May 31 2010 Beautiful Game, Beautiful Festival

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Whichever way we look at it, anyone practicing Krishna consciousness has to live and function in a world of duality. The same can be said for all followers of religion. Yet while being faithful to a certain religion, people would do well to see where these sporting events benefit our society in areas that religion does not


May 30 2010 Lord Jagannatha’s 16th Century History

By Pankajanghri das

Then one night Lord Jagannatha appeared to Jagadisha in a dream. The next morning, the Lord told him, when Jagadisha went for his daily bath in the Gaìga a log would touch his head and restore his vision


May 30 2010 Siksa outside Iskcon

By Sivarama Swami

Who can be a siksa-guru for ISKCON's members and what are that person's qualifications? What is the siksa-guru's relationship to the diksa-guru and to Srila Prabhupada? Can Vaisnavas outside ISKCON act as its members' siksa-gurus? If so, how? If not, why not?


May 30 2010 Online Pastimes of Lord Jagannath of Rajapur

By Amogha das

By the mercy of His Grace Pankajanghri Prabhu, Lord Jagannath of Rajapur's pastimes are revealed online in three languages: Serbian, Russian and English.


May 30 2010 Rathyatra and Bhumi Puja at ISKCON Lucknow (India)

By Vrajendranandan Das

On 15th May, ISKCON Lucknow celebrated a colorful Rathayatra. The city of Lucknow is the capital of the Uttar Pradesh, the largest state in the country. This city is also known as 'Laxmanpuri'.


May 30 2010 Nrsimha Caturdasi

By Bhakti - siddhanta Swami

This year another abhisek of Lord Nrsimha took place over a two day period, oils on one day and milk products and sweet fruit juice liquids on the next


May 30 2010 Trinidadian Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar takes the oath on Bhagavad Gita

By Shyam Pandey

Trinidadian Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar takes the oath on Bhagavad Gita - As It Is by His Divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada during swearing-in ceremony at Knowsley, Port of Spain


May 30 2010 Participants wanted for future performances

Parividha das: I'm looking for a few male and female devotees, no matter of what age, who would like to participate in three to five songs in my live performance

May 30 2010 Summer in the Appalacian Foothills

Malati dasi: Hare Krishna! Are you tired of facing another summer in a hot ol' city? Maybe, you would like to experience real "green life," close to nature with trees, flowers and natural herbs and pure well water?

May 30 2010 Chandan Yatra - 2010

Dhruba Maharaj Das: Chandan Yatra, the summer pastimes of Sri Sri Krishna, Balaram started on the Akhyaya Trutiya day. Chandan Yatra at Bhubaneswar Temple started at the instance of Sri Krishna Balaram Temple in the year 1991

May 30 2010 Ratha-yatra 2010 in Mexico City

Maitreya Das: Today I am address to each one to inform that the date announced for the Ratha Yatra-on 29 and 30 of this month in Mexico City, has been canceled

May 30 2010 Eulogy for Bhuvan Mohan Prabhu

Bir Krishna Dasa Goswami: I am saddened to hear about the departure of the great Vaisnava Bhuvan Mohan who is very, very dear to his Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupada, having taken Srila Prabhupada's instruction to preach Krishna consciousness in Fiji as his life and soul

May 29 2010 Harinama gets wild in London

Parasuram das: Srila Prabhupada told Tribhuvanath prabhu that "it's so simple that you'll miss it." Tribuvanath prabhu was our Harinam hero. Two young guys followed the harinam back to the temple and declared that they had the best time of their lives.

May 28 2010 Editorial Comment about the GBC paper titled “The Last Conversation”

By Praghosa Dasa

What follows is an editorial comment as the editor of Dandavats. We have received some feedback about the GBC paper titled “The Last Conversation”. While most of those writing in have appreciated that paper, there have been a few who have expressed some concern. Those concerns fall into two categories: one questions the historical accuracy of the paper while the other suggests the possibility of Vaisnava aparadha


May 27 2010 Fascinating : Srila Prabhupada Analogies

Ramananda Raya BCS: Everybody can help building the Vanipedia encyclopedia with millions of quotes of Srila Prabhupada's books

May 27 2010 May 2010 issue of B.T. Swami Reflections

Tamal Krsna: Please see the link below for the May 2010 issue of B.T. Swami Reflections

May 26 2010 Lord Nrsimhadeva’s recent past times

By Shyamasundara Dasa

Yasoda Mata's 85-year-old foster father passed away two months ago. During his stay in the hospital, Yasoda Mata prepared a tape recorder and played the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra all day long in his ward.


May 26 2010 One Mile of Bliss: New Vrindaban Country Style Rathyatra Festival

Malati Dasi: Malati Dasi: This is your invitation to experience a sweet time with Lord Jagannath in the hills of West Virginia

May 26 2010 Bhaktivedanta Ashram Summer Course 2010 in NYC

Vasudeva Dasa: The Bhaktivedanta Ashram was founded in 1998 in New York City's Lower East Side by Yajna Purusha Dasa. The ashram is based on the principles of the brahmacari-ashram of the Chowpatty temple in Mumbai, adapted to the Western world.

May 26 2010 Cow Manure to Power Data Centers

Narendra Gadhamsetty: Researchers at HP Labs have come up with an idea for an environmentally friendly data center powered by cow manure.

