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Hare KrishnaBy Charu Sudan Kasturi

India will demand that Russia offer permanent land for a temple in Moscow after the city's sole Hindu shrine was demolished last December despite a deal between Putin and Modi's predecessor Manmohan Singh to save it, senior officials confirmed to The Telegraph. The agreement, reached after Singh's Moscow visit last October, involved India clearing the construction of a Russian Orthodox church in the heart of Lutyens Delhi in exchange for Moscow allowing th...

December 10, 2014 -- 1,476 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dina Dayala Dasa

The Euro RGB is thrilled to introduce you to thirteen exemplary Vaishnavas who received the sixth annual ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards for the year 2014. Outstanding pujari seva, ISKCON Festivals, Caring for devotees, Overall ISKCON interest/Overall preaching, Education, Overall ISKCON contribution and more.

December 6, 2014 -- 1,020 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jamal Arjuna Salter

More than 100,000 people lined the streets to witness the 2014 Carnival of Flowers Parade and there, right in the middle of it, was Lord Jagganatha, Baladeva and Subhadra righting the iconic rate cart covered in flowers pulled by the devotees. The deities and the dancing, chanting devotees were welcomed by the cheers and waves of thousands upon thousands of people lining the streets to celebrate the culture and history of Toowoomba all listening to the sou...

November 30, 2014 -- 909 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radha Jivan Das

An initiated devotee of ISKCON, who wishes to remain anonymous, approached his Guru Maharaj, His Holiness Devamrita Swami, that he wished to donate 1 million dollars to some project in ISKCON. Devamrita Swami maharaj immediately motivated his disciple to donate this money to the TOVP project, which is at the present the most important project of ISKCON, building the headquarters that Srila Prabhupada had been wanting for so long. When asked, Maharaj explained t...

November 26, 2014 -- 3,372 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mayank Singh

The Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School (BGIS), located in the beautiful holy land of Sri Vrindavan dham, the abode of Lord Krishna, offers the best of both worlds - the traditional and the modern, the Vedic and the contemporary, the spiritual and the temporal. Teaching includes aesthetics in art, literature and science with emphasis on practical training methodologies A.C Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCO...

November 14, 2014 -- 998 views
Hare KrishnaBy Avatari Chaitanya Dasa

This seems to be the season of gifting the Bhagavad Gita. Recently the honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi gifted the Bhagavad Gita to the Emperor of Japan and went on record to say that the world does not have anything higher to receive than this. It was very heartening to hear this. This is perfectly in line with what His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder and Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Co...

November 9, 2014 -- 1,073 views
Hare KrishnaBy ISKCON Governing Body Commission

ISKCON in Hong Kong is a growing community of dedicated devotees. ISKCON Hong Kong conducts several unique outreach programs. ISKCON GBC Member Tirtharaj Dasa speaks more about it. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) 6/F Ocean View Court, 27 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong- Email Address : Website : http://

November 8, 2014 -- 1,137 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radha McClellan

We’re finished renovating the smaller of our two buildings – it was the easiest one, and also the most urgent to move into because the web department needed the much-better internet connection offered at the site. The space also is home to several of our local Bhaktivedanta Book Trust staff. In the space we had to completely redo some very unsafe wiring and upgrade the plumbing (energy conserving water heater, new fixtures, etc.). We have refinis...

November 5, 2014 -- 936 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mahalakshmi dasi

This issue, a special 5th Anniversary Edition, includes many compelling developments including: -An acquisition of handwritten manuscripts entrusted to BRC by direct descendants of Sri Advaita Acharya Prabhu in Sri Vrindavan. -The BRC's good fortune to be invited by one of Kolkata's oldest aristocratic lines to digitize their rare and valuable manuscripts that relate to Vaishnavism -Major updates and Improvements at the BRC facility -BRC's creation of a transla...

November 4, 2014 -- 1,117 views
Hare KrishnaBy Mijal Zagier

Thesis for the 6 week documentary program in the New York Film Academy. Mijal Zagier, for her thesis at the New York Film Academy, did a film about Mathuraprana Krsna Das, one of the dedicated members of Harinama NYC.

