ISKCON Chandigarh is celebrating World Holy Name Week from 9th-17th Sep 2017 with the purpose of celebrating the Holy Names and sharing this treasure with more and more people. A talk by H.H. Prabhodananda Saraswati Swami on ‘The Glories of the Holy name’ was organized in the temple. Speaking on the occasion, Swami ji said that the Holy Name is the only way for spiritual progress in the age of Kali.
harer näma harer näma harer nämaiva kevalam
kalau nästy eva nästy eva nästy eva gatir anyathä
Through the story of Ajamil, he explained to the audience that the Lord’s names are all-powerful. For those who aspire for liberation, there is nothing more powerful than the chanting of the Lord’s name. If this can rescue Ajamil, the Srimad Bhagvad tells us, what to say of the results that can be obtained by chanting the name of the Lord with faith and devotion.
Swamiji also narrated how Srila Prabhupada went to America and just started the movement by chanting. He was alone and just went out to Tompkins Square park and started to chant, then people started to respond and this is how this Hare Krishna movement actually started and gradually spread all over the world.
He urged the congregation to Chant, dance, rejoice and repeat the Holy names as this sound vibration of Hare Krishna Mahamantra is going to defeat the evil influence of the age of Kali and establish the spiritual world in this material nature.