ISKCON of Harrisburg presents
World Holy Name Week
The aim of ISKCON’s World Holy Name Festival is to celebrate the holy names and share this treasure worldwide through innovative programs designed to encourage people to participate and create auspiciousness globally.
HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaja was in charge of World Holy Name Day.
With his sad departure, the perpetuation of World Holy Name Day, came to HH Lokanath Swami Maharaja in 2006.
On seeing the tremendous success and potential of this event, in 2008 the GBC resolved the ‘World Holy Name Day’ into World Holy Name Week. The period starts on the appearance day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and includes the disappearance day of Srila Namacarya Haridas Thakura, Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava, acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada and ends on the Vedic calendar date for Srila Prabhupada, the
greatest ambassador of the holy names, arrival in Boston.
The intention is the performance of sankirtan in its many forms, including japa, all over the world by people of all faiths.
For 7 days, September 17th – 23rd , we put forth a spiritual challenge to everyone to participate in the World Holy Name week, with the following:
1. Pledge to chant round(s) of japa this week
2. Evening Kirtan at home (please let us know if you would like to host ½ hour of kirtan at your home during World Holy Name Week)
3. Attend morning Srimad Bhagavatam classes online and the evening Bhagavad Gita Circle Readings
4. Distribute at least one book of Chant & Be Happy
5. Distribute Prasadam to the needy