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Hare KrishnaBy Indradyumna Swami

Yesterday, upon my return to India, I had the good fortune to visit a somewhat unknown, but historically significant, place of worship for followers of Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON. Tucked away in a small corner of Chandni Chowk, the oldest and busiest market in New Delhi, is the temple of Radha Vallabha, where Srila Prabhupada lived off and on from 1959 to 1965. During those years Srila Prabhupada was preparing for his mission in the west. Because the temple i...

November 21, 2014 -- 645 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Kaplish

Keeping in view the large number of people to join Rath Yatra the District Administration has to divert traffic to different routes. Among others who participated in the parade were His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj GBC and BBT Trustee, HH Pravodha Nand Maharaj (Vrindavan),HH Navyogendra Maharaj(Udhampur), HH Janardhan Swami (Vrindavan) HG Mahaman das (ACBSP), Zonal Secretary, HG Mahamantra Das (ACBSP), HG Sakshi Gopal Das TP ISKCON Kurukshetra,HG Mo...

November 18, 2014 -- 641 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nimai Devi Dasi

Leicester Cathedral, a Mosque, a Gurudwara, a Jain Centre, and ISKCON Leicester were selected places of worship for the City's annual Interfaith Trail. Over 600 scouts, led by parents and Scout leaders visited the ISKCON Centre on Saturday 15th November. The aim of the trail was for the Scouts to learn about different faiths and practices. Various interactive presentations were made by the devotees, offering an experience of a Krishna Conscious lifestyle - Lord...

November 18, 2014 -- 577 views
Hare KrishnaBy Arjuna Krsna das

Nestled in a place bordering between Rajastan and Gujarat is ‘Pathmeda’ farm, all of 650 acres with shelter for 12,000 cows and 50 kms away was another farm of 1000 acres called ‘Nandgaon’ and this farm in total gives shelter to an astounding 2 Lakh cows with facilities unrivalled in the entire world. “This is a model of cow protection and we are not bothered about the milk production”, proudly declares Bhavar singh, who is the chief administrator o...

November 14, 2014 -- 1,015 views
Hare KrishnaBy GuruGovinda Kripa Das

It was around 2:30PM! After having eaten nothing except a small pack of cookies and half a bottle of water since morning, the narrow serpentine roads from Dhamangaon to Kaundanyapur/Kaundinyapur seemed to never end! But slowly my love for nature lured me away from the thoughts of hurrying to reach the destination. I sat in the front seat of a 'TATA Sumo', with my eyes out the window trying to have a complete picture of rural Maharashtra. I had travelled to...

November 13, 2014 -- 967 views
Hare KrishnaBy Devaki Devi Dasi

Radhadesh is one of the main communities in Europe. ISKCON owns a big old Castle here, where the Dracula movies were produced before we purchased the property. It is surrounded by beautiful nature - gentle hills covered with fields and forrests. The devotees also maintain gardens and cows. Many of the grhasthas are living outside the temple in the nearby village, and some have a simple flat within the temple compound. Every day there are tourists coming from a...

November 11, 2014 -- 981 views
Hare KrishnaBy Arjuna Krsna Das

As representatives of IDVM, Iskcon Daiva Varnasrama Ministry, when we were making our month long programme to visit the farm communities across India, we meticulously planned in such a way that we would be in a big city temple, especially during festivals, such as 'Janmastami', so that we don't miss out on the extravaganza, especially in terms of feasting. As there is a famous proverb in Sanskrit, 'Brahmanah Bhojana priya', we added our lingo to it, "Vaishnava...

November 9, 2014 -- 732 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gunacuda Dasi

Beginning in 1992, devotees from ISKCON Bhubaneswar, on the instruction of Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja, have organised an annual padayatra in different village areas of Odisha. This year's padayatra took place in Keonjhar district and lasted for 3 weeks with devotees from Odisha, Australia, England, France, Ireland and Russia taking part. They were joined by Acarya prabhu and devotees from Padayatra India who brought their bullock cart and the beautiful Deities ...

November 9, 2014 -- 825 views
Hare KrishnaBy Lakshmi Ramani

Devotees from the Iskcon Sri Narasimha Giridhari Mandir, Bangalore, have conducted a massive Damodara programme marathon this year by visiting over 15,000 houses and inviting the residents to offer a ghee lamp to Lord Damodara. This marathon has been a huge success with more than 39000 souls joyously offering a ghee lamp to the Lord. If even for a short time somebody burns a lamp in the temple of Lord Sri Hari, then whatever sins he has acquired for millions of k...

