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Too many external links[edit]

There are too many external links in this article, which goes against Wikipedia's policy for external links (see Wikipedia:External links and Wikipedia:Spam). At least some of the external links should be removed. (talk) 01:43, 12 January 2009 (UTC)


Here[1] a Hare Krishna editor asserts that kirtan and sankirtan are different and so sankirtan has its own page. Please refer to this and other Hare Krishna-promoting editors before making changes. Redheylin (talk) 20:02, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

A centralized discussion on merging Sankirtan into Kirtan is being held at Wikipedia talk:Hinduism-related topics notice board#Kirtan/Sankirtan. Priyanath talk 18:27, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

why only sikhism?[edit]

Why is kirtan described only as part of Sikhism? It of course is an important part of Hinduism too!

(I mean, the yellow box highlights it as a Sikh practice...)

The yellow box is there because, a little while ago, there were two articles; kirtan and sikh kirtan. They were merged and the box was left. A little later still "sankirtan" was also merged in - but this time no box. So I added the Chaitanya pic opposite - and I think that, and the text next to it, dispenses with the idea that kirtan is treated "only as part of Sikhism" If you have any Hindu kirtan data, or you would like to add a Hinduism box, nothing is wrong with that. Redheylin (talk) 18:19, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Sankirtan as public evangelism and soliciting[edit]

In the Supreme Court of California judgement in the recent ISCKON v. City of Los Angeles case, I found the following statement:

ISKCON practices the Krishna consciousness religion, a basic tenet of which involves an evangelical activity known as sankirtan, which requires members of ISKCON to approach people in public places in order to proselytize, solicit donations, sell and distribute literature, and disseminate information about Krishna consciousness programs and activities. Sankirtan has four purposes: to spread religious truth; to proselytize and attract new members; to distribute Krishna consciousness literature; and to generate funds.

The definition it gives of sankirtan seems quite different from the notion in this article. Maybe Hare Krishna's use the term differently? Or maybe the Court has just plain got their beliefs wrong? --SJK (talk) 22:16, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Within ISKCON, the word 'sankirtan' is also used to refer to distribution of religious literature to the public, or preaching activities in general.--Gaura79 (talk) 22:21, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Change title to Kirtana?[edit]

Real/original name is Kirtana. The derived word is Kirtan since in Hindi/north indian langs. the ending -a is chopped off. However these languages are not the representative of all India. Kirtana would be pan understood. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:39, 11 July 2014 (UTC)