Harinam Sankirtan


Lord Chaitanya stressed that the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the easiest means of self-realization. Mantras were only chanted softly until Lord Chaitanya started harinam sankirtan, the loud public and congregational chanting of the maha-mantra accompanied by musical instruments. He also taught the devotees to gracefully dance to the chanting. Once one is caught up in the dancing and chanting he becomes completely absorbed in the sound vibrations of the mantra. The mantra then enters his consciousness, purifies his heart and awakens his dormant love for Krishna. This style of chanting Krishna’s holy names also allows others, such as passers-by, animals and plants to benefit from the auspicious effects of the mantra.

Srila Prabhupada brought harinam sankirtan to the streets of cities, towns and villages around the world. In Mauritius, we have several weekly harinam parties: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays Sundays. We also regularly have harinam in Port-Louis and other towns.

To know more about and experience the magic of harinam sankirtan please join us! You may obtain more details about the Tuesday harinam organised by the Gaura Nataraja Harinam group from Vrsabhanu prabhu on7918835. Details for the harinam in the south may be obtained from Nandananda prabhu on 7085815,Arjun Vallab prabhu on 7536115 or vyas on 7785436. Details for the harinam in the Bon Acceuil region on Wednesday evenings can be obtained from Sukadev prabhu on 9187401, details for the harinam in Bel Air on Friday evenings may be obtained from Damodar Swarup prabhu on 7758206. Details of CPD harinams in Flacq and nearby regions may be obtained from Raghunath prabhu on 7521491.