Mar 31 2011 Boat Festival 2011 at ISKCON Vrindavan

By Lakshman das

The ISKCON temple at Vrindavan celebrated the boat festival on 28 March 2011. The inner courtyard of the temple was filled with water and created a water pool. The pool was covered with variety of flowers artfully decorated. The floral decorations were wonderful, even mystics wouldn't have doubted the soft bottom below the flowerbed


Mar 31 2011 TV & Newspaper Coverage of the Holi Kirtan Fest

By Caru das

Here are a number of links connecting to most of the media coverage, before and after, of the recent Holi Kirtan Fest in Spanish Fork Utah. The police, who were directing traffic, estimated 40,000 attended the first day and 10,000 the second


Mar 31 2011 Queen’s Day Amsterdam - 30th of April

Dinadayal dasa: We welcome you to partake in one of the biggest and most ecstatic Harinam Parades in Europe for the Queen’s Day Celebration in Amsterdam, April 30th 2011 where 1,5 Mil people will join the celebrations and turn the city of Amsterdam into a huge party!!

Mar 31 2011 Facebook problems

Anandamukhi Mittal: There is a facebook community page by an atheist group who are blatantly insulting Lord Krishna, Lord Ram, and Mother Sita, as well as many other Hindu Gods. This is a direct insult and attack to our religion and Dharma

Mar 31 2011 The Sadhana Retreat

Pancharatna Das: We are happy to announce the Sadhana Retreat, the first of its kind. It will be held on Easter Weekend, April 22 to April 24, at the Luther Springs Retreat Center in Hawthorne, Florida, one hour from Alachua and forty-five minutes from Gainesville

Mar 29 2011 Speech By Her Excellency The President Of India Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil During The Inauguration Of The National Conference On ‘Science And Spiritual Quest’

President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil: I am happy to be inaugurating the National Conference on 'Science and Spiritual Quest', which will be focusing on the theme, "Integrating Capabilities with Values". I congratulate the organizers of this Conference - the Delhi Technological University, an institution imparting education in engineering, technology, applied sciences and management; and the Bhaktivedanta Institute, a centre working for dialogue between science and Vedanta

Mar 28 2011 Colorful parade prompts smiles

By Anthony Dematteo

"My life is surrounded by God," said Ganga Sheth, as hundreds of the young woman's fellow members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness sang and danced in Plaza de Constitucion. "Everyone has their own way of loving God. We chant. We dance. We eat food."


Mar 28 2011 Euro RGB minutes Mayapur 2011

Euro RGB: Minutes of the Euro RGB Meeting at Mayapur, India on 4 March 2011. Present: 1. HH AC Bhaktivaibhava Swami 2. HH Bir Krishna Goswami 3. HH Kavicandra Swami 4. HH Prahladananda Swami 5. HH Sivarama Swami 6. HG Dina Sharana dasi 7. HG Hridaya Caitanya dasa 8. HG Madhu Sevita dasa 9. HG Praghosa dasa 10. HG Ravindra Svarupa dasa 11. HG Tattvavada dasa Proxy Votes: Radhanatha Swami, Yadunandana Swami, Radha Krishna dasa, Vedavyasa dasa

Mar 27 2011 Govinda-Buda & Budapest [Govindha-Buddha] - first steps to open

By Swiderski Tibor

We are pleased to inform you of 2011. On 21 March the Govinda restaurant in Budapest - the first Buda side of Danube - was opened. Govinda-Buda is the first of the restaurants we prashadam breakfast for our guests


Mar 27 2011 See you at Kalachandji’s restaurant

Pandava vijaya dasa: Man saw the Whole life TV show on Channel 95 in Dallas Texas- he called about Kalachandji's restaurant he saw on TV--said it looked great and wanted to go-- I gave him the website and he said " I will see you there."

Mar 27 2011 Searching for German lady disciples of Srila Prabhupada

Malati dasi: As part of our on going effort to interview female devotees who were initiated by Srila Prabhupada, we are looking for contact information of any sort (e-mail, ph. number, physical address, any clue what so ever) for the following devotees who are either of German nationality or were initiated in Germany

Mar 27 2011 H.G. Praghosa prabhu speaks on S.B. 4.12.51- from a live broadcast on Mayapur.TV


The dīna-nāthas, or devotees of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who preach the path of devotional service, become the favorites of the demigods. Generally people are interested in worshiping the demigods, especially Lord Śiva, in order to obtain material benefits, but a pure devotee, who engages in preaching the principles of devotional service, as prescribed in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, does not need to separately worship the demigods; the demigods are automatically pleased with him and offer all the blessings within their capacity


Mar 25 2011 Report & Photos of Gaur Purnima-2011 at Najafgarh

By Nityananda Ram Das

First time in our ISKCON Preaching Centre at Najafgarh, New Delhi (India); devotees very enthusiastically celebrated Gaur Purnima Festival-2011. I would like to share some of the highlights & Photographs of the same with all of you & seek your blessings


