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Kirtan standards Committee progress report

Dear Janananda Gosvami,

Thank you for this progress report. I’ve been thinking on this
subject myself for some time now. I was recently in London,
on Oxford street and I saw the Harinama party. Before seeing
the devotees I heard the sweet sound of Kirtana but was quite
shocked to see how the party looked. It seemed that it was
a fancy dress show or some halloween contest. Of course the
kirtana is most important but surely the presentation should
be nice. Dress should be neat and clean and there should be
modest behavior…dancing is fine but it should not be wild or crazy.

Another point is kirtana in the temple. I am not opposed
to other instruments being played on Harinama but inside
the temple, the trumpet playing jazz, is very, very disturbing.
It doesn’t enhance the mood of devotion at all, rather it destroys
the atmosphere. I’ve talked to a number of senior devotees and they
agree. They just walk out of the kirtana when such antics are
going on. Anyhow I hope this committee can help things move
in a positive direction. Thank you. Hare Krishna.

Comment Posted By Devapriya On 25.11.2007 @ 05:29

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