Help & General Info

New Features

Favorites: Need to add several kirtans to your favorits list? Click on Favorites icon to add your favorites. Adding kirtans to your favorites list does not store the words locally. To store kirtans for offline retrieval, use the “Offline Access” icon Save.

Finding and Selecting Kirtans

The selection menu is both intuitive and comprehensive. You can find kirtans based on their alphabetical listing, by category, by writer, artist or the publication media.

Moreover, you’ll be able to search the kirtan text (title and body including). Search queries must be in Unicode Gujarati or English.

Get started with finding your kirtan using the selection menu on the left for desktop version or bottom for mobile version.

Alternatively, you can enter the part and kirtan number in the “Go To” box , then click “Go” to quickly view your kirtan. Enter the part and number as “X YYY” or “X-YYY”. For example, “1 34” or “1-545”.

Language and Font

This site has 2 options for selecting and displaying kirtan selection text (on left) and kirtan text: Unicode Gujarati and English transliteration.

Uni GU image Unicode Gujarati - the text of all kirtans was typed in Unicode Gujarati, which is viewable in most popular operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux distributions. If you cannot view the Unicode Gujarati text, see All about Gujarati Typing for information on how to install Gujarati language support.

EN image English transliteration, as from the BAPS published English Kirtan Muktavali where available.

Browser Compatibility

This site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. The site works with IE 7 and 8 but will lack design elements that are seen with IE 9.

The site is also compatible with mobile browsers such as Safari on the iPhone, stock browser on Android, mobile Firefox, mobile Google Chrome and other modern third party browsers.

Google Android finally supports Gujarati Unicode starting with version 4.0 (Icecream Sandwich). However, the Gujarati font is not included. This site uses an embedded font to display Unicode Gujarati.

Media Info

If a kirtan has been sung and published in a cassette or CD by BAPS, then this information is included for the kirtan. If I’m missing information, please feel free to contact me so I can update my database.