Music has been an integral part of Indian culture; we have a dedicated Veda on music called SAAM VEDA. Music has been used for meditation and as a therapy in ancient India. It paves the way for our soul to connect with the Supreme Lord through its magical vibrations. Today’s fast-paced hectic lifestyle drains everyone and a quest for peace could be fulfilled by mesmerizing sounds of Lord Krishna’s name. Hari Naam Sankirtan means singing the glorification of Krishna’s name in chorus. As stated in the scriptures Krishna and his name are not different, he put all his potency in his name. So, chanting his name and singing his glorification through Sankirtan is the best kind of meditation one can do in today’s world. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who was himself the incarnation of Lord Krishna has given us Mahamantra “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare” to deliver the people of kaliyuga.
The Potency of Hari Naam Sankirtan
Back in 1966, Prabhupada founder Acharya of ISKCON sat under a tree in New York’s Tompkins Square Park and started performing kirtan. It was Prabhupada’s first interaction with Americans, everyone was spellbound by the melodious kirtan and his Krishna-conscious movement spread like fire in the World. A headline in Newspapers dragged everyone’s attention when then world-famous Music Band Beatles group’s George Harison released a Radha Krishna Temple Album, a tract of which became the top 10 record sales of the year in 1970. George Harison was highly influenced by Srila Prabhupada. This is the potency of Hari Naam Sankirtan.
Hari Naam Sankirtan Party
Prabhupada came up with the idea of the Sankirtan party, which was a small group of devotees who performed Kirtan with Mridanga, Kartal, and other musical instruments on the streets and Houses. In ISKCON Ghaziabad, we have Sankirtan parties who performs house kirtans on invitations. On special occasions, people invite us to make their spiritual experiences memorable. It was the prediction of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu that:
pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi grāma
sarvatra pracāra haibe mora nāma
“In every town and village, the chanting of My name will be heard”
Our Vedic culture teaches us to start our special days with pious activities like Hari Naam Sankirtan which invokes the blessings and prosperity in our life. When we invite Devotees of Krishna to our special events like Marriage Anniversary, Birthday, house inaugurations, and other special occasions Krishna will be pleased by us. It is mentioned in scriptures that Krishna resides there where his devotees chant his holy name, if you also want Krishna’s blessing in your Special memorable Occasions, you can contact our Sankirtan Team.