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 in the streets? A. When the chanters go out into the streets, they play the mrdanga (which in Bengali means “the drum you can walk […]
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, the Hare Krishna chant brings about joyful spiritual awareness.
ISKCON devotees chant Hare Krishna in New York City in 1976.
Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in New York’s Central Park.
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 a joyful state of spiritual awareness—Krishna consciousness.
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, the Lord of the universe.
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 name of God we may accept, we are enjoined by all scriptures to chant it for spiritual purification.
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 way to attain spiritual enlightenment
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, give out free pineapples
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 the fascinating way in which the words are repeated and reversed?
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 astonishing skill and artistry.
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 material contamination.
The sound of Hare Krishna is so enriching that a whole culture has been founded on it. The people who chant Hare Krishna are developing good character. There is, then, a special quality to the sound of Hare Krishna. What is it?
Public chanting of the holy names of God is now commonplace in the streets of cities throughout the world, and Lord Caitanya’s famous prediction, “In every town and village the holy name will be sung,” is quickly being fulfilled.
Muhammed said, “Glorify the name of your Lord, the most high.” Saint Paul said, “Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Lord Buddha declared, “All who sincerely call upon my name will come to me after death.”
“Chant the names of the Lord, chant the names of the Lord, chant the names of the Lord. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, there is no other way, no other way, no other way.” harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha By now, the […]
There are ten offenses to be avoided while chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. These are given in The Nectar of Devotion. When we chant Hare Krishna, we must therefore be very careful to avoid these offenses.
Devotees chanting Hare Krishna in front of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
ISKCON is working to fulfill Lord Caitanya’s prophecy that in this Age of Kali the holy name of Krishna will be heard in every city, village and town. Srila Prabhupada left India, at the age of seventy to found the Krishna consciousness movement to execute this mission.
The Hare Krishna mantra is for everyone, regardless of one’s religious faith, nationality, race, creed or occupation. This sound vibration is transcendental to all boundaries because it cannot be affected by material conditions; therefore anyone can chant it freely, at any time, in any place or under any circumstances.