"All my satsangis should go to mandir every evening, and loudly sing dhun and kirtans about the greatness of Bhagvan."
Swaminarayan Bhagvan (Shikshapatri – Shlok 63)
"In Kaliyug, singing kirtans and dhun will give us the same punya as performing yagna, tap, and vrat."
"If we play instruments and sing kirtans, but we forget Bhagvãn, it is like not singing at all. There are many people in the world who sing, and play instruments, but they forget Bhagvãn. They do not have peace of mind. This is why we should sing Bhagvãn’s kirtans, sing dhun, and play instruments while keeping Bhagvãn in our mind."
Swaminarayan Bhagvan (Vachanamrut - Gadhada Pratham 22)