Feb 18 2009 The recent Aravade Festival

By Mahadevi dasi

And again, another miracle….. Goura Prema dasi, aspiring disciple of Lokanath Swami and performing Kathak classical dance for Maharaj’s Festivals since she was 3 yrs old, stunned the audience with her swirling and twirling!


Feb 18 2009 Conviction

By Ravindra Svarupa dasa

In modern times, disbelief has so far entered into the essence of our existence, that both faithlessness and faith have become fundamentally two varieties of faithlessness.


Feb 18 2009 Exciting Oppurtunties

By Gopijana

In another FIVE days, devotees from all over the world will arrive in holy dhama to celebrate Gaura Purnima festival in this spiritual center. Festival Committee has carefully planned many festivities so that the visiting devotees get more spiritually uplifting experiences and carry the same mood in their preaching fields.


Feb 16 2009 February 13-14, Days Two and Three of the GBC Meetings

Hare KrishnaBy Ananda Tirtha das

The second day of the GBC meetings opened with a presentation by the Law Book Committee. Aniruddha Prabhu presented the progress of the committee in revising the current law book which contains constitutional principles, action orders, rules of order, administrative guidelines and governing law.


Feb 13 2009 1st day of the 2009 Annual General Meeting of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission

Hare KrishnaBy Ananda Tirtha das

The 2009 Annual General Meeting of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission commenced with arati and guru-puja kirtana to Srila Prabhupada, who is present in murti form in the meeting hall. Apart from the large murti, this year there is a small murti of Srila Prabhupada fixed on a beautiful altar near the Chairman's seat.


Feb 12 2009 Spiritually Miraculous and Magical

Karnamrita das: The stark reality of Kali's age wars, bodily hatred and violence poverty, starvation, new epidemics many diseases, types of slow deaths.

Feb 12 2009 Uncovering the Blue Flute Player from the “Blues”

Karnamrita das: Uncovering the Blue Flute Player from the "Blues" My material life’s ideals— to be happy and fulfilled by meaningful, loving relationships, useful work complementing my nature helpful to others, making a difference in the world.

Feb 12 2009 V.O.I.C.E. News Letter for the month of January’09 is now available

VOICE Newsletter Team: V.O.I.C.E. News Letter for the month of January'09 is more colourful with more and more inspirational articles, preaching news.etc

Feb 12 2009 Prayers for Yamaraja prabhu

Jayo das: I am writing to request your prayers for Yamaraja prabhu: he is suffering from a bone cancer! Let him stay with us to continue his service at BTG, or let him be able tp leave his body in full KC

Feb 12 2009 Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir Post Gaura Purnima Festival ‘09

Janardana dasa: On behalf of Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir we would like to extend our humble invitation to all the Vaishnavas all over the world for our post Gaura Purnima Festival which will be held from March 15th to 22nd

Feb 12 2009 Krishna Consciousness Need Not Be A Big Slog

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

There is something called “treadmill” yoga. One can walk and run for miles on a treadmill and sweat until one drops, but one is going nowhere in particular. Is there any wonder why the path of devotion appears to be an immense slog?


Feb 12 2009 Vrinda Kunda Festival Schedule

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.


Feb 12 2009 Eliminating Disturbing Thoughts

By Matsyavatara Dasa

Only he who is free inside, by the application of abstinence (yama) and prescriptions (nyama), can think independently and freely decide, acting with emotional detachment and with no interest for the result of his actions but only constructively in favor of all creatures


Feb 9 2009 Aravade Temple Opening Festival - pics - updated

By Radhaprema Devi Dasi

The official opening of the temple in Aravade is set to turn the usually quiet bucolic village into a buzzing, spiritual wonderland, with thousands of cosmopolitan devotees from all over the world descending to engage in the festival, unarguably a first for this pastoral land.


Feb 9 2009 Minimag (Krishna Kathamrita Magazine)

By Krishna Kathamrita Magazine

We are pleased to announce that issues #194 and 195 of Sri Krishna Kathamrita Bindu magazine have been posted. You can read or download from the link included


Feb 8 2009 Radhadesh’s website relaunched

Kancana-valli Devi Dasi: Several devotees have been working on a new website for Radhadesh temple to better serve the needs of the many different kinds of visitors to the site.

Feb 8 2009 “…Tiny, tiny, tiny…”

Jagabandhu Dasa: A few weeks ago, my good friend Raghavendu Prabhu joked about someone he knew being 'kicked out of the temple' for chanting "Nitai," because he had apparently begun to chant "tiny" instead.

Feb 7 2009 Rukmini Dwarakanatha 40th Anniversary Celebration!

By Svavasa das

40 years ago this June, Srila Prabhupada personally installed the beautiful deities of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakanatha with his own hands. He would often teach his disciples the process of Deity worship, by lovingly worshiping these small Radha Krishna deities himself.


