Lord Chaitanya’s Sankirtan Festival

According to Bhagavad-gita, Krishna descends in many forms and places. Here in Bengal, in the latter part of the fifteenth century, Krishna descended in the form of Lord Chaitanya. By His personal example He delivered the essence of Bhagavad-gita—loving devotional service to God or Bhakti yoga, the most practical means of achieving self realization in the present age. He inaugurated the sankirtan moment—chanting the holy names of Krishna. Wherever Lord Chaitanya led his Sankirtan festival, spontaneous love of God and profound spiritual knowledge blossomed in the hearts of the people. But Sri Chaitanya’s compassionate concern for humanity was not limited to India. Thus he made it easy for everyone to break through the cycle of birth and death—causing the ocean of love of God to overflow throughout the world… and now reach the shores of America.