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Take the japa - mala in the right hand, hold­ing it between the thumb and the middle fin-ger (see the diagram). The first finger is not used, as it is con­sidered contaminated. Start at the bead next to the head bead. Before chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra, chant the pancha-tatva mantra: sri krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda..

Now chant the maha-mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Harel Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Harel I. Then move onto another bead. After chanting 108 times, you will again reach the head bead and will then have completed one mala or 'round'. Now turn the beads around without crossing the head bead and start another round by again chanting pancha-tatva mantra


Chanting is simple but should be performed properly for best results. Chanting should be at least loud enough that a person next to the chanter can hear it. While chanting, concen­trate on hearing the maha-mantra. This con­centration is mantra meditation and is power­ful for cleaning our hearts. It is difficult to stop the mind  wandering but as with anything else practice makes perfect. Note that the mantra should be chanted distinctly so that each syl­lable can be clearly heard.


The best time to chant is early , in the, morning(during the brahma-muhurta, the aus­picious period before sunrise). One can chant in any situation - on a train, while going to work or walking on the street - but it is best to finish our fixed quota of chanting with full con­centration early in the morning, before start­ing one's routine daily activities.


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare