What is ADHIVAS?
On the eve of an important celebration, it is customary to honour the subject of the event. For example on the eve of Janmastami, Lord Krishna os offered many auspicious items invoking auspiciousness on the upcoming celebration.
The night before Kirtn Mela, the kirtaniyas, the participants in the congregational chanting and the instruments that are to be used are honoured. It is a festival in itself. The following song composed by Narottama das Thakur for the occasion is usually sung.