The News Agency of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Articles tagged as Chanting

  • The Answer Lies in our Hands

    What if there was one simple solution for all your problems? Something so easy that even a child could do it? Something which costs nothing, is available to everyone and ultimately ends all suffering?

  • How Our Actions and Choices in Everyday Life Affect Our Chanting

    Sometimes, when we make a mistake and we regret it, that very feeling improves our relationship with the Holy Name.

  • A Bridge to Krishna

    "In chanting you want to be so absorbed that you touch Krishna, that you touch the spiritual world and that when you have completed your chanting you will have a Krishna conscious fragrance or influence around you."

  • Poem: Chant, Chant Chant!

    "Standing in queue / Desperately buying toilet paper to wipe away their anxiety  / The fear of the uncertain and the unknown / Sticks to them with industrial strength glue"

  • Paramahamster: Outsourced Japa

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • New York Times Style Magazine Features Devotees Chanting

    The New York Times Style Magazine’s first digital cover story, published on February 14th,  features Hare Krishna devotees from ISKCON’s Radha-Krishna Temple chanting on the streets of London.

  • Paramahamster: Puffed Up

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Devotees Ring in the New Year in Style at Dallas’ Kirtan 50

    Between five and six hundred devotees from all over North America started the New Year as they meant to go on – chanting the Holy Name and associating with devotees – at Kirtan 50 in Dallas this holiday season.

  • Dance Through the City of My Soul

    Oh my Lord of golden limbs / Raised hands / And love drunk eyes, / Cause a revolution / In my heart!

  • To Japa, With Love

    Our time with japa is super important. A serious student of bhakti, the practice of self-realization in relationship with Krishna, will take a vow to chant a set number of rounds every day.

  • Paramahamster: Fringee

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Paramahamster: Megachant 1000

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Makes Bhakti Yoga Relatable to Total Newcomers

    An innovative new website,, was offered to Srila Prabhupada on Radhastami, September 9th, and aims to revolutionize online outreach for ISKCON. 

  • The Living Name: A New Book by Sacinandana Swami

    The five powerful practices in The Living Name, a new book by Sacinandana Swami, can enliven the chanting of the Holy Name and turn it into a dynamic and transformative experience.

  • From The Heart

    Have you heard kirtan leaders say“Chant from the heart!”? What do they mean by this?

  • Ireland's Krishna Island to Host “Govindadvipa Mellows” Kirtan Mela

    Local devotees and guests from all over Ireland as well as the UK and beyond are expected to attend the first Govindadvipa Mellows kirtan mela on October 13thand 14th, in one of the most idlyllic settings imaginable.

  • Fiji Holds Its First Kirtan Mela

    The event was organized by Braja Govinda Das, a Sydney-based disciple of Tamal Krishna Goswami, who wanted to give Fijian devotees the kind of international kirtan experience they hadn’t had before.

  • Hundred People Start Regular Chanting After Week-long Discourse in Surat

    Almost 1,500 devotees thronged to hear the discourse based on the story of Prahalada Maharaja in the Srimad Bhagavatam, delivered by Chandra Govinda Das, an eminent exponent of Srimad Bhagavatam

  • Fortunate People Project Films 10,000 People Chanting Globally

    The project is inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s statement in multiple different purports and lectures that if just one per cent of the population becomes Krishna conscious, “then the whole world will be peaceful.” 

  • The Ancient Power of Chanting (Mantra) Validated by Modern Science

    Chanting (mantra) is an ancient technology that, as modern science reveals, connects us in a very real way to the farthest reaches of the universe.

  • CHANT4CHANGE 2016: Lincoln Memorial
  • Devotees Called Upon to Attend Historic ‘Chant 4 Change’

    Already ISKCON communities in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Alachua, Maine and New York are mobilizing large contingents of devotees to attend what promises to be an historic event this October 8th – Chant 4 Change.Kirtan chanter and organizer Gaura Vani is imploring all devotees from throughout the U.S. and beyond to come en masse and make a powerful statement on a public stage. That statement is that there’s only one way to heal the racism, sexism and terrorism that is currently plaguing the globe – and that is chanting God’s names.

