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Jai shri radhe

I have one question .

I chant daily 16 rounds of Mahamantra.

I want to know is it mandatory to chant mahamantra only or shall i chant 16 rounds of any other mantra like ...Om namoh Bhagvate Vasudevaye ...

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Hare krishna
In the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya (Krishna Consciousness) it is mandatory to chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra in a minium of 16 rounds... you can start slouly.
We have to chant according to our disciplic succesion or lineage, and according to our saranagati (surrender process).

In our sampradaya we have to worship Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Sri Sri Radha Krishna, so we chant mahamantra as Mahaprabhu ji instructed.

In Sri Sampradaya they chant "Om Namo Narayanaya" as they worship Lakshmi-Narayan.

"Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya" its the marak mantra (distroyer energy mantra) of Lord Krishna for purification of environment and protection of negative energies. It is the principal mantra of Shrimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana).
I hope this help ☺
Hare krishna
We chant according to our spiritual path and sampradaya. In this sampradaya we chant mahamantra.
In other sampradayas different mantras.
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya is marak mantra for protection, it is chanted before Bhagavad Gita class. It is principal mantra of Shrimad Bhagavatam.
Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!!
Yugadharma ki, jaya!
Chant the name which you wrote on beginning of this post that is shri radhe along with mahamantra if you want to get krishna other wise it is difficult for you to attain him

Hare Krishna,

The Maha mantra stands on it's own.  There is no extra addition of a radharani mantra.

This is a concoction.

We in ISKCON do not teach the chanting of a "radharani" mantra before the Maha mantra, so that the Maha mantra will "work better" for us.

It is easiest to attain the attention of Shri Krishna by chanting the Maha Mantra.  This is what we do.

Abhay prabhu,

We do not teach the radhe-radhe, go to Radharani first and then get Krishna.

This is the teaching of another splinter of Vaishnavism and does not exist in that mood in ISKCON.

The word HARE is the vocative call to srimati Radharani, and no other methodology need be applied to the Maha mantra for "better" luck with the Lord.

Franklin sir I am sorry
Really sorry please forgive me

Jaya Abhay prabhu,

No need to apologize, but thank you.

It is my job to watch for other philosophical tangents invading our IDT ISKCON space.

I try to take into consideration any links, personal profile info., and general discussion form, when I call someone out.  I also realize that there are many language-barrier considerations.

I know that we all try to respond and recommend what we think is best for those who inquire here on IDT.  But, because I have the "cat-bird's seat"... I have to keep watch over all who come and participate on this Site.

Really, I am just here to watch and keep the IDT boards within a certain parameter, for the benefit of all. Please do not hesitate to post and reply, I want you to participate.

Even, I may have misunderstood your intent... I also am not perfect.

Please enjoy our site and participate.  Just remember, here on IDT we are basic ISKCON, and all of us are growing devotees of Lord Krishna. 

your servant,

Bhakta Rankin Fisher, IDT Moderator

I am sorry I accidentally mis spoke your name sir
Rankin sir I belong to swami haridas sampraday which has desended from gargacharya ji you must have heard in bhagwatam swami ji is known as param rasik samrat annat nripati he was a rasik sant of vrindavan he is known to be the incarnation of lalita sakhi of radha rani which is clearly expressed in his padas I belomg to his sampradaya I joined desire tree to help devotees who need help I am really sorry if I crossed my broundaries and broke any rules but I was trying to help
I meant you must have heard of gargacharya ji in bhagwatam


You're not the first one to call my Franklin :-)

I have reviewed your Faith-lines.  Still I say "Welcome to IDT" !

There are other religious elements which have disturbed our IDT Members over the last few years, you are not one of them. I see the history and validity of your Faith and Tradition.

Lord Krishna can be approached in so many different ways.

There are many meadows in the Whirling Lotus of Goloka-vrndavana.

I'm sure that other seasoned members of IDT will also comment with you over your time with us.  Our members have learned not to argue, but to carry out civil and knowledgeable discussions.

My only advise to you, and many others who post on the boards, is to give extra time to thought in your responses.  Consider the Culture of ISKCON when you want to inject a beneficial philosophical point from your tradition.  Sometimes we misunderstand a direct tenet, which to you may already seem clear, etc., et.

It strikes me that you will fit-in just fine.  But remember, we follow Srila Prabhupada and his mood.  That is the meadow that ISKCON is focused upon.

Settle in Abhay, make yourself at home on IDT.  We will try to properly savour your alternative contributions!

ys, BHR


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