Published on November 12th, 2022 | by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


Kirtana [chanting Hare Krishna] in Every Town and Village

If you vibrate these transcendental sounds everywhere continually, it will pierce their ears and enter their hearts, and then their natural attraction for Krsna will be revived.

Bombay 16 November, 1970

My Dear Bansidhari,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to thank you for your nice report from Santa Barbara dated October 22nd, 1970. I am always so glad to know that you are keeping to the standard practices as I have instructed you to do and all the devotees are feeling the sublime result of their work in Krsna’s loving service. Your program for extending Sankirtana Party activities to the nearby towns and cities and universities is very welcome. I have received similar good report of such extended Sankirtana Party tours or trips from many other centers in Europe as well as America. Lord Caitanya’s desire was that this chanting of the Holy Names be spread to every town and village on the face of the globe, and now His desire is being fulfilled.

That is to your credit as sincere servants of the Lord.

It is always the difficulty with the karmis that they “have no time” for attending spiritual functions or gatherings. Sukadeva Goswami analyzes the situation for the karmis in the narration of Bhagavatam as sleeping and indulging in sex-life in the night and in the daytime working hard “Where is money? Where is money?” and when they have got money, how to accumulate household paraphernalia, etc. Anyway, by the mercy of Lord Caitanya even such materially absorbed persons can be extricated from their entanglement in the maya by contact with offenseless chanting of the Lord’s Holy Names Hare Krsna Mantra.

If you vibrate these transcendental sounds everywhere continually, it will pierce their ears and enter their hearts, and then their natural attraction for Krsna will be revived. So do not care for the temporary excuses of the unwilling and unfortunate persons, you simply carry our program forward distributing Sankirtana, Prasadam and literatures and the effect will take place.

I am very glad that your distribution to the libraries is well recieved. Please get our books at least one full set in every city and college library in you neighboring areas. And if you read these literatures carefully you will realize the topmost science of Krsna Consciousness and be more inspired to spread the same to all persons as their real welfare benefit.

Please keep me informed about your activities. Hope you are well.

Your ever well-wisher,

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami


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About the Author

Founded the Hare Krishna Movement in 1966 in New York. In only 11 years he spread the movement all over the world. He wrote more than 80 books including Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Sri Isopanisad. Prabhupada's books constitute a complete library of Vedic philosophy, religion, literature and culture.

5 Responses to Kirtana [chanting Hare Krishna] in Every Town and Village

  1. vanshika says:

    Yes, Jai Sri Radhey Krishna
    Jai Srila Prabhupada
    it pierce the ears and enter the heart…

  2. Uma Sridhar says:

    Hare Krishna

    As a working mother and leading hectic life, it is not possible for me to do chanting with jab mala and do proper puja. What I am doing is I go by bus to office every day. While travelling it takes 1.15 hrs to reach office. I close my eyes and do chanting maha mantra. Same I do in the evenings.I also chant while I am doing coocking.

    My humble question is will krishna accept my chanting. Kindly reply and guide me sir.


    Hare Krishna
    Uma Sridhar

  3. Gopal Krishna Das says:

    Yes maurin, Hare Krishna, You are exactly at one click of distance from the chanting of the holly names, just do click in or more directly sing the following words: “Hare Krihsna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. You can help us carrying these names all around the world and your life can become sublime. Regards.

  4. jamadagni dasa says:

    haribol! good mellow. krishna-attraction. engage! do not work for satisfaction. real need is all in all when, in this age self realization is effortless just, chant and be happy. eh? no need?

    (j.ds.)”krishna hare … / rama hare … //”
    (s.p.)”no one is omitted. anyone can chant and begin to dance in ecstasy.”

  5. maureen says:

    I live on an island in scotland,I think there is a site with a map that you can put your situation on,to see that the maha mantra is chanted in every village,can you direct me to this site,thank you.

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