  • How Not to Chant Japa

    A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

  • Chant & Enchant the Heart

    Things of this world do not have the capability to satisfy our heart; in fact it makes us more impure.  Our heart can be cleansed only if we bring Krishna in our life, our heart’s hunger can only be satiated if we enthrone Krishna in our heart.

  • Global 50,000 Chants Campaign Launched for ISKCON 50

    The innovative sankirtan outreach project Fortunate People is inviting devotees to post videos of themselves and newcomers chanting the Hare Krishna mantra to its website, with an aim to gather 50,000 chants for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. Fortunate People is a UK-based project that allows distributors of Prabhupada’s books to keep in touch with people they’ve met on the street.

  • How to Make a Tulasi Japa Mala

    A video by Ulises Guerrero and "The Vedic Way". (

  • Chanting Hare Krishna for the First Time

    A short video by Shaktyavesha Avatara Das. 

  • Online Team Films Peoples’ First Time Chanting Hare Krishna

    Fortunate People, an organization that keeps in touch with those who receive Srila Prabhupada’s books on the street, has added an inspirational new feature to its Facebook page: videos of first timers chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. Fortunate People was launched in May 2013 when Shaktyavesha Avatar Das, a London-based book distributor, saw a possible answer to a major problem in ISKCON book distribution – follow-up.

  • Kirtan Mela in Moscow

    A kirtan led by Surya Nandini Dasi.

  • Never Stop Chanting

    Surprisingly, in our modern high-paced high-controlled life style the thing that is out of control is our own mind. Though there is a simple process that can help to bring the mind back under control. This 5 min documentary is about Awakening the Soul, an event lead by BB Govinda Swami, that delivers such an experience. May 31, 2014, Dubai.

    Never Stop Chanting by Vrindavan Experience has a chance to get People's Choice Award at MusicBed Film Festival! Please support the film by voting it up!…/never-stop-chanting/681#

  • Four Vaishnava Sampradayas Will Join ISKCON to Chant For Change

    ISKCON and the spiritual leaders and members of the four bona fide Vaishnava Sampradayas are set to unite to chant the Holy Names during the international kirtan festival. The aim of the event is to bring together people from various races, faiths and nationalities to chant the Names of God, a process that is common to all faiths of the world.

  • Mantra, Sounds into Silence - Teaser Trailer

    Mantra — Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary in production that, through the eyes – and ears – of its’ protagonists, explores the new music and social phenomenon of chanting.

  • New Meditation App Targeting the Heart

    ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor has just made a meditation app available on iTunes and Playstore. It has been designed for an unfamiliar audience and features Sandipani Muni, Ghanashyam Priya and Jahnavi. It's an honest and free app. After beginning with guided generic meditations it introduces our unique contribution in the section named heart. 

  • Alachua’s Festival of the Holy Name Delivers “Transformational Experience”

    Around 1,500 devotees from all over the U.S., Canada, and South America attended the fifth annual Festival of the Holy Name in Alachua, Florida this Thanksgiving Weekend from November 28th to 30th. The increase in popularity of the homegrown, gurukuli-organized festival each year despite a total absence of advertising shows the power of word-of-mouth from attendees who’ve had a truly lifechanging experience.

  • Parrots say "Hari bol" "Hare Krishna"
  • Expect Meditation to Be Challenging Before It Becomes Conforting

    Seekers often ask, “Meditation is supposed to be rejuvenating, but I sometimes find it boring, even tiring. Why is that?”

  • How Is The Holy Name Different From Ordinary Sound

    God, out of His unlimited love for us, makes Himself easily available to us in a portable form that we can literally carry on our tongue-tip.

  • UNESCO World Heritage: The Tradition of Vedic Chanting:

    UNNESCO lists the Vedic chanting as one of the important representatives of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A video by the UNESCO.

  • Awakening the Soul: Never Stop Chanting - Dubai

    Surprisingly, in our modern high-paced high-controlled life style the thing that is out of control is our own mind. Though there is a simple process that can help to bring the mind back under control. This 5 min documentary by Syam Gopal Das and Vijay Radhika Dasi is about Awakening the Soul, an event lead by BB Govinda Swami, that delivers such an experience. June 31, 2014, Dubai.

