Sadhaname: Calendar of Events - Detail

Event: Chant with Swan Kirtan at Unity Church

Location: Ahavas Achim Synagogue in Newburyport


Date: 2022-4-23
End Date: 2022-8-13

Time: 6:30 pm -8:00 pm

Let us gather to sing and experience blissful Kirtan. This is an exploration and expression of the heart and the spirit.

US EST: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

You are welcome to join us for an evening of Blissful Kirtan.

Let us gather to sing and share. This is an exploration and expression of the heart and the spirit. This event is hosted by Unity Church

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Kirtan, a call-and-response chanting genre, is one of the oldest sacred music traditions from India. Through ancient Sanskrit mantras, Kirtan goes beyod the music itself, it unites all levels of consciousness and produces an energy that quiets the mind and takes one to a deeper experience of the Self. In the silence between the songs, one can feel the depth of the silence that lies within. Kirtan calms the mind and relaxes our body.

Swan Kirtan is a devotional chanting group of musicians from Maine. We play a fusion of Eastern and Western music. We offer chants from multiple faiths. Our kirtan is in traditional Indian raaga style.

“ Sweet chants and sweeter feelings.” - Jai Uttal

"I loved your music. So glad everyone enjoyed it. Thank you for your time, support and care. Your voice is very special as are you as a person that I can see. " - Virginia Burger, South Africa

“You are the one person in the States that present genuine Indian kirtan.” - Gary Goldberg.

Sample chants:


Ashok Nalamalapu was born in India and has been a devotee since his childhood. He has been leading multi-faith chants and playing harmonium since 2011, singing in the traditional Indian Raga style. Ashok has been studying with Indian classical musicians such as Sri D.V. Mohana Krishna and Grammy Nominee, Jai Uttal. As part of his spiritual path, he has led kirtan at many festivals across the country including Bhakti Fest in California, Lovelight Festival in Maryland and Maine Yoga Fest. Ashok has also led kirtan at colleges, temples and other centers in India, Spain and the US. He also sang at yoga centers such as Kripalu, Ananda Ashram, Integral Yoga Institute and Omega. In addition, he has served as a Master of Ceremonies, inspiring the audiences at all the major US kirtan festivals. He is a lead vocal singer at Swan Kirtan band and plays harmonium with melody. Swan Kirtan’s album "We are all One" is available on

Other Musicians will be announced as we get closer to the date

No prior experience is needed. No one will be turned away due to lack of fund

Thank you.

Donation : $15


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