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
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
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
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.)
We then called our Vet who gave us contact details of neighboring farms ‚Äď we called around ‚Äď nobody has claimed her. We also logged a called with the Sheriff‚Äôs Office and there has been no claims from there either. So Radha Damodara has brought this soul to our community ‚Äď we named her Janma and let‚Äôs hope that she is here to stay
Oct 19 2013 The Many Shades of Love
Most people come initially because of the colors, in a spirit of fun,‚ÄĚ 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.‚ÄĚ
Oct 10 2013 Polyfest
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
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‚Äôs nice that you came to temple for darshan‚Ä¶
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
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
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
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)
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!!
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
Mission Statement: To create and offer programs and facilities that promote ongoing advancement in: Devotional Service. Healthy loving sadhu-satsang. Well-being of our Krishna Balarama Family. In order to fulfill the objectives of our beloved founder Acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Srila Prabhupada, the Guru Parampara and Lord Caitanya.
(For The Washington Post) A Jewish synagogue filled with Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hare Krishnas, Mormons, Pentecostals, Greek Orthodox, Baha‚Äôi and others. Christians learned to chant with Hare Krishnas, carefully holding laminated mantras on their laps
Indian Film Actress, Shilpa Shirodkar with Family, Famous Actor Vivek Oberoi and Famous Film & Serial Director, Producer, Ekta Kappor Visit ISKCON Juhu for Janmashtami Festival
Aug 29 2013 A New, Free Srila Prabhupada Tribute E-book
"All That Lies Between" is a short new book by Kalakantha das containing his selected poems in appreciation of Srila Prabhupada written over the past thirty years. The book also contains essays addressing our relationship with Srila Prabhupada as well as the general topic of writing for Krishna. It is adorned with nine original portraits of His Divine Grace by Kuladri Prabhu and a foreword by H.H. Giriraja Swami
Aug 26 2013 Mayapur Banner Display in Kolkata Airport
An initiative of Mayapur Tourism, after a long term of over three years discussions, repeated meetings, approaching different authorities and sending several designs for approval Airport authority has granted the permission to display Sri Mayapur banner in the Airport. As a destination of Heritage and cultural interest, Sri Mayapur has been granted permission to display the design in the Airport
Aug 20 2013 “Zydeco Hare Krishna”
Fabulous, happy and hilarious video from the trip of the Pandava Sena vaishnava group to Italy's Villa Vrindavan
Aug 15 2013 Bringing Krishna Consciousness To Local Schools
The sky was overcast: it was drizzling: not unusual for Melbourne, Australia! But we planned a big program for Albert Park College‚Äôs annual Multicultural Day. So we really prayed to Radha-Ballabha to clear the sky by mid-morning
Aug 8 2013 A tale of two herds
(The Guardian) It is an picture of unmitigated bliss. The Hare Krishna herd of 44 cows and oxen at George Harrison's old mansion in Hertfordshire is as calm as a temple
We had the pleasure to meet Dan Williams, the former mayor of Athens Al. for fourteen years, and now member of the Al. State representative. We had some good talks, made friends, and he graciously accepted the gift of Bhagavad Gita, Science of Self-realization, and a Perfection of Yoga
Aug 7 2013 ISKCON launched into the UK NHS
For the first time in ISKCON - UK, a 5-day Certificate Course for Clinical Chaplaincy was organized in Bhaktivedanta Manor by the Department of Spiritual Care of Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mumbai, India
Aug 7 2013 Bill Clinton Explains Why He Became a Vegan
(AARP The Magazine) The 42nd president of the United States explains how we can ‚ÄĒ and for our health must ‚ÄĒ learn to love eating vegetables, too
Update on Vanipedia‚Äôs Multi-language Subtitle Project. His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada desired to have his books translated in all languages, and left ongoing instructions for this translation to continue perpetually.
Today, 16.july 2013. bhn Lea was at the palace of the President of Croatia and she gave the President of Croatia, dr. Ivo Josipovińá, Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad Gita As it is! Mr. President was very thankful and He said that He is very interested in such subject matter. Althought she was known to the President as croatain court judge advisor, she said openly that she is Hare Krishna devotee
Jul 11 2013 Meeting with the King of Puri
The King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb, along with several of the high priests from the Jagannath temple, graciously welcomed Radhanath Swami at his residence in nearby Bhubaneshwar
Jul 2 2013 Krishna Village is Flourishing
The New Govardhana WWOOFer initiative is one of the largest in the world, with an average of 40 participants working on any given day. Harvested twice as many vegetables this year as in 2012!
Jul 1 2013 Hanging with the Krishna’s - Nick Nolte
Recently (April 29th, 2013) three time Oscar nominee, 72 year old famous Holywood actor Nick Nolte was interviewed from a reporter of the Globe magazine, published in its main "BIG interview" section
Jun 29 2013 “Once” star becomes a Hare Krishna
‚ÄúWhat I like about Hare Krishnas is that you eat, you dance, and you sing your way to God,‚ÄĚ he explained
Jun 27 2013 Sanskrit - The Language of the gods
Partha Pratim Das, a scholarly devotee from Vrindavan, India, is currently visiting in South Africa and is staying at the Sri Sri Radhanath Temple of Understanding in Chatsworth Durban. He holds a Masters in Sanskrit from the Bangiya Sanskrit Parishad in Vrindavan, India as well as a masters degree in Mathematics from Tripura University
May your good wishes and blessings be upon Krishna Rupa Prabhu, that when he leaves this mortal frame he returns to the eternal service of Lord Krishna
Recently the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) passed an order rejecting the report of its own disciplinary committee and thus dismissed the complaint filed by ISKCON registered in Mumbai.
Mick Jagger must have thought he was having a ‚Äô60s flashback out on the balcony of the fab Four Seasons yesterday...
Jun 19 2013 Singer Nina D√≠az’ Spiritual Makeover
Her spiritual name is Neela Megha Shyama; in Sanskrit it means ‚Äúbig blue body resembling a black cloud.‚ÄĚ When initiated, devotees take up Krishna names followed by ‚ÄúDasa‚ÄĚ for men and ‚ÄúDasi‚ÄĚ for women, meaning ‚Äúservant,‚ÄĚ as in ‚Äúservant of God.‚ÄĚ
Jun 19 2013 Hare Krishna Food For All at G8 Summit
It's summer 2013 and high time for another G8 meeting. Just inside the main gate of this exclusive 300 acre golf course in Hertfordshire a small corner of the estate has been set aside as a press office for the media, courtesy of the highly secretive Bilderberg Group
On June 11, 2013, the Alachua County commissioners unanimously approved ISKCON of Alachua's petition for a Planned Development zoning on 86 acres of our property. They also approved the Master Plan which was submitted with the petition
Jun 13 2013 Complaint Against New Vrindaban Management
A manager of a big chain store in Ohio called New Vrindaban Temple President, Jaya Krsna dasa and bitterly pointed out that New Vrindaban‚Äôs purchases of milk, butter, heavy whipping cream, and yogurt are at a dangerously low level!
Jun 5 2013 School Blossoms in New Talavan
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the re-opening and expansion of the school in New Talavan. By the grace of Guru and Gauranga, and for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, we will be able to open the school in August 2013