Kirtan is Our Life and Soul

Kirtan in Paris - The Eiffel Ecstasy

Kirtan Circles

Kirtan at Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton Children joins Kirtan, take off better than skate boards

Young students raise their hands in Kirtan

Kirtan in Leeds - Haribol spirit sole shop in background

Kirtan at Peace Gathering

Kirtan in the Paddocks at New Gokula Sydney farm

Melbourne, Australia - Kirtan in the Mall attracts All

Flying in Kirtan ecstacy in Scarborough

Slovakia - Gypsy kids love Kirtan

Newcastle beach Kirtan

Yes! Kirtan is Our Life and Soul!

ISKCON   ·   ·
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.

Srila Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada

(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.

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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.


Harinama in Europe


Harinama in USA

South America

Harinama in South America

The Grand Opening of the Temple of Devotion and Understanding

In 1971 when Srila Prabhupada was in Malaysia he appealed to the wife of Tun Sambanthan (a leader amongst the Indian community) to help him build a temple in Malaysia. As Prabhupada showed her an outline of a 3 domed temple – similar to several structures in Vrndavana, he said “I WANT A TEMPLE LIKE THIS”

Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

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.

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