Devotees Immerse in Chanting Holy Name
A Japa Marathon, conducted by the Integrated Preaching Program (IPP) was held on 2 October 2012. The Japa Marathon is one of the many initiatives taken by the temple management as part of the World Holy Name Day celebrations to help raise the spiritual consciousness of devotees.
More than 150 devotees formed circles around two Tulasi plants kept in the chanting hall and immersed themselves in chanting the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra only to take a short break for lunch. Several youth also took to the chanting at halls reserved for men and ladies respectively.
A total of 50 devotees chanted sixty-four rounds of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra of which 30 were men and 20 ladies. Almost everyone who participated in the Japa Marathon chanted 32 rounds of Hare Krishna mantra on their beads. All participants who chanted 64 rounds received prizes at end of the session.