TEXT 71
ekada deva-satre tu
gandharvapsarasam ganah
upahuta visva-srgbhir
hari-gathopagayane
SYNONYMS
ekada—once upon a time; deva-satre—in an assembly of the demigods; tu—indeed; gandharva—of the inhabitants of Gandharvaloka; apsarasam—and the inhabitants of Apsaroloka; ganah—all; upahutah—were invited; visva-srgbhih—by the great demigods known as the prajapatis; hari-gatha-upagayane—on an occasion of kirtana for glorifying the Supreme Lord.
TRANSLATION
Once there was a sankirtana festival to glorify the Supreme Lord in an assembly of the demigods, and the Gandharvas and Apsaras were invited by the prajapatis to take part in it.
PURPORT
Sankirtana means chanting of the holy name of the Lord. The Hare Krsna movement is not a new movement as people sometimes mistakenly think. The Hare Krsna movement is present in every millennium of Lord Brahma’s life, and the holy name is chanted in all the higher planetary systems, including Brahmaloka and Candraloka, not to speak of Gandharvaloka and Apsaroloka. The sankirtana movement that was started in this world five hundred years ago by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is therefore not a new movement. Sometimes, because of our bad luck, this movement is stopped, but Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His servants again start the movement for the benefit of the entire word or, indeed, the entire universe.

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