Oct 31 2010 Dasha-hara and Deepavali Celeebrations

Bhargava Kulkarni: Dasha-Hara and Deepavali should be celebrated this way: On the day of Vijaya Dashami, Ravana(Vigraha) should be burnt to ashes by the hands of Kshree Raamachandra (Vigraha) at the same place where the Raamayana war took place in Ceylon..

Oct 31 2010 Report from ongoing construction work in Sridham Mayapur - Video

By Mandakini Dasi

A question that frequently gets asked here at the TOVP is if Sri Sri Radha Madhava and Pancha Tattva are going to be moved into the new temple. Yes, They will be. We are also going to have another altar made for the disciplic succession


Oct 31 2010 Astronomical Models of Lunar Position

By Thakur Haridas das

As Vaisnava practitioners of bhakti yoga, we faithfully accept the teachings of Srila Prabhpuada, the great acharyas, and the Vedic literatures. At the same time, the many benefits of modern science and a scientific methodology are obvious


Oct 31 2010 Vraja Parikrama 2010, first and second day (Vrindavan parikrama)

By Lakshman das

This year Vraja Prakrama started on 23rd of Oct 2010. All together 900 devotees are doing Parikrama. Nearly 400 hundred devotees from Mayapur Namhatta and Sankirtan, 100 devotees from Bangladesh, 150 devotees from different countries outside India, 250 devotees from different Part of India. Out of Nine hundreds devotees 400 is Brhmacaris


Oct 31 2010 Aindra das…how he vanished…. My thoughts as I knew him

Gadi das: My obeisances and respects to all the Vaisnava devotees of Lord Krsna..Please consider me too fallen and unworthy to utter a word, yet somehow, after great procrastination, I must submit these thoughts for your consideration

Oct 31 2010 How Churchill ’starved’ India

Soutik Biswas: "Apparently it is more important to save the Greeks and liberated countries than the Indians and there is reluctance either to provide shipping or to reduce stocks in this country," writes Sir Wavell in his account of the meetings

Oct 29 2010 An Appeal for Photographs

Atmananda dasa: Would it be at all possible to supply me with some photographs of your temple. The reason I am asking is that I am going to put a slide show together for Srila Prabhupada's next Vyasa-puja (2011)

Oct 29 2010 Grand Opening in The Land of Enchantment

Sukadeva das:

Oct 29 2010 WSN September 2010 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Vijaya das

September proved to be a great month for the Pune temple. They did 12,960 points, a 207% increase over a year ago. The president there, Radhe Shyama Prabhu, is a graduate of IIT (the top university in India) and one of the nicest devotees you'll ever meet


Oct 28 2010 Dandavats, Skepticism, and Believing

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

I’m quite sure there are devotees who have been thinking of writing for Dandavats, but are concerned that their articles may get, “shot down” or “grilled” by our learned and discerning readership. It’s true; we have seen submissions by senior, learned and wise devotees, and no one escapes the scrutiny of our diverse opinions. Is this a good or bad thing?


Oct 28 2010 Hearing and Chanting

By Krishna Kathamrita Magazine

One has to hear. It is not that, "All right, tapes are there, I'll hear the recorded tapes." sabda-brahma will never descend. [...] You should be greedy. Physical contact is required. You must hear directly, not just by listening to tapes. Sabda-brahma will never descend through a tape. One must hear from a physically present Sri Guru


Oct 28 2010 Chief Minister performs bhoomi puja for ISKCON Golden Temple

By The Hindu.com

Efforts are being made to realize the immense tourist potential of the state by developing places of historical importance, chief minister K.Rosaiah said here after performing the consecration ceremony of ISKCON Golden temple project at chengishkhan pet village on 22nd Friday


Oct 28 2010 Toronto Star Article! Where did the Hare Krishnas go?

