The Age of Kali, although unfortunate in many ways, is praised by the scriptures because only by chanting of the holy-names one can achieve the summum bonum, Love of Godhead. The Supreme personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya personally appeared in this age to propagate the Holy names.
A little more than 500 years ago, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda travelling around Bengal, flooded it with the Holy Names. They had given the simplest process of becoming a devotee:
- Chant Lord Krsna’s Name
- Worship Lord Krsna
- Follow the Instructions of Lord Krsna [Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam]
In recent times, that preaching effort is revived by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and even more recently implemented around the world by Srila Prabhupada, and his followers in ISKCON. Around the world people are chanting the Holy names. In places where there aren’t any temples in the proximity, the devotees make small groups and propagate the Krsna Consciousness. That is what Nama-hatta is in essence, a very simple and effective program which can be universally implemented.
We at Congregational Development Ministry dedicating this month as a “Nama Hatta” month in conjunction with Sri Nityananda Trayodashi. We will share/post News on Nama-hatta around the world.