Kirtan 125 - Keeping the Spirit Alive


By Bhakta Bhupendra Solanki

Devotees from a small preaching centre in the UK, ISKCON South London, have taken the spirit of Srila Prabhupada’s words to heart. They have embarked on an ambitious project to show that the spirit of co-operation is well and truly still alive in ISKCON, 125 years after Srila Prabhupada’s appearance.

Kirtan 125 is an offering of 125 hours of kirtan bringing together all the temples and centers in the UK.  Live broadcasts on YouTube and Facebook will take place on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month during 2021, to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada.  Kirtan 125 will showcase kirtaneers; young and old, famous and not-so-famous, from the big temples and family front-rooms! The sessions will also feature world class kirtaneers and senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada from all over the globe. The kirtan sessions take place from 1pm to 5pm (UK time) – 1-2-5!

Speaking about the initiative, Praghosa Das, GBC for UK and Ireland said, “ISKCON South London may be a small center but their ambition and desire to please Srila Prabhupada with this UK-wide initiative is very inspiring.  I urge all the UK yatra to get behind  Kirtan 125 and show how the power of the holy name can unite us all in Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtan movement.  This would please our Srila Prabhupada very much.”

Kirtan 125 has already started but there will be a global inauguration of the project on Sunday 28 March, on Gaura Purnima; the appearance day of Lord Chaitanya, who revitalized this sankirtan yagya 500 years ago. 

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