The California-based Kirtaniyas are a global collective of musicians, producers and dancers. These multi-talented artists grew up in a Vedic culture of song, dance, philosophy, and devotion between ashrams and temples in both India and the West.
Vijay Krsna, band leader, studied devotional Indian kirtan in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India. Together with his musically gifted wife Sarasvati, soulful vocalist Rasika, and drummer Nitai, Vijay formed the Kirtaniyas in 2009.
Since then, the group has expanded, sometimes performing with up to 12 members. The Kirtaniyas have traveled to more than 15 countries throughout the world, infusing new life to ancient chants with their youthful spirit and energy.