Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Hare Rama Hare Krishna: Mahamantra: Part2

Though it was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who popularized this mantra, it existed thousands of years before his appearance on earth. In fact, names 'Hari', 'Ram' and 'Krishna' have existed since time of Vedas(which is not  known clearly in my opinion.)

In Kalisantaranopnishad(which is also called 'Harinamopnishad) this mantra is suggested by Bramha as a most powerful technique to ward-off evil effects of Kaliyuga. Sage Narada, who is son of Bramha asked him the technique to avoid evil effects of Kaliyuga and Bramha replied him with happiness. He recommended this mantra as a shortest way to attain Moksha.

Reference: Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya's 108 Upanishad(in Hindi)