Sep 30 2011 Gopiparanadhana’s Samadhi Ceremony

By Deena Bandhu das

On Sunday September 25th the ashes of His Grace Gopiparandhana Prabhu were placed in Samadhi by his son Gaura Mohan at the foot of Govardhana Hill just in front of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram. Earlier at the ashram there was a Smriti Sabha, Memorial Service, where many senior men and women offered their fond remembrances of him and the great service that he rendered to Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON, and the world


Sep 30 2011 Response to “Varnashrama and Harinam Sankirtan” article

By Aindra Das

The following is a full transcript of this room conversation which Yudhistir Govinda das only partly shared with us in his article. So I was wondering if you could kindly post this transcript of the full conversation in the comments section. It would be nice for the devotees to be able to read the whole conversation in its entirety. --Varun Gogna


Sep 30 2011 Arrows of Kama

By Saurav Sarmah

Kama (Cupid) possesses five arrows, with which he inflicts all conditioned living entities. According to Sripad Prabodhananda Saraswati (in his commentary on the Gita Govinda), these arrows are: infatuation, agitation, heart-burning, extreme dryness and destruction


Sep 30 2011 Annual ‚ÄúFestival of the Cows‚ÄĚ at ISKCON, New Talavan Dhama

Yogindra: PLEASE COME, ONE AND ALL! PLEASE PASS THE WORD TO ALL! Who: All of you! Fun-lovers, Friends and families with kids! And peace-lovers, farmers, land-lovers, animal lovers, environment-lovers, vegetarians, and yoga enthusiasts. What: Annual Festival of the Cows

Sep 29 2011 Hare Krishna YMCA prank

Youtube: Happy Hare Krishna disciples walk around people and start dancing YMCA and other happy songs A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags

Sep 29 2011 Dream World

By Chirag Dangarwala

With the advancement of the ages, human consciousness had changed too. It is believed that today modern society has advanced far more than the ancient civilization. With more technology and equipments available at disposal, everything has become fast paced and instant. Material science has achieved a lot of progress than the yester years. This progress is thought of as an advancement in Civilization and is looked upon as a great achievement by the society


Sep 29 2011 First video about the damage caused by the sattelite’s fall on the earth!

Taraka Dasa: It has been just released from the NASA the first video that shows the damage caused by the recent uncontrolled falling of the UARS sattelite on the surface of the earth

Sep 29 2011 Columbus, Ohio rath yatra

Premvilas das: ISKCON Columbus presents Rath Yatra ISKCON Columbus will be holding its 2nd annual Rath yatra on October 9th, 2011(Sunday) Rath Yatra will be a part of annual Columbus day parade and will begin at 2 PM sharp We will be pulling our cart as part of the parade and are expecting 10,000 people to see the deities of Jord Jagannath, Baldev and Subhadra and will be distributing packets of prasadam and books and invitation to the temple

Sep 29 2011 Vrindavan Kartika Parikrama and Festival

Deena Bandhu (das) ACBSP (Vrindavan - IN): October 11 7:00 AM Vrindavan Temples 12 5:00 PM Moonlit Giriraja Parikrama 14 7:00 AM Radha Kunda - Kusum Sarovar 15 7:00 AM Madhuvan Talavan

Sep 27 2011 Self-aggrandizement is Not Krishna Consciousness

By Pusta Krishna das

Somewhere along the line, the boundary between Krishna Consciousness and narcissism has become blurred. This is not very surprising because we live in the material world with a desire to occupy the lofty and unique position of Sri Krishna Himself. Krishna, however, is ajita, undefeatable, being the Summum Bonum, the Creator of all, and the only true Enjoyer with his creation as His property


Sep 27 2011 ISKCON Vraj Mandala Parikrama 2011 (Silver Jubilee Parikrama)

Lakshman (das) Vrindavan (IN): Vraj Mandal Parikrama is an annual event held in the Kartik / Damodar month (October-November) which provides an opportunity for devotees from any corner of the world to circumambulate Vrindavana, the Lord's holy abode and favourite pastime place

Sep 25 2011 Thankfulness

By Bhakti-lata Dasi

Sometimes, devotees ask me if the inmates are grateful for the support ISKCON Prison Ministry provides to them. You can find this answer loud and clear, in the quotes below


Sep 25 2011 Mayor Glorifies Srila Prabhupada’s Contribution

By Sahadeva dasa

This year, ISKCON Secunderabad devotees celebrated Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja festival in the city’s biggest auditorium, Lalita Kala Thoranam on 23rd August 2011. The invited dignitaries included the State’s Chief Minister, Home Minister, Mayor, University Vice Chancellors and prominent industrialists


Sep 25 2011 MSF of Loving Exchanges, September 2011

Raxit Jariwalla: The Monthly Sankirtana Festival (MSF) of Loving Exchanges 2011, based on the six-fold loving reciprocations mentioned in the above verse, was concluded yesterday and the final results offered to their Lordships and to Srila Prabhupada during the Wednesday night Gita class held at the ISV temple in San Jose

Sep 25 2011 Welcome to Sri Kshetra Parikrama: 12-16 Nov.

