What counts as a Maha Mantra “round”?

Greetings!  I would like to cultivate a regular practice of chanting the Maha Mantra.  I understand you should try to chant 16 rounds, but at first I thought that a "round" consisted of one repetition of the mantra.  Apparently this is not the case?  How many times do I cycle through the mantra before it counts as a round?  I would appreciate your assistance!

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  • Sevak



    The attached image contains the Full Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Chanting all the lines of the attched image is chanting one (1) Mantra. 

    Chanting the Hare Krishna mahamantra 108 times constitutes  of Chanting one round of Hare Krishna Mahamantra. 

    Also Before chanting every round of mahamantra it is reccomended to chant the pancha tattva mantra. 


  • Its 108 times. I do 4 rounds on my fingers..

    1 Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare (is one Maha-mantra) x 108 is ONE ROUND.

    12 (left hand counting) 9 (right hand) 9x12=108

    You chant with left hand counting to 9, then when 9 completed you add 'one' to right hand. It actually good as you can SEE who much you are doing. And as you doing it on your hands you dont need a japa mala. I do 4 rounds each day with this method. Give one round  a go for few months then see if you can do 2. I did the same. 

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