November 6, 2014 -- 1,032 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktin Elle Mitchell

State houses, traditionally meeting places of United States' governors, legislators and decision makers, rarely host gatherings related to religious expression or discourse. However, for the third year in a row the Massachusetts State House, amidst the majesty of its Hall of Flags & Grand Staircase, hosted a Diwali opening ceremony. Festivities included short speeches and lighting of an elaborate diya (lamp) by ISKCON Boston Temple President Pyari Moh...

November 6, 2014 -- 807 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Malaysia

The programme started with Go puja, worship of mother cow. Devotees enthusiastically fed the cows jaggery, fruits and sweet rice that they brought especially for the cows. It was nice to see that even the children were not scared to feed our cows. This was followed by a class given by His Grace Simhesvara prabhu, regional secretary for ISKCON Malaysia and also heading the farm project. H G Simhesvara prabhu narrated the Govarhdhana lila and importance of the fe...

November 3, 2014 -- 1,176 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhajahari das

Sri Kama Devi leading the London Saturday Night Harinam Party through Leicester Square. Sri Kama first met Srila Prabhupada during the 70's in Geneva. Since then she has performed many important services within Iskcon. She is an artist and an actress and was a member of the popular Bhaktivedanta Players during 70's and 80's. These days she helps guide devotees in her role as a counsellor. Along with her husband Kishor prabhu, she hosts wonderful study groups at he...

November 3, 2014 -- 816 views
Hare KrishnaBy Giriraj Swami

Saturday night we performed hari-nama–sankirtana, chanting the holy names of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, at the Dallas Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party, attended by tens of thousands of people dressed in costumes of many lands, cultures, and eras. Almost everyone heard the transcendental sound vibration of the names of the Lord, and many joined in the singing and dancing. Being with the people on the street there, I thought of Srila Prabhupada’s experience of ...

October 31, 2014 -- 894 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sukhada dasi

On August 23rd, 2014, when the time arrived for the 10th Annual Rath Yatra Festival of Chariots at Jacksonville Beach, Florida, weather predictions were ominous. But Lord Jagannatha had everything under control. Although hot and humid, the Lord’s servants assembled in full force, and Jacksonville Beach will never be the same as a result. The Dalchand family decorated the cart with colorful festoons, flowers, and lots of love, City Council member Ms. Christine Hof...

October 29, 2014 -- 665 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dandadhrk Das

We were twenty participants assembling at Goloka Dham in Germany on the first weekend of October, embarking on a three-day spiritual adventure. Some of us had been practicing Krsna consciousness for many years, and some of us were young bhaktas. Nevertheless, for all of us it was a highly transformational experience, if not to say a true paradigm shift. The schedule was tight - no time to space out. After the standard morning program in the presence of Sri Sri Ra...

October 29, 2014 -- 793 views
Hare KrishnaBy Niranjana Swami

My name is Omvati Devi Dasi, I am from Donetsk. During all the time of the military operations I have been staying in Donetsk and making endeavors to render my modest service by helping devotees, who remained in the temple. From the bottom of my heart I thank you and devotees for the material support. At present all salaries and pensions are no more paid in the city. And therefore your financial support turned to become very much helpful. In this difficult tim...

October 29, 2014 -- 842 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Nairobi

The University Program in Nairobi, Kenya, is running for the last 4 years and has shown good results. This year we had over 60 students who have been attending the program and studing Srila Prabhupada's books for over 8 months. As an offering to Srila Prabhupada for his tirobhava festival we held a graduation. May the vaishnavas shower their mercy upon us so that we can remain sincere in our service to Srila Prabhupada.

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October 27, 2014 -- 758 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ravi Nagahawatte

Chanting the mantra ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna…’ brings a sense of calmness to even the most disturbed atmosphere. The holy mantra helps Lord Krishna devotees to tune their senses in order to understand God. Devotional songs, in the name of Lord Krishna, were sung in high-pitched voices in Colombo on October 12 (Sunday) at the Sarasvathi Hall in Bambalapitiya during a singing session, better known as Bhajan. A team of Hare Krishna devotees from Mayapoor...

October 26, 2014 -- 694 views
Hare KrishnaBy Vyasmuni Das

Today on 25th October 2014 at 5:00 pm Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel had taken a Pleasure Visit at Sri Sri Radha Govind Dham, ISKCON Ahmedabad. Honorable Chief Minister was welcomed by Temple President H G Jasomatinandan Prabhu. Honorable Chief Minister was Accompanied with Ahmedabad Mayor Smt Minaxiben Patel, BJP General Secratary (Ahmedabad City) Shri Bhupendra Shah and Ahmedabad Municiple Corporation Ex-Standing Committee Chairmen Shri Bhupendra Pate...

