Kirtan Ghoxa

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The Kirtan Ghoxa (Assamese: কীৰ্তন ঘোষা) is a collection of poetical works, primarily composed by the medieval saint Srimanta Sankardev meant for community singing in the Ekasarana religion. Its importance in the religion is second only to the primary text, the Bhagavat of Sankardeva.

The text of the kirtan ghoxa consists of twenty six sections and thirty one kirtans (or narratives of Krishna).[1] The kirtans were originally compiled into a single text by Ramcaran Thakur, the nephew of Madhabdev. All the kirtans were composed by Srimanta Sankardeva, except for one by Ratnakar Kandali and another by Madhabdeva. Two of Sankardeva's kirtans were later additions to Ramcharan Thakur's compilation. In some versions, there is an additional kirtan composed by Sridhar Kandali.

Each kirtan consists of a ghoxa or refrain followed by a number of verses written in different meters.

The Kirtans[edit]

  1. Caturvimsati avatara varnana
  2. Pasanda mardana
  3. Namaparadha
  4. Dhyana Varnana
  5. Ajamilopakhyana
  6. Prahrada carita
  7. Haramohana
  8. Balichalana
  9. Gajendropakhyana
  10. Sisulila
  11. Rasa krida
  12. Kamsa vadha
  13. Gopi udhava samvada
  14. Kujir vancha purana
  15. Akrurar vancha purana
  16. Jarasandhar yuddha
  17. Kalyavana vadha
  18. Mucukunda stuti
  19. Syamanta harana
  20. Naradar krishna darsana
  21. Vipra putra anayana
  22. Damodara upakhyana
  23. Daivakir putra anayana
  24. Veda stuti
  25. Krishna lilamala
  26. Srikrishnar vaikuntha prayana
  27. Bhagavatar tatparya
  28. Uresa varnana

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Barman, Sivnath (1999). An Unsung Colossus: An introduction to the life and works of Sankaradeva. Guwahati: Forum for Sankardeva Studies.