Times of India: The prosecutor, it would appear, is a local anti-ISKCON activist, who has resorted to a number of lies...External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said: We do not want to dignify with too much attention some misdirected individuals who have filed an absurd complaint...Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband urges Hindus, Muslims to unite on Gita
"The Bhagavad Gita has circulated freely across the world for centuries and there is not a single instance of it having encouraged extremism. So, the case before the Honourable Court in Tomsk is indeed absurd, bordering on the bizarre" --Ajai Malhotra
..."Well of course the government can do something and there is a matter of fact today became known that the Chief Director for Human Rights Mr Vladimir Lukin took this case under his special control. As well as the human control watch in the city of Tomsk where it is happening, we cannot of course influence the courts like in India"
M I Sethna, counsel for the petitioners, however, said the government is just monitoring and has asked Iskcon to defend the literature there. âIt is a grave insult to our culture. Instead of asking Iskcon to defend, the government should defend the Gita,â Sethna said
ISKCON conveyed to our Embassy that its branch in Tomsk, Eastern Siberia, had received a notice in June 2011, of a complaint filed by the Public Prosecutor's Office in the local court. This complaint, apparently driven by some local individuals, was to the effect that the third Russian edition of the publication "Bhagwad Gita As It is" - a translation of a commentary by Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON - had certain portions that were 'objectionable' and 'extremist' in nature
New Delhi: India on Tuesday described a complaint about the Bhagvad Gita in Russia as patently absurd. The government also promised Parliament that it was taking the controversy seriously and was closely monitoring the case. But the BJP is not satisfied and has even asked the government to declare the sacred scripture as a national book
ISKCON Leicester (UK) has finally acquired the HSBC bank building on Granby Street as the new home of Sri Sri Panca Tattva and Srila Prabhupada in the heart of the City centre, a Grade II* listed building built in 1875 by the famous architect Goddard. The Hare Krishna devotees lost their original place of worship last September, when the temple suffered a gas explosion. All of the 50 devotees within the building managed to escape the multiple blasts, uninjured. This was referred to as a 'miracle' by firefighters
In an old temple tucked away in a street near Loi Bazar in Vrindavan is the oldest existing copy of Srila Krsna das Kaviraja Goswamiâs epic Caitanya Caritamrta. Over 350 years old, it sits in a cabinet in a room near the alter. In 1982, Sri Harishan-kara dasa, the head priest, donated 475 precious manuscripts that had been with the temple for 400 years to the Vrindavan Research Institute
Dec 11 2011 The Story of Smita the Cow
"I offer my obeisances to the cow, in whose body Laksmi resides. I offer my respects to the beautiful cow, for she is pure, simple, and aromatic. I bow down before the cow, who is the daughter of Brahma. She is pure internally and externally and she keeps the whole atmosphere pure by her presence. I repeatedly offer my obeisances unto her."
Basu Ghosh Das smiles for the camera along with son Vaman Avatar He is an American who has spent 38 of his 54 years of life in Gujarat. Basu Ghosh Das, president of the ISKCON temple in Vadodara, is currently in Ahmedabad to participate in the All India Sanskrit Elocution Competition
Nov 27 2011 In Praise of My Spiritual Master
Since I joined the Hare Krishna Movement, in 1973, I had cultivated the desire to offer a few songs in praise of my Spiritual Master A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
If you think walking across Canada is an impossible feat, think again. Hare Krishna monk Bhaktimarga Swami has conquered that feat not once, not even twice, but three times over
Oct 31 2011 On the subject of Steve Jobs and “WOW”
I wonder what he saw. Was it the Visnhuduttas? Could have been the "white light" (effulgence of the Supersoul) at the end of the naga? Doesn't appear to be the Yamadhuttas or he would be deathly afraid...
Oct 27 2011 Jesse Jackson Gets Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-Gita!