October 25, 2014 -- 774 views
Hare KrishnaBy Hari Narayana Das

(With 271 photos) Commemorating the anniversary of Bandung city, October 18, 2014, the Government of Bandung organized a parade titled “Bandung Caang Festival”, in brief, ‘Bandung Flower Festival’. Caang means rays of light. The festival was followed up by many departments under Bandung government bringing their floats of light decorated cars to participate in the festival. The organisers also gave chance to cultural groups to join the festival. The d...

October 25, 2014 -- 968 views
Hare KrishnaBy Yudhistir Govinda Das

The international committee overseeing the celebrations of ISKCON’s 50th year of incorporation in 2016 presented its report. Pancaratna Dasa and Anuttama Dasa, committee members, informed the GBC about the various events being planned in major cities of the world such as New Delhi, Kolkatta, New York, London, etc. This included a seven day mega padayatra in 2015 from Mayapur to Kolkata dock where Srila Prabhuada boarded the Jaladuta ship and began his j...

October 23, 2014 -- 1,190 views
Hare KrishnaBy Ramlakshman Das

20 devotees registered for the course, out of which, more than 15 devotees were regular. After brief introductions, H.H.Bhakti Rasamrita Maharaj suggested to Dr. Sreekumar Prabhu that one presentation should be made using quotes ,conversations and purports from Srila Prabhupada’s books on cow protection. I prepared a presentation with the help of Sreekumar Prabhu and we presented it to the participants. During the noon session they requested me to present my...

October 22, 2014 -- 749 views
Hare KrishnaBy Arjuna Krsna das

Both Rama Laksman prabhu, Director for IDVM Secretariat located in Sri Mayapur along with Arjuna Krsna prabhu, Co-Director for IDVM Department of Education undertook an extensive tour to various ISKCON rural projects in India. Their travels took them to Nilachal Dham, a new project under ISKCON Juhu temple close to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Nandagram Farm in Gujarat, Pathmeda on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat, Panchavati in Tamil Nadu, close to Salem, Venu M...

October 21, 2014 -- 647 views
Hare KrishnaBy Nanda Kishor das

ISKCON’s Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) operates on campuses at some of the most prestigious universities in South Africa and is program dovetailed for university students. This year the society was awarded the accolade for the Most Outstanding Student Society for 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), one of Africa’s leading universities at a sepcial event earlier this month. The award was handed over to the BYS Chairperson – Jyotika Heerabhai by the...

October 21, 2014 -- 804 views
Hare KrishnaBy radhanathswami.com

On the 8th of October, Radhanath Swami attended the annual Sharad Purnima festival at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, Mumbai. Sharad Purnima is the first day of the holy month of Kartik, the full moon night when Krishna danced with His beloved devotees the gopis in the forest of Vrindavan. Every year on the night of Sharad Purnima, the devotees at the Mumbai temple come together to decorate the altar, giving it a look of the lush forest of Vrindavan. Amid...

October 20, 2014 -- 1,175 views
Hare KrishnaBy radhanathswami.com

“When we do things on a superficial level, disturbances will always affect us. But if we find deep, inner fulfilment, external troubles can’t change us. Only a house built on shifting sand would be affected by storms.” This was the message Radhanath Swami shared with over hundred CEO’s and HR heads of various companies at the Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) summit at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, on 10th October’ 2014.

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October 17, 2014 -- 932 views
Hare KrishnaBy Krsnabaladev Das

Urgent action is needed to improve access to hospice and palliative care: It is time to start dispelling the myths. World hospice and palliative care day is a day of celebration for the progress that has been made in reducing pain and suffering.. Bhaktivedanta Hospice celebrated Hospice & Palliative Care Day yesterday, October 14, 2014, in the town of Vrindavan, India and used the opportunity to dispel unhelpful myths and promote hospice and palliative care ...

October 17, 2014 -- 705 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhajahari das

SATURDAY NIGHT HARINAM London: This week the Harinam was literally 'Out of this World'. The Party was joined by Jaya Krsna prabhu and his nice son Eka Chakra Patel. They brought with them the same dynamic energy that they put into their Krsna Conscious theatre performances. Many other younger devotees were also present and the mood was so lifted due to their inspired enthusiasm that many scores of on lookers were pulled into the purifying fire of Lord Chaitanya's...

October 16, 2014 -- 1,021 views
Hare KrishnaBy Govinda-kanta Devi Dasi

H.H. Bhakti Ananta Krishna Maharaj announced that he was going to buy a Golden Brick in his name as the ticket which we can give to the Vishnudutas for carrying us to the spiritual world. After this, 12 more Golden Bricks were pledged. The next day there was a program at another Moscow temple where 10 more Golden Bricks were pledged.

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October 12, 2014 -- 877 views
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