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  • What is Sankirtan?

    A video by Madhuri Pura Das & Jaya Chaitanya Das.

  • Hare Krishna... Is Forever!

    A video and music by Dr. Sahadeva Dasa.

  • Piano Dreams - Mahamantra

    Performed and produced by Dr. Sahadeva Dasa.

  • Neurologist’s Study Shows Maha-Mantra Could Help Anxiety, Schizophrenia

    Dr. Viveck Baluja, a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, has begun a study on the effects of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra on the brain that has already yielded exciting findings and impressed hospital staff. Dr. Baluja (Vinaya Gauracandra Das), was inspired to embark on the project by his guru Jayapataka Swami. He is also working with his wife Padmaksi Sri Devi Dasi, as well as members of Jayapataka Swami’s medical team headed by Dr. Achyutananda Das.

  • Tuning into Sound in a Visual Age

    The sharp growth in online video consumption suggests the people of the world are becoming more enraptured by visual content than anything else. But for teachers of the ancient Vedic tradition, sound is seen as capable of having a much deeper transformational effect on a human being.

  • Great Mantra for Love and Peace!
  • Chant & Enchant the Heart

    Things of this world do not have the capability to satisfy our heart; in fact it makes us more impure.  Our heart can be cleansed only if we bring Krishna in our life, our heart’s hunger can only be satiated if we enthrone Krishna in our heart.

  • C.C. White: "Soul Kirtan!" The Maha Mantra (Reggae Style)

    C.C. White - This IS Soul Kirtan!: The Maha Mantra (Reggae Style), and It's About Love* (Live) in Joshua Tree, at Bhakti Fest 2012.

  • 100,000 Brazilians Chanting the Maha Mantra at Namrock

    Concert in Sao Paulo Brasil. Holi Festival Of Colors 2014. Music by Titiksava Karunika Das. For more info on Namrock please visit:

  • Extended World Holy Name Week Celebrates Prabhupada’s U.S. Arrival

    World Holy Name Week (WHNW), first established in 2008, is increasing in popularity with forty-three ISKCON Centers worldwide.

  • Budapest Transit Zone: Hindu Mantra Cheers Up Muslim Refugee Children

    We are not Muslims, Hindus, Jews or Christians. We are not Afghans, Syrians, Germans or Hungarians. We are all migrants on our journeys, seeking love, peace and happiness. -- A short film about the power of an act of humanity.

    Created by: Janos Kapcsos, Laszlo Tas Balogh, Gandharvika Prema, Krisztina Danka.

  • Meditation With a Bang!

    A video by Leigha Speirs-Hutton.

  • Mantra, Sounds into Silence - Teaser Trailer

    Mantra — Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary in production that, through the eyes – and ears – of its’ protagonists, explores the new music and social phenomenon of chanting.

  • First Ever Moscow Kirtan Mela Inspires Two Thousand

    Moscow’s first ever Kirtan Mela, which ran from Friday January 30th to Sunday February 1st, drew nearly 2,000 devotees from around Russia – and it was a colorfuly uplifting affair on a grand scale. The event was organized by Saraswati Dasi after ISKCON guru Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami, inspired by a “Mantra Yoga” program he attended in Moscow, expressed the desire to participate in more outreach programs there.

  • Alachua’s Festival of the Holy Name Delivers “Transformational Experience”

    Around 1,500 devotees from all over the U.S., Canada, and South America attended the fifth annual Festival of the Holy Name in Alachua, Florida this Thanksgiving Weekend from November 28th to 30th. The increase in popularity of the homegrown, gurukuli-organized festival each year despite a total absence of advertising shows the power of word-of-mouth from attendees who’ve had a truly lifechanging experience.

  • How Is The Holy Name Different From Ordinary Sound

    God, out of His unlimited love for us, makes Himself easily available to us in a portable form that we can literally carry on our tongue-tip.

  • Globe Gears Up For World Holy Name Week

    The event was first launched by ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission in 1996 as a one-day celebration to commemorate 100 years since ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s birth. It was lengthened to a week-long event in 2008, and has been held every year since. Scheduled for September 5th through 15th this year, WHNW will be packed with sacred Vaishnava holidays.

  • Awakening the Soul: Never Stop Chanting - Dubai

    Surprisingly, in our modern high-paced high-controlled life style the thing that is out of control is our own mind. Though there is a simple process that can help to bring the mind back under control. This 5 min documentary by Syam Gopal Das and Vijay Radhika Dasi is about Awakening the Soul, an event lead by BB Govinda Swami, that delivers such an experience. June 31, 2014, Dubai.

  • The London Harinama Song

    Sound- Dwarkadhish Das, Melody - George Formby, Lyrics - Mahamantra Das, Idea, vocal and ukulele - Parshuram Das, Video - DJ Achintya.

