All glories to the devotees going daily into the heart of the kali yuga, New York, where it all began with Srila Prabhupada beating on his tom tom and chanting the holy names.  Nobody, even Kali, knew what was about to unfold when Srila Prabhupada chanted alone in the USA  (Unlimited Sinful Activities). If they had known, they may never have let him in. Now Kali is cleverly trying to thwart the sankirtan in so many ways but the Harinam party in New York will not be stopped. Lord Nityananda is directly there – Kali cannot come near when the blazing fire of sankirtan is burning – he runs for his life. If the kirtan goes on stronger and stronger there in NY – Union square – it will have powerful affects all over the globe.  

“Yes, from the very beginning I went to New York because I thought that Krishna Consciousness is the most important idea in the world, so let me go to that place, New York, which is the most important city in the world, and if I am able to do anything for Krishna and my Spiritual Master, even I am at the fag-end of my life, at least let me try for it there."

(Letter to: Sudama  --  Bombay 23 December, 1972)



"One can sit down anywhere and chant Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. If the surface of the globe is overflooded with the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra, the people of the world will be very, very happy."

(SB 4.24.10 – Purport)


"Anyone can adopt this simple method. There is no expenditure, there is no tax, nor is there any need to build a very big church or temple. Anyone, anywhere, can sit down on the road or beneath a tree and chant the Hare Krsna mantra and worship God. Therefore it is a great opportunity."

(Science of Self Realization 5b: The Incarnation of Love of God)


"We want to unite the whole world under this Krsna consciousness movement."

Lecture -- July 16, 1971, Detroit

     Where better to bring this unity than in Union Square – bring Union amongst the devotees and the public. And the country called the United States – only the continuous execution of sankirtan yajna will make it united states – otherwise they are all in a disunited state.


     Where are the days of devotees out in the public worshipping the kali yuga avatara – the Holy Name. here is the living example of the Krsna consciousness movement – as the Village east in 1966 reported  “God is not Dead”. Neither is the sankirtan movement and neither is ISKCON. May this contagious fever spread throughout every nook and cranny of the world and may all devotees catch this fever and spread it to others. Kirtan is our life and soul.


     We can get so hung up with petty issues and personal problems – dry almost lifeless sometimes – don’t miss the real rasa. I am sure anyone who joins the sankirtan party in NY will come alive. Without the performance of nama yajna we are as good as dead. No matter what else is going on, it is simply to facilitate the execution of the eternal Hari nama sankirtan. Every devotee should make it an absolute necessity, if we are at all interested in the welfare of the world, to dedicate as much time as possible in the humble sacrifice of joining the sankirtan party, wherever they are and especially if blessed by being in the vicinity of New York – where Srila Prabhupada started his western mission.

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His Holiness Janananda Swami on the NYC Harinam

New York City Harinam

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