Foreward :

bhagvad geeta ends with sarvadharman paritaya ....then starts the srimad bhagvatam which expounds on how to surrender the srimad bhagvatam ends with 12.13.23

 näma-saìkértanaà yasya
sarva-päpa praëäçanam
praëämo duùkha-çamanas
taà namämi harià param

I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari, the congregational chanting of whose holy names destroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisances unto whom relieves all material suffering.

then starts the chaitanya charitamrita which is nothing but naam sankirtana pastimes of lord chaitanya and which ends with the siksastaka prayers ......

The first prayer of the sikshastaka  end with  ---param vijayate sri krishna sankirtana  and 4 out of the 8 most important verses in the universe have chanting of the holy name in them ......!!!!!!!!!!


Saìkértana means chanting of the holy name of the Lord. 7.15.71 purport

Yajïaiù saìkértana-präyair yajanti hi sumedhasaù (SB 11.5.32). Those who are intelligent take advantage of the greatest yajïa in this age by chanting the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra in congregation. When the Hare Kåñëa mantra is chanted by many men together, the chanting is called saìkértana,  9.1.17purport


To chant the holy name and dance in ecstasy is so easy and sublime that one can achieve all the benefits of spiritual life simply by following this process. Therefore Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu declares, paraà vijayate çré-kåñëa-saìkértanam: "All glories to Çré Kåñëa saìkértana!" The saìkértana movement we have started offers the best process for becoming purified of all sinful reactions and coming immediately to the platform of spiritual life 6.2.11 purport

In spite of these yajïas, the members of our Society performed saìkértana loudly with mådaìgas, and I considered the saìkértana more important than the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies. Both the ceremonies and the saìkértana were going on simultaneously. The ceremonies were meant for persons interested in Vedic rituals for elevation to heavenly planets (jaòé-kåta-matir madhu-puñpitäyäm), whereas the saìkértana was meant for pure devotees interested in pleasing the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We would simply have performed saìkértana, but then the inhabitants of Våndävana would not have taken the installation ceremony seriously. As explained here, the Vedic performances are meant for those whose intelligence has been dulled by the flowery language of the Vedas, which describe fruitive activities intended to elevate one to the higher planets.
Especially in this age of Kali, saìkértana alone is sufficient. If the members of our temples in the different parts of the world simply continue saìkértana before the Deity, especially before Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu, they will remain perfect. There is no need of any other performances. Nevertheless, to keep oneself clean in habits and mind, Deity worship and other regulative principles are required. Çréla Jéva Gosvämé says that although saìkértana is sufficient for the perfection of life, the arcanä, or worship of the Deity in the temple, must continue in order that the devotees may stay clean and pure. Çréla Bhaktisiddhänta Sarasvaté Öhäkura therefore recommended that one follow both processes simultaneously. We strictly follow his principle of performing Deity worship and saìkértana along parallel lines. This we should continue.

6.3.25 purport

Çukadeva Gosvämé continued: My dear King, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore the chanting of the saìkértana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand this so that others will take it seriously.  6.3.31 verse translation

Varnasharama and sankirtana :

Therefore, through the popularizing of hari-kértana, or the saìkértana movement, the brahminical culture and kñatriya government will automatically come back, and people will be extremely happy. 7.2.11 purport

Performing kértana and hearing the vibration of the sound Hare Kåñëa is actually seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly. One must realize this position, and then one will be able to understand the absolute nature of the Lord's activities.

Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu has therefore bestowed His blessings by saying, paraà vijayate çré-kåñëa-saìkértanam: "All glories to Çré Kåñëa saìkértana!" If one wants to derive the actual benefit from this human form, he must take to the chanting of the holy name of the Lord.
7.6.19 purport

The entire Kåñëa consciousness movement is based on the principles of the saìkértana movement inaugurated by Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu. Therefore one who tries to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead through the medium of the saìkértana movement knows everything perfectly. He is sumedhas, a person with substantial intelligence. 7.9.38 purport

Krshna Balaram is gaur nitai::::::>>>>>

Significant in this verse are the words jïänäsim acyuta-balaù. Jïänäsim, the sword of knowledge, is given by Kåñëa, and when one serves the guru and Kåñëa in order to hold the sword of Kåñëa's instructions, Balaräma gives one strength. Balaräma is Nityänanda. Vrajendra-nandana yei, çacé-suta haila sei, balaräma ha-ila nitäi. This bala—Balaräma—comes with Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu, and both of Them are so merciful that in this age of Kali one may very easily take shelter of Their lotus feet. They come especially to deliver the fallen souls of this age. päpé täpé yata chila, hari-näme uddhärila. Their weapon is saìkértana, hari-näma. Thus one should accept the sword of knowledge from Kåñëa and be strong with the mercy of Balaräma. We are therefore worshiping Kåñëa-Balaräma in Våndävana.  7.15.45 purport

Unless one is a completely pure devotee, one cannot enjoy the transcendental bliss derived from chanting and dancing in the ecstasy of the saìkértana movement. Such ecstasy is not possible for an ordinary devotee. Lord Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu showed us how one can enjoy transcendental bliss simply by chanting, hearing and dancing in ecstasy. This is bhakti-yoga. purport

Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu's movement consists of spreading kåñëa-saìkértana. Paraà vijayate çré-kåñëa-saìkértanam: "All glories to the Çré Kåñëa saìkértana!" 8.5.23.purport

As Gauòéya Vaiñëavas in the paramparä system of Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu, we must perform saìkértana-yajïa all over the world (yajïaiù saìkértana-präyair yajanti hi sumedhasaù [SB 11.5.32]). Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu is the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in this age of Kali, and He will be easily satisfied if the saìkértana movement is spread vigorously all over the world. This will also make people happy without a doub t.8.14.6 purport

yet simply by chanting the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra (kértanäd eva kåñëasya [SB 12.3.51]), one can become so pure that one becomes free from all the contamination of this material world (mukta-saìgaù) and goes back home, back to Godhead (paraà vrajet).

çravaëaà kértanaà viñëoù
smaraëaà päda-sevanam
arcanaà vandanaà däsyaà
sakhyam ätma-nivedanam
(SB 7.5.23)
Devotional service is called kértana-yajïa, and by practicing the saìkértana-yajïa, one is very easily elevated to the planet where the Supreme Lord resides. Out of the five kinds of liberations, achieving the same planet where the Lord resides and living with the Lord there is called sälokya liberation.

At the present moment there is a similar need to perform saìkértana-yajïa all over the world. The Kåñëa consciousness movement has started performing saìkértana-yajïa in different places, and it has been experienced that wherever saìkértana-yajïa is performed, many thousands of people gather and take part in it. Imperceptible auspiciousness achieved in this connection should be continued all over the world. The members of the Kåñëa consciousness movement should perform saìkértana-yajïas one after another, so much that all the people of the world will either jokingly or seriously chant Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare, and thus they will derive the benefit of cleansing the heart. The holy name of the Lord (harer näma [Cc. Ädi 17.21]) is so powerful that whether it is chanted jokingly or seriously the effect of vibrating this transcendental sound will be equally distributed. It is not possible at the present moment to perform repeated yajïas as Mahäräja Barhiñat performed, but it is within our means to perform saìkértana-yajïa, which does not cost anything. One can sit down anywhere and chant Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare. If the surface of the globe is overflooded with the chanting of the Hare Kåñëa mantra, the people of the world will be very, very happy. 
Srimad bhagvatam4.24.10

By hearing the holy names and glories of the Lord, a person executes pious activities. Çåëvatäà sva-kathäù kåñëaù puëya-çravaëa-kértanaù (SB 1.2.17). Thus his material hankerings immediately stop. This saìkértana movement started by the Society for Krishna Consciousness is meant for creating Vaikuëöha, the transcendental world that is without anxiety, even in this material world. The method is the propagation of the çravaëaà kértanam [SB 7.5.23] process throughout the world. In the material world everyone is envious of his fellow man. Animalistic envy exists in human society as long as there is no performance of saìkértana-yajïa, the chanting of the holy names—Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare. Bhagvatam 4.30.35

