
We dedicate our spiritual music to the Divine Mother that gave birth to all existence.
Kirtan is a powerful yogic practice. It combines mantra chanting with music and rhythm, profoundly affecting the emotional level. Kirtan has its roots in the Vedic tradition and is a "call and response" song type. The term kirtan means narrate or describe and refers to the repetition of melodic mantras, accompanied by musical instruments and the response of those present.
The Power of Mantra
Mantra means "That which broadens the mind and perception."
It is a sacred word, phrase, or sound that is repeated either silently or audibly during meditation or as part of a spiritual practice.
The repetition of a mantra has a calming and centring effect on the mind, helping to focus one's thoughts and facilitating a state of deep concentration and meditation.
In Yoga, the use of mantras is an integral part of meditation. Two of the most well-known mantras are "Om" and "Om Namah Shivaya."
The repetition of a mantra is a means of connecting with the higher power, developing spiritually, attaining inner peace and self-realization.
The uniqueness of Kirtan
The uniqueness of kirtan lies in the creation of the vibration and the coordination with the melody and the rhythm. We experience deep breathing and join our voices with the voices of others. All these aspects become one, and together they create kirtan. The kirtan takes us on a magical inner journey full of joy, clarity and peace of mind.
Antaratma Thodoris Chiotis: vocals, harmonium, guitar
Alexandra Sotiropoulou: vocals
Stavros Dadoush: percussions, vocals
Anastasia Biliri Antaratma: harmonium, vocals