Requesting Your Help
By Janananda Gosvami (on behalf of the Kirtan Standards Committee)
The kirtana is at its climax The leader from the top of his lungs bursts forth with a resounding
Gurudeva, Gurudeva, Gurudeva Gurudeva ….. Jaya Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva etc.
Some devotees look at each other – who am I supposed to be singing to or should I be singing it at all. Who is the leader referring to? A kind of silent unsurety lingers in the background or foreground.
Some say we should not at all chant others say at specific occasions and times, others anytime, anywhere. Some say before Jaya Prabhupada is okay some after.
Some say it is to Srila Prabhupada, some to their initiating guru, some to all the gurus, some the predecessor guru.
On behalf of the Kirtan standards committee I would like to hear what the esteemed assembly of learned and experienced devotees could kindly contribute to this topic. Not just our sentiments and likes but what is correct.