Mar 19 2014 Ezine version of BTG (Telugu) - Release

By Revati Raman Das

On the occasion of 70 Years (1944 – 2014) completion of Back To Godhead (BTG) we are pleased to inform about the release of ezine version of Telugu (one of the South Indian languages) BTG, namely ‘Bhagavaddarshan’. This transcendental move is aimed at reaching the message of BTG to all Telugu speaking people.


Feb 28 2014 Humans of Krishna Lunch Project Gains Attention from University Community

By Amy Hollis

Two or three times a week, I take a break from serving Krishna Lunch prasad and approach a student who is enjoying their Krishna Lunch. Camera phone in hand, I take their picture and record our five minute conversation as I ask them, "When was the first time you had Krishna Lunch?" or, "Why do you come every day?" or, "What do your friends think of it?" And then I listen as they praise Krishna's remnants, usually having to stop them when they've gone on too long.


Feb 20 2014 Celebrating ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary

By Vrindavan Vinodini Dasi

“Landmark celebrations are a great way to speak to people that don’t really know about us,” says Ajay. “We can tell the world that we haven’t just been here for 50 years, but we’ve contributed to society in real positive ways over the last half century. We’ve contributed on a social level, a community level – we have made a very positive impact to the world.”


Feb 16 2014 Certificate of appreciation

By Dhananjaya Krishna Das

Chief Minister of Haryana in a glittering ceremony awarded ISKCON Food Relief Foundation THE "Certificate of Appreciation". The State Government's highest decoration was conferred on ISKCONfor the selfless work done by the foundation in partnership with the State Government.


Feb 6 2014 Actor Johnny Lever Receives Bhagavad-gita As It Is

By Parijata devi dasi

Johnny has visited ISKCON Juhu for various functions organized by Bhakti Kala Kshetra at ISKCON Auditorium. He is fully supportive of the mission of the Hare Krishna Movement. He is a true spiritual Christian not limited by race, religion, or creed. Johnny was very appreciative of getting Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad-gita As It Is. He is certainly a friend of the devotees.


Feb 1 2014 News from the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

By TOVP Staff

The fulfillment of the desire of visionaries, from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu down to Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, saints and incarnations, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is a unique and ambitious project to make the vast culture and philosophy of the timeless Vedic tradition accessible to everyone.


Jan 24 2014 Great News: The Institute for Spiritual Culture

By Devaki Devi Dasi

The Board Members HH Sivarama Swami, HH Niranjana Swami, HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami, HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami and HG Badrinarayan Prabhu will grace the event and give insights into the importance of the universal principles of spiritual culture.


Jan 14 2014 Cradle Catholic Shamelessly Chants *Hare Krishna*

By Weany

A devout catholic finds herself unexpectedly amidst a kirtan. In this video she describes her incredible experience...


Jan 14 2014 Restoration Work Underway at Palace of Gold in New Vrindaban

By Madhava Smullen

Today, as they did four decades ago, devotees at ISKCON New Vrindaban are embarking on a labor of love. They’re undertaking the restoration of the Palace of Gold, home to Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON’s Founder-Acarya, to continue spreading his glories to the world.


Jan 10 2014 “I have some of his books in my Library”

By Devarsi Narada das

On the 26th of November last a group of devotees from Croatia visited their President Ivo Josipovic. As per protocol 30 minutes was scheduled for the meeting, however, due to the pleasant atmosphere of the meeting that time was extended. After the exchange of information, gifts were presented to the President, two cakes from our vegetarian restaurant Vegehop for him and his associates, as well as a special gift from India - Rudra Veena.


Dec 26 2013 Amazing Recovery by HH Bhakti Vrajendranandana Maharaj

By Janananda Goswami

I am pleased to say that His Holiness Bhakti Vrajendranananda Maharaja has made a remarkable recovery and has just been discharged from the hospital. He is still of course in a state of more than sensitive health. This is the third time the doctors were almost helpless as to what to do and that he was practically gone


Dec 20 2013 Spanish Dignitaries Recieve Bhagavad-gita

By Krishna Kripa Dasa

Ceuta, a spanish city in the north of Africa (population 80.000). The day of Gita Jayanti eve, Iskcon member Krishna Kripa Dasa (Juan Carlos Ramchandani) met the Director of Goverment Relations with Religions (maximum authority from the spanish goverment in dealings with other faiths besides catholicism) Mr. Angel Llorente, as well Direcotr of Foundation Pluralismo y Convivencia (a supported by goverment foundation to promote cooperation and diversity among different religions), Mr. Fernando Arias Canga


Dec 5 2013 Message from Ramanuja das the Producer/Director of Hare Krishna Culture TV

