Mahamantra yajna raises positive vibrations of inner peace, tranquility, joy, control of mind, etc. which are many sought-after anchors in our lives. These help us achieve our God-given potential. Enhancing the spiritual and divine energy through rhythmic chanting of the Mahamantra helps to raise these positive vibrations which in turn helps us to succeed in all realms of our lives and aids our spiritual growth.
Mahamantra Mahayajna - The event
JKYog and the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas, TX, the world headquarters of JKYog organized a special non-stop 24-hour online Mahamantra kirtan Mahayajna on the special occasion of Akshaya Tritiya starting on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, at 7 p.m, and ending on Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 7 p.m. The focus of this chanting was to seek the divine blessings for world peace and fight against and get relief from Coronavirus pandemic.
Mahamantra Mahayajna- The program
The program started at the Radhakrishna Temple, Dallas, Tx, with the temple priest Pt. Kaushik Kumar Purohit offering prayers and the temple devotee group singing the Aarti. The chanting of the Mahamantra –
हरे राम हरे राम, राम राम हरे हरे || Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण, कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे | Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
began right after the Aarti. From the word go the absorbing and joyful rhythmic chanting by singers spread a sense of peace and calm. Singers of Indian origin from various states from the United States kept the participants’ enthusiasm and attention intact even in the wee hours of the night.
It was nice to observe family members forming teams to lead and follow in the chanting. Due to a lot of enthusiastic participants wanting to lead the chant a maximum time limit of 30 minutes per team or singer was set to accommodate as many singers as possible. The singers’ preparedness was evident in their skillful and melodious singing. It was interesting to see some singers also playing the harmonium. In other cases, family members rendered vocal and percussion support. The JKYog Satsang group from the Westcoast put up a full house professional-level performance. But the one thing that was common among all singers was their ability to keep the desi community engaged with their divine chanting and make the participants feel connected to each other despite being physically separated.
The power of divine energy that bound the devotees together was evident throughout the 24 hours of blissful chanting. It made one wonder whether the COVID-19 related social distancing was really impacting the ability of the devotees to commune with likeminded people in devotion. It is indeed a great opportunity to be able to engage in divine chanting to feel blessed and rejuvenated with the spiritual energy right from the comfort of one’s home. This was made possible by the tireless committed work of volunteer devotees of JKYog and the Radha Krishna temple. With so many people participating from different parts of the country and Canada, the seamless live streaming of the chanting for the benefit of all devotees across the world and at home was impeccable. Shree Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaji in his book Bhagavannāma Māhātmya – The Glories of the Divine Name, states, “The prime secret of chanting God’s names, qualities, or pastimes is that you should feel his presence in all of these. Cultivate strong faith that God himself is present in these with all his divine powers. His form, his name, his qualities, his pastimes, his abodes, and his devotees are one.” It was indeed a rare and wonderful opportunity for the Indian community to take advantage of and enhance their spiritual sentiments by way of chanting God’s names.
Mahamantra Mahayajna-The Highpoint
The highpoint of the event was the ever so inspiring and heartwarming address by H.H. Swami Mukundanandaji who drove home the point by saying “When you do your duties as incumbent upon you in the spirit of sacrifice, that is the Yajna of a Karm Yogi...The highest yajna is the chanting of the names of God". Swamiji was of high praise for the organizers, singers, participants for their selfless efforts in making the online event of this scale a grand success.
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