Feb 17 2012 Showing the Way

By Times of India

Alfred Ford (re-christened Ambarish Das), an American heir to Ford fortune and the great grandson of legendary businessman Henry Ford, visited the Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development (iLead) Kolkata campus to interact with the students and teachers


Feb 3 2012 VIHE Student Wins Gold Medal in Gita Contest

By Sita Rani Devi Dasi

On the 19th of December 2011, Worldwide Gita Contest 2011 was organized in Bangalore. Over 5000 participants from all over the world came together for this contest. ISKCON was represented by a 25 year old humble devotee, Mathura Bihari Das, disciple of H.H Radha Govind Maharaj. Born in Bihar and currently living in Vrindavan, he had recently completed the Bhakti Shastri Course at VIHE, Vrindavan


Jan 26 2012 The 1st temple to have LIVE Broadcast in Ujjain City

By Rasalila Devi Dasi

ISKCON Ujjain is the 1st temple in Ujjain city to have full-time LIVE broadcast of all its temple programs from the time it opens to the time it closes. It was all put together in just a matter of few months and successfully launched on November 22, 2011- Also the 1st temple to be fully Solar Powered in Ujjain!


Jan 24 2012 A new Narasimha temple complex coming up in Bangalore

By Hariksetra das

A new temple complex dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is coming up in a half acre complex in the eastern part of Bangalore. This project is dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and is being promoted and built by followers of Srila Prabhupada


Jan 23 2012 “Exploring the Bhagavad-gita” Wins Prestigious Choice Award

By Madhava Smullen

Earlier this month “Exploring the Bhagavad gita: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning,” a new book written by ISKCON Academy of Arts and Sciences member Dr. Ithamar Theodor, and released by leading academic publisher Ashgate, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011


Jan 20 2012 The GBC’s First International Leadership Sanga (ILS)

By Madhava Smullen

A unique second festival will be held alongside the world-famous Mayapur Festival this year in West Bengal, India. On behalf of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, the GBC’s Strategic Planning Team will organize the first International Leadership Sanga (ILS) from February 10th to 17th


Jan 14 2012 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago visits Hare Krishna Land, Juhu

By Parijata devi dasi

The Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago accompanied by Foreign Minister, Surujrattan Rambachan and ministers of her cabinet visited ISKCON Juhu on 13th January 2012 and took darshan of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radharasabihariji, Sri Sri Gaur Nitaiji and Sri Sri Sita Ram Laxman Hanumanji. Also accompanying them was famous cricketer Brian Lara


Jan 4 2012 BBT E-books

By BBT Communications

Have you thought about moving further into the techological fray and buying yourself an eReader? Even though it might seem daunting to face yet more new technology, there are reasons why you should – the most compelling being that you can easily store all of Srila Prabhupada’s books (and so many others!) on one handheld device (storage capacities vary)


Jan 4 2012 Release of the annotated scans for chapter seven of Bhagavad-gita As It Is

By BBT Communications

This is a historic chapter because here is where Srila Prabhupada switched from typing manuscripts himself to using a dictaphone. What sort of difference did that make? Included with the scans are twelve sample pages from the manuscript, including both typed and dictated portions. So you can see for yourself


Jan 4 2012 “Lost sentence” to be included in future Gita printings

By BBT Communications

As you might recall, some months ago the BBT announced a new discovery: a manuscript page for Bhagavad-gita As It Is, chapter 10, text 36, with a sentence handwritten by Srila Prabhupada but never published, in any edition


Dec 29 2011 Bhagavad Gita Court Case

By Bhakti Vijnana Goswami

This is the victory of the whole ISKCON. Of course, ultimately everything was arranged by Sri Krishna Himself, and the whole credit goes to Him. It was very clear to me being in the epicenter of the battle, but still some devotees deserve special mention


Dec 28 2011 ISKCON expresses its gratitude towards the Government of India and Russia - Video

By Gopal Krishna Goswami

ISKCON expresses its gratitude towards the Government of India and Russia, all the members of the Indian Parliament along with the Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, Indian Ambassador to Russia Ajay Kumar Malhotra, and the Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin. ISKCON would also like to thank the print and electronic media, people of India and its devotees worldwide for their enthusiastic and continuous support during this trial


Dec 28 2011 Iskcon won the case in Russia regarding Bhagavad Gita As It Is - Video

By BBC, The Times Of India and other media sources

The judge in the court told the prosecution they were throwing out the case and that 'Bhagavad Gita As It Is' is not extremist literature.