Feb 6 2009 Vaisnava Parents and Grandparents

Hrimati dasi: From our humble beginnings when we lived and operated out of a bamboo hut with a single cow in a small barn next to it, we have now expanded for the sake of Gopal Soft Toys production and our cows.

Feb 6 2009 Unoffered Burfies for your Deities

Rohini devi dasi: For now, I offer mouth watering burfies made with local, creamy organic milk, and several varieties of cookies, and I am hoping to expand the repertoire in the near future.

Feb 6 2009 Vraja Seasons - beautiful devotional music by Tribhuvanesh Das (Poland)

Kasisvar das: Tribhuvanesh Das is well-known for his melodious tunes of Hare Krishna maha-mantra, which became famous as a part of The Laksmi Nrisimha Travelling Sankirtan Tour of HH Indradyumna Swami.

Feb 6 2009 Significance of performing/attending mangal aroti

By Rasananda das

The mangala arotik prayer selected by the Acarya of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is Sri Gurvastakam - Eight Prayers glorifying the Spiritual Master by Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur.


Feb 5 2009 Homages for Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja book

By Dravida Dasa

This year, as always, we request you to submit your homages to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa Puja book by April 15. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS.


Feb 5 2009 Gita Memorization Broadcast

Bhakta Piyush: If anyone is interested to memorize Bhagavad Gita verses, live, over the internet along with H.H. Danavir Goswami Maharaj, they can do so by visiting the following site...

Feb 5 2009 Baskets made of plastic carry bags

Friends of Vrindavan: Friends of Vrindavan has organized a three days basket making training programme from the used plastic carry bags to find livelihood for the poor women.

Feb 5 2009 From Under Heaps of Garbage, Brahma Kund Restored in Vrindavan by Braj Foundation

Ravi: Brahma Kund, or Brahm Teerth, located near the northern gate of the famous Rangji Temple in Vrindavan is mentioned in the Varaha Purana.

Feb 5 2009 To All Srila Prabhupada’s Women Disciples

By Vaisnavis

We hope this compilation will preserve for posterity Srila Prabhupada’s legacy of exchanges with his women disciples and will illumine still more facets of his glories – how his reciprocation with them endeared his women disciples to him and gave them life-long inspiration and guidance.


Feb 5 2009 Slump time has arrived

Lee Wei Ling: The writer is director of the National Neuroscience Institute and Lee Kuan Yew's daughter (Lee Kuan Yew is the former Prime Minister of Singapore)

Feb 4 2009 Heart of the Treasure Valley: Reflecting the light of God through service

By Idaho Statesman

It's like watering the roots of a tree. When you water the roots, the leaves and branches automatically get watered


Feb 4 2009 Happy birthday, Darwin?

By Isvara Krishna das

As you probably know 2009 is a double Darwin anniversary: the British naturalist was born 200 years ago and his 'The Origin of Species' was published 150 years ago.


Feb 4 2009 Forces of light and forces of darkness in the Bible and the Vedas

By Matsyavatara Dasa

In the Vedic and Pauranic cosmogonical perspective, the dimmed beings, asuras, are always depicted engaged in planning to conquest and dominate the universe, just like in Christian theology Lucifer or Mephistopheles keeps on hatching plots and setting traps to assert his power.


Feb 3 2009 Leadership And Relationships

Radhanath Swami: There is no possibility of common devotees getting along if leaders are fighting, if leaders are not respecting each other, and that respect has to come from the heart.

Feb 3 2009 MAP presents a paper at NSEHCMP

Hare KrishnaBy Hrimati dasi

MAP (Mayapur Animal protection team) attends and presents a paper at National Symposium for Elephant Health care and Management Practices


Feb 2 2009 Walking in the Rain through Guyana

By Bhaktimarga Swami

One of the world’s longest floating bridges, set over the Demerara River, was out-of-bounds for pedestrians due to repairs on the walkway. Somehow, with a monk’s humble persuasion, passage was granted for Rupa and myself. It was 5:30AM.


Feb 2 2009 Every Step a Prayer, Every Breathe a Question

Karnamrita das: Every step a prayer giving thanks I still walk, every breathe a question when my love will awaken? At every moment life and death are precariously balanced-- we struggle to survive another day before our body’s demise.

Feb 2 2009 Bhagavad-gita As It Is Weekly Teleconference

Hemant Mallya: ISKCON DC Vaishnava Training and Education has started a weekly presentation of Bhagavad-gita As It Is through a weekly phone conference.

Feb 2 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter February 2009

Care for cows: Our February 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience.

Feb 1 2009 Padayatra returns to Guyana!

Vrndavana dasa: Yes Padayatra has returned to Guyana with a big bang and Bhaktimarg Swami! It will parade along the beautiful coast of Demerara from Stratspey to Cummings Lodge.
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