Nama Sevanam Kirtan Festival

Jeden letzten Samstag im Monat von 12 bis 20 Uhr findet unser Nama Sevanam Kirtan Festival im Tempel statt. Wir singen Maha Mantra und zwischen den Kirtans werden kurze inspirierende devotionale Texte gelesen. Der Eintritt ist kostenlos.

Every last Saturday of the month from noon through 8pm our Nama Sevanam Kirtan Festival takes place at the Zürich temple. We’re singing maha mantra and in between Kirtans inspirational and devotional texts are being read. The entrance is free.

Ananda Caitanya leading kirtan with Syamananda at the flute and Ramdas on the mridanga ❤️

Posted by Krishna-Gemeinschaft Schweiz on Samstag, 25. November 2017

 

Maha Mantra

Maha means “great” and mantra means “sacred chant for deliverance.”

Of all mantras in the Vedas, one is called the maha-mantra, or great mantra:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama
Rama Rama, Hare Hare
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The words “Hare” (pronounced ha-ray), “Krishna” (pronounced krish-na), and “Rama” (rhymes with “drama”), are Sanskrit words. “Hare” is an address to God’s energy, known as Radha, and “Krishna” is name of God meaning “He who is attractive to everyone.” “Rama” means “one who gives pleasure and enjoys life.”

When chanted the maha-mantra is a petition to God: “O Krishna, O energy of Krishna, please engage me in Your service.”