Join us every Friday night for Kirtan, call-and-response chanting. Each week the kirtan is led by a different person from our Brooklyn chant community, the Vanaras, plus special events with other artists.

Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.
— Krishna Das


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Navratri Puja & Three Hour Group Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School 82 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

NAVRATRI is an annual Hindu festival that takes place over 9 days and nights in the Fall. Also known as Durga Puja, this festival honors nine distinct aspects of the divine feminine, in particular SARASWATI, LAKSHMI and DURGA -- symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness, and illumination over ignorance. In India, this festival is a time of ceremony, reflection, celebration, community and practice.

Many of the Kirtan Wallahs who lead chanting at Brooklyn Yoga School have been a part of this auspicious festival in India in years past, and this year we are celebrating it here in Brooklyn with an evening of call and response kirtan and puja ceremony. Join us for this special community evening to practice together and celebrate the many aspects of the divine feminine and her universal forces of creation. Join us anytime throughout the evening from 6pm - 11pm.



Puja ceremony led by Priest Prakash with dedications to Ganesha, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.


Group kirtan with call and response chanting celebration the divine feminine led by Ambika, Lily Cushman, Nina Rao, Shyama Chapin, and friends.

Doors open at 5:45pm / $10 - $50 Sliding scale donation

For those attending the puja, please bring fresh cut flowers, fruit or prasad as an offering.

Vegan prasad will be served after chanting completes.

Earlier Event: September 28
Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Later Event: October 19
Kirtan with Lily Cushman