WHNF ACTIVITIES

ISKCON KIRTAN MINISTRY 

ACTIVITIES FOR WORLD HOLY NAME 2020

THEME: ‘LET’S MAKE THE WORLD FORTUNATE’ 

Following is the list of ways you can celebrate the World Holy Name Festival in your home, with your friends and family, in your Namahatta or Bhakti Sangha, at your centre or at your temple. Fortunately, this years’s WHNF is coinciding with Purushottama Masa. Hence special emphasis is to be placed on Sankirtan & Japa.

 

ACTIVITIES FROM ISKCON HARINAM SANKIRTAN MINISTRY:

1) ISKCON Kirtan Ministry is holding a series of events starting from 17 Sep till 23 Sep. The daily schedule is as follows:

JAPA RETREAT 5-6 pm IST
HOLY NAME IN BHAGWATAM 6-7 pm IST
GLOBAL KIRTAN MELA 7-8 pm IST
GLORIES OF HOLY NAME 8-9 pm IST1) Special Events on 20 Sep which are as follows:

GLOBAL KIRTAN CONNECT: 24 hours of non-stop kirtan in 24 Time zones.

NAGAR SANKIRTAN: Walk to the streets/parks etc. to take Harinam Sankirtan to public, only if government regulations allow in your area.

> Grand Finale: 23 Sep
GLOBAL JAPATHON 64 ROUNDS

2) Award Giving Ceremony: 30 Sep to top temple/top devotee/64 rounders

3) FORTUNATE PEOPLE CAMPAIGN:

WHNF ‘Let’s make the world Fortunate’ campaign encourages two ways to spread. Online

STEP 1: click the What’s APP link ‘bit.ly/chantnow’ and follow simple instruction to add your own chant in just 1 minute.
Offline: Become a ‘holy name ambassador of love and peace’:
STEP 1: Download a free ‘Fortunate People app’ (iOS / Android)
STEP 2: Follow a simple registration.
STEP 3: Go person to person and ask them to chant the Maha-mantra one time for love and peace. #FORLOVEANDPEACE
STEP 4: Send videos easily via FP APP to fortunate-people.com

Together we reach every town and village!

 

SUGGESTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR TEMPLES:

2) Banners – Post Hare Krishna Mahamantra and WHNW banners/hoardings throughout the temple/city/town/villages. Download the banner of your local language from www.kirtanministry.com

3) Update/promote your temple website/social media channels with images/videos/activities of World Holy Name Festival & Fortunate people 1+1 campaign.

4) Extra Rounds – Pledges to chant extra rounds during this period WHNF & Purosottama Masa. ‘Ready to download’ Sadhana cards available on kirtanministry.com

5) Conducting Srimad Bhagwatam classes in morning on ‘Glories of Holy Name’ or ‘Power of Holy Name’.

6) Promote ‘Fortunate people campaign’ in your congregation through online/offline channels.

7) 64 rounds Japathon on 19 Sep for those who lost their lives in pandemic, health care staff and those still struggling.

8) Organizing online/offline seminars/webinars/dramas about
* Prabhupada distributing the Holy Name across the world OR
* On importance of holy names OR
* Avoiding offenses/Attentive chanting etc.

9) Daily kirtan or Kirtan Mela or non-stop 50/24/12 hour Sankirtan yajna which could be broadcasted on temple’s official channel for one week.

10) Organise Harinam Sankirtan: If rules of your area allow you can organise Harinam Sankirtan to celebrate and share the Holy Name out on the streets/parks/public places with WHNF & Mahamantra banners. Request to take necessary precautions.

11) Online Inter Faith events – Invite or have online discussion with other religions/faiths for Kirtans and other Holy Name related events.

12) WHNF Japa Booth: With a WHNF banner put a table with beads and pamphlets in the temple for whole week encouraging new comers to get the beads and chant . It shall also act as information center for WHNF.

13) Online Harinaam concerts/Radio programs –Kirtan in different styles and with musical instruments for public. Groups like Madhavas, Mayapuris can be contacted etc.

14) Media: Hold online press conferences; publish the event in local newspapers/E-newspaper/online spiritual forums.

15) Celebrate HARINAMA SAPTAH by creating online reading groups to discuss — the glories and power of holy names from scriptures.
— Vaishnav Bhajanas which talk exclusively of holy name
— Download “ On Chanting Hare Krishna” from www.kirtanministry.com

16) Holy Name walks – Padayatras to nearby towns and villages to distribute holy name, Prabhupada books and Prasad. The walks could be of 1/2/3 days, a week
PLEASE KEEP GOVT. REGULATIONS IN MIND BEFORE ARRANGING THE SAME.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR DEVOTEES:

1) Every devotee can celebrate the World Holy Name Festival by chanting extra rounds on each day of the festival. Complete your Purushottama Maas pledges and send us the count. ‘Ready to download’ Sadhana cards available on kirtanministry.com

17) Execute ‘Fortunate people campaign’:
Ask anyone of your friends/relatives etc. to chant once #forloveandpeace. Make their video and send to us. NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER. SEND AS MANY AS YOU CAN. Prizes for ones sending the most.

18) Make the ‘Fortunate people campaign’ viral. Share those videos on your personal social media accounts and tag our official social media channels.

19) Like & Share the details of evening program of ISKCON HARINAM SANKIRTAN MINISTRY from your personal social media accounts and let the world know about the importance of holy names.

> ISKCON Kirtan Ministry is holding a series of events starting from 17 Sep till 23 Sep. The daily schedule is as follows:

JAPA RETREAT 5-6 pm IST
HOLY NAME IN BHAGWATAM 6-7 pm IST
GLOBAL KIRTAN MELA 7-8 pm IST
GLORIES OF HOLY NAME 8-9 pm IST

>Special Events on 20 Sep which are as follows:

GLOBAL KIRTAN CONNECT: 24 hours of non-stop kirtan in 24 Time zones.
NAGAR SANKIRTAN: Walk to the streets/parks etc. to take Harinam Sankirtan to public, only if government regulations allow in your area.

>Grand Finale: 23 Sep
GLOBAL JAPATHON on OR
Share the posts from our official channels.

20) Make Whats App groups: Send daily messages/videos/quotes on holy names.

21) Inspiring short video clips can also be circulated on Healthy practices of Japa, Unhealthy practices during Japa, What is chanting, How to chant, Chanting during times of stress etc.

22) Do kirtan at home with your family members and send us your video on any of our official social media platform. DO NOT FORGET TO TAG THE CHANNEL.

23) Change your cover images and display profile image of your social media accounts to that of World Holy Name Festival.

24) There is no limit to what can be done, use your creativity and see how far you can go.

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