Apr 21 2014 More London Harinam

By Parasuram das

Dhaneswara prabhu (acbsp) author of 'Spiritual Economics' joins the Saturday Night Harinam in London. The Harinam started at 1pm and continued till 10pm, with a prasad break at 6pm. Everybody who came on that Harinam felt surcharged, walking on air.

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Apr 18 2014 Iskcon Alachua’s Festival of Colors 2014 a grand success!

By Mukhya Devi Dasi

The Festival of Colors 2014 was a grand success with more people than last year and many more attendees from outside the devotee community coming over to play Holi. Devotees invited colleagues and friends; we networked extensively on Facebook; advertised on Google, in local print publications, press releases all over Florida and on radio, too. We borrowed friend's mailing lists, and the word went around. We shared our community, chanting the maha mantra, prasadam, and Krisha consciousness with hundreds of people who had never even known we were tucked away in Alachua.

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Apr 17 2014 Anti Racism Demo Trafalgar Square London

By Parasuram Das

The dictionary informs us that racism "a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others."

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Apr 15 2014 Ratha Yatra in Tallahssee 2014

By Ananga Manjari Devi

Our colorful presentation was very well received by the audience of thousands who enthusiastically waved, danced and gave us many smiles and thumbs-up as we danced by. The float that pulled the Lords’ Chariot was covered in a beautiful bouquet of leaves and flowers and featured a huge 9 foot high Lord Chaitanya, all designed by Luz Marina. The whole Rathyatra presentation was awe inspiring for the participants as well as the observers.

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Apr 14 2014 20th Anniversary celebration of Pandava Sena at Bhaktivedanta Manor

By Ravi Talsania

The 20th Anniversary celebration took place on the 12th April at Bhaktivedanta Manor from 5pm onwards. It was an evening of historic pastimes from the original members of Pandava Sena, the stalwarts that headed up the campaign to ‘Save the Manor’, and many other special people who had incredible memories of Pandava Sena in its early days.

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Apr 12 2014 Lord Jagannath Goes to Give His Mercy on The Second Ratha-Yatra Festival in Jember, East Java, Indonesia

By Hari Narayana Das

The Ratha yatra started at 10.00 am local time with Homa yagya. The chariot of the Lord Jagannath was decorated beautifully by devotees the day before. They put so many fruits on the chariot. After the homa, a class about Rathaytra was given by H.H. Subhag Swami Mahraja through teleconference lively from Bangladesh. The devotees was enthusiastically listening the class and their spirit to do the ratha yatra was fire up after heard the class.

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Apr 11 2014 Lenin would be proud of us!

By Ghanashyam das

On wednesday as part of our initiative to distribute prasadam at least once a week to the residents Navadwipa we set out to the village on the other side of the Jalangi river named Lenin colony. West Bengal for so many years was governed by the communist party hence the reference to one of its icons - Lenin. Not sure if he ever had piping hot kitchari for lunch but all the residents of the village named after him certainly relished it with great enthusiasm.

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Apr 9 2014 Visit to Angkor Wat in Cambodia

By Basu Ghosh Das

A thousand years ago, the Hindu Raja (King) Jayavarman II, built numerous large elaborately decorated stone temples of Lord Vishnu, in the area that today is known internationally as Angkor Wat. Angkor is a dissimilation of the Samskrita word “nagar”, that is “city” in English. From nagar came “nakor” and then “Angkor” in modern Khmer, the language of Cambodia. Raja Jayavarman II constructed his capitol in this place a thousand years ago, and now the ruins of nearly 250 Hindu temples remain, in various stages of deterioration, after a millennium.

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Apr 7 2014 Patron Thanksgiving and Pre Janmastami Love Feast organised by SJMKL

By Sri Jagannatha Mandir Kuala Lumpur

Sri Jagannatha Mandir organized its monthly patron feast and pre Janmastami love feast on 6 April 2014. The programme was blessed by the presence of His Holiness Swami Bhakti Vghna Vinasa Narsimha Maharaja. There was also initiation ceremony. His Grace Siddhi Prabhu who is the chairman for Sri Krishna Janmastami showed a presentation on our grand Janmastami celebrations last year and appealed to everyone to make it grander this year.

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Apr 7 2014 Massive Prasad Distribution in Brussels

By Parasuram Dasa

I was talking to one very respectable lady from Emerates, she was busy chopping vegetables for my subji. It was her first time to Europe, she was to attend some diplomat meetings and had only two days before returning home. She told me that she was loving the chopping service and this was a much more important way to spend her time. I could understand from this that the living entities are by nature servants of the Supreme, and real happiness can come from a simple thing like chopping veg.

