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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.....
October 31, 2010 -- 2,227 views
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

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October 31, 2010 -- 5,067 views
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

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October 31, 2010 -- 6,609 views
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

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October 31, 2010 -- 4,638 views
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...
October 31, 2010 -- 2,464 views
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...
October 31, 2010 -- 1,255 views
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)...
October 29, 2010 -- 2,152 views
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October 29, 2010 -- 2,329 views
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

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October 29, 2010 -- 2,770 views
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?

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October 28, 2010 -- 3,464 views
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

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October 28, 2010 -- 2,870 views
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

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October 28, 2010 -- 3,873 views
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

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October 28, 2010 -- 4,067 views
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

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October 28, 2010 -- 2,211 views
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...
October 28, 2010 -- 2,041 views
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

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October 26, 2010 -- 3,180 views
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...
October 26, 2010 -- 1,467 views
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

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October 25, 2010 -- 4,024 views
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

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October 23, 2010 -- 3,408 views
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

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October 23, 2010 -- 3,069 views
Ekalavya Das: We are extending the deadline to add reports for one more week. Please upload your reports by Oct 29, 2010...
October 23, 2010 -- 1,815 views
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

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October 23, 2010 -- 3,703 views
Yudhistir Govinda Das: Aindra Prabhu's nameplate at ISKCON Krishna Balaram Mandir. Two nameplates have been engraved. One in English and Hindi...
October 23, 2010 -- 3,826 views
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...
October 23, 2010 -- 2,357 views
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

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October 22, 2010 -- 1,780 views
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.

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October 22, 2010 -- 3,377 views
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

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October 21, 2010 -- 5,108 views
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

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October 21, 2010 -- 2,745 views
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...
October 21, 2010 -- 3,263 views
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!...
October 21, 2010 -- 2,252 views
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...
October 21, 2010 -- 2,167 views
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...
October 21, 2010 -- 2,166 views
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

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October 21, 2010 -- 3,390 views
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...
October 19, 2010 -- 3,948 views
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

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October 18, 2010 -- 3,058 views
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

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October 18, 2010 -- 2,877 views
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