In the bhakti tradition kirtan is performed as an offering of love, with love as the only desired objective. Loving relationships assume a giver and a receiver, a subject and an object. In bhakti yoga the individual soul is the subject and the Supreme soul is the object. Kirtan is thus a means for cultivation and expressing the love of the individual soul for the Supreme soul who is known by names such as Hare (mother-protector), Krishna (all attractive) and Rama (reservoir of pleasure). The most common mantra sung in kirtan is the maha-mantra (great chant) composed of these names.
This CD titled "Offering" consists of four maha-mantra kirtan tracks as well as an invocation of prayers to the spiritual teachers in the bhakti tradition of Sri Caitanya. While the CD is the artist's offering to the Supreme soul and the kirtan community, he hopes you will be inspired to join the chanting and thereby also make it your own offering.