  • Many Voices, One Heart: 1400 Devotees Chant At North Carolina Retreat

    It’s almost noon. The organisers Rasika Siromani Devi Dasi, Rama Vijaya Das  and Govinda Charan Das are discussing last minute festival details over breakfast at the registration tables. Just across the street, surrounded by picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, there are around 1400 devotees immersed in chanting the Holy Names. 

  • How Deaf People Can Chant Hare Krishna ?

    A video published by

  • Bada Haridas Goes Back to Basics with Seeking Your Shelter

    Renowned US kirtan singer Bada Haridas, a disciple of  Srila Prabhupada, is well known for combining classical and modern western instrumentation with traditional Vaishnava instruments. His soaring compositions have always been inspirational to devotees around the world.

  • Fun: Gypsy Style Hare Krishna Mahamantra

    Kirtan for Gypsies. Music prayformed by Sadhu Nada. From the album "Chantrika", available on CD or digital download at

    Footage borrowed of Mahavishnu Swami Kirtan at Ratha Yatra at Croome Court Hare Krishna Festival 2nd September 2012

  • Damodardesh Dolphinarium: BB Govinda Swami & Madhava Do Kirtan
  • Girl in a Coma Singer Nina Diaz' Spiritual Makeover

    “When I got my japa [meditation] beads I was still smoking, and I just told myself, ‘I don’t want to smoke with my bead bag,’” she said. “It’s like having your child in your arms and smoking in its face. So since then, I haven’t been smoking, and I had been smoking a lot, like a pack a day.”

  • Red Rock Rishis' New Music Video on Lord Caitanya

    A brand new music video entitled "Golden Avatar". It is a song off of The Beginning Is Near CD by the Red Rock Rishis. (

    (The Red Rock Rishis kirtan group is looking for an experienced female back-up or lead singer, someone with a young voice, for recording on a new double album CD, to begin recording in the beginning of July. To respond to this request write at

  • Sacred Sounds Spring 2013 at Rutgers University


  • Kirtan Mela 2013, Mayapur

    Lead singer: Madhava Das.

  • Hare Krishna Maha Mantra - Love in Separation by Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali

    Australia's New Govardhana’s recent Holy Name retreat, facilitated by Sacinandana Swami & Madhava Das also marked the ‘Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali’ group's self-titled debut CD launch. The breathtaking album caught the attention of festivalgoers and soon sold out.

    For more information about the group:

  • India's Got Talent: Madhavas Chant Hare Krishna With Great Success
  • Devotees Soak up Holy Name at 3rd Level Japa Retreat
    Thirty devotees from the East Coast and across the US attended Level 3 of Bhagavat Life’s Japa Retreat from Saturday September 25th to Sunday October 23rd, continuing their mission to develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Names of Krishna.
  • D.C. Devotees Honor Aindra Dasa and 9/11 with Spiritual Peace Formula
    Over 500 devotees and guests from all over the U.S. attended a 24-Hour Kirtan at the Potomac ISKCON temple near Washington D.C. last weekend.
  • Chanting and Meditation Can Lower Blood Pressure

    Despite living what doctors described as a 'virtuous life', Claudia Zeff was at risk of heart disease. A genetic predisposition to high blood pressure meant she faced a lifetime of medication and the risk of health problems in later life, including stroke and kidney damage.

  • ISKCON Devotees Embark on Adriatic Coast Chanting Tour

    Twenty ISKCON devotees from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and the USA have set out from the Croatian city of Karlovac on their sixth annual tour of Harinams, or public chanting shows. Their mission: to hold ninety-five Harinams in sixty-five cities along the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

  • 'Japathon' Spreads Across the USA

    Towards the end of 1997, Ananta Rupa Dasa, president of the ISKCON Boise, Idaho, USA center, came up with an idea to inspire members of his community to chant Krishna's names. Instead of staying up until midnight ushering in the New Year, he held the first Japathon on January 1st, 1998.

  • Chanting Party Holds Krishnanagar Spellbound
    Mayapur ISKCON devotees took their seventy-strong devotional chanting party, complete with sacred food to distribute, to Krishnanagar this April 26. The town is the administrative head quarters of Nadia District in West Bengal, and is famous as the place where Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura worked as a magistrate while re-discovering Navadvipa’s holy places.