By Curtis Rush

So, whatever happened to the Hare Krishna movement? Back in the 1970s, robed members of the sect were frequently seen on street corners, chanting the “Hare Krishna” mantra, with their hair shorn


Oct 28 2010 The Ultimate benefit - Sreya

By Chirag Dangarwala

In many of Srila Prabhupada's lectures he exclusively explains about the two topics sreya and preya. He explains that sreya means the ultimate benefit and preya means immediate profit


Oct 28 2010 Rememberance

Parasuram das: Its been 9 years since Trabhuvanath prabhu left the planet (cancer), Did he pass away - I don't think so! After a day of remembrance and a feast we made our way onto the streets of London for an ecstatic harinama

Oct 26 2010 Call to all Devotee-Scholars!!!

By Pusta Krishna das

This is a call to action to all of our Godbrothers and Godsisters with advanced degrees which we can dovetail in the service of Srila Prabhupada. The main purposes of this program are as follows: First and foremost, we must encourage engagement in devotional service from our scholars


Oct 26 2010 Radhadesh Mellows 2011

Dinadayal dasa: It is our honour to re-invite everyone for a new edition of the Radhadesh Mellows Kirtan festival. On the weekend of January the 29th and 30th 2011, we will once again celebrate vibrantly over 24 hours of kirtan with hundreds of devotees

Oct 25 2010 2010 Sri Radhakunda Bahulastami Deep Dana

By Devaki Prana Dasa

We are requesting you all to please come to Sri Radha Kunda on the 30th of October, Saturday around 5.30pm onwards and have the darshana of Radha Kunda, Shyama Kunda and Lalita Kunda which will be decorated with 4500 ghee lamps and then take a Holy bath at midnight


Oct 23 2010 It’s Kartika, Damn It!

By Tulasi-Priya dasi

This is the time of year when the efforts we make in spiritual life—our sadhana, our devotions, our prayers, our study of sastra, our kirtana, and our service—reap extra rewards, far, far out of proportion to what we might expect in ordinary hours. Of course, it’s all causeless mercy anyway; it’s not as if we usually punch some bhakti-yoga time-clock and God hands out our weekly paycheck


Oct 23 2010 Service Opportunity at Radha kunda & Syama-kunda

By New Vrindaban Communications

Following the disappearances of Lord Caitanya and Svarupa Damodara, Srila Raghunath dasa Goswami was so crushed that he decided to commit suicide. “Raghunath dasa planned to jump from the top of Govardhan Hill,” said Varsana Swami


Oct 23 2010 World Holy Name 2010

Ekalavya Das: We are extending the deadline to add reports for one more week. Please upload your reports by Oct 29, 2010

Oct 23 2010 Report & Photos Of World Holy Name Week-2010 At Najafgarh

By Nityananda Ram das

On the occasion of World Holy Name Fest-2010, the Devotees at ISKCON Najafgarh, New Delhi (India) have organized Holy Name Seminar, Pandal Programme as well as HariNaam Shobha Yatra (Procession) very enthusiastically in and around Najafgarh


Oct 23 2010 Aindra Prabhu name plate

Yudhistir Govinda Das: Aindra Prabhu's nameplate at ISKCON Krishna Balaram Mandir. Two nameplates have been engraved. One in English and Hindi

Oct 23 2010 The Truth About Land Use in the United States

Sarva Rasa dasa: By far the greatest impact on the American landscape comes not from urbanization but rather from agriculture. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farming and ranching are responsible for 68 percent of all species endangerment in the United States

Oct 22 2010 6th Issue of the 16Rounds Newspaper

By Mahat-tattva Dasa

30,000 copies are about to hit the streets of San Diego. Additional 5,000 are going to Los Angeles and several more thousands are going to a few other places in the States


Oct 22 2010 TOVP Website Translations

By Mandakini devi dasi

The Temple of The Vedic Planetarium would like to announce that they have now translated their website into Russian! We had such a positive response of viewers that we decided to start adding language options to the site. Spanish is being worked on and Hindi will be next.


Oct 21 2010 Announcing CHAD for Kartik 2010!

