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Dandavats! All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

By Radha Mohan Das

Since most of our temples and communities are currently in lock-down mode, The Bhaktivedanta Players have generously made their Vedic Stories for Children Audio series available to keep families enlivened and engaged in Krishna consciousness. Enjoy!

Mar 28, 2020 -- 448 views
By Visakha Dasi

Boris Johnson: I was very sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of His Grace Srutidharma das, and wanted to write to convey my personal condolences to you and to everyone at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Srutidharma Prabhu was an inspirational leader who contributed a huge amount to the United Kingdom throughout his life. He was instrumental in preserving Bhaktivedanta Manor as a centre of worship for the UK's Hindu community, ensuring that this unique temple has flourished and contributed so much to our nation's spiritual life. As the temple's President for the last decade, he oversaw a range of ...

Mar 23, 2020 -- 1,633 views
By Bhakti Chaitanya Swami

With the event of this pandemic calamity and Iskcon temples forced to close down it may be the time for devotees to think and find ways about how to maintain their Krishna consciousness and how to continue their preaching. Broadcasting regularly online and having other programs like japa together can surely be of great help to keep connected and share Krishna consciousness.

Mar 19, 2020 -- 1,243 views
By Praghosa dasa

A big new phase for ISKCON Dublin was completed this Sunday with the reopening of the very popular Govindas restaurant on Abbey Street With so many things happening over the last number of years our restaurant was a little neglected and as it was already a little jaded when we took it over 15 or more years ago, it really needed some tender loving care (and quite a chunk of laxmi!) I think you can see from the pictures that it was a job well done and well worth the investment Also with a new cook at the helm the prasadam is much improved too, something all our returning customers noted even...

Mar 3, 2020 -- 926 views
By Dinanukampa dasi

The Maharashtra Marathi Journalist Association undertakes several responsibility programs and as one of its activities awards the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” to personalities who have immensely contributed to society. This year the nominee of this prestigious award was one of Srila Prabhupada’s senior disciples, HH Lokanath Swami.

Feb 6, 2020 -- 895 views
By Amy Fallon

For many devotees, the journey involving Krishna consciousness often begins with food. “If you come here and you’re hungry, we’ll feed you – no problem,” says Ajita Cozzi, 57, the director of New Govardhana, a lush 400-hectare site that is Australia’s largest Hare Krishna farm. It's located in the village of Eungella in northern NSW. Followers of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), founded in 1966, sometimes referred to their movement as the “kitchen religion”. It makes sense when you see how Hare Krishnas, who adhere to a lacto-vegetarian diet, dish ...

Feb 4, 2020 -- 655 views
By Eve Hill-Agnus

Driving down Graham Avenue, past a taqueria and fruteria, toward the tangle of freeways that loop around Old East Dallas, you might notice an elaborate cupcake of a building. It rises improbably out of a neighborhood of single-family homes, blocks of houses with crumbling foundations. This is the Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna temple. Many know it for the fire it survived in 2012 or, more likely, for its buffet-style Indian restaurant. The latter is the most visited vegetarian enclave in town, a courtyard oasis prized for its tranquility and tamarind tea.

Sep 20, 2019 -- 717 views
By Yasoda-dulal Das

Friday: There were kirtans, three talks on Krishna (three!!) during the evening, a play, bathing of the Deities, and grand darshans. A new concept they tried out was a block party outside the temple from 4 to 9 pm, even while the festivities happened inside. It was complete with stage and sound system for kirtans, and tents for distribution of Prabhupada's books and prasad, as well as one for painting gopi dots on passersby. The block party was universally acknowledged to be a hit, with lots of curious passersby and devotees impacted by it favorably.

Aug 25, 2019 -- 827 views
By Times of India

KOLKATA: A 6-member Iskcon team met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday evening to draw his attention to the fact that Iskcon founder Srila Prabhupada’s name had been removed from an arterial road in Vrindavan and replaced with that of another spiritual guru.

Jul 12, 2019 -- 2,282 views
By Mina Sharma

Titled A Legacy Begins, the beautifully presented photo book features rare, original photos from HG Gurudas Prabhu’s personal archive documenting the years 1968 – 1973, from when the seven pioneers first arrived in London, iconic pictures of the devotees meeting The Beatles, Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in London, the installation of Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara and the first Rathyatras that took place in the city.

Jul 1, 2019 -- 799 views
By Nicholas Hellen

With the release of The White Album, the Beatles were at the peak of their fame, and, as Gurudas puts it, "were being submerged by self-proclaimed Messiahs". When he and six other devotees attempted to make contact, their gifts, including a wind-up toy apple that played the Hare Krishna mantra, were binned by the band's gatekeepers. Their luck changed when the American rock band the Grateful Dead came to meet the Beatles in London and their manager invited one of the devotees, Shyamasundar Das, to accompany them. However, two members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang were also part ...

