HH Lokanath Swami Mahraj, a GBC member and the head of the World Holy Name Week, urges devotees across the globe to participate in the event which is two weeks away.
The World Holy Name Week, to be held between the 9th and the 17th of September 2017, was an initiative taken by the Governing Body Commission (GBC) in 1996. Since then the event has become an important festival in ISKCON’s calendar.
“We would like to see this develop as a marathon,” says HH Lokanath Swami. “We want everyone’s participation. From GBCs to ABCs, everybody must be a part of this endeavour which glorifies the Holy Name and glorifies Srila Prabhupada – the one who shared this gift with the world at large.”
This year also marks the centurial anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the USA. Therefore, this year’s theme is called ‘Srila Prabhupada’s gift to the world’. For this event, the team has invited coordinators from all the temples and centres across the world to hold programs like japa marathons, harinams, seminars on the Holy Name and Nagar Sankirtans.
“Some temples have been participating but not all. Why not?” asks HH Lokanath Swami. “Everyone should step forward and focus on the practice and propagation of the Holy Name this time. We need global, continental, national, regional, and local coordinators. Please join us. You can find more about this World Holy Name Festival on our official website, www.worldholyname.org. Go to this website. You’ll find a lot of reports from previous years and how you can participate. In so many ways, you can celebrate this World Holy Name Festival. By the whole world chanting and dancing simultaneously, we want to shake this world. Let there be vibrations everywhere.”
Interested devotees may log into the website and register as a coordinator of the program. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com.
World Holy Name Week ki Jai.
By – Bhaktin Diksha
World Holy Name Week team member