Dec 20 2011 Sri Isopanisad eCourse - 2012 by

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."

Dec 20 2011 Yamuna devi dasi, beloved daughter of Srila Prabhupada, departed Dec. 20th on morning of Saphala Ekadasi

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 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


Dec 20 2011 India Government steps in - further updates. Latest Videos

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


Dec 20 2011 Gita banning attempt in Russia - Wiki story

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


Dec 20 2011 Radio Interview of Bhakti Vijnana Goswami and some words of caution from Gopala Krishna Maharaja

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


Dec 19 2011 MPs ask govt to intervene as Russian court considers ban on Bhagavad Gita - videos

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


Dec 19 2011 Supreme Court of India orders in ISKCON vs Madhu case

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


Dec 16 2011 ISKCON acquires historic bank building in Leicester city centre

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 referred to as a 'miracle' by firefighters


Dec 16 2011 Please sign the petitions

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


Dec 16 2011 Get the latest Android app from!!

Antardwip das: Now you can watch on your Android phone using this great new app. You can download it from the Android Market (do a search for MayapurTV or ). 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!

Dec 16 2011 The Kirtan Mela comes to Sridham Mayapur, February 22nd to 25th 2012!!!

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


Dec 16 2011 The Oldest Existing Copy of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

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


Dec 15 2011 Apex court protects the interests of ISKCON ‚Äď Mumbai

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


Dec 15 2011 The aim of the Congregational Development Ministry

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


Dec 15 2011 The Structural Gambit for Celibacy and Chastity

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 ‚Äėconservative‚Äô species are on the brink of extinction, and even when preserved, generally make the person a butt of ridicule and curiosity


Dec 15 2011 ‚Äė‚ÄėLudhiana Rath Yatra - a spectacle of grandeur‚Äô‚Äô

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


Dec 15 2011 Gita Jayanti Harinaam Sankirtan in Larkana Pakistan

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


Dec 14 2011 Hari Christmas and a Krishna conscious New Year :-)

Parasuram das: Devotees in… Santa Rasa - :-) from Food For All in Santa Rasa preach in London, LSE University 2011

Dec 14 2011 One with everything??

Hasyam dasa: Impersonalistic philosophy not easily understood...even he doesn¬īt get it!

Dec 13 2011 Gita Ecstasy

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


Dec 13 2011 Free Will vs Predestination - Easily Explained

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


Dec 13 2011 All glories to Sriman George Harrison!

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!

Dec 12 2011 The Belfast temple and the “spirit of Christmas”

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


Dec 11 2011 Mundane education and Bhakti

Premvilas das: Following article is an excerpt from Aindra prabhu's recently published book " The Heart of Transcendental book distribution"

Dec 11 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!

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

Dec 11 2011 What is the ’sub-conscious’ characteristic of the marginal living entity?

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

Dec 11 2011 Vrinda Kunda 9th Anniversary Fest

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


Dec 11 2011 The Story of Smita the Cow

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."


Dec 11 2011 Free Gita distribution to the Prisoners at Hamirpur district Jail

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


Dec 11 2011 Please read if you are a web designer

Krishna Priya Dasi: The Vaisnava Writers Community ( 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 Thank you

Dec 10 2011 Chanting!!! Good quotes!

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

Dec 10 2011 Srila Prabhupada on BBT Publication, Book Distribution & Free Speech

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)

Dec 7 2011 Calling All Iskcon Artists And Entertainers

Damodara Pandit das: We are working towards scheduling in quality entertainment for the ILS (ISKCON Leadership Sanga) Feb 10 - 17 and Gaura Purnima Festivals (23 Feb - 8 March) in Mayapur 2012. Thus we are now advertising for performers and artists

Dec 5 2011 Krishna is always with us and we are always with Krishna

Gauragopala dasa: Krishna is always with us and we are always with Krishna, the choice is ours with what we actually see, experience and serve

Dec 5 2011 Diksa and Siksa only from Iskcon?

Sankarshan Dasa: Sometime back there was a article about the concept of Siksa Guru and one must only take diksa or siksa from within Iskcon. Which I think is not supported by shastra. I think HH Sivaram Swami supported this idea that Siksa only from Iskcon. But here is a shastric reference to refute that statement he made which I cannot agree

Dec 5 2011 Shastra Dana (Sweden)

By Mukunda Das

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.


Dec 5 2011 Visit to the “Bansi Gir Goshalla” @ Ahmedabad

By Basu Ghosh das

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


Dec 5 2011 Govardhan Retreat: concluding words and the video of the wonderful drama presentation

By Adi Purusha das

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


Dec 5 2011 Save Yamuna Campaign and the spiritual decay of India

By Mohini Priya Devi Dasi

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


Dec 5 2011 Interfaith members celebrate Tulasi Vivah at Hare Krishna Temple in Suva, Fiji Islands

By Rupanuga Das

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

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