16 Rounds of The Hare Krishna Mantra Completed Before Gayatri At Dawn

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16 Rounds of The Hare Krishna Mantra Completed Before Gayatri At Dawn

Giriraja Swami: Early one morning in Bombay, Srila Prabhupada came into
the temple room when the devotees were chanting their japa, and from the vyasasana he observed them—and corrected them. Seeing Yamuna devi reciting her Gayatri mantra, he asked her if she had completed her rounds. When she said no, he told her, “You should complete your rounds before you do Gayatri.” Because Gayatri is supposed to be recited at dawn, Yamuna devi took it that Srila Prabhupada was instructing her to finish her rounds before sunrise, and so she began her lifelong practice of rising early, at 2:00 am, to chant her rounds.

~ from Yamuna Devi ~ A LIfe Of Unalloyed Devotion

 

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