The Prime Religious Practice for the Kali−yuga Is the Chanting of the Holy name The chanting of the holy name is the most sublime religion for the Kali−yuga:


The Hare Krsna mantra is specifically mentioned in many Upanisads, such as the Kali−santarana Upanisad, where it is said:


hare krsna hare krsna

krsna krsna hare hare

hare rama hare rama

rama rama hare hare


itisodasakam namnam

kali −kalmasa−nasanam

natah parataropayah

sarva−vedesu drsyate


"After searching through all the Vedic literature one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krsna."

Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Adi−lila 3.40


In Kali−yuga, simply by chanting the holy name one can attain the goal of life: [Karabhajana Rsi to Maharaja Nimi]: " 'Those who are advanced and highly qualified and are interested in the essence of life know the good qualitles of Kali−yuga. Such people worship the age of Kali because in this age, simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha−mantra, one can advance in spiritual knowledge and attain life's goal.' "


This is a quotation from Srimad−Bhagavatam (11.5.36) spoken by the great sage Karabhajana Rsi, one of the nine Yogendras. The sage was informing Maharaja Nimi about the people's duty to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead according to different processes in different yugas.

Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Madhya−lila 20.347


In Kali−yuga, one can attain liberation and return to the spiritual kingdom by chanting the holy name:

[Sukadeva Gosvami to Maharaja Pariksit]: " '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 Krsna maha−mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.' "

Srimad−Bhagavatam 12.3.5 ¯ [cited: Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Madhya−lila 20.344]     


Sankirtana is the present yuga−dharma:

[Lord Caitanya to Sanatana Gosvami]:

"…In the Kali−yuga the occupational duty of the people is to chant congregationally the holy name of Krsna."

In Kali−yuga one worships Lord Krsna by chanting Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Madhya−lila 20.339



Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare