Songs that are sung in the praise of God are called Hindi Devotional Songs or bhajans. There are also kirtans that sung with all devotion for God. These songs are sung with eyes closed so that one may concentrate on the words of the songs and experience temporary freedom of mind and body. That is what everyone is actually searching for.
If one is frustrated or in a low mood because of family, member, friends or at the workplace listening to bhajans can really help. It relaxes you and brings your body temperature or heartbeat to normal. It helps you concentrate in your work and get more productive. Reason why more and more youth along with adults are listening to bhajans. Many play it the first thing in the morning. So that every home member too listens to it and benefits.
Bhajans were first found in the Sama Veda, the fourth book of the Vedas that are the foundation of the Hindu scriptures. Sometimes people come together to sing bhajans and praise God. Mostly there is a leader who will begin and lead the bhajans while the rest sing in suit. The lyrics of a bhajan are mostly the stories of the lives of the saints, preaching of the saint, God's bounty and generousness and anecdotes. They are sung in a repetitive format so the devotees are mesmerized and go into deep sub-conscious, where they can feel at peace with themselves.
This form of bhajans has been made famous by medieval age devotees who are still praised today like Tulisdas, Meera Bai, Surdas and Kabir. In the modern world we have Pandit V. N. Bhatkehande and Pandit V. D. Paluskar. They have tried to mix the styles of bhajans and classical music there by giving it a wider audience.
In today's world many people gather after work or after home chores near temples or at a decided place and then devote a few hours of bhajan singing so as to praise God & bring peace in their lives.
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