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 devotees in their KC, on this morning of Saphala Ekadasi, in her Melborne Beach Florida ashram-kutir which she shared with her dearest friend and companion in devotional service, Dinatarine
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
Dec 20 2011 Gita banning attempt in Russia - Wiki story
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
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
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
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
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 referred to as a 'miracle' by firefighters
Dec 16 2011 Please sign the petitions
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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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
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‚Äôs 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
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
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
Dec 15 2011 The Structural Gambit for Celibacy and Chastity
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 ‚Äėconservative‚Äô species are on the brink of extinction, and even when preserved, generally make the person a butt of ridicule and curiosity
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
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
Dec 14 2011 One with everything??
Dec 13 2011 Gita Ecstasy
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
Dec 13 2011 Free Will vs Predestination - Easily Explained
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
Dec 13 2011 All glories to Sriman George Harrison!
Dec 12 2011 The Belfast temple and the “spirit of Christmas”
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
Dec 11 2011 Mundane education and Bhakti
Dec 11 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!
Dec 11 2011 Vrinda Kunda 9th Anniversary Fest
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
Dec 11 2011 The Story of Smita the Cow
"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."
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
Dec 11 2011 Please read if you are a web designer
Dec 10 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!
Dec 7 2011 Calling All Iskcon Artists And Entertainers
Dec 5 2011 Diksa and Siksa only from Iskcon?
Dec 5 2011 Shastra Dana (Sweden)
The following is our Shastra Dana report for the month of September - October: I am humbly asking for your blessings so that we may develop this book distribution program more and more.
On Thursday, December 1, along with Jasomatinandan Prabhu, ISKCON Gujarat Zonal Secretary, Acharya Dharmendra, famous (in North India) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (part time - he resides at Jaipur in his own temple) preacher and my "Sanskrit guru", Acharya Samskritananda Hari (of "Kaushalya Pitham", Baroda), we visited the "Bansi Gir Goshalla", on the outskirts of Ahmedabad
That is the second platform of devotional life. In the second platform, not only to love God, but to make friendship with devotees who is loving God. That is society. Our Society is devotees. We should not only practice to love God, but we should make friendship and love the devotees also
For the full month of Karttik the campaign to Save and Bring Back Holy River Yamuna Ji to Braj has been going on at world famous Krishna Balaram Mandir, Vrindavan. During the campaign 30 000 petitions to the government of India have been signed
Ever since his Divine Grace, Swami Prabhupada put his lotus feet on the friendly Fiji Islands of the South Pacific, Krsna consciousness has been spreading exponentially. Under the guidance of our GBC, HH Bir Krsna Maharaj, various Krsna consciousness activities are taking place. On 11/11/11, the last day of Kartika Vrata, devotees celebrated the first anniversary of the monumental Sri Sri Radha Damodar temple in Sigatoka