November 1, 2014 -- 1,875 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nitya-priya Devi Dasi

Srila Prabhupada envisioned a grand display of devotional service and Vedic science to attract the whole world to the Krsna Consciousness movement. While in Mayapur for the annual Gaura Purnima festival in 1976, he stated, “We shall show the Vedic conception of planetary system within this material world and above the material world. We are going to exhibit the Vedic culture throughout the whole world, and they'll come here.” In accordance with these s...

October 31, 2014 -- 1,295 views
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Sinya Ejima, chief representative of JICA informed that current commitment of JICA’s assistance in urban sector including water and transport is of the order of Rs.2, 40, 000 crore. With focus on cleaning of the Yamuna and its bed, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is associated with 16 sewerage and water supply projects in India, on Wednesday expressed hope that the Yamuna would be clean by year 2017 and its water fit for consumption and swimm...

October 30, 2014 -- 1,141 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhava Das

Shri Manoj Tiwari famous singer, Actor and Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha New Delhi, Mohamd Iqbal Mulla secretary Jamaate-Ishlami-Hind and Shri Manoj Sinha Railway Minister of State, Government of India received Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavada-gita As It Is.

October 29, 2014 -- 774 views
Hare KrishnaBy Jagattarini Dasi

Situated near Whiteman Park in the Swan Valley, The Sacred India Gallery brings to life the sights and sounds of spiritual India. Guests are taken on a “journey” to three ancient pilgrimage sites and they also view an exhibition of miniature dioramas by resident artist Jagattarini dasi. The gallery is suitable for all ages. Free guided tours are conducted on weekends and public holidays. To visit the gallery all you need to do is book your place on one of ...

October 26, 2014 -- 912 views
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LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron has hosted the annual Diwali party at his official residence here extending greetings to over 8,00,000 Hindus living in the UK and thanking them for their contribution to the country. "This festival of lights is an important time to celebrate our shared history and thank you all for all that you do for our country," said Cameron, as he made his way to a mini temple stacked with deities and Indian sweets below a portra...

October 25, 2014 -- 1,292 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Today, October 25, ISKCON devotees in Vrindavan will officially launch a new book entitled, "Yamuna Devi - A Life of Unalloyed Devotion." The two-volume set, authored by Yamuna devi's dearmost friend Dinatarini dasi, describes Yamuna's devi's life as a devotee of Krsna and most notably as a disciple of her spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada. Yesterday evening, along with several godbrothers and godsisters, we had the honor to first offer the books to Srila Pra...

October 25, 2014 -- 1,040 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lindy Laird

Food for Life is one of four groups to receive a share of the $20,000 the PHO set aside. "The idea of that fund is to support ground roots community efforts in making a difference for children in need," Ms Rae said. The trust was recently given a van by a man who read about its need for a vehicle suitable for transporting food to the schools. He was going to sell the van until he read about Food for Life's plight in the Northern Advocate.

October 24, 2014 -- 736 views
Hare KrishnaBy Aniruddha Das

Yesterday we had the great pleasure of hosting the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship the Honorable Matthew Guy. Matthew presented the temple with a 500,000 dollars grant for our kitchen upgrade. Very exciting news for our temple!!! Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

October 23, 2014 -- 1,123 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tulsi Gabbard

Diwali Message from Tulsi Gabbard: (First Krishna conscious US Congresswoman) On Diwali friends come over for the whole day and relatives come and go. Everyone has a wonderful time celebrating the return of Sita and Rama. Thus Diwali has become a day when all the sad things of the past are forgotten and happy times are remembered.

October 23, 2014 -- 1,717 views
Hare KrishnaBy Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran

(Vatican) As Hindus worldwide celebrate Deepavali or Diwali, the festival of lights, the Vatican has called on Hindus, Christians, followers ‎of other religions and people of good to foster together a culture of inclusion for ‎a just and peaceful society.‎ In a message released on Monday, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue wished Hindus worldwide for this year’s Diwali on Oct. 23.

