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By Yadavendra Das

On Friday July 29th 2012, I was talking to an old customer of mine, when my cell phone rang. Some years before, this gentleman had bought at least one Kurma cookbook from me

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August 3, 2012 -- 2,157 views
By Yadavendra Das

Today, July 1st I have purchased one copy of Bhagavad-Gita As Is It from a travelling sales person from the Hare Krishna Movement. I am delighted about this acquisition and I am inviting you to buy a copy too. It is such a famous, well-read and useful book. Thank you very much. Hare Krishna!

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June 28, 2012 -- 2,794 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

Here is a summary of the final results from the Bhaktivinoda Thakur MSF that were offered during his disappearance day celebration held at the ISV temple on Tuesday, June 19th

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June 28, 2012 -- 1,994 views
By Damodara Vamsidhari Das

Please find the URL for the video uploaded for SOS ( Sankirtana Orientation Session ) organized by ISKCON Sankirtana Academy for anyone who needs it.

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June 3, 2012 -- 1,964 views
By Yadavendra Das

This morning, the second stop was a small shopping center with only two or three shops open for business. The question on my mind was whether to stop or not to stop. I decided to stop anyway...

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May 25, 2012 -- 2,997 views
By Krishna-kumara Dasa

To my surprise, the girl was spontaneously drawn in, like iron to a magnet, and grabbed a book. The boy followed suit and grabbed the other book. I briefly explained who I was and what the books were all about. They both took a book, and she gave an exceptionally large donation. She eagerly asked, "You said 'Krishna Krishna!' right? I've been learning about Krishna in my 'Hindu Gods & Goddesses' class, and I LOVE Him! He's my favorite."

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April 20, 2012 -- 3,381 views
By Lakshman das

Mayapur temple was second in the whole world in terms of books distributed in year 2011-2012 and Delhi was in the first position. HH Gopal Krishna Maharaj glorified Mayapur Sankirtan devotees and marked them the real number one. Mayapur book distribution goes on throughout the year, some time door to door, where as Delhi devotees do it mostly in Book Marathon times

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March 30, 2012 -- 3,813 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

The Monthly Sankirtana Festival (MSF) of Abundant Bhajans, which was conducted over the last 2 weekends to honor Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was concluded yesterday (March 7th) on Gaura Purnima, and the final MSF results were offered on this auspicious occasion to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Prabhupada and their Lordships at the ISKCON of Silicon Valley (ISV) temple in San Jose

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March 11, 2012 -- 2,399 views
By Nityananda Chandra Das

While there are many greats in this most pleasing service. Heroes such as Vaisesika, Vijaya, Brighupati, Navida Nirada, and Parameshvara Prabhus. There are others, great heroes, who dynamic feats go on unsung. One such fellow is His Grace Bhakta Carl Prabhu, the biological brother of His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami.

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February 27, 2012 -- 4,629 views
By Mahasundari Madhavi devi dasi

At the end of 2010, the Toronto Sankirtan Team set an ambitious goal to distribute a minimum of 35,000 books during 2011. This seemed like a tall task given that it was more than three times the number of books distributed in the whole of 2009! But as Srila Prabhupada emphatically said, “Impossible is a word in a fool’s dictionary.”

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January 24, 2012 -- 2,703 views
By Baldev das

For around a Month, this 25 Brahmacharis of Iskcon Chowpatty went out in 3 sankirtan buses to distribute Srila Prabhupad books in december all around India. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupad they were able to distribute this december around 100 thousand (1 Lakh) literatures of which 28,800 are mahabig books

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January 22, 2012 -- 3,233 views
By Lakshman das

On 10th January at the conclusion of our 40-day marathon HH Indradyumna Swami and HH Veda Vyasa Priya Swami presented the devotees who were engaged in book distribution with gifts, garlands and mahaprasadam as a token of appreciation for their valuable service

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January 13, 2012 -- 3,254 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

ISV’s annual books marathon ‘The MSF of 32,000 Books, which began in the last week of September 2011 was concluded on January 4th and the Final Results were offered to Srila Prabhupada and the Deities at the Wednesday night Gita class at the ISV temple in San Jose

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January 8, 2012 -- 2,556 views
By Sutapa das

By all of your wonderful efforts I am happy to announce that the Prabhupada Marathon 2011 is the most successful since December 1998! I pray that we continue this sacred mission of distributing books to every corner of this country, and in this way increase our offering to Srila Prabhupada... an offering that will surely make him smile

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December 31, 2011 -- 2,671 views
By Mukunda Das

The following is our Shastra Dana report for the month of September - October: I am humbly asking for your blessings so that we may develop this book distribution program more and more.

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December 5, 2011 -- 2,423 views
By Atma-Nivedana dasa

At our last Saturday evening, weekly Bhagavad Gita and Kirtan program for new people, which my wife, Subhangada dasi, and I organize and teach, I had an amazing experience that verified the truth of one of Srila Prabhupada's most essential instructions: "So Kindly help me. This is my request. Print as many books in as many languages and distribute throughout the whole world. Then Krsna consciousness movement will automatically increase."

