Dear devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Srila Prabhupada wrote in the 9th Canto, “In these days of drought, people can gain relief from scarcity of rain and food by the simple method of the Hare Kṛṣṇa yajña. Indeed, this can relieve all of human society.”

Following in this spirit, since the beginning of the current pandemic, ISKCON members have responded with increased kirtan, praying for the welfare of all.

Today we are seeing how our devotees and temples in India are greatly affected by the second wave of Covid that is presently devastating the country. And our devotees in other countries are also suffering.

So, with the increased sense of urgency, the GBC SPT, along with the ISKCON Kirtan Ministry, requests all devotees to expand the prayerful offering of kirtan, beseeching the Lord to bring all auspiciousness and remove anything inauspicious.

We ask all centers—big and small—to have dedicated kirtan for the welfare of our devotees in India and elsewhere this weekend (May 1st and 2nd).

It may be simply focusing our prayers to Lord Nrsimhadeva after temple aratis. Or dedicating other already existing kirtans for this purpose. Grihasthas in their homes can have kirtans too.

To spread the kirtans online you can stream them live on your social media pages or you can join our Facebook group Kirtan Prayers Global Online. In either case please add the tags #KirtanPrayers and #KirtanAgainstCovid along with any other hash tags you normally use.

The devotees in Mayapur are eager to report all of these kirtans to Sri Narasimhadev in a special ceremony held live on every morning about 9 a.m. IST. To include your kirtan in this report please send photos and details to

Thank you for your participation. Please forward this email to your mailing lists and post it on your social media pages as well.

Now is the time to unite together in Kirtan! It is all auspicious—everyone is benefited. 

Your servants,


ISKCON Kirtan Ministry

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