Chanting The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

Vedic sanskrit references for chanting

the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra



Lord Siva specifically instructs that chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is the best process for spiritual realization:

harim bina nasti kijcat papani-starakam kalau | tasmal-lokod-dharana-artham hari-nama prakasayet ||
sarvatra mucyate loko maha-papat kalau yuge | hare-krsna-pada-dvandvam krsneti ca pada-dvayam ||
tatha hare-pada-dvandvam hare-rama iti dvayam | tad-ante ca maha-devi rama rama dvayam vadet ||
hare hare tato bruyad harinama samud dharet | maha-mantram ca krsnasya sarvapapa pranasakamiti ||


Lord Siva says to his wife Parvati-devi: “O Mahadevi! Look! In Kali-yuga there is no easier way to eradicate sins than by the holy names of Lord Krsna. It is therefore essential to propagate the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra among the general populous. The people in Kali-yuga can be easily liberated from the greatest hell by performing sankirtana of this Hare Krsna maha-mantra. To chant the maha-mantra, first chant hare krsna twice, then chant krsna twice, then hare twice. After that, chant hare rama twice, then rama twice and again hare twice. Thus the maha-mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. One should chant, articulate and perform sankirtana etc., of this Hare Krsna maha-mantra, which destroys all sins.”

(Sri Brahma Yamala)



harer nama harer nama
harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva
nasty eva gatir anyatha

“In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting of the holy name of ONLY Lord Hari. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.”

(Brhad Naradiya Purana)



harinama para ye ca ghore kali-yuge narah
te eva krtakrtyasca na kalir badhate hi tan hare
kesava govinda vasudeva jaganmaya
itirayanti ye nityam na hi tam badhate kalih

“In this dark age of Kali-yuga, sincere devotees of the Supreme Lord Krsna should leave aside all other means for liberation and take full shelter of the holy name. This is their real responsibility and duty. There is unlimited bliss in chanting the different names of Krsna: Hari, Kesava, Govinda, Vasudeva and Jaganmaya. For one who chants constantly with unflinching faith, he remains unaffected by the reverses of Kali-yuga, because his heart has become purified by chanting.”

(Brhan-naradiya Purana)



hari-nama-para ye ca
hari-kirtana tat parah
hari-puja-para ye ca te
krtarthah kalau-yuge

“Those who engage in chanting the holy name of Lord Hari (japa), are addicted to congregational chanting (kirtana) and engage in the worship of Lord Hari, have accomplished their desires in the age of Kali.”

(Brhan-naradiya Purana)



dhyayan krte yajan
yajnais tretayam dvapare
’rcayan yad apnoti tad apnoti
kalau sankirtya kesavam

“Whatever is achieved in Satya-yuga by meditation, in Treta by offering ritual sacrifices and in Dvapara by temple worship is achieved in Kali-yuga by chanting the names of Lord Kesava congregationally.”

(Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda 42nd Chapter)



satyam kali-yuga vipra
sri harer nama mangalam
param svastyayanam nrnam
nasty-eva gatir anyatha

“Oh brahmana, chanting of the holy name of Sri Hari is the auspicious process in Kali Yuga. It is the highest auspiciousness for mankind. There is no other way.”

(Padma Purana)

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digitization of all the original books

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Happy Diwali, Govardhana Puja and Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day!

For these supremely auspicious days we are pleased to announce this wonderful and most Important new project!


The full digitization of all the original books!






Important note about the original books:


As of now the only 100% original and approved (pre 1978) text versions of Srila Prabhupada’s books are the scans available on the website

The digital text versions, such as what are found in the Vedabase, are not perfect replicas of the books that were printed during Srila Prabhupada’s presence. There are no digitized versions of these books available anywhere as of now, except the original book SCANS available on this site for free download.

We are working hard to preserve and distribute the original, authorized and blessed books of Srila Prabhupada and to eventually have digitized versions of all his original works.

So far the volunteers have completed the very first laborious task of manually scanning every page of all those texts and making them available on this site for you to download for free simply as raw book scans. The “Original Book Vedabase” is the closest thing available in digital text format and is an early step of the preservation process although not identical to the actual books that were printed during Srila Prabhupada’s manifest presence.

The next step that we are actively working on is to manually go through all the scans and word by word, comma by comma reproduce them into fully functioning digitized text files that are compatible with all computers, smartphones, and tablets. Everything will be 100% the original way, as Srila Prabhupada has clearly instructed us “The next printing should be again to the original way.” We currently have the original book scans available for free download on this page.

It is a huge laborious task to produce/digitizing thousands of pages of text from the original book scans identical to the original material as Srila Prabhupada personally approved and blessed it, including all the original cover art and color plates (all original paintings in the books) with copy and pastable text and even active clickable chapter hyperlinks. But by the mercy of Krishna and Srila Prabhupada someone has stepped forward to do this huge task. Upon completion those texts will be immediately available for free download on the website in all digital formats such as PDF, ePub, Kindle etc.

If you would like to see a sample of what we are able to do, we have already produced three books that are 100% identical to the originals that Srila Prabhupada blessed and approved!

The Nectar of Instruction (1976 edition)

Krsna Consciousness The Matchless Gift
(First printing, original 1974 edition)

Easy Journey to Other Planets (1977 edition)

We are asking you to come forward and donate hardily on these next few auspicious days to this most important project!

There are thousands of devotee’s all over the world and if everyone gives just a few dollars then this work will go on unhindered and very soon the entire world will have these files for free download and you will get the supreme benefit for this greatest act of welfare to the human race!


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Srila Prabhupada explains the glories of Srila Isvara Puri

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Srila Prabhupada explains the glories of Srila Īśvara Purī

Compiled by Yaśodā-nandana dāsa

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Ishvara Puris birthplace

Īśvara Purī’s birthplace is popularly known by the name “Chaitanya Doba.” The word doba means “a pool of water”. When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu passed through Kuymara Hatta on His way to Puri, He showed respect for His spiritual master by picking up some earth from the place of his birth, wrapping it in His cloth and taking it with Him. Thousands of pilgrims have since followed His example, thus forming a pit that has since filled with water. (In the image: Chaitanya Doba-birthplace of Shrila Īśvara Purī).

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Srila Prabhupada explains the exalted position of Sri Īśvara Purī:

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The Disciplic Succession:

Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: introduction :

1) Kṛṣṇa, 2) Brahmā, 3) Nārada; 4) Vyāsa, 5) Madhva, 6) Padmanābha, 7) Nṛhari, 8) Mādhava, 9) Akṣobhya, 10) Jayatīrtha, 11) Jñānasindhu, 12) Dayānidhi, 13) Vidyānidhi, 14) Rājendra, 15) Jayadharma, 16) Puruṣottama, 17) Brahmaṇyatīrtha, 18) Vyāsatīrtha, 19) Lakṣmīpati, 20) Mādhavendra Purī, 21) Īśvara Purī, (Nityānanda, Advaita), 22) Lord Caitanya, 23) Rūpa (Svarūpa, Sanātana), 24) Raghunātha, Jīva, 25) Kṛṣṇadāsa, 26) Narottama, 27) Viśvanātha, 28) (Baladeva) Jagannātha, 29) Bhaktivinode, 30) Gaurakiśora, 31) Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, 32) His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda


Srila Prabhupada gives all credit to his Guru Maharaja:

Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: Preface :

“…In Los Angeles many fathers and mothers used to come to see me to express their feelings of gratitude for my leading the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement throughout the entire world. Some of them said that it is greatly fortunate for the Americans that I have started the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement in America. But actually the original father of this movement is Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, since it was started a very long time ago but is coming down to human society by disciplic succession. If I have any credit in this connection, it does not belong to me personally, but it is due to my eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Om Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Parivrājakācārya 108 Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda..”


Srila Prabhupada explains his birth in a family of transcendentalists and his meeting His Guru Maharaja:

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