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On October 17, on the auspicious occasion of Dipavali, or Diwali, in Houston, Gririaj Swami read and discussed two important verses from Srimad-Bhagavatam (9.10.53, 51) describing the pastimes of Lord Ramacandra. “Kali-kale nama-rupe krsna-avatara: Krsna descends in this Kali-yuga in the form of His holy name–Hare Krsna, Hare Rama. If we chant offenselessly, Rama and Krsna are still present in this age. The kingdom of Rama was immensely popular and beneficial, and the spreading of this Hare Krsna movement can immediately introduce a similar situation, even in this Kali-yuga. . . . If people take to this sankirtana movement of chanting Hare Krsna, Hare Rama, they will certainly be freed from the contamination of Kali-yuga, and the people of this age will be happy, as people were in Satya-yuga, the golden age.” (SB 9.10.53 purport, SB 9.10.51 purport)