By Ramanuja das

With the blessings of Lord Sri Krishna and Srila Prabhupada, we are delighted to inform you that B4U Music TV Channel has started broadcasting our Hare Krishna Culture TV show on its channel every day from 6am till 7am GMT all over the UK, Europe, Africa, Malaysia and Singapore


Dec 2 2013 The Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark visits and praises Bhaktivedanta Manor

By Manor staff

The Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark Mr Kevin Mcdonald praised Bhaktivedanta Manor for its 'wonderful welcome and hospitality' during his official visit


Dec 2 2013 16 Vegan Celebrities

By Huffington Post

More people than you may have thought are on plant-based and animal-free diets: PETA reports that 2.5 percent of U.S. residents are vegans, while another 5 percent are vegetarians. Celebrities are no strangers to these dietary changes; big names like Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and now Al Gore are all on board with veganism


Nov 21 2013 Are these events results of the Sankirtan movement?

By World Media

Several articles appeared recently on major websites demonstrating the influence of the bhakti movement in the west. "Paul McCartney tells Dalai Lama he’s wrong to eat meat" "Norway's Army Tries To Save The World... By Going Vegetarian" "Does doing yoga make you a Hindu?"


Nov 18 2013 Mayapur at World Travel Market 2013

By Mayapur Worldwide Team

World Travel Market (WTM) is a global travel event in the year held yearly at the Excel Centre in London. This year the event took place from the 4th to 7th November 2013. For 3 consecutive years Mayapur Worldwide, a voluntary charitable service promoting Mayapur in the UK/ Ireland has been invited by the WTM to promote Mayapur


Nov 14 2013 Sannyasa initiations by HH Gopal Krishna Maharaja at ISKCON Vrindavan - 126 photos

By Madhavendu Das

HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja awards the Sannyasa order of life to his two dear disciples of ISKCON Vrindavan. H. G. Janardana Prabhu and H. G. Vaisnava Prabhu were got Sannyas. Their Sannyasa name is H. H. Bhakti Anugraha Janardana Swami and H. H. Bhakti Ashraya Vaisnava Swami. All the devotees are so happy and blissful


Nov 12 2013 Prime Minister of Canada Receives a Bhagavad Gita

By Minakshi Devi Dasi

Yesterday Radhapriya and I went to an event put on by a Conservative MP. This event required registration, security checks and confirmation prior to the event and then photo ID with the confirmation letter to get in. We took 2 Bhagavad Gitas with us in the hopes of getting 1 into the hands of the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.


Nov 9 2013 Prince Charles and Camilla take part in performing Ganga Aarti in India

By Admin

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tonight took part in a solemn ceremony of thanks with Hindus on the banks of the River Ganga. In the holy Hindu city of Rishikesh, the prince led his wife by the hand to the banks of the sacred river where they joined Hindu worshippers conducting the Aarti ceremony


Nov 8 2013 Hare Krishna temple receives Parsippany zoning board approval despite neighbors’ opposition

By Justin Zaremba/

After four years in zoning limbo, the proposed Hare Krishna temple at the intersection of Troy and Baldwin Roads has received unanimous approval from the township zoning board.


Nov 8 2013 US First Lady Michelle Obama Marks Diwali at the White House

By The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Diwali celebration at the White House. November 5, 2013


Nov 5 2013 US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s 2013 Diwali greeting (2 min video)

By Tulsi Gabbard

I'm Tulsi Gabbard. I'm honored to send you my warmest aloha and wish you and your family a Happy Diwali. On this day, Lord Ramachandra returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile and was coronated as King. Jay Shri Krishna!


Nov 5 2013 The biggest light in religion

By Anuj Agrawal

A translated article in Dainik Bhaskar (India's leading Hindi Daily) on 3rd November regarding the Mayapur Project. "The largest temple in the world, although constructed only one third it is visible from 10 Km."


Nov 4 2013 Meeting and Greeting

By Manor Staff

Today in London four devotees met the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron MP at an Annakuta celebration, Srutidharma prabhu, Gauri prabhu, Jai Krsna prabhu and Praghosa prabhu. Mr Cameron was accompanied by his wife Samantha who was dressed for the occasion in a sari


Nov 4 2013 Diwali celebrated with gusto in U.K.

By the

British Prime Minister David Cameron extended his best wishes to everyone on the occasion of Diwali today. In one of the biggest celebrations of Diwali in the country, over 15,000 people came together at Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple near Watford


Nov 2 2013 Holding Diwali Celebrations For Your Local Community

By Dhirabhakta Das

So we think that holding festivals is solely the temple or preaching centre responsibility? What if there is no local temple, or you live in a small village and travel 163 miles to the temple does this give you an exemption on holding festivals. May be you see it as a senior devotee or temple devotee responsibility...


