What is the difference betweeen chanting

Krishna Mahamantra " Hare krishna Kare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare "    and


Yugal Mahammantra "  Radhe Krishna Radhe Krishna Krishna Krishna Radhe Radhe Radhe shyam radhe shyam Shyam shyam Radhe Radhe"


For what purpose are these 2 mantras chanted ?

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  • Hare Krishna
    All glories to Srila Prabhupad GuruMaharaj
    Can we chant both hare Krishna and RaadheKrishna 16 rounds?? .but Prabhupad ji set a standard to chant hare Krishna no..so if we chant radheKrishna does he feel different?..i want to follow Swami Prabhupad ji as he is our guru...but i want to Raadha name also...plz guide me..wht i have to do...plzzzzzz
    Yours servant
  • HK

    there is no difference between the hare krsna mahamantra and radhakrsna yugal mantra both are same and both are bonafide. the 2nd mantra was given by sanat kumar to nimbaditya(nimbarka) and this sampradaya kumar(0r nimbarka) starts with hamsa avatar .

    the nimbarkis believe that radh krsna are married and they worship them in that mood, while the gaudiyas worship radha krsna in parkiya mood( unwedded love) and understand that they are lovers not married ,according to jiva and vishvanath chakravartin's opinion and writings.


    • Hare Krishna manitabh and sudipta prabhuji. Great answers

      Who are the latest guru's of other sampradaya?

      And other great devotees like Ramanujacharya,meera bai etc  belongs to which sampradaya?.

      Kindly enlighten me.

      Hare Krishna

      • Volunteer

        My humble obeisances dear Alka Mataji,

        Ramanujaacharya is Incarnation of Lord Ananta Shesh. He preached in Sri Sampradaya.

        Meera Bai Mataji is also belongs to eternal Mathura or Dvaraka but i do not know in which sampradaya She was. Hope Devotees will give right answer.

        Your servant, 

        • Hk meera bai was not an authorized bonafide vaishanavi according to Thakur Bhaktivinode's opinion. she was rather of no bonafide sampradaya and was not accepted by rupa goswamipada as she was contemporary of the goswamis. 

          nevertheless we should respect her.


  • Thank you all for helping me understand the difference between the two.

  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna Siddhartha Prabhuji. Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

    Technically one who is lazy in chanting mahamantra he will also be lazy in chanting other mantras because all mantras are nothing but chanting of Krishna's name only. Main thing is with what consciousness we are chanting the mantra . If the consciousness is not attentive then whatever we may chant it will not let us achieve perfection.

    Another thing is a specific mantra is connected to a specific philosophy, so a mantra of a particular sampradaya works only when we follow their specific philosophy. Mahamantra is related to philosophy of Chaitanya sampradaya, so when we chant mahamantra we should follow teachings of Lord Chaitanya only , not others, else it will not 100% work. Same is the case for others.

    Hope it will help

    your aspiring servant

    Hari Bol

  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna. Dandavat Pranam. All glories To Srila Prabhupada

    Rudra or Shiva Sampradaya chants "Shri Krishna Sharanam Mama"

    Sri or Laxmi Sampradaya Chants "Om Namo Narayanya"

    your aspiring servant

    Hari Bol

    • Volunteer

      it seems it is not possible to chant the Maha Mantra without beads and it is really helpful to do fixed rounds and know how many rounds do we chant.

      But do in other Samparadayas Devotees use beads and chant some fixed rounds or...?

      And which planet will achieve those in Siva Sampradaya and in which rasa they will serve to Krishna?

      Thank You! Your servant, 

      • Volunteer

        Hare Krishna Mataji. Dandavat Pranam. All Glories To Srila Prabhupada

        yes beads are necessary for chanting. And fixed round is also needed to devolop Sadhaka's dedication and discipline. So they also have soem fixed rounds.

        Rudra sampradaya also worships Vrindavan Radha-Krishna only, so they are also striving for Goloka Vrindavan.

        your aspiring servant

        Hari Bol

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