Bhajan refers to any devotional song with religious theme or spiritual ideas, in any of the languages from the Indian subcontinent. The ter, "bhajan" is also commonly used to refer a group event. withone or more liead singers, accompanied with music, and sometimes dancing. Minimally there is a percussion accompaniment such as tabla, a dholak or tamborine. Handheld small cymbals (kartals) are commonly used to maintan the beat, rhythm. A bhajan may be sung in a temple, in a home, under a treein the open, near a river bank or a place of historic significance. As a bhajan has no prescribed form, or set rules, it is in free form, normally lyrical and based on melodic ragas. It belongs to a genre of music and arts that developedwith the Bhakti movement. It is found in the various traditions of Hinduism but particularly in Vaishnavism. It is also found in Jainism.