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ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry was established by ISKCON’s General Body Commission (GBC) during their annual general meeting in Mayapur in March 2020. It shall promote everything related to the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and other holy names of the Lord.

Minister: His Holiness Lokanath Swami


To fan the flame of enthusiasm for Harinam Sankirtan.


ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry will provide the following resources:

  • Publications
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Studio Work
  • Websites


To expand the Harinam Sankirtan Ministry via the following eight petals and populate each petal with one or more petal coordinators.

  • Kirtan
  • Japa
  • Pronunciation
  • World Holy Name Festival
  • Kirtan Standards
  • Resources
  • Education / Kirtan Academy
  • Organization

In addition to these petals, the Ministry will provide the following resources including, but not limited to:

  • Publications

Srila Prabhupada on:

  • Japa
  • Kirtans
  • Street Kirtan
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Studio Work
  • Pronunciation Book recordings
  • ISKCON Arotik Kirtans
  • Pronunciation Guidebooks
  • Websites
  • ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry
  • Pronunciation

World Holy Name Festival

GBC Resolution:

Upgrading World Holy Name Committee to Harinam Sankirtan Ministry
Date Submitted: Dec. 14, 2019
Submitted by: World Holy Name Committee
Category: Administrative Order
Sponsored by: No need of sponsor (submitted by GBC Committee)


Whereas, Harinam Sankirtan is the yuga dharma and a core practice of all ISKCON devotees.
Whereas, other important ISKCON practices are supported by ministries including:
Book Distribution Ministry
Ministry of Cow Protection and Agriculture
Deity Worship Ministry

Whereas, a Harinam Sankirtan Ministry would be of benefit to the society through contributions including, but not limited to:

Education and training
Establishing standards
Production of publications
Improved Coordination of ISKCON’s Annual World Holy Name Festival
Whereas, the GBC Standing Committee, World Holy Name Committee, has been effectively functioning since 2007, to celebrate World Holy Name Festival, and is willing to expand its mandate to function as a Ministry.
Whereas, the World Holy Name Committee desires to add additional members to facilitate functioning as a ministry.
Whereas, it is in the interest of good management practices that each member of the Ministry have a service description.
Therefore, it is resolved that [Administrative Order], the World Holy Name Committee is hereby reconstituted as the ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry.
The Ministry may be expanded to add additional members. The service description of the individual members will be decided by the Ministry.
The Minister shall be His Holiness Lokanath Swami.

Proposed Committee members for :

Indian National committee for WHNF

1) HG Krishnabhakta Das (Chairman) TP Solapur
2) HG Sumitra Krishna Das (SIDC) TP Chennai
3) HG Rishi Kumar Das (NIDC) Chairman NIDC
4) HG Istadeva Das (EIDC)
5) HG Revatipati Das (WIDC) Vice-TP Pune
6) HG Murali Mohan Das (Convener)
7) HG Madhavi Gauri Devi Dasi (Communication and Technical Assistance)