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Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Out of his kindness and mercy, Sri Radha Govinda Maharaja agreed to do 3 days of Bhagwat Katha in Agra Central Jail last week. All the prisoners and jail authorities thouroughly appreciated Maharaja's lectures and the ecstatic kirtana of the ISKCON devotees.

March 27, 2008 -- 12,036 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lalita Madhava devi dasi

It's been nearly a month since we first posted our story and an announcement calling for preachers to help us spread the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya. And what an incredible month it's been!

February 13, 2008 -- 4,472 views
Hare KrishnaBy Syamagopika devi dasi

Students of Mayapur Academy are excited about their new experience of learning the art of deity worship. The first batch of students in the newly opened Mayapur Academy has recently completed classes on deity dressing, cooking and learning samskaras.

January 30, 2008 -- 3,669 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakti rasa dasa

Two years ago I was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer. Being born with only one kidney the doctors announced there was nothing they could do. My devotee wife and I had just been married two months prior.

January 30, 2008 -- 5,471 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ila devi dasi

Everyone agreed that the kirtana was magical, more ecstatic than ever before, and knew it was due to the presence of the Lord Himself in His Deity form.

January 24, 2008 -- 6,159 views
Hare KrishnaBy Partha sarathi dasa

The team and I were scanning the surrounding to avoid being ambushed. It was three of us in my vehicle. Ahead I notice another US convoy, coming our way. I just turned my head for a moment, but as I looked again, I saw a flash of light and the boom that always follows. Almost instantly the vehicle went into flames.

January 4, 2008 -- 4,633 views
Hare KrishnaBy Narayani dasi

This year, Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School of Vrindavan, India, celebrated this holy day in a unique and as one guest observed, “Most novel!” way.

January 3, 2008 -- 4,479 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktin Su

The minute I surrendered my personal gratification for the sake of glorifying Krishna, He reached out and extended His energy to include us all, regardless of our commitment to Him.

January 2, 2008 -- 3,420 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

At about 5.30 we heard that there was a big harinam outside. I went down and it was incredible. There were over 100 young party people all dressed as Santa Claus chanting Hare Krsna and dancing blissfully! (with short videoclip )

December 16, 2007 -- 7,057 views
Hare KrishnaBy Janmastami dasa

Today marks the official end of the 2007 Irish festival period and this year has been a very special year for all of us. It marks the end of a year full of wonderful Krishna Conscious festivals including numerous small hall programmes by visiting senior devotees. 2007 has been one of our most active years for festivals in recent time.

December 9, 2007 -- 3,763 views
Basu Ghosh Das: On November 9 and 10 ISKCON Baroda observed the twin festivals of "Dipotsava" (aka "Diwali") and "Annakutotsava" ("Govardhan Puja"). Please see pictures of the function on the internet uploaded to "flickr"...
November 22, 2007 -- 3,127 views
Hare KrishnaBy Girish Parikh

Enchanting chanting and a powerful discourse of His Holiness Radhanath Swami kept the congregation spellbound. He said among other things: "Without love there is no happiness. Sri Krishna is all attractive universal God. Srila Prabhupada said that he had come to America to enlighten, and not to convert.

September 15, 2007 -- 11,985 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vrindavan Lila Dasi

I just want to personally thank you and all the other devotees involved in staging Srila Prabhupada's Vyasapuja for making such a wonderful two days of offerings. I had so many devotees come to me to say thanks. Some of them said it was the best Vyasapuja they have ever been to.

September 15, 2007 -- 4,479 views
Hare KrishnaBy Caru Das

Everybody had a memorable time and felt great respect for the Los Angeles crew including Ratna Bhusana, Bhagavat Akinchana, Divya Drsti, Svavasa, Mayapur, Rabindranath, Krishna Pada, and others who work so hard to mount this impressive spectacle.

August 9, 2007 -- 3,879 views
Hare KrishnaBy Laurel Myers

Bhaktimarga Swami is putting his heart and soles into an inspirational trek across Canada, walking for spiritual and personal growth, to inspire and be inspired. A journey that recently took him down the Mile of Gold.

August 2, 2007 -- 4,477 views
Hare KrishnaBy Navadvipa Chandra das

Jhulan Yatra is an important Vaishnava festival. It is one of the eternal Astaka lila pastimes that Radha Madhava and Their associates perform daily in Goloka Vrindaban. As recommended by Parasara muni in the Parasara Samhita, one should observe this festival every day, or at least from the day of ekadasi to Balaram purnima.

August 2, 2007 -- 4,311 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dvaipayana Dasa

The children of New Goloka community in Hillsborough, North Carolina organized and lead the annual Ratha Yatra festival on Saturday 21 July. This is the only childrens Ratha Yatra festival that is held in the state of North Carolina for the past 3 years.

July 30, 2007 -- 3,151 views
Hare KrishnaBy Govinda Datta Das

We never know what plan Lord Caitanya has in store for us. But we always know He inspires the service in many ecstatic ways. This time there were a group of hatha yogis that just decided to join us right in the middle of the outdoor 3rd Street Santa Monica Prominade mall.

July 23, 2007 -- 6,099 views
Hare KrishnaBy Shastra dasa

Please just abandon all varieties of services, take a break from your busy schedule and come join the Mayapur Nagara sankirtan and bathe in the blissful kirtan of Lord Nityananda and Mahaprabhu.