Oct 31 2013 Capitol Hill celebrates its first-ever Diwali

By Aziz Haniffa

The first-ever Congressional Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill on Tuesday evening was a spectacular event by any measure, with the House of Representatives Rayburn Building lobby overflowing with over 500 members of the Indian American community, scores of United States lawmakers, administration officials and well-wishers


Oct 31 2013 Land granted in Tenerife

By Patita-pavana dasa

On Friday October 25th, the Town Hall of Adeje, Tenerife South, in a plenary session approved the donation of a plot for the building of a Temple. The next day the Mayor announced it during the celebrations of Diwali


Oct 24 2013 Waitakere Diwali: Unlike any other, shines the West

By Thakur Ranjit Singh

The team from ISKCON in their traditional costumes, add the flavour to the solemn theme and sanctity of Diwali (unfortunately missing from commercialised Diwali events.)


Oct 23 2013 Mystery cow appears in front of Gita Nagari farm’s driveway and nobody knows anything about it!

By Dhruva Das

We then called our Vet who gave us contact details of neighboring farms – we called around – nobody has claimed her. We also logged a called with the Sheriff’s Office and there has been no claims from there either. So Radha Damodara has brought this soul to our community – we named her Janma and let’s hope that she is here to stay


Oct 19 2013 The Many Shades of Love

By Alan di Perna

Most people come initially because of the colors, in a spirit of fun,” says festival organizer Caru Das of the Sri Sri Radha Krsna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. The bands that we present play soul kirtan, dubstep, reggae, rock and roll, blues . . . all different kinds of styles. But the lyrics are all names of God, mostly from the Sanskrit. And these mantras have a particularly powerful effect in raising consciousness.”


Oct 10 2013 Polyfest

By Parasuram das

The Food For All band took to the stage last Saturday at the famous Half Moon, for a sold out gig in honour of a wonderful devotee and singer Maharani Devi or as the world knew her Polystyrene, singer with X-ray Specs


Oct 9 2013 Mr.Rajiv Shukla, Member of Parliament, IPL Chairman, BCCI Vice President received Bhagavad Gita at ISKCON Juhu

By Madhava Das

On Sunday afternoon, Mr.Rajiv Shukla, Member of Parliament, IPL Chairman, BCCI Vice President came to ISKCON Juhu for Darshan of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihariji. I talked to him that it’s nice that you came to temple for darshan…


Oct 3 2013 Famous American rapper of Jamaican descent Lawrence Krisna Parker talks about Hare Krishna

By Rashad Phillips

Better known by his stage names KRS-One, said how he developed an appreciation for a story about Lord Krishna instructing Arjuna on the battlefield


Sep 29 2013 Croatian President honours prasadam

By Devarsi Narada das

On Saturday, 31st August 2013, the Friends of Animals Society, with the technical help of the Vegehop restaurant, organized a vegan feast for the President of The Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, in his residence on Pantovcak, Zagreb. Devarsi Narada das presented him with the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, Isopanisad and Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers, all with an inscription: "To our dear President, I. Josipovic, from the Hare Krishna Community in The Republic of Croatia."


Sep 26 2013 Recipe for the Suffering Soul

By Candra Das

My Initiated name is Candra Das. I am a disciple of H.H Bhakti Tirtha Swami Maharaja. I am currently employed as a correctional counselor at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon (Snake River Correctional Institution is located 11 miles east of the Idaho/Oregon state line). I have been employed with the Oregon Department of Corrections for 18 years


Sep 23 2013 Inter-faith meeting at the President of India House with Iskcon devotees

By ISKCON Communication India

Five devotees from ISKCON were invited to participate in the event. HG Vrajendranandan Das (Director - ISKCON National Communications) addressed the gathering in the presence of respected President of India on the topic of ahimsa quoting from Bhagavad Gita. The speech was well received and appreciated by all the participants.


Sep 19 2013 Hollywood Directors visit ISKCON Delhi (photos)

By ISKCON Delhi Promotions

Mr.Paul Ritchie a Hollywood producer whose works include the famous "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Bend it Like Beckham", along with two directors from the Americas visited ISKCON Delhi with their Indian crew


Sep 19 2013 Birnagar manuscripts breakthrough!!

By Hari-sauri dasa

On the 175th birth anniversary and upcoming 100th disappearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, we are very happy to report that the BRC (Bhaktivedanta Research Centre) has been given permission to scan and preserve the entire library at Birnagar, the birthplace of Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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