Kirtaniya sada hari: Constantly engaged in chanting the Holy Names of Lord Hari
I just came back home after an ecstatic evening. This weekend was just so incredibly Krishna Conscious. I didn’t go for the event on Thursday, but I went yesterday and today.
Yesterday, HH Bhakti Brnga Govinda Maharaj sang such a beautiful kirtan. But my mind is foolish. I was so not into it. I was looking around me and everyone was just taken in by the kirtan. Why not me? Continue reading
Last Saturday, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a program by HG Govardhandhari Dasa. My gosh, there’s just something about his kirtans I swear!! His kirtans are just beautiful. He barely sings the first 2-3 lines and I’m already struggling to hold back tears. I first met him on Wednesday. He sang the Jaya Sri Krishna Chaitanya mantra thrice, and by the time he started singing the Hare Krishna mahamantra, there were tears in my eyes! He sang some songs that I had never heard before, but am absolutely in love with now. One of them was ‘Jaya Yashoda Nanda Dulal’. It’s just beautiful! There’s a bit in it where you need to sing ‘Gopal Gopal Gopal’. That was just insane!!!! All of us just let ourselves go and called out to Gopal. Govardhandhari Prabhu just knows how to make our hearts yearn for Krishna. Everyone was on such an emotional high during his beautiful kirtans. My heart was literally crying out to Gopala thanks to Prabhu’s beautiful kirtan.
Today, I attended my first kirtan. For those who don’t know, a kirtan is when people come together to join in singing the Holy Names of Lord Krishna:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
I waited with eager excitement for the Hare Krishnas to arrive. Continue reading