Mar 25 2011 Vedic Literature Says Caste by Birth is Unjust

By Sri Nandanandana dasa

When it comes to the sensitive topic of Varnashrama, or what many people call the caste system of India, we have seen so many talks over this issue, both pro and con, back and forth, this way and that. We all know that the Vedic system of Varnashrama has been mentioned in the Vedic literature in many places. But it seems that many people still don’t understand how it was meant to be implemented


Mar 25 2011 FFL Volunteer Coordinator and a little background on Food for Life Global

By Priyavrata das

As with the last big tsunami, Food for Life Global has gotten a "flood" of volunteer applications for the relief work in Japan. Quite simply, there are too many people to engage in this current opportunity. However, some of the applicants are very qualified professionals that could be used to do all kinds of service for FFL affiliates and ISKCON projects if they were properly guided


Mar 25 2011 ISKCON Vadodara

By Arti Shah

Situated at Gotri road, the ISKCON Temple in Vadodara is about 2 km from the railway station. The magnificent temple stands amidst beautiful gardens and green surroundings. The temple area comes alive in the evenings when it is filled with people and divine prasadam is distributed to all


Mar 25 2011 The Conspiracy Theory Hoax

Raya Nitai dasa: On the top of the mango tree there is a very ripened fruit, and that fruit has to be tasted. So if I drop the fruit from up, it will be lost. Therefore it is handed over, after one, after one, after… Then it comes down

Mar 25 2011 WSN January 2011 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

By Vijaya das

Mayapur Dham has stepped into the new year with a really good start, doubling every other temple in the world for the month of January, with over 51,637 book points. Rupanuga Vedic College also had a dynamic start, doubling every other small temple in the world, with 7,894 book points


Mar 25 2011 St. Patricks day parade in London

By Parasuram das & Maha Mantra dd

St. Patrick's day passersby were heard to say the Harrys float was easily the best - they've so much energy! They wildly danced, sang Haribol without the need of alcohol they're drunk on chanting Krishna's names sober but happy all the same! We all dressed in leprechaun style We'd do anything to see Jaganath smile Then chanted the Holy names with all we had It pleased St. Patrick and Srila Prabhupad


Mar 23 2011 Some poems on Lord Krishna

Gautam Saha: The perfection of human life is to be a great devotee like Sudama Well versed in the authorized scriptures, and a lover of Lord Krsna Once you reach out for and take Lord Krsna ‘ s hand The Lord Himself will make sure that He never lets go of your hand

Mar 22 2011 ISV celebrates MSF of Humility and Harmony 2011

By Raxit Jariwalla

The Monthly Sankirtana Festival (MSF) of ‘Humility and Harmony’, held to honor the divine appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was concluded last Saturday, March 19th on which day, the final results were offered at the Gaura Purnima Mahotsav held at the ISV temple in San Jose


Mar 22 2011 12 hour kirtan festival

Deva: Hari Bol Prabhujis and Matajis !!! Come join us for 12 hours of Harinam Sankirtan in New Tallavan, Mississippi April 9th and 10th !!! Nitai Gaura Premanande..

Mar 22 2011 Shaligram Shila

Sanat Kumara Dasa: Hare Krishna! If any of you have Shaligram Shila (Saligram Sila) that you can no longer serve and would like to make an arrangement for the worship of the Lord, then with your trust, I will be happy to accept the Lord (Silas) and serve Him to the best of my ability

Mar 22 2011 Farm for rent or sale

Udayananda dasa & Rasesvari devi dasi: The following is a property that we have had since 1993. It is 14 miles west of Chapel Hill North Carolina. The Climate in North Carolina is great for farming. It has an 8 month growing season and has ample rainfall

Mar 22 2011 World famous Pizza in Vrindavan

Kishore Krsna Das: Gopal Raj Das is a desciple of H.H. Tamal Krsna Goswami and he was his personal cook for years. Gopal has been catering 1st class prasadam for years to worldwide devotees when they visit Vrindavan all year round

Mar 22 2011 Mayapur Gaura Purnima festival coverage by Z News TV channel telecasted to 68 countries

By Vrajendra - nandan Das

Zee News TV Chanel is India's oldest and most populat TV channel. This year for the 1st time Zee news team came with me to cover the Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur from New Delhi. The news editor and the producer of the channel arrived in Mayapur dham on 18th March and stayed for 3 days with whole news crew


Mar 20 2011 Gaura Purnima

Payonidhi das: Srila Prabhupada has instructed that we fast from grains and in the evening only take ekadasi style prasadam, sometimes we try to take short cuts.But if we want the mercy of Lord Caitanya how can we disobey Srila Prabhupada's instruction on the plea that Lord Caitanya is so mercifull.