May 26 2010 ISKCON Phoenix celebrates Nrsimh Jayanti

Dr Prayag Narayan Misra: The festival took place on Sunday- and the feast on this day is termed as Love Feast. On the occasion of Mohini Ekadashi, Ekadashi prasadam was served consisting of fruits and vegetables but no grains or beans. It was attended by over 100 congregational devotees including few American guests.

May 26 2010 Nrsingha Chaturdasi celebration at Murari

Braja-Raja-Suta Dasa: I am Braja-Raja-Suta Dasa of Nashville, Tennessee. I would love you to show you a nice slideshow presentation I just put together from photographs I took this past Saturday at theISKCON Murari Farm as we celebrated Nrsingha Chaturdasi.

May 26 2010 Book distribution is calling. Where are you?

By Partha prana govinda das

Most of us take to book distribution on roads and to houses on holidays or we allocate a time separately for that. What if we can distribute books during our travel in busses and trains, when we are going to our workplace.


May 26 2010 Nrsimha Media

By The Nrsimhadeva. com Team

... Where you can get all the Nrsimha pictures, music, lectures, videos and links. You can also be a member (it can also link up with your Facebook account, if you have one) and access the Nrsimha Caturdasi lectures and kirtans and you can also upload pictures and videos to the website.


May 24 2010 Prison Program by ISKCON Indore (India)

By Vrajendranandan Das

H. G. Mahaman Prabhu, Temple President of ISKCON Indore and Zonal Secretary of Madhya Pradesh, delivered a short speech to the prisoners on the importance of chanting Harinam and requested them to take up this chanting of Hare Krishna.


May 24 2010 Chandan Yatra Festival 2010 at ISKCON Vrindavan

By Lakshman das

On the day of Aksaya Tritiya in Vrindavan, all large Goswami Temple Deities are covered with chandan Paste and not a bit of cloth used to cover the deities in the afternoon. The festival is also celebrated in our ISKCON Vrindavan temple and it usually continues for 21 days with the Utsava Vigrahas covered in chandan


May 24 2010 New web site

Chris: Hare Krsna prabhu's Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! In an attempt to bring more people to Krsna Consciousness and to the Reading Sanga we have put up a web site

May 24 2010 Padayatra deities rembark on their journey around Malaysia

Jai Sita Rani devi dasi: Teary faces flooded Sri Jagannatha Mandir as Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Sundar neem deities left the temple to continue their journey touring various places in Malaysia to spread the love of Godhead.

May 24 2010 MahaMantra Chanting in Church

Radha MadhavaHari das: Before dinner, the congregation of about two humdred -including several church management staff- joined in chanting MahaMantra, "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare! Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!!"

May 22 2010 Srila Prabhupada and the Gaudiya Matha

By Drutakarma Dasa

Why, some question, is ISKCON so reluctant to accept guidance from gurus from the Gaudiya Matha? Why, they wonder, does ISKCON wish to limit its association with those who have taken initiation from such gurus? To fully appreciate the reasons for this, we have to look at the history of Srila Prabhupada’s involvement with the Gaudiya Matha.


May 22 2010 Yeah its another Harinam video. But you can never get enough

Parasuram das: Kadamba Karanan Swami cooking it up in Central London. Everybody needs a wild night out in the West End, especially the devotees.

May 22 2010 Sri Govinda Darshan Inaugration

Krishan Chandra Das: We are happy to announce Sri Govinda Darshan storefront here in bellary inaugurated on 16.5.2010 to popularise organic products, including Panchagavya, Go-ark , natural source etc.

May 22 2010 Extended Application Closure date - Brahmacari Convention 2010 at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Kanhaiya das: We require your attendance confirmation by the 30th MAY and no later. We will then be able to make suitable facility and transport arrangements.

May 22 2010 We Need Your Support

Abhay’s parents: Seven months ago our life changed severely: our 3,5 years old son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (medium risk group). The doctors informed us: the course of therapy will last two and half year.

May 21 2010 Arca-vigraha’s Saintly Vision

By Giriraja Swami

About this time, Jhanu Saptami, in 1994, Arca-vigraha dasi, a renown artist from South Africa, left her cancer-ridden body in Vrndavana. Her desire that other devotees also have a proper facility to spend their last days in the beautiful spiritual atmosphere of the dhama inspired the creation of the Bhaktivedanta Hospice.


May 21 2010 In Memory of Amekhala

Giribaradhari das (Smara Hari's brother): With tears in my eyes, I laugh and I cry, When I think of all you have done. This body you have lost At such a great cost, But your battle has been won.

May 21 2010 Amekhala, Departure Of A Pure Devotee

Subhangi devi dasi: I first met Amekhala when I was pregnant with my daughter Lila in 1990. I took a side trip to England to avoid Indian summer and meet my Jordy relatives. I was really struck by how nice the English matajis were.

May 21 2010 Importance of the Yuga-Dharma Nama-Sankirtana

By Aindra Dasa

The best sadhu-sanga is when you come into the association of pure devotees, who are engaging in the performance of nama-sankirtana, who are absorbed in the yuga-dharma - that is the best sadhu-sanga, that is real sadhu-sanga.


May 21 2010 Man plays God, really?

Partha prana govinda das: Washington: Scientists announced a bold step on Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA

May 21 2010 Growing a library at the Mayapur Academy

Antony Brennan: Expanding the library at the Mayapur Academy has been an ongoing project. Most recently, additional shelves were installed to cater for new books being sourced by the Academy and donated by devotees.
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