The words are:
"Gobinday, Mukunday, Udaray, Apaaray, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnamay, Akaamay"
and it means:
"Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless"
Another warning :) - once you discover the world of kirtan, there's rabbit hole of new music and artists that awaits to inspire you, uplift you, soothe you and bring you closer to this satchitananda, whatever that means for you. Another interesting characteristic of mantra/kirtan is that you don't have to make a whole production around the practice of it - you could just as easily have it playing in the background while you do the dishes, as you can sitting at your altar or with a group chanting. It will have an effect no matter what you're doing, and it does so without requiring you to subscribe to any particular dogma or belief.
Fortunately for us here in Bermuda, we have the OM Fest to look forward to: a 3-day event at Spirit House from 1 - 3 May that will immerse visitors in this ocean of Bhakti yoga and music. And, there is a beautiful side-effect to kirtan that I have yet to mention, one which happens when you choose to chant in a group (kirtan can be done alone of course or with CDs), and that is it naturally brings people together in an energy of love that is inescapable and undeniable. When you are in this field of energy the heart softens and you simply love everyone; there is no room for hatred or anger. This is the magic of mantra and the grace of kirtan.
Love & sweet blessings,