Jun 29 2007 High resolution photos from New York Ratha Yatra
Here are some nice shots from this year's New York Ratha Yatra.
Here are some nice shots from this year's New York Ratha Yatra.
Let the world hear Of the greatest miracle ever told Of the humble saint who walked among us With his message pure and bold
Nobody makes us happier we located in Utah than Ron. Ron always says, meaning every word, ‚Äúif there‚Äôs anything you need, ANYTHING, you just call me and YOU GOT IT, my friends.‚ÄĚ
Iskcon Montreal is celebrating its annual Ratha Yatra on Saturday July 7 2007. Everybody is cordially invited.
Book distibution seminar given by Vaisesika Prabhu in Boston, June 29 to July 01, showing how to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books and describing the importance of this service to Srila Prabupada.
My dear King, just consider what I have said to you, which will act as medicinal treatment upon disease. Control your anger, for anger is the foremost enemy on the path of spiritual realization. I wish you all good fortune for you. Please follow my instructions.
Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.
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.
Sri Ganga-puja, also known as Sri Ganga-dushara (she who removes inauspiciousness), appears in the month of Jyestha (May/June) on the 10th day of Sukla-paksa, or the waxing fortnight of the full moon.
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.
Two months prior to 2006 Gita Jayanti festival, I requested inmates, who regularly write to me, to write down a few lines about how they received the 1st copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is and what they learned from the Bhagavad Gita and what are their favorite verses.
Just to inform everyone that there is a new Govindas restaurant now right in the heart of Surfers Paradise Australia. We have several ex gurukulis and aspiring devotees working there including our daughter Cintamani and Tarani another ex gurukuli.
INMATES at a jail in southern India are eating so well many are reluctant to leave and other convicted criminals are trying to move in.
This is an heartly invitation to you for 13th Dindi Festival of ISKCON, all devotees who are taking part in dindi will get the most auspicious association of H. H. Lokanatha Swami Maharaja, who will be present in this festival and all the devotees taking part all around the world.
Located two hundred kilometers southeast of Bangalore, Salem is home to a very enthusiastic group of ISKCON devotees, mostly young brahmacharis, who have recently relocated to a new property, a three-acre plot of land, just a half kilometer from Periyaar University.
The Krishna Community Needs Your Support! Sri Vrindavana Dham is a unique project, not only for Kazakhstan, but for the entire former Soviet Union.
Doesn't Dandavats One-Year Anniversary come up soon? Anything special planned to celebrate?
History will be created when a Hindu prayer will be recited at the opening of the US Senate in Washington DC on July 12. There are an estimated two million Indian Americans in the US. Followers of Hindu groups like ISKCON may add up to another one million.
What are the potential realizations in each stage of chanting i.e. nama-aparadha, nama-abhasa, and suddha-nama? Is there any positive realization for a person in nama-aparadha stage?
With no trust fund in sight, however, it helps to have a Plan B, and Govinda‚Äôs Vegetarian Cuisine is quite capable of keeping an entire mass of bootstrapping babies healthy and happy. It does so with a rotating repertoire of vegetarian and vegan dishes, a rarity in Honolulu.
Shaving up, wearing a dhoti, chanting on the streets and attending mangala arati at 4.30 a.m. are some of the things experienced by new Krishna devotees, and Marc Ellis well known TV personality and former All Black rugby player, did just that from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27 at the Radha Giridhari temple in Kumeu.
This spring I revisted the place where I edited the "Darsana" book for six months. You should visit it, too -- Hare Krsna Village, near Milan -- to see beautiful Deities.
When I joined the movement in 1977, "Chant, dance and be happy" was the motto on all the devotees' lips. It was like the implicit contract we signed when we joined: if we chanted and danced, we would be happy. As the years rolled by I found out about the fine print in the contract: to "chant, dance and be happy", we had to go through a lot of hardships.
Television is not run by social workers interested in the benefit of the audience. T.V. is run by businessman who are ready to do anything and everything to maximize their profits.
Devotees are invited to attend the 30th Annual Ratha Yatra at Gita Nagari Farm Community in Port Royal, PA. Parade with ecstatic kirtan through Gita Nagari's Forests and fields.
The recently concluded New York City 2007 Ratha Yatra was a transcendental event of inestimably success. However, because the Lord is infinite and superlative in every sense, we can never arrive at a position of finite glorification of such an entity; devotional service is eternal!
The temple, which the devotees have been ordered to destroy, has not been touched but the devotees fear it could be the next target. Human rights activist Yevgeny Zhovtis is outraged at the continuing destruction.
With a heavy heart, I want to inform all the devotees the passing of one of our old devotees and Srila Prabhupada Disciple named H.G. Subal Das Brahmacari.
