Definition of bhajan in English:



  • A devotional song.

    • ‘The cassette, which has 10 bhajans and songs, is the result of music therapy which her parents started on her at the age of four.’
    • ‘Children will go around the Kapali temple singing songs and bhajans to begin the New Year.’
    • ‘Singing of devotional songs like bhajans has been one of the significant ceremonials at temples and other religious congregations.’
    • ‘Today, right now, any time, you can tune in to the best of India's bhajans and discourses in the comfort and convenience of your own home on your own TV.’
    • ‘He makes a living by teaching affluent housewives in Bombay how to sing devotional bhajans and ghazals.’


From Sanskrit bhajana, from bhaj ‘to honour, adore’.