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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ring in the New Year with America's biggest 24 hour chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra!

Akhand Namsankirtan Program at Radha Madhav Dham, Noon Dec 31 - Noon Jan 1 2012

Uplift Your Soul With Two 12-Hour Sessions Of
Continuous Chanting.

Dec 31st, 2012: 1pm To 1am
Jan 1st, 2013: 6am To 6pm

At the JKP ashrams in India, a 24-hour akhand chanting (continuous, without break) is a special yet familiar occurrence for satsangis. Since 2005, Radha Madhav Dham, the only ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in the west, has been offering this same devotional opportunity, and participants come from all over Texas to partake of this special blessing. Beginning at Noon Dec 31, for 24 hours, in 2 12-hour sessions, devotees chant to over 50 unique and bewitching tunes of the mahamantra, "Hare Ram, Hare Krishna". At the conclusion of the chanting, participants are enchanted by a delightfully sweet jhanki (leela vision) performance by devotee children.

The following are some experiences from past participants of the 24-hour chanting at JKP Radha Madhav Dham:

"I remember in one of Shree Maharajji's speeches, he said our mind is impure because of our material attachments, and it can be purified through continuous remembrance of Radha Krishna. He said, in the beginning, we have to do some effort to keep the mind engaged in remembrance, and slowly, affinity for the name of Radha Krishna is developed. Through the 24-hour "Hare Ram" sankirtan, these teachings helped me to increase my affinity for Radha Krishna."

"After immersing myself in the 24-hour chanting at Radha Madhav Dham, I felt such a devotional upfliftment, my devotional mind had been revitalized. I felt Shree Maharajji closer to me than ever before and I also felt such a deep sense of happiness. I now truly understand the importance and the immense benefit that can be gained by akhand namsankirtan."

The akhand sankirtan program directly follows one of the most exciting events of the year at Radha Madhav Dham, JKP Radha Madhav Dham's one-of-a-kind Winter Hindu Family Camp (Dec 26 - 31). Last year, Pooja from New York commented:

"The Family Camp was absolutely amazing! Every person could feel the amazing grace! New years was so awesome too - all the kids got up and started to dance before midnight in front of the Shrine singing loudly Radhey Radhey. It was so beautiful"

Now is a perfect time of the year to come stay at JKP Radha Madhav Dham. Swamiji will be in residence throughout the program. No registration is required for the Akhand Namsankirtan program, but if you would like to stay the night, please book your accommodation online as soon as possible or call Radha Madhav Dham on (512)-288-7180. Feel free to bring a comfortable floor chair and your percussion bells and join in the kirtan!

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