Jun 30, 2019 -- 1,310 views
By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

KOLKATA: Though just three hours away, Mayapur, the headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon), has not developed as a popular tourist hub, feel the state tourism department officials. And hence, it is now partnering with Iskcon to promote Mayapur as a popular spot. A five-minute video has been shot showcasing the attractions of Mayapur, which has started playing on the internet from Saturday. Soon a shorter capsule will be made that will be shown on selected TV channels as well.

Jun 25, 2019 -- 993 views
By Jordan Blumetti

Iskcon remains the most successful of the various 20th-century religious movements centered around guru-worship and built upon the disillusionment of well-heeled westerners. With roughly 9 million followers worldwide, and wealthy, powerful donors (including Gainesville resident Ambarish Das – born Alfred Ford – the heir to the Ford Motor Company) opulent temple sites are still being erected in India today, such as the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, currently under construction in Mayapur, that was funded in part by Ford’s $35m donation.

Jun 4, 2019 -- 839 views
By Sarah Keogh

Over this period of Lent we’ve spoken to priests, minister and Senators already, asking them ‘what’s it all about?’ What is the meaning of life? What impact does religion have on a person’s everyday life. Sarah Keogh was joined by Praghosh, who is the representative for ISKCON, the Hare Krishna movement here in Ireland, and he also began the Govinda restaurant chain over 20 years ago. Praghosh explained what the Hare Krishna movement is, and what he believes life is about.

Apr 5, 2019 -- 768 views
By Arti

I have been a regular visitor to the ISKCON Temple in Jaipur, Rajasthan for almost an entire past decade. Rajasthan being my ancestral state, we make it a point to travel here once at least every year. To say then, that I have a personal affinity for this state, and the Jaipur ISKCON temple wouldn’t be an exaggeration… from being a simple small house many years back, it has been a joy to see the temple gradually evolve to a relatively bigger premise and stand in line along with some of its more famous contemporaries like Delhi.

Mar 28, 2019 -- 1,049 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktivedanta Manor

Russell Brand releases latest podcast with one of his mentors and spiritual teachers – HH Radhanath Swami. An enlightening and pragmatic podcast questioning the role of religion, spirituality and our own place in modern society.

Jan 7, 2019 -- 1,394 views
Hare KrishnaBy GBC Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture

The following is a recognition EDM (Early Day Motion) text which Dr Lisa Cameron, Member of the Scottish Parliament who opened our 11th ISKCON European Farm Conference last September, submitted in Parliament following her visit. Her office is offering ISKCON IMCPA a framed version of the text. We're equally grateful to Dr Cameron for her support and encouragement. "That this House commends the efforts of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness' Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture; recognises the value this organisation...

Jan 6, 2019 -- 924 views
Hare KrishnaBy Narendra Modi

I am pleased to know that a special souvenir is being published by ISKCON-India on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami celebrations. ISKCON has been leading a spiritual transformation of the humanity by illuminating the world with the wisdom and grace of Shri Krishna's philosophy. Its members have been serving the humanity through its numerous philanthropic missions underlining the non duality of service to God and humanity. I convey my best wishes to the whole ISKC...

Aug 22, 2018 -- 1,685 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhusaya dasa

Article from yesterday's "The Guardian" which explains how Allen Ginsberg taught Robert Kennedy to chant the Hare Krishna mantra. He received this mercy just months before being assassinated 50 years ago. Next week is the 50th anniversary so the media is focusing on RFK at this time.

May 28, 2018 -- 1,600 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sadhu-priya Das

On 20.05.1988, 30 years ago ISKCON Russia officially got registered in USSR . On a beautiful spring day in 1988, the Council for Religious Affairs officially registered the Moscow Society for Krishna Consciousness, concluding, or so it seemed, a longstanding feud between the devotees and the State. It was the first religious society registered in the Soviet Union since World War II. Hon'ble Prime minister of India has sent his message on this occasion!

May 20, 2018 -- 2,389 views
Hare KrishnaBy Millenniumpost staff

Kolkata: ISKCON has set up an immersive 360 degree full dome at Mayapur to preach the message of harmony and world peace. The hi-tech theatre was officially launched for public viewing on the auspicious occasion of Narsingha Chaturdashi on April 29. It may be recalled that during her visit to Mayapur in February, Chief Minister had assured the ISKCON authorities every cooperation in their attempt to declare Mayapur as a World Heritage Centre. Full dome refers...

May 6, 2018 -- 1,990 views