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Dihanam in praise of Krishna

Dihanam in praise of Krishna

Dihanam' refers to congregational prayers sung mostly by women accompanied by 'nagera', kettle drumsand hand clapping. Cymbals called 'tal' and 'khol', the double-headed barrel-shaped drum may also be used.The women sing mainly in call and response style. The songs are usually taken from Vaishnava religious scriptures like Kirtan-ghosa. Sometimes verses from Bargit or other devotional songs are also sung. This Dihanam is in praise of the god Krishna.