October 23, 2014 -- 863 views
Hare KrishnaBy Prasar Bharti

Contemplation and prayer remind us that that people of all faiths have an obligation to perform seva, or service to others. And the flame of the diya, or lamp, reminds us that light will ultimately triumph over darkness. Here in the United States, Diwali also reminds us that our nation is home to many faiths and traditions, and that our diversity makes us stronger, which is why I’m proud that this year Democrats and Republicans in Congress joined together for ...

October 22, 2014 -- 1,022 views
Hare KrishnaBy Indian Media

Nineteen ISKCON devotees were injured when a Vrindavan bound bus rammed against a tree after one of its tyres punctured near Maghera village falling under Vrindavan police station today. "While eleven devotees were rushed to district hospital, eight were taken to Paras Mani Hospital. Nobody is in critical position," Dy SP Anil Yadav said. The accident occurred this afternoon when a tyre punctured and the bus, carrying 50 pilgrims, hit a tree. The pilgrims are on K...

October 22, 2014 -- 887 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhavananda Das

Everyday, ISKCON devotees around the world sing the song, “Jaya Radha-Madhava” before the Srimad Bhagavatam class. It is also sung in most Gaudiya Math temples -- generally during the time of the Raj-bhog-arati. His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Prabhupada was especially fond of this song, which expresses the sweet mood of worship of Vrindavan. Yet how many people know about the Radha-Madhava Deities for whom Srila BhaktivinodeThakur wr...

October 21, 2014 -- 903 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhava Smullen

A brand new Devotee Relations Department was officially established in March 2014 at the ISKCON New Vrindaban community. The new department is headed up by Sukhavaha Dasi, who joined ISKCON in New Vrindaban back in 1974 and has lived and served there for many years. Sukhavaha holds a degree in social welfare from Penn State University, and has taken courses on leadership, leadership training, and compassionate communication. She’s also the author of the book,...

October 20, 2014 -- 779 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kripamoya Das

For the last decade in Britain there has been intense discussion about our membership of something called the European Union or ‘EU.’ Are we part of something much bigger than our borders, and if so, what are the terms of our membership? While the political wrangling continues, for the past 13 years we in the Hare Krishna movement have been creating a web of connections between all our temples in the EU and sharing resources and expertise. The annual meetings ...

October 11, 2014 -- 1,611 views
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In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent announcement, the Home Ministry has issued a notification that a "Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card" shall be valid for a lifetime. On Sunday, PM Modi, while addressing 18,000 Indian Americans and NRIs at New York's Madison Square Garden venue, declared that those with PIO cards would have lifetime visas and would no longer need to report periodically to a police station while in India. The announcement was met with ...

October 10, 2014 -- 1,328 views
Hare KrishnaBy Anne P. Mitchell

Gita Nigari Farm, also known as “the yoga farm”, is a farm based on the tenets of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. As such, they are imbued with the philosophy of Ahimsa, as well as the Hindu reverence for cows. As they say, front and center on their sites, they are the first slaughter free dairy in the USA – no cows or bulls are either killed or exploited to produce their dairy products, and “our cows and bulls are protected for ...

October 10, 2014 -- 1,182 views
Hare KrishnaBy Suja Nambiar

Going the conventional way, Stainless Steel with a gold finish, was the material of choice for the Kalash, Chakra and a few other elements on the temple exterior. The key requirements for the coating included a longevity of at least 500 years and low maintenance. After intensive research by Bhaskara Das and Parvata Muni Das, Titanium Nitride was picked as the material for coating the stainless steel

October 2, 2014 -- 1,173 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktivedana Manor staff

Patanjali Muni das and Prayojana das have recently been on a preaching tour of South Korea, which included classes held in Kyounghee and Gacheon University’s, in the Shanti Yoga Center, at temples in Pocheon and Itawon, plus house programs with Indian families. Afterwards, Professor Jung was so moved that she expressed her gratitude by inviting the devotees back, not only to her University but also to her own home.