July 10, 2007 -- 4,427 views
Hare KrishnaBy Shyamagopika Devi Dasi

One thousand Namahatta devotees, over seventy five Mayapur community devotees along with the devotees from 24 parganas and Kolkata happily engaged themselves in preparing Cida-Dadhi using 1010 kgs of Cida or flat rice, 400 kgs of mangoes, 100 big jack fruits, 280 kgs of jaggery, 100 kgs of sugar, 85 litres of milk, 410 kgs of Dahi or yogurt, dryfruits and nuts.

July 3, 2007 -- 5,646 views
Hare KrishnaBy Rasasthali Devi Dasi

In June 2007 we experienced that the dreams of many come true: the Mahabharata, the most famous Indian epic, is being performed on a theatre stage. The result? A fantastic blend of singing, ecstatic dance, music and theatre.

July 1, 2007 -- 11,813 views
Hare KrishnaBy Tattvavit Dasa

On June 22nd, six graduates of Bhaktivedanta College, at Radhadesh, Belgium, received Bachelor of Theology degrees from the University of Wales Lampeter, through a partnership with Bhaktivedanta College. This is a milestone in ISKCON history: Srila Prabhupada had recommended this sort of relationship between ISKCON and an outside university.

June 26, 2007 -- 8,330 views
Hare KrishnaBy Suhrit Krishna Das

With the mercy of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari and the blessings of all the Vaishnavas, the devotees in Auckland could perform a total of 114 home programmes during the just concluded Purushottam month.

June 26, 2007 -- 5,004 views
Hare KrishnaBy Suresh das

Doesn't Dandavats One-Year Anniversary come up soon? Anything special planned to celebrate?

June 26, 2007 -- 4,614 views
Hare KrishnaBy Manu Dasa

Last summer, 75 youth from around the world gathered in New Vrindavan for three days to perform an extreme makeover of Srila Prabhupada's Palace of Gold. Watch the 10-minute video by clicking on one of the links below.

May 17, 2007 -- 4,608 views
Hare KrishnaBy Janananda das

World famous Bondi beach, Christmas day 2006. 25 devotees descend amidst the thousands of beach combers with their surf boards and numerous other gadgets for trying to find happiness. The kirtan begins winding our way along the promenade. Then into the bar areas, onto the grass, with bodies lying everywhere in different states of awareness. The kirtan reaches higher and higher peaks raising the fallen to their feet.

January 30, 2007 -- 5,309 views
Hare KrishnaBy Caru Das

Would Vaibhavi have to lie on her back on a high scaffold for years, like Michaelangelo, painting by hand the vast surface?

December 1, 2006 -- 3,636 views
Hare KrishnaBy Caru Das

For Vaibhavi and I this was a landmark day. Thanks to Justin (16 rounds, 4 months) and Mikela (16 rounds 1 year), and Cary, their connections in the community, their energy and enthusiasm to share, we tasted one very sweet fruit of 20 years habitation in Spanish Fork, the “Livestock Capital of Utah County”.

November 27, 2006 -- 4,354 views
Hare KrishnaBy Kavicandra Swami

The festival in Ireland was very successful. Manu prabhu had arranged things very nicely. The main tent had dancers from Bhaktivedanta Manor and dramas by Parividha Prabhu. His version of the "Boatman" was superb. There was a very big inflated playground that kept the many children very happy. There were several prasadam tables that were busy all day and all the guests were very happy to be in such a pleasing atmosphere .

September 19, 2006 -- 3,645 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yasoda saci devi dasi

Krishna devotees had much to celebrate Saturday as hundreds held their first-ever Festival of Chariots in downtown Orlando, turning Lake Eola’s surroundings into a kind of “Little India” for several hours.

September 13, 2006 -- 4,679 views
Hare KrishnaBy Urmila Devi Dasi

Finally I came to understand. The devotees there have the deities as their only possession and only wealth. Gradually, as I came to think about the tremendous austerity there coupled with the unprecedented attraction of the Deities, I concluded that Krishna reciprocates with this intense one-pointed devotion by revealing His beauty and sweetness to a great degree not experienced elsewhere.

July 31, 2006 -- 5,224 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Suddenly all we heard was explosions and firecrackers in the distance and this was almost midnight. I couldn’t figure out what was going on and, seeing the puzzled look on my face, Laxmimoni said, “Pakistan lost.” Everyone was rolling with laughter. That’s why no one was on parikrama, they were all watching cricket!

July 17, 2006 -- 3,639 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari dasa

So, with all this love and care Their Lordships got well again and off They went on Their yearly parade-country style! No fancy big Rath carts, no big skyscrapers to gaze at, just lots of nice hillbilly countryside and lots of excited devotees having kirtan for the pleasure of The Lord.

July 17, 2006 -- 4,758 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari-kirtana dasa

So, I would like to ask all of you to please write a personal letter to Mother Caitanya Rupini that is filled with Krishna katha, your service and realizations, favorite verses and purports, Prabhupada lila, and all things glorifying the Supreme Lord and His devotees that will inspire her to persevere in her difficult service.

July 11, 2006 -- 4,180 views
Hare KrishnaBy Radha Mohan Dasa

On Sunday 18th June, the three 40 foot high Rath Carts left Hyde Park on their intrepid journey to Trafalgar Square. In front of each cart was a sea of devotees and pilgrims, swarming the streets and filling the sky with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra and the beating of drums.

June 21, 2006 -- 5,684 views
Hare KrishnaBy Deena Bandhu dasa

Even in temple and other religious gatherings I have seldom seen the type of welcome we received. Sri Dangi himself entered our names and particulars in the register, a formality that we always have to do before entering any jail. They have these huge wooden doors and inside is like a vestibule with offices on either side and then another set of huge wooden doors.

June 21, 2006 -- 5,545 views