What does "Haribol" mean?

Question: 
I would like to know the meaning of Haribol. When one says Haribol, does it mean that we are glorifying, praising, or surrendering to the Lord?


Our Answer:

Haribol means, "chant the name of the Lord." Bol means to chant or speak. Hari means, "He who steals away the distresses of his devotees and ultimately steals their minds by His excellent transcendental qualities." Praising and chanting is very similar. "Haribol" is comparable to the Christian phrase, "Praise the Lord!" They mean the same thing.

Speaking about Krishna is known as hari-katha—this refers not only to chanting His name—so “Haribol” would also be appropriate encouragement to glorify Him in any number of ways.