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Report 2016

PUNJABI BAGH BHOPAL VRINDAVAN RAJKOT VIJAYWADA SOLAPUR MAYAPUR AMRAVATI
KURUKSHETRA BEED KAUNDANYAPUR GOVARDHAN ECO VILLAGE GEETA COLONY SILIGURI
PANCHSHEEL BENGALURU DELHI HYDERABAD NOIDA NELLORE BARODA AHMEDABAD
DABILPUR BELGAUM MANIPUR KATRA UDHAMPUR CHENNAI NIGDI PANDHARPUR
ROHINI NAGPUR KANPUR GURUGRAM ARAVADE NASIK PUNE SURAT MAURITIUS
SINGAPORE AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND.

Commitments 2016

VRINDAVAN BARODA CHHIPIWARA CHANDIGARH NELLORE MADURAI TIRUNELVELI
LUDHIANA CHENNAI PONDICHERRY BANGALORE AMRAVATI PUNJABIBAGH SRINAGAR
DWARKA DELHI PUNE GOVARDHAN ECO VILLAGE SOLAPUR INDORE HYDERABAD NASIK
GEETA COLONY VIJAYWADA RAJKOT MAYAPUR AHMEDABAD KANPUR SURAT DELHI
CHOWPATTY GURUGRAM NAGPUR SPAIN

Vaishnava Calendar for World Holy Name Week-2016

28 Jul 2016 – The Incorporation of ISKCON in New York
30 Jul 2016 – Kamika Ekadashi
06 Aug 2016 – Disappearance Day of Sri Raghunandan Thakura
06 Aug 2016 – Disappearance Day of Sri Vamsidasa Babaji
14 Aug 2016 – Pavitropana Ekadashi
14 Aug 2016 – Radha Govinda Jhulan Yatra Begins

18 Ideas for Making Your WHNW Great!

1. Organise non stop 50 hour kirtan commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON.
2. Celebrate World Holy Name Day on Aug 14th: The 50th Anniversary of the 1st Public Harinam Sankirtan in the Western World.
3. Nagar Sankirtan – Harinaam processions with WHNW and Mahamantra banners.
4. 24 hours and/or 12 hours Sankirtan yajna –Non-stop kirtan for 24/12 hours.
5. Japathon– Pledges from devotees and congregation to chant extra rounds during this period.
6. Morning Bhagvatam class on Holy names as the theme– Morning Bhagvatam classes emphasizing on glories and importance of Holy Names.
7. Japa Seminars – Seminars on japa related topics e.g japa reform, 10 offenses, types of japa etc.
8. Update your temple website with features of WHNW and your events.
9. Sunday feast lectures/ dramas/Street Plays on Holy Names – Presentations based on importance of Holy names and related topics.
10. Japa Booth– Putting a table with beads and pamphlets in the temple for whole week encouraging new comers to get the beads and chant.
11. Inter Faith events – Invite other religions/faiths for Kirtans and other Holy Name related events.
12. Radio Shows – Broadcasting Hare Krishna Kirtans, especially Srila Prabhupada dhun on radio.
13. Holy Name walks – Padayatras to nearby towns and villages to distribute Holy Names, Prabhupada books and Prasad. The walks should be of 3 days, a week or even 10 days! There should be kirtan along with the Padyatra.
14. Harinaam concerts– Arrange Harinaam concerts (Kirtan in different styles and with musical instruments) for public.
15. Banners – -Post Hare Krishna Mahamantra and WHNW banners/hoardings throughout the city/town/villages.
16. Giftshop Sale – Special discount on Kirtan/bhajan CD’s/DVD’s during this period.
17. Harinam Rathcart – H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja expressed that we can gather more devotees together to chant Hare Krishna if we utilize a Harinam Rathacart. Just like many people are attracted to Jagananath Rathayatra, and enjoy pulling the cart and serving the Lord, similarly, people will be attracted to pulling a cart with Harinaam Prabhu on the cart. We can worship Harinaam Prabhu in the form the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra in printed form. The sixteen words of the Mahamantra can be placed up on the Rathcart. We can offer arotik, and flowers. People throughout the route of the procession can benefit by hearing the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and also seeing the beautiful form of the letters of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra .
18. Kirtan Mela –We are indeed fortunate that a new wave of enthusiasm for kirtan is sweeping the planet in the form of Kirtan Mela. H.H. Sacinandana Swami Maharaja first hosted Kirtan Mela in Germany in 2010. Since that time, Kirtan Mela has become a regular feature of the Mayapur Festival. Devotees come from all over the world to participate. The most accomplished and recognized kirtaniyas are giving the opportunity to serve the devotees by chanting according to a well organized schedule.