Gopijana vallabha das: We are happy to invite devotees from around the world to perform the most auspicious Sri Kshetra Parikrama. This year the parikrama day falls on 15th November. On this day, devotees will circumambulate the entire Sri Kshetra dhama, a distance of around 19 Km

Sep 23 2011 Gopiparanadhana Prabhu’s departure: a shock to ISKCON’s central nervous system

By Niranjana Swami

When I think of Gopipara - nadhana Prabhu, I think of the one devotee in ISKCON upon whom all future Sanskrit translations would be resting upon. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu was singlehandedly training future Sanskritists who would carry on the tradition of producing scholarly translations and commentary. He was a jewel among Vaisnava scholars and was deeply committed to carrying on the tradition of translating and commenting in the same mood as Srila Prabhupada.


Sep 22 2011 Reminiscence about HG Gopiparanadhana dasa: Where is my prabhuji has gone now?

By Bhagiratha das

May your glories will always we remember, your teaching will always acompany me and guide me on my journey seraching the truth in this world


Sep 21 2011 ISKCON VIdyadan Spreads to South India

By Balramkrishnadas

ISKCON Kerala, India had requested for granting permission through a letter for free Bhagavat Gita Book distribution in Jails of the Indian State of Kerala and offering classes on Bhagavat Gita for the interested inmates. Considering the request an order has been issued for free distribution of Bhagavat Gita Books in Malayalam and other languages and also to conduct classes for the interested covering all the jails of the State


Sep 21 2011 Food for Life Hero

By Priyavrata das

Mahasringha Das is a legend in many parts of the world, especially in the villages surrounding Mayapur in India, where he has been cooking and serving hundreds of thousands of impoverished Bengali's for 17 years


Sep 21 2011 Regarding Gopiparanadhana prabhu’s passing way

By Prabhava das

Our senior devotees will leave us soon or later. It is all in the hand of Lord Krsna. Krsna sends His devotees here and He can also pull them out from here without any prior notice. It is entirely up to Krsna


Sep 21 2011 Open letter to BBT Chairman & GBC EC - Gopiparanadha Prabhu

By Basu Ghosh Das

Over the past few days I've read the many sincere and well written testimonials that have appeared on dandavats. com in praise of Sriman Gopiparanadhana Prabhu, who passed away untimely at holy Govardhan a few days back. However, there is something missing, and I would like to publicly make a humble submission in this regard


Sep 21 2011 Homage to H.G. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu by H.H. Lokanath Swami

By Lokanath Swami

Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Below is the transcription of the homage to His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu by H. H. Lokanath Swami. --Premanjana das


Sep 21 2011 ISKCON of Washington DC is looking for enthusiastic devotees

Ananda Vrindavan dd: ISKCON of Washington DC is looking for enthusiastic devotees to be part of a team committed to fulfilling Srila Prabhupada's instructions about this very important project. You will not only be an integral part of a master plan involving a new Temple and gardens, but you will be an ambassador of Krishna Consciousness in one of the most important cities in the world

Sep 21 2011 Samadhi Auction

Parvati devi dasi: Srila Prabhupada Samadhi Mandir, Vrndavana 20 Sept 2011 Dear Devotees. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Attached, please find photos of two huge wonderful paintings measuring 8' X 6' (without frames) in the back of Srila Prabhupada's divine Samadhi, which will be replaced in a couple months at Kartik Festival with the new bronze bas reliefs depicting Prabhupada's multifarious activities and mission

Sep 21 2011 New Book: Vrindavana, the Playground of God

Isvara Dasa: Its with great happiness that we announce the release of our newest publication, Vrindavan, the Playground of God

Sep 21 2011 House for sale in Vrindavan

Drdha Monge: 4 bedroom, 2 story private house on 150 Gaj (approx.1350 sqft) land. Located in the peaceful, uncluttered colony Sheetal Chaya, just 10 minute walk from Krishna Balaram Mandir

Sep 19 2011 Southall Ratha Yatra

Parasuram das: Southall is a suburb of London. It has a huge Asian community and is often compared to Bombay. They even accept Rupees as payment in some places (pubs, restaurants)

Sep 19 2011 His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

By The GBC Executive Committee

Dear Devotees, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. It was with great sadness that we heard of the tragic passing away of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu. He was a leading disciple of Srila Prabhupada who served him faithfully since joining ISKCON in the early 1970's. Whatever service he did in Srila Prabhupada's movement he gave his whole heart to, although he is best known for his translating and commenting on different Vedic scriptures following in the footsteps of his Guru Maharaja


Sep 17 2011 Glorifications of H.G. Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

By Sannyasis, Godbrothers and other vaishnavas

What can I say about such a transcendental personality? He was surely one of the most advanced devotees. Although a great scholar he was sublimely humble and presented our vaisnava siddhanta in clear and simple ways that anyone could understand.


Sep 17 2011 The Best of Both Worlds

By Sri Mayapur International School

Sri Mayapur International School has always been known for its affiliation to Cambridge, its rigorous academics and an excellent standard of achievement by our students on Cambridge international exams. Now, in addition to this, our students are receiving an equally rigorous spiritual education


Sep 17 2011 A Genuine Humble Soul

By Indradyumna Swami

Dear Gopiparanadhana Prabhu, Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of your sudden departure from this world. Just weeks ago we were together on the festival tour in Poland. I considered it special mercy that you had joined us and that we could have your extended association for some time


Sep 16 2011 A Tribute To Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

By Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami

‚ÄúGopi‚ÄĚ? (Gopiparanadhana prabhu). Oh, no! Surely there is some terrible mistake! Not Gopi! Oh no; surely it is just a nasty, irresponsible rumor‚ÄĒthat Gopi has left us! But no; only about an hour after receiving this terrible news, it is confirmed. Gopi has left us! Oh Radhe! Oh Krishna! Oh, why? Why do you take away such a sweet and valuable devotee from our association? Oh why?


Sep 16 2011 Departed Vaisnavi

ISKCON devotees of Queens: We regret to inform the Vaisnava community of the passing of a special devotee. Her Grace Vaisnavi Devi Dasi (Koosumwatie Seeredat) left her body on the night of Sunday, September 11, 2011, at the age of 67

Sep 15 2011 Devotee Holiday

By Parasuram das

A short movie from the Scandinavian Tour 2011. If it seems like a devotee holiday, well errr, that is probably right. Rathayathra everyday and camping in the forest with the mooses, see you there next year


Sep 15 2011 Green Gathering

Parasuram das: Imagine a festival where meat is banned, petrol generators are banned, and people are sincerely looking for alternatives to the modern soul crushing society. Welcome to the green gathering festival, Southern England

Sep 15 2011 Remembering Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

By Dravida Dasa

I was shocked to learn this morning that my old friend and colleague Gopiparanadhana Prabhu had left his body suddenly at Govardhana. Just a few days ago I sent him a chapter of his Laghu-bhagavatamrta translation I had been reviewing -- and now he’s gone. What a loss for our Society and the world!


Sep 15 2011 Gopiparanadhana Prabhu ACBSP left his body- updated 2 -pics from the cremation ceremony

By Srutakirti das

I just received the most disturbing news that our Godbrother, Gopiparanadhana prabhu left his body a few hours ago here in Govardhan. I've just returned from his house, which is next door to Iskcon Govardhan Mandir. I will give a short report here as told by his wife


Sep 14 2011 The Right To Know ‚Äď The Vaisnava Way

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

As a world body, how do the members of Iskcon ‚Äď the devotees ‚Äď deal with truth telling or the revelation of sensitive information in a vaisnava way, among themselves? Some believe there should be no restrictions while others urge caution due to aparadha. Is there a balanced way?


Sep 14 2011 The Vedas Say They MUST be Shared With Everyone

By Sri Nandanandana dasa

For those of us who have traveled the length and breadth of India, there are many temples that have allowed us in and left indelible and inspiring memories for our spiritual progress. There have also been some temples who have kept us, as Westerners, out, or even kicked us out after we have already entered, as if they do not want to share their culture with us, or anyone they feel does not meet their requirements


Sep 14 2011 Gaura Purnima Festival 2012 Schedule

By Gopijana vallabha das

With great pleasure, ISKCON Mayapur invites devotees worldwide to celebrate the Gaura Purnima festival 2012 at Sri Dham Mayapur. On 23th of February 2012, the festival inauguration will take place, followed by various festivities, Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama and the grand celebration of Gaura Purnima on 8th March

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