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“Dihanam in praise of Krishna”

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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.

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