The fact is that by performing saìkértana-yajïa one can immediately please the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Then Näräyaëa Himself descends and immediately is present. In this age of Kali, Näräyaëa is immediately present in the form of Lord Caitanya. Concerning Lord Caitanya, Çrémad-Bhägavatam (11.5.32) states:
kåñëa-varëaà tviñäkåñëaà
yajïaiù saìkértana-präyair
yajanti hi sumedhasaù
"In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the name of Kåñëa. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Kåñëa Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions." After all, human life is meant for pleasing Näräyaëa, and this can easily be done by performing saìkértana-yajïa. Whenever there is congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord, Gaura Näräyaëa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Lord Caitanya, immediately appears and is worshiped by saìkértana-yajïa.

Therefore this is the best among all the places in the universe. The Kåñëa consciousness movement has established its center in Mäyäpur, the birthsite of Lord Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu, to give men the great opportunity to go there and perform a constant festival of saìkértana-yajïa, as recommended herein (yajïeça-makhä mahotsaväù) and to distribute prasäda to millions of hungry people hankering for spiritual emancipation. This is the mission of the Kåñëa consciousness movement...................

Proof that yugadharma is Naam Sankirtana

[4:46:30 PM] rakshit shetty: TEXT 339
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ei mantre dväpare kare kåñëärcana
‘kåñëa-näma-saìkértana’—kali-yugera dharma
ei mantre—by this mantra; dväpare—in the Age of Dväpara; kare—perform; kåñëa-arcana—the worship of Lord Kåñëa; kåñëa-näma-saìkértana—chanting of the holy name of Lord Kåñëa; kali-yugera dharma—the occupational duty in the Age of Kali.
“By this mantra, the people worship Lord Kåñëa in Dväpara-yuga. In Kali-yuga the occupational duty of the people is to chant congregationally the holy name of Kåñëa.
As stated in Çrémad-Bhägavatam (12.3.51):
kaler doña-nidhe räjann asti hy eko mahän guëaù
kértanäd eva kåñëasya mukta-bandhaù paraà vrajet
“My dear King, although Kali-yuga is full of faults, there is still one good quality about this age. It is that simply by chanting the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.” Thus in Kali-yuga one worships Lord Kåñëa by chanting Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare. To propagate this movement, Lord Kåñëa personally appeared as Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu. That is described in the following verse.
Madhya 20.340
TEXT 340
‘óÏîÂ’-õíÇ ñ¿õþ’ îÂËõ ÆßÁù± ›¶õîÇÂò ù
Λ¶÷ö¿M à ¿ðÃù± Îù±ËßÁ ùÛž± öÂM Ãáí Ì 340 Ì
‘péta’-varëa dhari’ tabe kailä pravartana
prema-bhakti dilä loke laïä bhakta-gaëa
péta-varëa dhari’—assuming the color yellow; tabe—thereafter; kailä pravartana—introduced the saìkértana movement; prema-bhakti dilä—He distributed love of Kåñëa; loke—to the people in general; laïä bhakta-gaëa—accompanied by His devotees.
“In the Age of Kali, Lord Kåñëa assumes a golden color and, accompanied by His personal devotees, introduces hari-näma-saìkértana, the chanting of the Hare Kåñëa mantra. By this process He delivers love for Kåñëa to the general populace.
Madhya 20.341
[5:18:46 PM] rakshit shetty: uga-dharma pravartäimu näma-saìkértana
cäri bhäva-bhakti diyä näcämu bhuvana
yuga-dharma—the religion of the age; pravartäimu—I shall inaugurate; näma-saìkértana—chanting of the holy name; cäri—four; bhäva—of the moods; bhakti—devotion; diyä—giving; näcämu—I shall cause to dance; bhuvana—the world.
“I shall personally inaugurate the religion of the age—näma-saìkértana, the congregational chanting of the holy name. I shall make the world dance in ecstasy, realizing the four mellows of loving devotional service.
Ädi 3.20

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