Hare Krishna!

I know that we must always chant the Hare Krishna Mantra, and I would absolutely do it.

However, I am curious to know whether chanting Gauranga's and Nityananda's name give equal spiritual benefit to the person chanting Lord Krishna's and Lord Rama's names.

And does Chanting any other Avatar of Krishna, ie- Bhagawan Venkateshwara/Balaji, Lord Narasimha Dev, Varah Avatar, Matsya Avatar, Lord Kurma, Buddha Bhagawan, Sri Parashurama, Sri Kalki, and Vamana Avatar etc..., give an equal spiritual benefit to the person.
I would appreciate it if someone can elaborate on it. 

Hare Krishna! 

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    Hare KRsna PRabhuji,


    TO please Nityanand Prabhu, wehave to chant Gauranga Mahaprabhu's name - Bhaja Gaurango, Kaho Gaurango, Kaho Gaurango's naam re.... To please Gauranga, we have to chant mahamantra. So it flows like that. Like already explained, there are 10 offences to holy name that impede progress when one chants mahamantra. However, ther eis no offence to chanting the names of Nitai Gaur. For those who are unable to chant mahamantra, they are advised to chant Jai Shri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu Nityananda Shri Advait Gadadhar Srivasadi Gaur Bhakta Vrnda. This will enable them to chant mahamantra. 

    THe yuga dharma is chanting the names of the lord. THe mantra given by yuga avatar is mahamantra. So please chant mahamantra.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

  • Hare krishna

    The names of krishna and gauranga are same. But mahamantra consider 10 offences which act as a obstacle in achieving krishna bhakti. Although you still get purified and slowly comes to stage of chanting without offences. But names of gauranga and nityananda dont consider any offences. Therefore very quickly one advance and bhakti and pure love rises in the heart. But it is not like that one starts to chant only gauranga and Nityananda and leaves mahamantra. Both should be chanted simultaneously 

  • Hare Krishna,

    What benefit do you want by chanting?

    first of all leave chanting if you are seeking benefits out of that.

    Chant with love for Godhead. 

    You can take by any name of God as per your attraction to a specific deity and develop prem bhava to that deity. Don't seek something from this. Do with love.

    It is like a bhakta doing business with God. I chant you gimme that this. 


    there are so many avatars mentioned above check them. Can you chant all names? no we cannot. 

    If you pour water to the roots, will whole plant gets supply of water? YES

    so why don't you just chant Lord Krishna and Lord Rama name enough isn't it?

    We need not chant each and every name of Lord. 

    We can Chant Lord Gauranga name and Nityananda prabhu's name not an issue. But whole life Gauranga and Nitaai have preached only Mahamantra. They never asked people to chant their name. They simply requested all people to chant the name of Lord Sri Krishna and distrubuted Mahamantra to all isn't it?

    Gauranga and Nitaai have incarnated only to spread harinama. They are not asking anyone to do their bhakti. They want everyone to do Krishna's bhakti.  Ofcourse Mahaprabhu is Sri Krishna HIMSELF but.. HE IS HERE in devotee form.

    If you have affinity for certain name and form of Lord okay you can do chant that name and form of Lord .. But it is suggested that for this Kaliyuga where people have NO AUSTERITY. They are not eligible to take  all names of Lord at ALL TIMES 

    NAme of Lord Rama and Krishna are having no restriction. One can chant these name at any time of the day or night, even when you have taken bath or no bath, even when you are sitting or sleeping or even when you  are in bathroom also. 
    BUt other names of LOrd have some restrictions. They cannot be taken at any time of the day as and when you wish without brushing or without cleansing your body.

    Some Om namo bhagwavate vasudevaya etc. names of Lord or Om namo narayanaya should not be taken at any time as per your will and wish without properly getting initiated by a Guru. 

    Hare Krishna.


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    • Hare Krishna mataji!

      I just had the curiosity.

      and I am also aware of that  chanting isnt some business where you earn profit. However, I consider it like my everday duty to do these many specified rounds a day.

      Hare Krishna 

      • Yes chant daily 16 rounds. Thats is specified. But chanting should be with love for Krishna. not for doing sake.

        just see that. you chanting is not a mere drill.

        I know you are good devotee. I know you are just curious. don't worry keep asking ur doubts.

        hare krishna.

  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    whether chanting Gauranga's and Nityananda's name give equal spiritual benefit to the person chanting Lord Krishna's and Lord Rama's names ?

    It is not advisable to compare benefits of the holy names. Chanting the holy names of any Vishnu tattva form of the lord like Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nityananda, Lord Krsna, Lord Rama, Lord Varaha, Lord Vamana, Lord Narasimha, Lord Kurma, Lord Matsya etc will give spiritual benefit to the chanter. 

    Chanting of the Hare Krsna mahamantra is the most potent form of chanting becuase Lord Sri Chatanya mahaprahu and Panchatattva have specially distributed to fallen conditioned souls of kali yuga. 

    Chanting names of Lord Buddha separately is not recommended. I have not come across any mantra that includes Lord Kalki in scripture. 

    Hare Krsna

    • Thank You; Hare Krishna!

      I just had the curiosity. I also know that Hare Krishna Mantra is the supreme of all!


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