  • New Vrindaban 24 Hour Kirtan Set to “Tattoo Hearts with the Holy Name”

    Today, 24 and 12 hour kirtan festivals seem to be spreading all over the world like wildfire. Devotees are gathering to immerse themselves in the Holy Name every year with events like Kirtan Mela in Mayapur, Germany and Australia; in the UK;  Italy,  Belgium, and several places in the US. But back when the New Vrindaban 24 Hour Kirtan began in West Virginia, it was one of only a small handful of early trendsetters.

  • Sadhu Sanga Retreat North Carolina: Ananta Govinda Bhajan

    In May, a sadhu-sanga festial was held in Art of Living Foundation’s International Meditation Center near  Boone, North Carolina, USA. The retreat lasted for three days and hosted well-known kirtaniyas, and 1400 guests.

  • Cowboy Chant - by the Red Rock Rishis (of Sedona, Arizona)

    "A cowboy, cooking beans somewhere in the desert at sunset, is remembering a mantra he received from his guru. He starts to sing it, and experiences pleasure, a spiritual bliss that gets him higher and higher, beyond time and space."

  • Hare Krishna With Symphonic Orchestra in Tallinn, Estonia

    Part of the concert with Aditi-Dukha ha Das and a symphonic orchestra. Arranged by Shri Harinam Mandir, ISKCON, Tallinn, Estonia.

  • It Rained Nectar at Mayapur Kirtan Mela

    Golden Gauranga and his dear associates glanced at thousands of devotees with eyes full of compassion. There was love in the air and it seemed like thousands of honey bees had finally found the treasure house of nectar.

  • George Harrison on Chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra

    An excerpt from Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

  • "Morning Meditation" by the Red Rock Rishis

    Morning Meditation is a song off the Rishis' CD  album, "The Beginning Is Near". This as well as the rest of their musical productions, and eight other music videos, can all be heard by going on their website:

  • Music Video: Positive Vibes

    A music video to glorify transcendental sound vibration by Mikey Jay.

  • Bada Haridas Goes Back to Basics with Seeking Your Shelter

    Renowned US kirtan singer Bada Haridas, a disciple of  Srila Prabhupada, is well known for combining classical and modern western instrumentation with traditional Vaishnava instruments. His soaring compositions have always been inspirational to devotees around the world.

  • Fun: Gypsy Style Hare Krishna Mahamantra

    Kirtan for Gypsies. Music prayformed by Sadhu Nada. From the album "Chantrika", available on CD or digital download at

    Footage borrowed of Mahavishnu Swami Kirtan at Ratha Yatra at Croome Court Hare Krishna Festival 2nd September 2012

  • Hare Krishna Maha Mantra - Love in Separation by Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali

    Australia's New Govardhana’s recent Holy Name retreat, facilitated by Sacinandana Swami & Madhava Das also marked the ‘Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali’ group's self-titled debut CD launch. The breathtaking album caught the attention of festivalgoers and soon sold out.

    For more information about the group:

  • George Harrison: Recording the Hare Krishna Mantra

    Excerpt srom Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

  • Maha-Mantra Festival Celebrations in Toronto

    Toronto's Hare Krishna community recently celebrated the annual Maha-Mantra Festival. The festival involved a wide assortment of activities and events that proved to be wonderfully spiritually inspiring. This video contains some of the highlights.

  • World Holy Name Week 2011
    This year ISKCON`s World Holy Name Week (WHNW) will take place between September 10th and the 20th, 2011. The sole purpose of WHNW is to celebrate the Holy Names globally and share this treasure with others.
  • Sir Ivan`s Hare Krishna Single Enters US Top 10
    American billionaire banker turned techno music performer - Sir Ivan – released an exciting new single, an electro-pop version of "Hare Krishna" which was a Top 10 hit.
  • Hare Krishna Maha Mantra as a Jeopardy Question
    The Hare Krishna Mahamantra was one of the questions on the famous Jeopardy game show on a national television network in Canada. The question aksed by host Alex Trebek was: "In the main Hare Krishna Mantra what is the word that`s not Hare or Krishna?"
  • Walking On The Waters Of Faith
    The year is 1925; the time 1:00 am. Niagara Falls has frozen over. The silence is so deafening that thousands have to see what`s up. The roar has ceased, and the people must discover what`s gone wrong. No sound! Sound. Love or hate it, it`s all around.
  • Mantra Meditation On Washington`s National Mall
    Watch out kirtaniyas! The attractive power of musical chanting may soon be rivaled by those hankering to understand the benefits of chanting on beads.
 On July 4th, during the Krishna Festival of India on the National Mall in Washington, DC, congregational members of the local Hare Krishna temple set up a tent under a large canopy called "Mantra Meditation.
  • Kirtana Festival Birmingham, England
    Messages swirl around the Internet. "You have an event invite on Facebook!" One message simply reads "Whatever you do, make sure you are free this weekend! "
  • 1,000 Allahabad Inmates Chant Holy Name of Krishna
    ISKCON Allahabad had organized a program at the Naini Central Jail. It began with the chanting of the Mahamantra, in which nearly a thousand prisoners, along with prison keepers and officers took part, blissfully singing and dancing.