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Apr 6 2014 Holi Happiness in DC

By Patrick Costello

It was a beautiful day and a beautiful event. The food was inexpensive and fabulous. The music was good. Best of all, as I have already said, people were kind.

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Apr 4 2014 Mandakini Dasi joins the London Harinam Explosion

By Parasuram das

Mandakini came over from France to visit the London Yatra for Gaura Purnima. She was one of the guests of honour, along with mothers Malati and Manjuali at the Connaught Rooms on Lord Chaitanya's Appearance Day. Over one thousand devotees attended that festival.

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Apr 2 2014 From Traffic Lights to Temple Bells

By Sri Krishna Purusottama das

Lord Chaitanya took great pleasure in hearing the activities of preaching by His devotees while He was in Nadia. At dusk, every team reported to Lord Chaitanya on what happened during the day. Devotees at ISV still follow the tradition reporting the Weekend book distribution activities for the pleasure of Lord Chaitanya and His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.

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Mar 30 2014 Ratha Yatra in St. Augustine, Florida March 22, 2014

By Sukhada Dasi

Bhadra Prabhu introduced the mayor of St. Augustine, Joe Boles, who heartily welcomed the Hare Krishnas and announced that our parade was "the oldest parade in the world." He encouraged us to continue our tradition yearly, and especially invited us to participate next year when the city marks its 450th anniversary as the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the United States (1565 to 2015).

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Mar 29 2014 In seclusion at Ekachakra Dham

By Devaki Devi Dasi

Going in seclusion, leaving behind all usual responsibilities and distractions and attending a Holy Name Retreat is a wonderful tool to deepen our relationship with the holy name. And Ekachakra Dham is the perfect place to embark on such internal journey.

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Mar 24 2014 Prasad Distribution in the “Land of saints and scholars”

By Parasuram das

Last week we took on the challenge of cooking subji and popperdoms for 5,000 people in Cork city. Our team consisted of Dharmatma Prabhu, Sanaka Prabhu, and Achintya Rupa Prabhu. Srila Prabhupada says in the Srimad Bhagavatam: "The Krishna consciousness movement is based on this principle: chant the Hare Krishna mantra every moment,as much as possible, both inside and outside of the temple, and, as far as possible, distribute prasad. This process can be accelerated with the cooperation of state administrators and those who are producing the country's wealth. Simply by liberal distribution of prasad and sankirtana, the whole world can become peaceful and prosperous."

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Mar 22 2014 Zee TV shows about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Shri Mayapur Dham on 18th March for 26 minutes! (Video)

By Vrajendra Nanadan Das

India's famous Zee News tv channel (with a reach of more than 169 countries and access to more than 670 million viewers globally) telecasted about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Shri Mayapur Dham on 18th March for 26 minutes

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Mar 22 2014 Governor of Siem Reap receives Bhagavad-gita

By Bhakti Raghava Swami

Today, March 21, 2014, was a special day in that we were able to get a personal audience with the Governor of Siem Reap Province, the Honorable H.E. KHIM BUNSONG. Our good friend and Khmer supporter, Mr. Keo Sophat, who is the Director of a local NGO called the Voice and Development of Children and Youths (VDCY) was kind enough to arrange this meeting. The Governor greeted us very cordially at his personal complex, the Bornei Angkor Resort and Spa.

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Mar 21 2014 Unparalleled Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur!

By Mayapur.com

In the evening time everybody gathered in the large field near the temple to behold the Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Abhishek ceremony. There were three different Abhishek pandals erected to accommodate those who wanted to perform the abhishek themselves. the entire function was very beautiful, followed by amazing harinam San-Kirtan in the temple room. If you were not present this year or even able to watch online at all then you can see some of the pictures so that you may become inspired to visit Sri Mayapur Dham the following year for our annual Gaura Purnima Festival.

