Meditation is


    Join us on       

Home    Meditation Corner    Blog


 Hare Krishna Mantra  

Home > Meditation Corner > Meditation Techniques > Mantra Meditation >Some Mantras to dwell upon > Hare Krishna Mantra

"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare 
  Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare"

[ Pronounced as:  Hare - ( Ha'ray),  Rama - (Raa'maa)   & 

Krishna - ( Kri-Sh'-Naa) ]

'Hare Krishna' is the mantra which  is known to maximum number of  western seekers thanks to the commendable work done by His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad (founder of  ISKON - International Society for Krishna Consciousness  in spreading its awareness world wide.  George Harrison, the popular singer of world famous Beatles group also devoted his entire life in spreading the  awareness about this mantra. 

"A mantra is mystical energy encased in a sound structure and each mantra contains within its vibrations a certain power. But of all mantras, the maha-mantra (the Hare Krishna mantra) has been prescribed as the easiest and surest way for attaining God Realization in this present age.

George Harrison (1943-2001), 
in his autobiography :'I, me and Mine'

This mantra is known as the Maha-mantra of Kailyug (the supreme mantra of Kaliyug - the present era of machine where truth and righteousness are at their lowest level. ) It has been said that by repeating this mantra with faith and devotion, one can attain salvation and peace of mind. 

   " harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam
         kalau nasty eva nasti eva nasti eva gatir anyatha"

              - A Sanskrit verse from
Brhan-naradiya Purana which means        

"In this age of Kali, there is no alternative, there is no alternative, there is no alternative for spiritual progress other than the chanting of the holy name, the chanting of the holy name, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord."      

  The meaning of Hare Krishna Mantra 

This mantra is made up of only three words : 'Hare', Krishna and 'Rama'. 'Krishna' and 'Rama' are the name of Lord Vishnu - one of the mythological God in the trinity of Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It is said that in every yug (era) Vishnu takes incarnation on earth to establish the law of truth and righteousness.

Ram is the name of the incarnation of Vishnu in the Treta yug ( you must have heard the famous story of Ramayana - the popular Indian epic. Rama is the hero of that epic. You can learn more about Ramayana here.

 Krishna is the name of the incarnation of Vishnu in the 'Dwaper yug'. He is the central character in the Mahabharata (pronounced approximately as Ma-haa-BHAAR-a-ta ) -the another popular epic of India (which incidentally is the longest epic of the world). Krishna is the most popular God of Hindu religion. The Bhagawad Gita - the highly spiritual and mesmerizing conversation between Krishna and Arjuna( one of the bravest and famous character of Mahabharata ) on the battle ground of Kurukshetra is one of the most popular and respected religious books of World.
[ you can learn about Mahabharata here and about Bhagawad Gita here]

Both these words  'Rama' and 'Krishna' have become powerful and effective for the simple reason that for thousand of years  millions of Hindus have been praying to God by chanting these two names. The faith, devotion and a pure spiritual  feeling with which these two names have been chanted by all these devotees for so many years have made these words electrifying- charged with energy. Just repeating these names can take anyone into meditation quickly. 

The word Hare has come from 'Haran' which means  to take way or to end. So when one says hare Krishna, he  requests  the God (the supreme consciousness)  to take away his sorrows , his shortcomings, his failures and  pains. This Hare Krishna Mantra is actually a little prayer to God for taking away all the sorrows, pains and shortcomings of the chanter and provide him  bliss and joy. 

       "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
           Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare"

Whenever you chant this mantra, always keep its meaning in  mind. Chant this mantra with devotion and faith . While repeating his mantra request the God almighty to take away all your sorrows, pains and failures and give you joy and bliss. 

It is the experience of many that when one repeat this mantra with full faith and with full awareness of its meaning, his/her whole being gets filled with Krishna Consciousness  ( which is a name given to the feeling of bliss and joy one gets in repeating this mantra.) 

This mantra is a very easy mantra. You can chant it anytime, anywhere. Give at least 15 minutes per day for this mantra repetition. Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Then either chant it silently or loudly. Repeat it with full awareness of its meaning which is " O lord, take away all my sorrows, pains and shortcomings and give me bliss and joy". 

This mantra is a simple and effective meditation technique. Slowly you will start enjoying it as its repetition will give you a sense of calm and bliss.

[ You can learn more about this mantra (and can even listen to the devotees of ISKCON chanting it by visiting the website . Further to know in detail the history of this mantra,  about its first propagator Chaitnaya Mahaprabhu and the about the affiliation of George Harrison with the Hare Krishna Movement  visit  ) 

Next Mantra
Om ( Aum )

(Please also read  How to use mantra meditation in a busy and complex life for adopting Hare Krishna Mantra in your daily life. )


Meditation Products

   Astral Projection

Deep Sleep

Alpha Meditation

Chakra Stimulation

Aura Viewing



Past Life Regression


Weight Loss


Lucid Dreams

Good Health

Full Catalogue




Meditation Techniques

Mantra Meditation 

What actually is a mantra 

The influence of mantra 

Detailed clarification on mantra meditation

How to use mantra meditation in a busy & complex life

Some mantras to dwell upon

Om Namah Shivay

Hare Krishna Mantra

Om: the sound of universe

Soham : Natural Mantra

Om Mani Padme Hum


'Here & now' Meditation 

Death Meditation


Dynamic Meditation

Perception Meditation This  too will pass

Trataka - The Meditation of third eye

Zen meditation 

Energy Meditation

Meditation Handbook

A different approach to meditation 

112 Meditation techniques of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

What is NOT Meditation

What is Meditation

Self-soul of meditation

Knowing the knower

How meditation started

Anybody can meditate

Benefits of Meditation

Failure in meditation :
A detailed analysis

Three yogic aids
in meditation

Deep Breathing

Deep Relaxation

Deep Contraction

Adopting three yogic
aids in life

Instructions for timing, place & posture in meditation

Central point of every meditation technique

Three things that'll take you into meditation instantly 

Books, DVDs & Accessories for Meditation and Yoga

Join Newsletter Meditation Weekly

Meditation Directory

Meditation is Blog

Tips Blog








Search this site fast with Google
Add this to your favorites >  AddThis Social Bookmark Button

              Contents at a glance :





Meditation Corner  

Everything you'll ever need to know about meditating Meditation Corner

Meditation Techniques : More than 100s of them

Here and Now Meditation
Death Meditation
Mantras for Meditation
Third Eye
Energy Meditation
Meditation Handbook
112 Meditation Techniques of all times

What's new  



You'll also find here :
The easiest method of learning Deep Breathing !

A Different approach to Meditation 

New articles on Meditation & stress free life 

Meditation Resources Directory :
Meditation, Yoga, Alternative Health, Paranormal 

Shop : Books, DVDs and accessories on meditation & yoga 

Meditation is Easy : Blog

Tips Blog : New tips & tricks
 Subscribe to feed :  

Join our Newsletter




Tips for stress free life  : Soul Tips   Health Tips  Workplace Tips

The Concept of Instant Meditation : Truth behind Binaural Beats  

Stay updated of new articles on Meditation, Yoga & Self Development. Get free books on Meditation

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter






  [About]  [Contact] [Privacy Policy] [Site Map] 

 Copyright 2004-07 All rights reserved