A few days ago I was at Occupy Wall Street in New York City distributing Srila Prabhupada's books. All of a sudden a Black SUV with tinted out windows pulled up on the side of the road and a few men got out. One of them was a black man dressed in a nice suit. Within a few seconds the man dressed in the suit was surrounded by about 50 news people with television cameras and microphones all trying to get at him
Aug 20 2011 ISKCON acquires Chippiwada temple
Huddled amongst the thousands of buildings in one of the busiest Delhi markets, at end of one of the myriad narrow lanes, a rustic but palatial structure in Chippiwada would miss out any common manâs sight. But to the followers of Srila Prabhupada, this building housing the Deities of Sri Radha Krishna is where he had began his initial preaching of Krishna Consciousness years later which was to burgeon as a global movement spreading the message of Lord Chaitanya
Jul 16 2011 Prabhupada on the Wikipedia main page again
This is the highest level of prominence an article can gain on this world's 7th most popular site, being highlighted on its main page that gets 4-5 million visitors a day
Jul 7 2011 Visakha’s book wins prestigious award
A Photographic Essay (2010) by Visakha dasi won the Bronze Medal in the 2011 Independent Publisherâs Book Awards for the best Spiritual/Inspirational title. Considering the competition this is no small achievement
Jul 3 2011 India: Treasure unearthed in Kerala temple
Treasure, thought to be worth billions of rupees, has been unearthed from secret underground chambers in a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala
On June 13, 2011 Radhanath Swami was invited to meet with the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama at an event in Miami Florida. Radhanath Swami was grateful to accept the invitation on behalf of his beloved Guru, Srila Prabhupada and dedicated the meeting to his beloved Godbrother Bhakti Tirtha Swami
May 29 2011 Srimad Bhagavatam in Turkish
It was a dream of the devotees and many friends in Turkey to read Srimad Bhagavatam in our own mother tongue. By the mercy of Sri Guru and Gauranga spiritual dreams can come true. After many years of preparation and actual work now we have Srimad Bhagavatam First Canto, part I in Turkish language
Bangalore Hare Krishna Hill is back with Srila Prabhupada's world wide ISKCON! The Karnataka High Court today declined to give a stay order on the verdict of a two-member bench which had pronounced that ISKCON Bangalore belonged to ISKCON
May 24 2011 Bangalore Iskcon has no legal existence: HC
The plaintiff society (Iskcon, Bangalore) has miserably failed to prove that it has legal existence as an independent, autonomous society. It failed to prove and establish that it is the absolute owner in possession and enjoyment of property. It is found that the plaintiff society is a defunct society. By taking advantage of similarity in the name Bangalore branch of defendant (Iskcon, Mumbai) and by fabricating documents, is falsely claiming the schedule property
May 24 2011 âIskcon Mumbai owns City armâ
High Court says its president, Madhu Pandita Das forged documents. In a verdict that puts an end to a decade-old feud, the High Court of Karnataka on Friday ruled that the entire property of Bangaloreâs International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) belongs to the Iskcon Mumbai
May 9 2011 Salt Lake City Temple Purchase
"When will that day come when a temple will be established in every house in every corner of the world?" Daily Herald Daily Herald: Krishna to close on purchase of Salt Lake temple site this month
Zee News TV Chanel is India's oldest and most populat TV channel. This year for the 1st time Zee news team came with me to cover the Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur from New Delhi. The news editor and the producer of the channel arrived in Mayapur dham on 18th March and stayed for 3 days with whole news crew
âWe did not have enough blankets to keep them warm so we borrowed them from some Gujarati families who readily gave them.â Not only this, the Gujarati families also got together at the Govinda restaurant of ISKCON to prepare food for the refugees. Biryani and khakhras were made for them as there was shortage of food
Our newly made Temple & Deities are fine. One deity displaced back on the back rest but no damage. Minor cracks in temple Govinda's restaurant. Buildings & poles were oscillating like anything. By your good wishes not much fear in us. Lord there to take care
Feb 22 2011 New Zealand earthquake: 65 dead in Christchurch
Editor's note:Our ISKCON temple was severely damaged and the Deities were broken, also some devotees received injuries but we don't know how serious those are at the moment
On 18 February 2011, the day after Sri Nityananda PrabhuÂ´s appearance day the long awaited decision pertaining the appointment of land for a new temple in The Hague, The Netherlands, was made by the local Dutch governing authorities in favour of ISKCON and other religious organizations
The Euro GBC is delighted to introduce you to nine devotees who received the second ISKCON Europe Excellence Awards for the year 2010.
So as promised, there actually was an opportunity for a few of us to meet with the Minster of Finance and after the intros, I had Kishori whip out the Bhagavad Gita and I presented it as a gift to Jim Flaherty
Nov 30 2010 Bhakti in its Beauty hits Bankers
n the heart of UKâs financial district of Canary Wharf, over 200 bankers and traders assembled 512 feet high in Barclays skyscraper for an evening event to celebrate the message of Diwali with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami
On receiving the Bhagavad Gita the Prime Minister said, âI remember coming to Bhaktivedanta Manor and I enjoyed my visit immensely. Thank you. I shall keep this book in 10 Downing Street.â
Nov 8 2010 Manor farm in Daily Mail
Udder madness! Pampered cattle produce Britain's most expensive pint of milk... at a staggering ÂŁ1.70
Sep 30 2010 Yamuna’s raise to embrace Vrindavan
This year, Yamuna wanted to kiss Vrindavan with no miss. She swelled and swelled and expanded her reaches to embrace Vraja as much as she could. When alarm bells rang, those graced her ways dwelling on her sides moved on to safe elevations fearing her overflowing tears of love
Worshippers fled a Hare Krishna temple just seconds before a gas explosion ripped through the building in Leicester, according to fire officials.
This yearâs Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor will launch the first literacy program in the world to incorporate both whole language and phonics systems. It is the first and only Learning to Read program in the world where the books can be heard in 25 languages by touching each page
As Governor of the State of Arizona, I would like to welcome everyone to annual observance of Sri Krishna Janmashatmi. Sri Krishna, revered as the Supreme Personality of Godhead by Hindus, appeared five thousand years ago and spoke The Bhagvad-Gita, which is treated as the best treatise on spirituality by religious clergies and philosophers all around the world
âThe fact that the Palace of Gold Rose Garden in New Vrindaban has been AARS-accredited since 1987 is one of the best-kept secrets in the Ohio Valley,â says Wheeling, WV, native Betty Hickey, the Palace of Gold rosarian since 1985
Jul 21 2010 Lord Caitanya’s mission is still going on!
I read where the Hare Krishna chant means service to God. So, I made up my own chant: Use me, O God. Use me, O God. O God, O God. Use me, use me. Dear Lord, guide me. Dear Lord, guide me. Guide me, guide me. Dear Lord, dear Lord