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What is a Mantra?

What is a Mantra?

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

If I chant Hare Krsna, will I be able to levitate? Why not keep the Hare Krsna mantra secret, like other mantras? If you chant a mantra in public,…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Can I chant Hare Krsna while I'm doing yoga? I don't understand Sanskrit. Will the Hare Krsna mantra work for me? Would it be a good idea to tell a…

Questions People Ask About Chanting

Questions People Ask About Chanting

I'm afraid I'm a rather materialistic person. I want a compatible mate, a reasonable amount of money, healthy children, and things like that. Can I still chant Hare Krsna? …

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krishna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krishna

I want to get back in harmony with nature. Can chanting Hare Krsna help me do that? Can't I harmonize with nature by backpacking, jogging, or surfing? Can chanting…

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q. What are the instruments I see the Krsna people playing when they chant…

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q; Does chanting Hare Krsna have anything to do with reincarnation? A. Definitely. The…

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Questions People Ask About Chanting Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q. What’s so special about the Hare Krsna mantra? Couldn’t you get the same…

Sankirtan: The Science of Congregational Chanting of the Name of the Lord

Sankirtan:  The Science of Congregational Chanting of the Name of the Lord

When Pralhad Moharaj, the celebrated devotee of the Personality of Godhead Vishnu and the son of Hiranyakashipu the well-known atheist—was a mere boy of five years old, was seen one…

Chant and be happy

Chant and be happy

Anyone can chant the Hare Krishna mantra, anytime, anywhere. The main thing is to listen closely to the sound. Whether you sing it or say it, alone or with others,…

Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York’s Central Park

Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York’s Central Park

Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York's Central Park.…

Sankirtan in New York City

Sankirtan in New York City

ISKCON devotees chant Hare Krishna in New York City in 1976.…

Ecstatic Hare Krishna Devotees Chanting

Ecstatic Hare Krishna Devotees Chanting

The special design of the Hare Krishna chant makes it easy to repeat and pleasant to hear. Spoken or sung, by yourself or in a group, Hare Krishna invariably produces…

Chanting Hare Krishna at Ratha-yatra Festival

Chanting Hare Krishna at Ratha-yatra Festival

The huge cars, with their towering canopies and colorful garlands, rumble along the city streets into the park. This is Ratha-yatra, the ancient Festival of the Chariots, glorifying Lord Jagannatha,…

Chanting Hare Krishna: The Only Way to Enlightenment

Chanting Hare Krishna: The Only Way to Enlightenment

Chant the holy name, chant the holy name, chant the holy name of the Lord. In this age of quarrel there is no other way, no other way, no other…

ISKCON Members chant Hare Krishna in Mayapur.

ISKCON Members chant Hare Krishna in Mayapur.

God has an unlimited variety of names. Some of them—like Jehovah, Adonai, Buddha, and Allah—are familiar to us, while the names Krishna and Rama may be less so. However, whatever…

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

“We’d Like You To Meet Krishna…”

Introducing people to Krishna is a full-time job for the members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. They chant Hare Krishna on San Francisco Bay and on Parisian boulevards,…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra in Downtown Detroit.

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra in Downtown Detroit.

Once you've heard it, you'll never forget it. You may not know what the words mean—nevertheless there's something captivating about the Hare Krishna chant. Is it the catchy tune, or…

Sankirtana

Sankirtana

This Age of Kali is an ocean of faults. But in this age there is one great advantage—simply by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, one can be freed of all…

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

It's natural to praise someone who does something wonderful, and God does the most wonderful things of all. He creates the entire cosmic manifestation, orbiting countless planets and stars with…

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