By Gandharvika Radha Devi Dasi

Rediscover the joy of reading with Bhagavad-Gita with the Chapter-A-Day (CHAD) program ,a worldwide alliance of devotees who chant at least one chapter of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. This program officially inaugurated by His Grace Vaisheshika Prabhu has been a huge success amongst both the exalted devotees and the neophytes at ISKCON of Silicon Valley


Oct 21 2010 Deepavali-damodara launch

By Srivas Caitanya

The launch of the Deepavali Damodara Festival for 2010 was unique in that it was enthusiastically participated by devotees from ISKCON Centers from many other states in Malaysia


Oct 21 2010 Ratnavali’s story through the Gita’s lens

Suresvara dasa: On October 15th, I gave a Skype class to an international audience of devotees about seeing Srimati Ratnavali Mataji's reincarnation story through the lens of the Bhagavad-gita

Oct 21 2010 Memorial Service for Jaya Sena Das

The Murari Sevakas: The devotees at Murari Sevaka will be holding a memorial service, glorification & feast for Jaya Sena Das, ACBSP, who left his body yesterday, October 20, 2010. The service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 and will start at 11:00am. Please join us!

Oct 21 2010 Introducing HARRY

Gopal Lila das: HARRY was created to produce clothing and lifestyle products for members of ISKCON. We aim to make products that reflect the teachings of ISKCON in a contemporary manner

Oct 21 2010 Goverdhana Puja Festival November 7, 2010

Murari Sevaka: We want this Goverdhana Puja festival to initiate the rejuvenation of a brilliant future for Murari…a future of acceptance, tolerance and loving relationships with all devotees

Oct 21 2010 Kartika and Sarat-purnima: Special Mercy and the Dance of Divine Love

By Giriraj Swami

Often when a new store opens they will have a sale, and a customer can get a very valuable item by paying a very small amount. So, the month of Kartika is like a sale, a transcendental sale. By a little investment in terms of spiritual practice and service, you can get a great benefit


Oct 19 2010 Latest GBC Thoughts On…..

While our acaryas glorify the exemplary personalities from scripture famed for their successful or failed attempt---Junior Haridasa's suicide after disappointing Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sati's suicide due to the dishonor shown her husband, and Raghunatha Dasa Goswami's repeated attempts at suicide due to being unable to bear the pain of separation from Lord Caitanya---they are rare and exceptionally advanced personalities whose behavior is not to be mimicked by those who are emotionally and mentally disturbed by the pangs of material life

Oct 18 2010 Vrindavana story

By Yudhistir Govinda Das

Sunday marked the festival of Vijay Dasami, a festival to celebrate Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana. But the devotees at ISKCON Vrindavan had one more reason to celebrate-the 24th anniversary of inception the 24 hour Kirtan program


Oct 18 2010 Spiritual Selfishness

By Chirag Dangarwala

In order to understand what selfishness is, let us first of all examine what the self is, generally speaking people consider the body which is seen with the naked eye to be the self and selfishness in this regard is the tendency to please the body or the senses, i.e sense gratification


Oct 18 2010 Challenges to the Astronomical Paradigm

By Bibhatsu das

The planetarium referred to by His Holiness Tamal Krsna Goswami, is now being constructed in Mayapura, India. If you google Temple of the Vedic Planetarium you will get an idea of the planned, outside appearance of the building


Oct 18 2010 A Brief History of Astronomical Theory and Western Cosmology

By Bibhatsu das

Because of the scientific community’s departure from scriptural accounts, I have written this article to instill in the reader a healthy skepticism and reveal the speculative nature of modern cosmology, parallax, and astral spectroscopy


Oct 18 2010 Vijaya dasami

Payonidhi das: I previously posted 108 Names of Lord Rama and some nectar about Lord Rama, today is the day to pray to Lord Rama to kill any Ravana mentality in the heart, desire for wealth and illicit sexual enjoyment

Oct 18 2010 Kulimela Australia!

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