Question: Which Mantra to Recite?
I am confused as there are lot of mantras which I have come across. I do recite the Hare Krishna mantra, but then I come across Narayana Kavacham , Hanuman Chalisa, Devi stotram , Ganesha prayers, etc.
What is the main mantra to attain God ? I am currently going through lot of problems in my personal life and have lost all my interests in this worldly life and want to be with God. How can I attain this ?
Answer: Sastra Enjoins the Hare Krishna Mantra
According to the authoritative statement of the Kali Santarana Upanisad, the Hare Krishna mantra is the recommended mantra for achieving spiritual perfection in this age of Kali:
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa
kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma
rāma rāma hare hare
iti ṣoḍaśakaṁ nāmnāṁ
"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
-- these sixteen names composed of thirty-two syllables are the only means to counteract the evil effects of Kali-yuga. In all the Vedas it is seen that to cross the ocean of nescience there is no alternative to the chanting of the holy name."
Kindly chant these names as much as possible every day and your life will become sublime. You will attain the peace you desire.