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Mar 20 2014 Reflections on Navadwip Mandal Parikrama

By mayapur.com

We finished our most amazing and blissful Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Silver Jubilee Celebration on 11th March in a great union of the parties inside ISKCON Mayapur! Our dear 10 thousand participants- of 6 different parties-, after 7 days of complete surrender to the holy name and the holy dhama, got each other’s association. All the leaders of the Parikrama parties and organizers gathered together and all of us got the association of the great souls of this Parikrama

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Mar 20 2014 A day of music with the Krishnas

By alligator.org

A few seconds into the event and I already feel right at home. The Krishna family have done it again; made a journey of self-discovery the most entertaining highlight of your week. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) are colloquially known as the Krishnas. The presence of the Krishnas on campus is more than welcome; the Krishnas are pleasant and friendly, the constant chanting's lyrics are calming, and their vegetarian dishes are renowned for being especially delicious, even to regular meat-loving omnivores. However, the 12-Hour Kirtan Music Festival lunch and dinner feast was truly a sight to behold, a wonder to taste, and, as for the music, phenomenal to hear.

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Mar 20 2014 Hare Krishna community celebrates Holi festival

By Watford Observer

Spokesman Radha Mohan Das said: "It was a phenomenal day. What a difference a year makes. Last year there was snow, and this year we had the highest attendance with around 10,000 people there. We have received a lot of positive feedback."

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Mar 19 2014 Lord Chaitanya’s Moon is Rising

By Bhajahari das

This amazing video was taken during last Saturday Night's Harinam. The Eve of Lord Chaitanya's Appearance Day. Govinda Prabhu always leads a joyful Kirtan. This weekend the joy spilt out all over these fortunate young revellers. These days, it is not at all unusual for this sort of spontaneous participation to take place. People genuinely like and appreciate the devotees.

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Mar 14 2014 International Women’s Day, March 2014

By Parasuram das

A disciple of a prominent spiritual leader once said to Srila Prabhupada. "My spiritual master said to avoid women and never go where there are women". Srila Prabhupada laughed and said "that's impossible, there are women everywhere". Then coming back to the temple and watching two women devotees bow down to him, he said," by associating with these women, you will be purified".

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Mar 13 2014 Bhagavad gita go to Campus: talk show at STIKOM Bali

By Hari Narayana Das

The talk show was given by H.H.Subhag Swami Maharaj which continued for about 2 hours. The participants were the students and lecturers of School of Information Management and Computer Engineering (STIKOM) Bali. The talk show started at 9.00 am local time which was held in the auditorium hall of the school.

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Mar 13 2014 Sri Lanka - Leadership Program for 360 Top Students

By Kodandaram das

After enlivening Q/A session there was a drama of Bilwamangala Thakura which completely stunned the students and the teachers as well. They told us that they have never seen such a performance. At the end they were served sumptuous prasadam and each of them received a copy of the fifth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

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Mar 2 2014 In every town and village! (with photos)

By SJMKL Harinama Team

Devotees from Sri Jagannatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur were instrumental in spreading the holy name in Kampong Ambar Tenang, Dengkil. This is one of the small villages which is approximately 40kms away from the city ,a palm oil plantation estate and has Indians as its majority population.

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Feb 28 2014 TOVP Temple of the Vedic Planetarium - 2014 Presentation for GBC - video

By the TOVP staff

Latest reports from the devotees engaged in the realization of this landmark spiritual project with universal significance. Ambarisha prabhu's successful fundraising team in S.Africa raises 4 million dollars in ten days, new 3D animation video renderings of the interior presentation of the cosmic creation and more!

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Feb 27 2014 Gary Prabhu lecture at The Krishna Lounge, Las Vegas, Nevada

By Bhakta Steven

I recently had the privilege of meeting a special person to all of us. His name is Gary Liss or Gary Prabhu as most of us know him. I listened with great anticipation for one hour of the fascinating true story of two boyhood friends from Chicago and the trials and tribulations of their travels during their early twenties at The Krishna Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gary’s boyhood friend was none other than, Radhanath Swami.

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Feb 27 2014 Sinhalese Preaching Breakthrough in Sri Lanka

By Kodandarama Dasa

Just a few years ago, when the civil war between Sinhalese (Buddhist) and Tamils was raging, nobody would imagine that a Hare Krishna program would be held in the heart of Buddhist culture in Kandy. At the beginning we were little skeptical but later on when more than 500 hundred people joined our nagara-sanirtana all anxiety went away. Finally around 2500 people participated in the program.

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Feb 24 2014 Gratitude at the ISKCON Leadership Sanga

By GBC Community Relations Office

It is February 23rd, the eighth and final day of the ISKCON Leadership Sanga here in Sridham Mayapur. In the beginning, delegates were excited, hopeful, and enthusiastic for what the coming week would bring. They participated in numerous seminars, workshops, classes, kirtans, lunches, dinners, dramas, a Vedic fashion show and more. Everyone’s batteries have been recharged and the leaders from around the world are “fired up” to bring what they learned home to their respective congregations.

