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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. It belongs to the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
(1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. Srila Prabhupada came to New York in 1965 and in twelve short years made the chanting of ‘Hare Krishna’ known throughout the world.
Vyasa Puja Book of His Holiness Janananda Goswami Maharaja
Tuesday 9th January 2018, New Mayapur, France
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What is Harinama?
Harinama is the congregational street chanting of the holy names of Krishna or God.
What is Mantra?
Mantra means ‘that which delivers one from the influence of the mind’, and is the only process of meditation recommended by scriptural authority of attaining self-realisation in this age.
What is Maha-Mantra?
Lord Chaitanya stressed that the chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the easiest means of self-realization.
Meaning of the words?
‘Krishna’ means the all-attractive, and because God has all the opulence’s in full; Beauty, Fame, Strength, Wealth, Knowledge, and Renunciation, He has the ability to attract all living beings to His association.
‘Rama’ means the reservoir of all pleasure, and since every living entity by constitution is pleasure-seeking, they can only satisfy this propensity when directed towards the Supreme Lord.
‘Hare’ refers to the pleasure giving energy of the Lord, personified in His eternal consort – Srimati Radharani, only through whom can we attain the favour of Lord Krishna.
About importance of Harinama Sankirtana!
Engage yourself and all living entities around the world in this most attractive and blissful activity – the congregational chanting of the Holy Name.
Worldwide Sankirtan Party
For many years now Visnujana prabhu from Slovakia and a group of devotees have been going daily for Street Harinama sankirtan around Europe. Over the past 4 years they have expended and now travel most of the year around the world from Australia to New Zealand, Thailand, Bali, India, Nepal, Japan, South Africa, UK, Europe, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, South America, Hawaii, Fiji and anywhere else the Lord takes them.
Srila Prabhupada was a true visionary. He always had very big ideas for the spreading of Krishna consciousness and the ideal Vedic culture.
One of Srila Prabhupada’s many gifts to his followers, and the entire world, was his detailed vision for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.