“harer nāma harer nāma
harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva
nāsty eva gatir anyathā”
In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting of the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.
There are nine processes of devotional service: hearing, chanting, remembering, serving, deity worship, praying, carrying out orders, serving Krishna as a friend, and complete surrender. Of these processes, kirtanam (chanting) is one of the most important.
Especially in this age of Kali, while the world is in turmoil, chanting the Holy Names of the Lord are vital. Whether it be at home with friends and family, at a public gathering, during Sankirtan, or even virtually, the Maha Mantra can be chanted everywhere.
While everyone is staying at home and our day-to-day activities put to a halt, devotees around the world have found a way to still preach and spread the transcendental chanting online. Our love of kirtan continues and in these difficult times, we can still come together to chant, dance, and open our hearts to the Holy Name.
ISKCON Toronto is celebrating 48 years of Ratha Yatra which includes its annual 12 Hour Kirtan Festival. Despite the circumstances, we will not be skipping this year’s festivities. The tradition continues virtually with more than 20 international kirtanyas participating on Friday July 10th, 2020 from 10am – 10pm EST. It is your opportunity to immerse yourselves in the Maha Mantra for 12 not to be missed hours. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kirtantoronto/ or at https://www.facebook.com/festivalofindiato/