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Feb 22 2014 Taking the Pulse

By Radha Bhakti Devi Dasi

To give an idea of how devotees attending the ISKCON Leadership Sanga are feeling, we asked a few of them for their thoughts and experiences after the completion of Day 6 here in Mayapur dham. Here’s what they had to say...

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Feb 21 2014 Celebrating Innovation!

By Vrndavana Vinodini Dasi

Day 5 of the ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS) has come to a close and there is a spring in everyone’s step here in Sridham Mayapur. Today was the appearance day of Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur and so after a wonderful Srimad Bhagavatam class by HH Bhakti Caru Swami, devotees headed to the main pandal since it’s a day where one fasts until noon. There, after a few quick announcements, HH Devamrita Swami took to the stage to deliver a powerfully relevant class on Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and the topic of innovation.

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Feb 20 2014 Feeling Supported!

By Vrndavana Vinodini Dasi

Among the numerous seminars, incredible prasadam and darshan of Sri Sri Panca Tattva, Radha Madhava and Nrsimhadeva, a sense of family and community is being developed among the leaders. As Day 4 of the ILS came to a close, devotees gathered in the prasadam hall for a movie night where talented devotee directors had the opportunity to showcase their efforts to share Krsna with others through the arts.

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Feb 19 2014 Dare to Care

By Vrndavana Vinodini dasi

Day 3 of the ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS) was dedicated as Devotee Care Day. It started off with a beautiful joint Srimad Bhagavatam Class on verse 10.13.14 given by HH Radhanath Swami and HH Jayapataka Swami. Radhanath Swami elaborated on the point that devotee care is an eternal pastime of Krsna and is most pleasing to Him. Jayapataka Swami spoke on many beautiful pastimes of Srila Prabhupada and touched everyone’s heart when he emphasized how indebted we are to Srila Prabhupada for his care.

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Feb 18 2014 Sanga Sanga Sanga!

By Vrndavana Vinodini dasi

Devotees also learned about the hard work and efforts of HG Ravindra Svarupa prabhu who has spent years researching and putting together a small book on the position of Srila Prabhupada called “Srila Prabhupada The Founder Acharya of ISKCON – A GBC Foundational Document”. Before leaving the tent to attend the morning seminars, devotees were presented with complimentary copies to take home.

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Feb 17 2014 ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2014 Begins!

By Vrndavana Vinodini dasi

Day 1 consisted of three sessions during which at least ten seminars would run in parallel per session. Heads could be seen huddled together as groups of devotees consulted their schedules and decided which ones to attend. These seminars represent the results of months of hard work and time put in by the GBC’s strategic planning committees.

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Feb 16 2014 Radhanath Swami At Iskcon Chowpatty Book Marathon Festival Get Together

By Baladev Das

After a month long efforts in distributing Srila Prabhupad books during December marathon, all the 4 Brahmachari bus parties of ISKCON Chowpatty returned home on the first week of January. Seeing a congenial time for all devotees to meet, a BOOK MARATHON FESTIVAL GET TOGETHER was organized in the 2nd week of January in the Ashram. Like Every Year H.H Radhanath swami maharaj was present to grace the occasion and to hear devotees share their experience and finally to distribute gifts to all book distributors

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Feb 16 2014 24 hrs …… Murari……no fluff

By Gadi das

We’ve had the most frustrating exchange with the most intelligent, determined rats this planet can produce…we have sealed over any and all entrance routes with tiles, cement and metal….they will not be deterred, they even eat through cement….they will not enter live traps… And when they can’t get into the kitchen, they chew the water pipes, 3 to be exact… until water shoots them in the face, and then we have a half day repair on our agenda that wasn’t on the agenda…

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Feb 13 2014 Reflections of the Past - Spiritual Nourishment for the Future

By Divesh Maharaj

His Grace Ksudhi Das was in South Africa for a short visit and he was invited together with Bob Narandas and Champak Soni to present a lecture a titled, "Reflections of the Past - Spiritual Nourishment for the Future" as part of the Wednesday outreach programmes at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple of Understanding in Durban. Ksudhi Das accompanied by Rishi Kumar Swami were the first Hare Krishna devotees to set foot on South African soil in 1972

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