Last Saturday, April 3, 2021, some of our ISKCON Alachua community youth and Sandipani Muni Krishna Dasa (of Harinama Ruci) joined the Gainesville Krishna House team for their first Harinama since the start of the pandemic. Weaving through Depot Park, devotees blissfully chanted the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra and danced past groups of fortunate college students, professors and families who had come there to relax on a sunny Spring afternoon. Some smiled and waved at the chanters, some took books and mantra cards, while others danced along.
“After being unable to do Harinama for so long, I was reminded of how inspirational and powerful it is. The amount of people you are able to reach, the ability to interact and connect with people, singing and dancing, all while chanting the Holy Name together, is truly amazing,” said Janardan Innis, an ISKCON Alachua youth and UF student aspiring for a nursing degree, who devotedly carried a Maha-mantra banner during the procession.
Here are some photos: