World Holy Name Week Celebrations in Sri Mayapur dhama
Intending to please Vaishnava Acharyas and Sri Naam Prabhu, following is the list of activities that were organized by ISKCON Mayapur
Nagar Sankirtan in the Nine islands of Navadvipa
Following the footsteps of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, travelling in 9 islands of Navadvipa , awakening the dormant love of Krishna, devotees of Mayapur traversed all the nine islands singing the holy name and distributing prasada to the dham vasis. Each day, we scheduled for one dvipa. More than 50 devotees enthusiastically participated in this event.
The islands covered:
Asta prahar Harinaam Sankirtan
24 hours Non-Stop Harinaam Sankirtan Maha yajna, was organized on 29th September( the disappearance Day of Srila Haridas Thakur)
A beautiful pandal was set up in the Srila Prabhupada Bhajan Kutir with decorated altar of Tulasi Maharani. Kirtaniyas took turns to lead Harinaam throughout the day & night.
Writing holy names
We had special booths with volunteers set up in the temple, Srila Prabhupada Pushpa Samadhi Mandir and other areas in the campus. They enthused the pilgrims to write the Mahamantra and distributed prasadam. 740 pilgrims wrote a minimum of one page of the Maha Mantra.
Introducing Japa to Teachers
Some efforts were made to introduce japa in the life of teachers. Seminar on Harinaam was organized followed with one round chanting for teachers of 14 schools and 1 college. The program was organized in the campus of the institute and total 480 teachers participated.
Nagar Sankirtan by 3 schools
Nagar sankirtan was performed by the three schools Bhakti Vedanta Academy, Sri Mayapur International School and Bhakti Vedanta National School.
Temple – Maha Harinam
Every evening after sandhya arati, Harinam sankirtan was held both at the Mayapur Candradoya Mandir and Jagannath Mandir.
A quote on Harinam was read every day after the Mangal Arati.
Topics on glories of Holy name
The Srimad Bhagavatam classes for the entire week included topics related to harinam.
The entire week had mesmerizing effect and everywhere it was holy name, holy name and holy name. The festivities led us into deep realizations of the sweetness of the holy name. Community devotees felt that how holy name can really unite all of us and help us to bind each other with more love and affection.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare