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By Indian Media

M I Sethna, counsel for the petitioners, however, said the government is just monitoring and has asked Iskcon to defend the literature there. “It is a grave insult to our culture. Instead of asking Iskcon to defend, the government should defend the Gita,” Sethna said

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December 21, 2011 -- 2,536 views
By Gopal Krsna Goswami

ISKCON conveyed to our Embassy that its branch in Tomsk, Eastern Siberia, had received a notice in June 2011, of a complaint filed by the Public Prosecutor's Office in the local court. This complaint, apparently driven by some local individuals, was to the effect that the third Russian edition of the publication "Bhagwad Gita As It is" - a translation of a commentary by Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON - had certain portions that were 'objectionable' and 'extremist' in n...

December 21, 2011 -- 2,454 views
Sandamini Devi Dasi: This November marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of George Harrison. On December 11th, like the previous 10 years, devotees at the Tucson Temple held a memorial festival to honor the major contribution of George and his influence in the world. Many people were first introduced to the chanting of Hare Krishna through the song ‘My Sweet Lord’, and many books by devotee authors have proclaimed George’s deep love for Krishna and Srila Prabhupada...
December 21, 2011 -- 3,179 views
Nitaisevini Devi Dasi: Definitely they won't be able to ban Gita, but the good part is that last few days Srila Prabhupads name, Bhagvad gita and ISKCON is in all the newspapers and Media channels. The regional Telugu channels in Andhra Pradesh are continuously telecasting this news with more and more details about our temples, activities, Srila prabhupad and our comments on it where we are getting opportunity to preach. In one sense it is advantage for us, all over the world our gita sale will multiply...
December 20, 2011 -- 1,883 views
Dhruva Maharaja dasa: When an author writes a book, the title reveals its contents. This is how an author informs his readers what topics he's written about. Sri Isopanisad was one of the first books Srila Prabhupada translated after arriving in the United States, and he explained the title means "knowledge which brings one closer to the Supreme."...
December 20, 2011 -- 2,811 views
By Malati Devi Dasi

With immense sorrow and deep regret, I beg to report the departure of Her Grace Yamuna devi dasi, premier disciple of Srila Prabhupada, known for her deeply spiritual qualities and connection with His Divine Grace, for her glorious offering of the Govindam prayers that we hear and chant daily, for her love of pure kirtan, for her ecstatic award winning cook books which were infused with spiritual anecdotes, for greatly inspiring and encouraging the younger generation of ISKCON...

December 20, 2011 -- 16,868 views
By IBNLive

New Delhi: India on Tuesday described a complaint about the Bhagvad Gita in Russia as patently absurd. The government also promised Parliament that it was taking the controversy seriously and was closely monitoring the case. But the BJP is not satisfied and has even asked the government to declare the sacred scripture as a national book

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December 20, 2011 -- 2,804 views
By Basu Ghosh das

The Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia is the trial of the Russian edition of Bhagavad Gita As It Is initiated in June 2011 by the state prosecutor's office in Tomsk, Russia on charges of religious extremism

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December 20, 2011 -- 1,242 views
By Sankirtan das

Yesterday Jeeturaaj, famous RJ in Mumbai sent me text message asking about ban of Bhagavad Gita in Russia. After sending him the petition Email which was sent by GBC EC body to all temple presidents, he came forward to take phone call interview of someone from Russia

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December 20, 2011 -- 2,948 views
By NDTV Correspondent

Angry MPs are urging the government to protect the rights of Hindus in Russia, where a court is considering a ban on the Bhagvad Gita. The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice over the issue. "What happened in Moscow, it is a very strong plot against the Gita. All Lord Krishna's devotees are insulted today...we criticize it on behalf of the whole Parliament. We cannot tolerate all this," said former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav

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December 19, 2011 -- 2,386 views
By Basu Ghosh das

The text here bears out that a "management" ("receivership") committee has been appointed by the Supreme Court to manage/oversee the affairs of ISKCON Bangalore until the SLP filed by Madhu is disposed of on Feb 15, 2012

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December 19, 2011 -- 4,491 views
By Nimai Devi Dasi

ISKCON Leicester (UK) has finally acquired the HSBC bank building on Granby Street as the new home of Sri Sri Panca Tattva and Srila Prabhupada in the heart of the City centre, a Grade II* listed building built in 1875 by the famous architect Goddard. The Hare Krishna devotees lost their original place of worship last September, when the temple suffered a gas explosion. All of the 50 devotees within the building managed to escape the multiple blasts, uninjured. This was referre...

December 16, 2011 -- 3,421 views
By Bhakti Vijnana and Sivarama Swamis

Today we received the testimony of the experts from Kemerovo State ... University. As it should have been expected, it is highly negative. We uploaded the petition. It is self-explanatory, and formulated in such a way that not only ISKCON devotees can vote

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December 16, 2011 -- 5,965 views
Antardwip das: Now you can watch Mayapur.tv on your Android phone using this great new app. You can download it from the Android Market (do a search for MayapurTV or mayapur.tv ). Specially designed for ease of use with swipe navigation suitable for a mobile phone, this app makes MayapurTV very accessible - all your favorite temples and PrabhupadaTV - as well as the Archives, Dandavats News and much more. Never forget Krishna again - at work or play - ever!...
December 16, 2011 -- 4,028 views
By Sacinandana Swami

We will again have 12 hours of uninterrupted kirtan for three-and-half days, lead by the most talented kirtan leaders of our movement. Throughout these 12 hours the Holy Names will be our singular focus. The kirtan leaders will enrich the singing by brief inspirations of five minutes each; this will help the participants completely tune in. Imagine how deeply absorbing it will be to sing before the enchanting deities of the Sri Sri Panca Tattva

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December 16, 2011 -- 2,867 views
By Indradyumna Swami

In an old temple tucked away in a street near Loi Bazar in Vrindavan is the oldest existing copy of Srila Krsna das Kaviraja Goswami’s epic Caitanya Caritamrta. Over 350 years old, it sits in a cabinet in a room near the alter. In 1982, Sri Harishan-kara dasa, the head priest, donated 475 precious manuscripts that had been with the temple for 400 years to the Vrindavan Research Institute

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December 16, 2011 -- 3,744 views
By Legal Office

ISKCON Bengaluru opposed the proposal of appointing a committee including any ISKCON Mumbai representative. However the court categorically reaffirmed that ISKCON Mumbai has a High Court decree in their favor and therefore has a claim and therefore must be part of the management

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December 15, 2011 -- 2,492 views
By Deenadayal Das

We are very Happy to see the congregational development,and all the krishna conscious activities in your Area. We would like to assist you in spreading the holy name of lord krishna and would like you to help us in many different way you can

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December 15, 2011 -- 1,793 views
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi

Despite this fast changing world where promiscuity encouraged by the hedonist approach to life is overtaking almost everywhere, India still preserves its age old veneration towards celibacy. The vast majority of girls and boys still remain celebate till their marriage and even post-marriage lead a regulated life. Of course in cities, this ‘conservative’ species are on the brink of extinction, and even when preserved, generally make the person a butt of ridicule and c...

December 15, 2011 -- 3,002 views
By Radhika krpa Devi Dasi

At the crack of dawn on 11 th December, my husband and I drove down from Delhi to Ludhiana, the industrial capital of Punjab to participate in the world renowned Rath yatra of Lord Jagannath. On entering the city innumerable big and small colorful bill boards informing the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra were visible

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December 15, 2011 -- 2,805 views
By Sandeep Kumar

This is the auspicious year for ISKCON Pakistani Devotees that Gita Jayanti is being celebrated in Larkana, Sindh, having started as a small community basis. This celebration with the various related events leading up to the Harinaam Sankirtan as an opportunity for all age groups to get to read, chant, study and understand the Gita and its immortal message

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December 15, 2011 -- 1,981 views
Parasuram das: Devotees in… Santa Rasa - :-) from Food For All in Santa Rasa preach in London, LSE University 2011...
December 14, 2011 -- 3,917 views
Hasyam dasa: Impersonalistic philosophy not easily understood...even he doesn´t get it!...
December 14, 2011 -- 2,613 views
By Parvati Devi Dasi

In Vrndavana, December 6, 2011, we observed the 12th annual recitation of the celebrated Sanskrit verses of the entire Bhagavad Gita as it Is in our temple courtyard with more than 500 avid devotees and guests, while thousands of others passed through getting the benefit too

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December 13, 2011 -- 2,185 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Many times devotees try to reconcile this essentially Christian concept with Vedic understanding, but end up writing lengthy explanations that do not always satisfy the curiosity. This is because it is mostly incompatible with the truths of Bhagavad-Gita, for it has to be broken down in a simplified manner to give a satisfactory and brief explanation

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December 13, 2011 -- 6,425 views
Bhakta Matty: To honour the life and contribution to the world that George Harrison had made, a festival was held in St' George's Hall in Liverpool on the 5th December 2011. Many artists performed his music and the Radha Krishna Temple joined in chanting Hare Krishna and catered a sumptuous vegetarian fest for all!...
December 13, 2011 -- 1,812 views
By Caitanya candrodaya das

Today, when asking for fruit and vegitable bhoga donations at the vegetable market, I asked shop manager to 'be generous' in the "spirit of Christmas". He asked me if we believed in that. I sure hoped it was "yes". Being generous is just a part of it. Please read on and pass it on this appeal to whoever you think can contribute

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December 12, 2011 -- 2,531 views
Premvilas das: Following article is an excerpt from Aindra prabhu's recently published book " The Heart of Transcendental book distribution"...
December 11, 2011 -- 1,892 views
Srila Prabhupada: Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Go back to home. This is our idea. Instead of chanting twenty-five rounds, you chant hundred rounds. That is utilization of proper time...
December 11, 2011 -- 2,202 views
Gauragopala dasa: The word 'sub-conscious' is related to the material dream condition of the marginal living entity called the baddha-jiva (nitya-baddha). It is also further known as a secondary condition of the marginal living entities consciousness, an inferior state of being, or the dark shadow of ones self...
December 11, 2011 -- 1,667 views
By Deena Bandhu dasa

This coming February marks the auspicious 9th Anniversary of Vrinda Kunda Temple opening! To celebrate we are organizing special parikramas to the Holy Places of Braja, culminating with our famous Kalash Yatra, an ecstatic Sankirtan procession with the ladies carrying water pots with coconuts on their heads

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December 11, 2011 -- 2,035 views
By Mata Phalini

"I offer my obeisances to the cow, in whose body Laksmi resides. I offer my respects to the beautiful cow, for she is pure, simple, and aromatic. I bow down before the cow, who is the daughter of Brahma. She is pure internally and externally and she keeps the whole atmosphere pure by her presence. I repeatedly offer my obeisances unto her."

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December 11, 2011 -- 4,366 views
By Madhavendu das

After a three hours long drive on an unusually bumpy road we reached the prison to meet Mr S. P Yadav - the superintendent of the Jail. He is a very good devotee of Krishna, regularly chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra and reading Srila Prabhupada's books. He warmly welcomed the devotees and offered fruit prasadam, before we commenced the program

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December 11, 2011 -- 2,273 views
Krishna Priya Dasi: The Vaisnava Writers Community (writers.bbt.info) is looking for a web designer. If you would like to build your design portfolio, support a devotional arts initiative, and receive an honorarium for your endeavors, then please send a portfolio to Krishna Priya Dasi at priya108@gmail.com. Thank you...
December 11, 2011 -- 1,721 views
Srila Prabhupada: Save time. Chant Hare Krishna. Go back to home. This is our idea. Instead of chanting twenty-five rounds, you chant hundred rounds. That is utilization of proper time...
December 10, 2011 -- 1,545 views
Radhananda Dasa: "By writing according to our realization we become more and more convinced and all doubts are destroyed." (Srila Prabhupada letter, 75-11-15)...
December 10, 2011 -- 2,534 views
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