Annual World Holy Name Day – September 17th

August 8, 2007 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

BY JANANANDA GOSWAMI

Don’t forget World Holy Name Day. Chanting the holy names is the Yuga Dharma and the purpose of all our activities. This year the GBC resolved as follows: “That World Holy Name Day is made an annual program for all ISKCON centers. Different countries or continents can modify the name to suit their needs. “The observance of World Holy Name Day is to be held in connection with Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the USA (Sept. 17, 1965) to coincide with, and commemorate, his delivering the gift of the holy name to the world. -A Global Coordination Team for World Holy Name Day shall be appointed consisting of His Holiness Lokanath Swami, His Grace Janananda Das, and His Grace Ekalavya Das.

“The vision of ISKCON is to bring the holy name to every town and village and this program is helpful in fulfilling this vision.” Quote from purposes of ISKCON. “Every year, there would be massive harinama sankirtan festivals held across the planet, generating a tremendous amount of media interest and coverage. Every year, devotees around the world would share their ideas on spreading and glorifying the holy name. There would be an increased focus in ISKCON on the chanting of the holy names. I request you to please take this seriously and dedicate at least one day to this event. The 17th happens to be a Monday and thus for many is not suitable. So please choose a date and day as near as possible and observe in full force. I would be happy if you could let me know the date you have chosen.

We are trying to encourage the devotees to hold 24 hour kirtan on that day and also spend as much time as possible on street sankirtan.

If you need more info please do not hesitate to write me.

Thank you

Your servant

Janananda Gosvami

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