The tune in this Kirtan may not be perfect but I have poured my heart with remembrance into every single Name in this Harinam Kirtan.
My humble goal is to share the Shuddha Nam to the extent I can share, not to share Kirtans sung in perfect tunes, which you will find in so much quantity already online. My desire is to induce genuine purification and remembrance in the heart of the listener, not entertainment by being externally sweet only in tune.
Srila Prabhupada also sang Kirtan in such slow tunes with harmonium in his infinitely more divine sound vibrations. Unfortunately the audio recording technology was not as advanced at that time like now. So I am humbly contributing these audios recorded in 32-bit sound and edited in 24-bit sound, with as much bhava and remembrance I can summon.
If you listen deeply, your soul may cry internally or externally remembering and relishing the infinite pastimes in each Name of Harinam. Even a rock-like heart may melt by listening, because my stone-like heart somewhat melted while singing the above Harinam in your menial service.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta would deliberately sing the Mangal Arti in an incorrect tune to teach his disciples that they should relish the pure Holy Name irrespective of the tune (vastu anapekshini ruchi).
Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarsvati Thakura Prabhupada explains the ontology of the name of Krishna in one essay as follows:
“The holy name of Krishna means divine sound. It can be compared to a capsule of medicine. The capsule is not the medicine. Externally one capsule may look like another, but within one capsule maybe medicine and within another may be cyanide. The capsule itself is not the medicine. It is not the sound of Krishna’s name that is Krishna. Krishna is within the sound. The holy name must be be surcharged with the proper spirit not any mundane sentiment.
“The divine sound of the holy name must have it’s origin beyond the area of misconception or maya. Sound must have it’s origin in Goloka Vrindavana. The mere physical sound is not the holy name of Krishna. Repeating only the syllables of the holy name is called mayic sound. It has no spiritual essence. The life of the name is absent in offensive chanting.
“The most important thing in chanting the holy name is the spiritual realization backing the name which is the real name. A tape recorder can pronounce the holy name of Krishna, just like a parrot. But the physical sound is not Krishna. In the background there must be spiritual truth which is conscious. You cannot capture the holy name of Krishna simply by vibrating the syllables of the holy name with your tongue. Ravana wanted to capture Sita and he thought he did. But factually he did not even touch Her divine body. Ravana caught only a mundane replica of Sitadevi, an imitation which was like a statue of Sita.
“You cannot vibrate the holy name simply by moving the lips and tongue. The pure name of Krishna is not lip-deep but heart-deep. Ultimately, it goes beyond the heart and reaches the land of Krishna. When Krishna comes down, the name comes through the heart and moves the lips and tongue. That vibration is the holy name of Krishna. When Krishna in the form of sound descends from the transcendental world into the heart, and from the heart controlling every aspect of the nervous system comes to the lips and tongue dancing there, that is Krishna Nama.
“That sound is not produced from the material plane. The spiritual sound has come down into this plane. He can come down, but we cannot so easily go up there. The holy name is only realized when we approach Him with a very intense serving attitude. At that time Krishna Himself may come down by His grace being attracted by our pure serving nature.
“Then Krishna can influence this element and produce transcendental sound and dance within the mundane plane. That is the holy name of Krishna, Vaikuntha Nama, the real name of Krishna. We cannot produce it with our lips. The sound we create with our physical or mental production is not Krishna. He is indifferent to whatever sound we may produce. yet because He controls everything, He can appear anywhere, in any form, in any place, in any sound.”