I have a hard time containing my excitement when I think about the unlimited possibility for book distribution in America. Even if we had 10,000 sankirtan devotees traveling around selling books, we wouldn't cover even a fourth of the country.
We are writing to inform you about an incident of a very serious nature that took place in ISKCON Vrindavan. We pray for your cooperation and blessings to help us create here in Krishna Balarama Mandir an atmosphere and standard that will please Srila Prabhupada.
The North American Grihastha Vision Team (GVT) announces the next presentation of the VTE (Vaisnava Training and Education) Grihastha Training Course I to be held in Alachua, Florida, July 13, 14, and 15, 2007, at the Alachua Charter School.
Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. plans to completely furnish the apartment in order to make it more comfortable for our devotee patients and families and to create a more Krsna conscious ambiance within its walls.
In this article I focus on how our degree of commitment to our vows and promises is affected by what we believe is possible for us. I also look at how beliefs affect us in general.
Many devotees are under the impression that we should love Krishna and denigrate ourselves! Also we may come in contact with people who in the name of Krishna consciousness authority denigrate us, telling us that we are useless, hopeless, fallen, degraded, in maya, sense gratifiers, bhogis, etc.
Bhakti is supreme, causeless and fully independent - no material cause can either induce or impede bhakti from appearing in one‚Äôs heart.
While listening to a morning conversation Srila Prabhupada had in Nairobi with his disciples, I was struck by Srila Prabhupada's brilliant explanation of how earth comes from Krishna. Here's the passage giving the explanation.
Special programmes were introduced: bhakta programme, bhakti sastra courses etc to try to fill the gap. But there is really no alternative in Kali yuga We talk a lot in classes and articles about chanting but ask ourselves, "How much are we chanting?"
Within this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, it should not surprise us to see friction between the disciple and spiritual master. Improper as it is, disciples sometimes cite a buzzword like ‚Äėmaturity‚Äô to lend credence to their challenge, even in the public domain.
We humbly encourage all devotees to take full advantage of the spiritual mercy afforded by visiting and exploring the holy dham on this auspicious parikrama. We request your help in any way you may wish to offer it. Our desire is simply to make this Puri Parikrama Festival a grand success.
Desiring to milk the cows, the gopas met with Krsna, who tastefuly performs all artistic feats and derives pleasure from all that He does. Moving His lotus eyes in all directions, Krsna milked the cows with great fun and affection.
The timing of this "operation" was chosen to exclude the presence of reporters and persons from international and human rights organizations. The attempt to find out who was in charge of the operation and to see any documents were unsuccessful.
Washington, D.C. ‚Äď The peaceful Krishna movement finds itself under constant attack for its ownership of property that it rightfully purchased. Its recognition status in question ‚Äď as are the statuses of many non-Muslim and non-Orthodox religious communities ‚Äď the Krishna community awakens at five in the morning to find police and demolition men there to destroy their homes.
Today's attack virtually mirrored the government's bulldozing of fourteen homes belonging to members of the Hindu minority group last winter. Both demolitions are part of what human rights advocates have characterized as blatant religious persecution.
Preliminary reports are placing the number of homes demolished today at twelve (added to the demolitions last November, that would bring the total to twenty-six homes destroyed)
Toronto‚Äôs Ratha-Yatra has the unique distinction of being accredited by Madhuha das, the organizer of the traveling Festival of India tour, as having the largest Ratha-Yatra in North America, drawing over 35,000 people!
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of May: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5
Instead of browsing page after page of photos in the big online community of photo sharing "Flickr", just insert the username or user id in the follow page and it will fetch all the photos of that album, saving your and Krishna's time.
This leap year, we observe Purushottama Adika Mas, or the auspicious leap month. In Vrndavana, it runs along the same benefits as Kartika Month, with benefits of one's austerities thousands of times more than usual.
Watch Anand, the "Raging Bull", devotailing his activities for the service of Shri Krishna in Vrindavana.
The festival, the 31st held here on Saturday, is modelled after the Ratha Yatra organised every year in Puri, Orissa, by the famed Jagannath temple there. During the festival, the temple deity is taken out in a procession on a decorated chariot. Worshippers come and pull the chariot to express their devotion.
You can listen and download the audio files of the SB classes given in NV during the GBC meeting. There are also some photos uploaded.
Dear devotees from far and wide, come and see the Lord's mountain site! Forget your troubles, break away from daily routine, just say nay!
Why become an academic scholar when you can be a natural scholar in the eternal Vaisnava tradition? Why not consider joining the BBT's new, dynamic school, the Srimad-Bhagavata Vidyapitham in Krsna's favorite place, Sri Govardhana?