Did you know? ‘Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi terms which literally means “Neighbourhood Kirtan”. The word “Nagar” means “town or neighbourhood,” and “Kirtan” is a term describing the singing of Shabads (divine hymns). The term refers to the possession of Sikh Sangat (Congregation) through the town singing holy hymns. The concept of a Nagar Kirtan is to bring the message of God to the doorstep of the community. It is very common for Nagar Kirtans to take place wherever Sikhs live. They especially common during the month of Vaisakhi and take place all over the globe.