Iskcon Vrindavan Namahatta

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“Nadiya Godrume Nityanand Mahajan, Patiyache Nama-hatta Jibera Karana!”

In this beautiful song, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakura explains that Nityananda Prabhu has spread the HARE KRSNA Mahamantra all over Nadiya. Krsna and His names are topmost, and chanting His names purely should be the ultimate goal of our life. We should spread the importance of these divine names of the Lord all over the world, so that even the afflicted souls can be benefited and delivered.

So here in Iskcon Vrindavan, we have the “Namahatta department.” Namahatta actually refers to the marketplace of nama, the holy name. “Hatta” refers to the marketplace while “nama” refers to the holy names. Nityananda Prabhu has opened this market place wherein the holy names are distributed to all the conditioned souls of the Universe. But what is the cost of these magnificent holy names?

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura further states that not a single penny is required; faith is the cost of these supremely valuable holy names of the Lord.

In the last month of Kartika, a grand Krsna-Balarama Shobha Yatra was conducted, which was attended by many sannyasis, senior devotees, and approximately 1200 devotees. Ecstatic Sankirtan was performed and a feast of sumptuous prasadam was served.

The Namahatta program also organize Congregational Get Togethers, where we conduct house programs or take groups outdoors.

One of the most rejuvenating trips was to Belvana by motor boat, in December, 21. Almost 100 devotees gathered at Imli Tala, and everyone performed ecstatic sankirtan until we reached Belvan. Then there was more kirtana and dancing, and what a feast was served that day! That day was blessed by the Lord, as it gave unforgettable transcendental experience to many.

So in this way, we also go for village preaching, school preaching, sometimes in jail preaching and, also to those persons who have been somewhat rejected by society also. Yes, every conditioned soul has a right to the holy names and deserves a peaceful life in devotional service, so we preach everywhere.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu predicted that Harinama sankirtana will spread far and wide, to the remote corners of the world.

The devotees of Iskcon Vrindavan are also engaged in spreading Harinama sankirtana throughout the villages of Braja, also distributing prasadam, Srimad Bhagavad Gta etc. Nama Hatta steps out in groups of 6-7, twice a day, morning and evening, with mrdanga, karatala, sound systems etc., and beautifully sings the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in the remote villages of Braja, in accordance with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s proclamations.
We go around the village once, singing the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, ending at a central location in the village.

So first, some devotees do village street sankirtana for twenty minutes, and then all the devotes gather in a central part of the village where Brajabasis gather. After that, sit-down kirtana starts, followed by a discourse on one of the pre-selected slokas from Srimad Bhagavad-gita, which is beautifully explained to the assembled Brajvasis. It has been observed that the gathering of Brajavasis ranges from about 30 to100 people.

We end the discourse by explaining the importance of chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and teaching those present how to chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra on the beads. We note down the names of the interested devotees for our database to be contacted later. Finally, prasadam of khiceri, halva, etc., is distributed.

Today, lakhs and lakhs of devotees visit Sri Dham Vrindavan, and Nama Hatta devotees are constantly endeavouring to assist them in their devotional practice, so that harinama sankirtana yajna can spread far and wide, in accordance with the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

So many activities are going on by the blessings of Srila Prabhupada and whole guru-parampara. Namahatta invites you all to engage with us in spreading the holy names, the great treasure given by Sri Nityanand prabhu – Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Yours dasanudasa,
Krsna Kumar Dasa,
Nama Hatta dept