Dec 27 2011 Gita gifted to president of India

By Vrajendranandan Das

We recently had a meeting with Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil (Hon'ble President of India) along with Smt. Hema Malini (film actress, member of the parliament and our brand ambassador for the "Glory of Maharastra" Project) , HG. Surdas Prabhu (TP Khargar, Navi Mumbai) and myself in which we gifted a copy of the Bhagavad Gita as-it-is and the concept picture of the upcoming Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple, to be built in Khargar, Navi Mumbai


Dec 25 2011 To Russia with Love

By Shyamasundara Dasa

On Christmas Eve I was traveling in North Bangalore and was surprised to see this billboard display sponsored by Amul Dairy Corporation. The driver of the car told me that Amul often put up such billboards touching on current events


Dec 23 2011 Further updates from the Bhagavad gita case in Russia

By Indian media

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


Dec 22 2011 Response to a media query by Ambassador of India, HE Mr. Malhotra

By Dandavats staff

"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


Dec 22 2011 interview to Ambassador of Russia to India Alexander Kadakin - video

By Ibnlive

..."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"


Dec 21 2011 Gita ban: Bombay High Court asks Central government of India to consider representation in Russia

By Indian Media

M I Sethna, counsel for the petitioners, however, said the government is just monitoring and has asked Iskcon to defend the literature there. “It is a grave insult to our culture. Instead of asking Iskcon to defend, the government should defend the Gita,” Sethna said


Dec 21 2011 Speech of the Minister for External Affairs Mr. S.M Krishna to the Members of Parliament against the banning of the Gita

By Gopal Krsna Goswami

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


Dec 20 2011 India Government steps in - further updates. Latest Videos

By IBNLive

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


Dec 16 2011 ISKCON acquires historic bank building in Leicester city centre

By Nimai Devi Dasi

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


Dec 16 2011 The Oldest Existing Copy of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

By Indradyumna Swami

In an old temple tucked away in a street near Loi Bazar in Vrindavan is the oldest existing copy of Srila Krsna das Kaviraja Goswami’s 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

By Mata Phalini

"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."


Dec 1 2011 Article from the Ahmedabad Mirror (Times of India publication)

By Basu Ghosh das

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

By Madhusevita das

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


Nov 3 2011 Hare Krishna monk treks through the North Shore on his way across Canada

By Angela Saieva

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”

By Nrsimhananda dasa

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!

By Prahlada-Nrsimha das

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

By Yudhistir Govinda Das

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 man’s 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

By Krishna das

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

By Dharmasetu das

A Photographic Essay (2010) by Visakha dasi won the Bronze Medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher’s 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

By Ashraf Padanna

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


Jun 27 2011 US President Mr. Barack Obama meets H.H. Radhanath Swami

By Gauhari das

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

By Nrsimha Krsna das

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


May 24 2011 High Court rejects ISKCON, Bangalore, plea for stay

By Indlawnews

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

By P. Vasanth Kumar

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 ‘Iskcon Mumbai owns City arm’

By Deccan Herald

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 Bangalore’s International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) belongs to the Iskcon Mumbai


May 9 2011 Salt Lake City Temple Purchase

By Caleb Warnock

"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


Mar 22 2011 Mayapur Gaura Purnima festival coverage by Z News TV channel telecasted to 68 countries

By Vrajendra - nandan Das

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

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