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May 23, 2011 -- 2,761 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

The Monthly Sankirtana Festival (MSF) of Anartha-nivritti*, which was held to celebrate the divine appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva, was concluded yesterday (May 16th) at dusk, at which time the final results from the MSF were read out and offered to their Lordships at the ISV (Iskcon of Silicon Valley) temple in San Jose

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May 19, 2011 -- 3,080 views
By Vijaya das

Srila Prabhupada said spreading Krsna consciousness means we are declaring war on the illusory energy. Well, many of the warriors in our sankirtan bases around the world had good results in March. Mayapur Dham did 138,601 book points, over six times more than the number two temple in the world, Tirupati, which did 20,948 points

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May 5, 2011 -- 2,458 views
By Vijaya das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of February 2011

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April 15, 2011 -- 2,370 views
By Nimai Charan Agarwal

Magic… a word that has many contexts, meanings, and connotations. In America’s early childhood, it was used in the same line as darkness, evil, the Devil’s newfangled shiny red horn, the dark arcane arts that brought the practitioners to the stake. Over time, the meaning changed, but the core sense of mystery remained...until every storyteller found the treasure in the word and its essence was ground to Tartarus

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April 1, 2011 -- 3,306 views
By Vijaya das

Mayapur Dham has stepped into the new year with a really good start, doubling every other temple in the world for the month of January, with over 51,637 book points. Rupanuga Vedic College also had a dynamic start, doubling every other small temple in the world, with 7,894 book points

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March 25, 2011 -- 1,969 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

The first Monthly Sankirtana Festival of 2011 entitled "Bringing back old friends" was concluded yesterday and the final results offered to Lord Nityananda at a celebration honoring His divine appearance day held at the ISV temple in San Jose, CA

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February 20, 2011 -- 2,046 views
By Mayapur Sasi Dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of December 2010

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February 6, 2011 -- 2,474 views
By Vijaya das

I thought the results in the USA were amazing but it wasn't just the US, the whole world was on transcendental fire during the Prabhupada Marathon. Of the 221 temples reporting only 25 did less than last years marathon, that's 196 temples increasing over last year! And some of them really increased. Last year was the most successful year since 1996, we distributed 6,518,034 books!!!

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February 5, 2011 -- 2,192 views
By Indresh

We were fortunate to be able to start 2011 off on the right foot by distributing Srila Prabhupada's books during the morning of January 1st

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January 11, 2011 -- 2,541 views
By Raxit Jariwalla

Our annual books marathon referred to as ‘The MSF of 25,000 Books, an Occasion for Selfless Service’, which began in the second week of October 2010 was concluded yesterday, January 5th, the day of offering, when the final results were offered to Srila Prabhupada and their Lordships at the Wednesday Night Gita Class held at the ISV temple in San Jose

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January 11, 2011 -- 2,780 views
By Vijaya das

I want to thank everyone for participating in the Prabhupada Marathon I have heard that there was great success throughout the world, we'll see the results in three weeks or so

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January 7, 2011 -- 2,365 views
By Minakshi devi dasi

Initially it was going slow, so I prayed to Srila Prabhupada and soon people were actually stopping and listening. Our opening remarks were in reference to this being the month that Krishna spoke the Gita 5000 years ago.

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December 18, 2010 -- 3,813 views
By Gadi das

At the Sheraton in Birmingham was a small regional convention of AAOHA members…. Asian American Hotel Owners Association. At the last international convention in June in Chicago, where I had met and made friends with the vice chairman of AAOHA, Mr. Hemant Patel,(next year he will be the chairman), my goal was to get a picture of he and I holding the Bhagavad Gita…

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December 15, 2010 -- 4,099 views
By Giriraj Swami

Glorification of Krsna is complete when many devotees participate. Also, complete glorification means glorifying not only Krsna's name but also His form, His qualities, His pastimes, His entourage, His paraphernalia--everything related to Him. Distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books is complete glorification of Krsna because Srila Prabhupada's books glorify Krsna fully--His name, form, qualities, pastimes, and so on

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December 6, 2010 -- 3,137 views
By Vijaya das

How the Prabhupada Marathon evolved is interesting. The most successful three days in book distribution history up to 1972 took place at the end of that year in Los Angeles. Three days before Christmas, the Los Angeles devotees distributed more than 17,000 pieces of literature!

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November 26, 2010 -- 3,314 views
By Vijaya das

September proved to be a great month for the Pune temple. They did 12,960 points, a 207% increase over a year ago. The president there, Radhe Shyama Prabhu, is a graduate of IIT (the top university in India) and one of the nicest devotees you'll ever meet

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October 29, 2010 -- 2,749 views
By Bhakta Hemant & Bhaktin Aditi

One late Friday afternoon we received a call from Reverend Ntombe, the leader of one of the Methodist churches in Pretoria. He said, "I was told you are from a society that is giving books to libraries. Could you donate some books for our church library?"

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October 11, 2010 -- 2,320 views
By Vijaya das

The month of June had some interesting highlights. Bhaktin Radhika of the temple in Juhu (Mumbai) did 44,560 book points, distributing 20,000 Bhagavad-gitas and 9,120 medium books. Very impressive

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July 31, 2010 -- 2,868 views
By Maha Buddhi dasa

Bhaktitirta Swami, who was Ghanasyam before taking sanyasa was on book distribution with me in the 1970's distributing full sets to the colleges. We went to a small college and found out it was a holiday

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July 24, 2010 -- 3,923 views
By Yadavendra Das

I met an Indian lady from South India of all places, who gave her name as Tanya. I replied to her:" But that's not an Indian name!" Then she said:" My full name is Cai-tanya" Then I asked her whether she knew Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. She replied "No"

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July 21, 2010 -- 2,210 views
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