Abhang – Poetry on Vittala

Devotional songs and poetry touch our souls. Abhang is a kind of poetry about Vittala (Krishna) which takes the listeners to a different plane.

Got to hear a beautiful Abhang recital by Smt. Kanakavalli teacher. She conducts classes on whatsapp.

Abhang or abhanga is a form of devotional poetry sung in praise of the Hindu god Vitthal, also known as Vithoba. The word “abhang” comes from a for “non-” and bhang for “ending” or “interrupting”, in other words, a flawless, continuous process, in this case referring to a poem.

Feels blissful to listen

Some of the famous Abhang musicians are Bhimsen Joshi, Sudhir Phadke, Suresh Wadkar, Ranjani, Gayatri, Aruna Sairam and Jitendra Abhisheki. It is a form of music performed by both classical and non-classical musicians. It has become integral in Bhajan concerts across India.

Think I found a new genre of music to listen to!

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