Definition of bhajan in English:

bhajan

noun

Hinduism
  • A devotional song.

    • ‘Singing of devotional songs like bhajans has been one of the significant ceremonials at temples and other religious congregations.’
    • ‘Children will go around the Kapali temple singing songs and bhajans to begin the New Year.’
    • ‘He makes a living by teaching affluent housewives in Bombay how to sing devotional bhajans and ghazals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

bhajan

/ˈbʌdʒ(ə)n/