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
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
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 How Churchill ’starved’ India
Oct 29 2010 An Appeal for Photographs
Oct 29 2010 Grand Opening in The Land of Enchantment
Oct 29 2010 WSN September 2010 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
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
I‚Äôm quite sure there are devotees who have been thinking of writing for Dandavats, but are concerned that their articles may get, ‚Äúshot down‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúgrilled‚ÄĚ by our learned and discerning readership. It‚Äôs 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
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
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
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 ‚ÄúHare Krishna‚ÄĚ mantra, with their hair shorn
Oct 28 2010 The Ultimate benefit - Sreya
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
Oct 26 2010 Call to all Devotee-Scholars!!!
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
Oct 25 2010 2010 Sri Radhakunda Bahulastami Deep Dana
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‚Äôs Kartika, Damn It!
This is the time of year when the efforts we make in spiritual life‚ÄĒour sadhana, our devotions, our prayers, our study of sastra, our kirtana, and our service‚ÄĒreap extra rewards, far, far out of proportion to what we might expect in ordinary hours. Of course, it‚Äôs all causeless mercy anyway; it‚Äôs 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
Following the disappearances of Lord Caitanya and Svarupa Damodara, Srila Raghunath dasa Goswami was so crushed that he decided to commit suicide. ‚ÄúRaghunath dasa planned to jump from the top of Govardhan Hill,‚ÄĚ said Varsana Swami
Oct 23 2010 World Holy Name 2010
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
Oct 23 2010 The Truth About Land Use in the United States
Oct 22 2010 6th Issue of the 16Rounds Newspaper
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
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!
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
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
Oct 21 2010 Memorial Service for Jaya Sena Das
Oct 21 2010 Introducing HARRY
Oct 21 2010 Goverdhana Puja Festival November 7, 2010
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…..
Oct 18 2010 Vrindavana story
Sunday marked the festival of Vijay Dasami, a festival to celebrate Lord Rama‚Äôs 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
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
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
Because of the scientific community‚Äôs 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
Oct 18 2010 Kulimela Australia!
Oct 18 2010 New online course “Gita Sanskrit”
Oct 18 2010 ELM 2010 presentations
In the 1987 film Wall Street, the character Gordon Gekko famously declared, ‚ÄúGreed is good,‚ÄĚ before being packed off to prison.
Oct 16 2010 World Holy Name Festival Reports
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who participated in the World Holy Name Festival. Devotees held World Holy Name Festival events all over the world. Please let us know how you celebrated.
In Sanskrit it is said ‚ÄėUtsav priya khalu manava‚Äô, which means, all people love festivals because the celebrations enable them to forget their miseries and enmity and build new bridges of love and friendship
Oct 16 2010 Mayapur Realizations
In the beginning of my devotional career, I did not have much devotee sanga, but for over nine years I read Prabhupada's books on my own -- first as a student and then while working
Oct 16 2010 Vraj Parikrama 2010
Oct 16 2010 FFL.org security alert - Please Read
Oct 12 2010 Calling All Senior Devotees!
Oct 12 2010 Raghava’s Reincarnation Myth
Reincarnation is a subject the world needs to be taught in a hurry. However, using sensational ‚Äėx‚Äô reincarnated as ‚Äėy,‚Äô read-it-and-weep stories will only hurt us. (See: The Diary of Ratnavali Devi Das)
One late Friday afternoon we received a call from Reverend Ntombe, the leader of one of the Methodist churches in Pretoria. He said, "I was told you are from a society that is giving books to libraries. Could you donate some books for our church library?"