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By Deena Bandhu dasa

The next day was Gundicha Marjana. Many times I have cleaned the temple from top to bottom in whatever temple I was in. But today we all went to do Gundicha Marjana at the very site where Lord Chaitanya had personally done it five hundred years before. We were all very excited. Unfortunately, they don't allow foreigners inside. So I told Bhadra Charu Prabhu, a very nice devotee who was in charge, to get me a couple of baskets so we could at least clean the front entrance. All around the entrance they were selling brooms and clay pots, but no baskets. But ...

Jun 29, 2014 -- 2,846 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

Our Prison Preaching Incharge, Jankinath Prabhu, decided to take out a Traveling Sankirtan Party for the summer. In their travels they reached Prabhupada Ashram in Uddhampur in Jummu, where HH Navayogendra Maharaja made very comfortable arrangements for their stay. From there they decided to go to Srinagar in Kashmir where they had the address of a disciple of HH Gopal Krishna Maharaja Arjun Shyam Prabhu, who would provide them nice facilities for staying and preaching

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Jun 18, 2011 -- 3,367 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

May 17th Vaisakha Purnima was the auspicious appearance day of the self-manifest Deity, Sri Radharaman Lalji, one of the most important and beloved Deities of Vrindavan who was served by Gopala Bhatta Goswami. It was celebrated with great pomp and ceremony with an incredible abhisheka with more than 2,000 liters of milk!

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May 21, 2011 -- 5,527 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

Next month marks the auspicious 8th Anniversary of Vrinda Kunda Temple opening! To celebrate we are organizing special parikramas to the Holy Places of Braja, culminating with our famous Kalash Yatra, an ecstatic Sankirtan procession with the ladies carrying water pots with coconuts on their heads

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Jan 16, 2011 -- 2,913 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

Taking advantage of the Vrindavan Kumbha Mela on 20th March, Jankinatha Prabhu organized a Sadhu Sammelan in Krishna Balaram Mandir on the topic of the 500th anniversary of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sannyas.

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Feb 28, 2010 -- 5,840 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Seven years ago on Varaha Dwadasi, we opened the Vrinda Kunda Temple. To celebrate we had a special program of parikramas to the Holy Places of Radha and Krishna's divine pastimes.

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Dec 10, 2009 -- 4,386 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

One day, one devotee, who wishes not to be named, came to see me. He said he had a large donation and he wanted to see Sanatan Goswami's Samadhi repaired and wanted to know if I could do it. I was completely amazed as just the day before I was thinking about this.

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Jun 21, 2009 -- 7,056 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

Everyone was anticipating when we would get darshan of the original Kunda excavated by Srimati Radharani and Her sakhis with their golden bangles, kankans. However the pumps that were pumping out the water were getting clogged with mud and each time they got close, they would break down.

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Jun 21, 2009 -- 7,921 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

He always used to tell us some amusing Bengali stories, some of which were a little strange, but always amusing. Eventually Daivishakti Mataji, published a small book, called "Dadu Tells a Story" even though he was adamant in his own humble way that his name not come on the book

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Apr 2, 2009 -- 5,748 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Everyone kept coming to us and profusely thanking us for this wonderful festival and asking why we didn't do it before. We told them it was Radha Shyamsundar's desire, they were tired of seeing Their devotees pushed and shoved in a crowded temple room and They wanted to come to the Yamuna where everyone could peacefully participate.

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Mar 22, 2009 -- 5,778 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

On Sunday we had the ecstatic grand finale of the 6th anniversary of Vrinda Kunda Temple. All the devotees gathered beside Pavana Sarovar and after a nice hot breakfast of kichari, we began the preparations for the famous Kalash Yatra.

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Feb 25, 2009 -- 10,887 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Yesterday, our Prison Preaching team went for their regular program in the Bharatpur Jail, just 40 km. from Vrindavan in Rajasthan. They were very wonderfully surprised when they reached the jail, the prisoners were having Srimad Bhagavatam class.

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Feb 18, 2009 -- 3,840 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

This is one of the best times of the year as the weather is very pleasant and it is not so hot like after Mayapur Festival. Since our festival ends on the 22nd, then everyone has time to reach Mayapur for the Maha-abhisheka on Feb. 25th.

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Feb 12, 2009 -- 3,551 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu das

During the Ardha Kumbha Mela a couple of years ago, I reported how we invited all the Vaisnava Mahants to come to our ISKCON pandal and take prasadam. This was a great victory for Srila Prabhupada as they accepted us as being in a bonafide sampradaya.

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Nov 22, 2008 -- 4,018 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

In the first picture, you can appreciate the size of the silver elephant and the beautiful throne carried on his back. Next you can get darshan of Sri Sri Radharamanji gloriously sitting on His colorful throne. Then you can relish a nice close up of His Lordship.

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Oct 11, 2008 -- 5,610 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

This year for the first time, the devotees organized a wonderful Vyasa Puja Celebration in the evening, inviting may leading citizens of Vrindavan to come and offer their homage to Srila Prabhupada on his appearance day.

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Sep 1, 2008 -- 4,446 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

After greeting the the devotees with garlands, headed by our Prison Preaching incharge, Jankinath, the prisoners escorted the devotees with their own kirtan party to the stage set up in the large field in the middle of the jail.

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Sep 1, 2008 -- 3,214 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu Dasa

ISKCON had been invited to participate in a two days conference, "Faith in Action"- A Hindu Leaders caucus on HIV/AIDS, organized by UNAIDS and others. They were warmly received by the organizers, who upon seeing the devotees, exclaimed, "Oh! ISKCON sadhus have arrived!"

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Jul 22, 2008 -- 5,321 views
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