Hare Krishna
Please accept my humble obeisances All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
My name is Sanghmitra and I am from Mumbai,India.I am just a beginner in Krishna Consciousness,just 4 months.From the time i have joined,i have sincerely attended all classes by our Centre.The taste for chanting has developed so much that,even if I wake up in the middle of night,instead of sleeping,I sit with beads and start chanting.It gives me immense pleasure and peace of mind.Specially ,when I wake up around 2 a.m.,the calmness,serenity and absoluteness silence 
enhances the chanting process.I just wanted to know is it okay to chant at such hours?

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  • u can chant holy name of lord krishna any Mahabharta i saw arjun chant Krishna word (Name of Lord Krishna) during sleeping... and In bhagwat gita krishna said to arjun.. who remember me everytime, i m with that living being.. and i take care of its ur bhakti or ur love for krishna.who wake up u in the midnight and force to chant lord krishna's holy name.. good keep it up.
    • You are definitely very fortunate to have such spontaneous attraction for chanting Krsna's Holy names, since many people still find it hard to make time for japa even after many years of trying. As far as I know, there are no limitations on when or where we can chant the Lord's names. There are recommendations that chanting in the association of other devotees or chanting in the early morning are easier, but there are no restrictions or times when we should not be chanting. Lord Caitanya said 'Kirtaniyah sada hari', that one can always be chanting the Lord's name.
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    Srila Prabhupada used to use that very special and peaceful time to translate his books. The time leading up to brahma muhurta hour just about an hour and a half before the sun comes up is considered especially auspicious. The best chanting of all, however, is out in public. We are not bhajananandis but gostianandi. That means that while we know we could achieve enlightenment and perfection by simply chanting the Holy Name, we also know that emergency conditions now exist on this planet and it is crucial that as many people as possible chant the maha mantra. There is no other way. We have to go out and get everyone to chant.
    • Hare Krishna
      Please accept my humble obeisances All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
      Thank you Prabhuji,for the encouraging message.As per my limitations,I try to chant Mahamantra as much as possible.The effects are fabulous,like chanting while cooking makes the food delicious,in fact I noticed the change in the people's attitude after consuming Prasadam.All ill feelings or hatred automatically vanishes.There is special aura in the place where chanting is incessant.

      Thank you once again.
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