September 29, 2014 -- 1,048 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kesava Gokulananda Das

She then told us that she took the Maha Mantra back to her village in Brazil and gave it to all there. She also narrated a story about this one snake that came into their house where they lived and in the morning when they woke up, the snake was all coiled around a picture of Srila Prabhupada she had. Only the face of Srila Prabhupada was exposed in the picture. The snake was never seen again since. So we can say that this mataji could have been one of th...

September 26, 2014 -- 967 views
Hare KrishnaBy IANS

New Delhi/Washington: Among the host of high profile personalities to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his New York visit will be a US politician of especial interest - Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu American in the US Congress and a strong supporter of Modi.

September 25, 2014 -- 1,279 views
Hare KrishnaBy Abeer Saha

After an arrival lecture, in Gainsville (FL, USA), on July 29, 1971, Srila Prabhupada was asked by a reporter in the audience, “It seems that most of the devotees are young people, persons under thirty, under twenty-five. Why is this so? …” Srila Prabhupada responded, “Why, in the university, you'll find all the students are young boys and girls? Why?” “That's the age of education,” she said, as the realization of her own words sunk in. “That's the a...

September 24, 2014 -- 876 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti devi dasi

In the week leading up to Janmastami 2014 and over its 2 day festivities, several politicians, from both local and state level, visited ISKCON’s Melbourne Mahaprabhu Mandir, Australia. The reason for these visits was to present our kitchen facilities in their need for upgrading and expansion, for which architectural plans have been approved and an application for a $750,000 government grant has been submitted.

September 1, 2014 -- 985 views
Hare KrishnaBy Melissa Erdman

The United States Department of Agriculture has listed ISKCON’s Gita- nagari Farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania as one of the most important success stories of preservation and sustainability in 2013.

August 30, 2014 -- 809 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yudhistir Govinda Das

We estimate that more than 7 lakh devotees visited the temple on Janmastami day. For security purposes nearly 700 police personnel from the Delhi police were stationed in and around the temple. Additionally, several notable citizens of the country visited the temple for the darshan of Their Lordships, a few of the names are mentioned below: Sri Harshavardhan (Union Minister of Health & Welfare), Sri Amar Singh (Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha), Sri Sat...

August 24, 2014 -- 907 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tulsi Gabbard

When God appears in this world, He does not do so because He is forced to. Rather, He appears in this world out of His divine love for all living beings and Mother Earth herself. God loves us and beckons to us to love Him. His very essence is divine love. Krishna is all-loving and all-lovable. And the more our love for Him grows, so does our love for others, regardless of their race, religion, or nationality. Such divine love is the essence of Krishna, the essenc...

August 17, 2014 -- 4,690 views
Hare KrishnaBy Praghosa dasa

The world we experience often seems so insane and thus the desire for shelter, protection and love is present in all living entities. To perceive the world differently and avail of that protection and shelter, we simply need to accept our dependence on that supreme being who has most recently advented as Sri Krishna Caitanya. Please enjoy this video and allow your insecurities to simply slip away and dissolve into the bliss of loving meditation on our supreme lor...

August 15, 2014 -- 2,243 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktin Elle Mitchell

The Boston center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, established in 1968 and now known as New Gundica Dham, was one of the most prominent temples in the early years of the Hare Krishna movement. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada set a number of milestones in Boston, distinguishing the yatra's position as a significant center for the development of Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtana movement in the west. It was at Boston...

August 15, 2014 -- 1,144 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

By Lord Krishna's grace, the first phase of our refugee relief effort in Ukraine has been very successful in transporting, securing, and sheltering the lives of over two hundred of His devotees, including a large number of children. Ukrainian leaders managed to relocate and accommodate the refugees' families, provide adults with temporary or permanent employment and single mothers with adequate maintenance for them and their dependent children. Unfortunately, du...

August 13, 2014 -- 2,634 views