Mar 20 2011 On things Quantum

By Rasaraja dasa

Thanks to many popular books and articles, the mysteries of quantum theory are now quite widely familiar even amongst the non -scientific public. Heisenberg's uncertainty relations (one cannot 'simultaneously know' both position and momentum of a particle beyond a certain inaccuracy), Schrodinger cat paradox (quantum cats capable of being both dead and alive, simultaneously) are known, at least by name, to many


Mar 20 2011 Mayan Calendar

By Shyama - sundara Dasa

Mayan Calendar and prediction of world destruction... This could defuse all this talk of world destruction :-)


Mar 20 2011 3rd Annual Boat Festival in Yamuna

Deena Bandhu dasa: Saturday March 26th marks the 3rd Annual Boat Festival in Yamuna organized by ISKCON Vrindavan! The annual boat festival in the temple courtyard will be on Monday 28th March. Every year thousands of devotees come to Mayapur for the Holy Appearance Day of the Golden Avatar of Krishna Prema Sri Krishna Caitany Mahaprabhu

Mar 20 2011 Your Experiences With Lord Krishna

Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp): This is a project that you or someone you know can assist with. I am presently putting a book together about the many experiences that people have had with Deities. I have much of the traditional information regarding temples across India, but I also that there are many devotees throughout the world who have had, or continue to have, or who know about additional stories of personal experiences of reciprocation with Lord Krishna or any of His many Deity forms

Mar 20 2011 New Book Release: Sri Krishna Vijaya

Isvara Dasa: It's with great pleasure that we announce the release of Sri Krishna Vijaya, a unique Vaisnava scripture depicting the pastimes of the Supreme Lord Krishna, as He appeared on earth more than five thousand years ago

Mar 20 2011 Vasudevaya mantra

Bhakta Steve: I have read that the mantra Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya is recommended for beginners who may be committing many offenses, such as, not being steady in his or her observance of the regulative principles. The advice being that the Mahamantra accepts offenses while the Vasudevaya mantra ignores offenses and is therefore safer for the neophyte

Mar 20 2011 Celebration of Holi at ISKCON Kanpur (Life Members Holi Milan Utsava)

Madhavendu das: In the Brahma-vaivarta it is stated: “Whoever sees Govinda on His swing (during Jhula-yatra), Whoever sees Madhusudana on the dola platform (during Holi festival), and whoever sees Vämana on His ratha will never take another birth.”

Mar 20 2011 Bhagvat Katha at ISKCON Allahabad, India

Press Release: A week long spiritual discourse on Teachings of Queen Kunti,composed by His Divine Grace A C BhaktiVedanta Swami Prabhupada was conducted at the bank of Sacred River Yamuna in ISKCON Allahabad, located in Balua ghat, March 11- 17

Mar 20 2011 Radhadesh Summer Camp: An Oasis of Fun and Friendship

Bhaktivedanta College - BE: This year the camp will be held three times to allow for more young people to attend and experience the spiritual community of Radhadesh in the Belgian countryside. Activities, workshops, events, and visiting senior devotees will be featured at the camp, promising a fun-filled time with friends in a spiritual atmosphere

Mar 20 2011 There will not be jaipur yatra conducted this year

Krishna Balaram das: we are sorry to inform you that there will not be jaipur yatra conducted this year due to some unavoidable circumstances. So other than the Jaipur yatra all other POST GAURAPURNIMA FESTIVAL WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL

Mar 19 2011 Flood of Love from Mayapur for Everyone–Even Rogues

By Giriraj Swami

We welcome you on the auspicious occasion of Sri Gaura-purnima, the appearance day of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Caitanya. We are gathered here in the most holy abode of the Supreme Lord at the feet of the Panca-tattva. According to tattva, or ontological truth, Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His original form. And the same Krsna who appeared five thousand years ago as the son of Nanda Maharaja and Yasoda Mayi appeared again five hundred years ago as the beautiful son of Jagannatha Misra and Sacidevi--Sri Krsna Caitanya


Mar 18 2011 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! HH Bhakti Madhurya Swami

By Bhakti Madhurya Swami

In order to get to Vaikunthaloka the verse is saying only persons who constantly engage in the welfare activities can reach the Vaikuntha planets. We have to reach some understanding what it means to reach Vaikuntha. First of all you can perform austerities and penances, you can go but in Vaikuntha and also Vraj you must actually have the invitation of a devotee


Mar 17 2011 About 50 Nepalese hit by tsunami have taken shelter at ISKCON temple in Tokyo

By Dhwani Pathak Dave

“We did not have enough blankets to keep them warm so we borrowed them from some Gujarati families who readily gave them.” Not only this, the Gujarati families also got together at the Govinda restaurant of ISKCON to prepare food for the refugees. Biryani and khakhras were made for them as there was shortage of food

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