Chakra Announcements

World Holy Names Week Events

by Ram Prasad das

Posted June 17, 2009

  1. Internet Sankirtan Party: we are asking for at least 50 temples to participate in sankirtan-yajna for 4 hours on Saturday, September 5, and for another 4 hours on Sunday, September 6. What is unique about this kirtan festival is that a single kirtan will be taking place in over 50 temples, as if we were all in one big temple room with many altars. One temple will do the "call", and the other temples will do the "response."

  2. We are also asking each temple to organize a 50-person Harinam party for the 50th-year Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Sannyasa (Friday, September 4).

  3. Japathon: we would like all devotees and congregational members to make a japa commitment for World Holy Names Week (September 2 through September 11). In a ten-day period, four devotees chanting 16 rounds will chant more than 1 million Holy Names, and 4000 devotees will chant 1 billion Holy Names. So it is very likely we will be able to chant several billion Holy Names during World Holy Names Week. His Divine Grace Om Visnupad Paramahamsa 108 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada spent eight years chanting 1 billion Holy Names. If we can chant several billion Holy Names during this ten-day period, let us make that our worthy goal for our purification and the pleasure of our acharyas.

If your temple is not listed on the pull-down list, we will add your temple to the list. If you are a Nama-hatta preacher and would like to sign up Nama-hatta members, please contact us so that we can keep track of your commitments.

We humbly request you to join us for these three events, and we look forward to hearing from you at We will do everything we can to make World Holy Names Week successful at your temple as well as globally. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.