Kirtaniya sada Hari!
Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that,
trnad api sunicena taror api sahisnuna
amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih
[CC. Adi 17.31]
Kirtaniya, this is lila-katha, lila-katha, kirtaniya. The… When you read or hear or chant about the pastimes of the Lord, that is also kirtana. And if you chant Hare Krsna mantra with instrument, that is also kirtana. There is no difference. So we must engage kirtaniyah sada harih. Either we should chant Hare Krsna mantra or we should read our books. This is wanted. Then we’ll be safe from maya. Otherwise, at any time, we’ll be victimized.
– Srila Prabhupada lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.18 @ Mayapur, February 25, 1976
I want to see my disciples all over the world introduce two items…
I thank you very much for installing Radha-Giridhari. From my childhood I was very much fond of Radha-Krsna, and now my good disciples are helping me to open so many Radha-Krsna temples all over the world. It gives me so much pleasure. Now introduce Ratha Yatra. That was my childhood activity. I want to see my disciples all over the world introduce two items, opening Radha-Krsna temples and Ratha-yatra festivals. Do this under the protection of Guru-Gauranga.
From Srila Prabhupada’s Letter to: Bhakta dasa — New Delhi October 11, 1973