You can submit your article, report, announcement, ad etc. by mailing to editor@dandavats.com

By Bhakti V. V. Narasimha Swami

So this is one of the two verses which are used in the beginning of Caitanya-caritamrta by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami to introduce us to Advaita Acarya. The chapter then goes on to explain how Advaita Acarya is the second branch of the tree of Caitanya Mahaprabhu - the first branch of course being Lord Nityananda and the main trunk being Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.

...
January 31, 2012 -- 2,544 views
Hare KrishnaBy Gopijana vallabha das

Vasanta Pancami marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated in a great splendor. Many types of bright yellow flowers were offered to the Sri Sri Radha-Madhava. Following in the footsteps of the Vrajvasis, Krsna’s lotusform was painted with special designs and a special arati was performed for the Lorsdships. Srimati Radharani & Astasakhis appeared as blossoming flowers wearing glowing yellow garments and bright yellow flowers

...
January 29, 2012 -- 2,843 views
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi

As the new year approaches, the newspapers and different magazines get flooded with columns on the forecast for the coming year for people born under different star influences or star signs. Everybody seems to be reading it with great interest. The mysticism of the unknown and desire to explore it is very fascinating indeed

...
January 28, 2012 -- 3,587 views
Sacinandana Swami: All of us have experienced how environment and atmosphere can influence our chanting significantly. In a strong devotional atmosphere we feel uplifted and empowered and in a non-devotional atmosphere often disturbed. This year we will learn to chant in an Vrindavan atmosphere...
January 28, 2012 -- 2,376 views
Parasuram das: We has space for 3 devotees on the next boat trip. We will be travelling from Varnasi to Patna, starting on the 19th of March 2012 and finishing around the 31st of March 2012 in Patna, Bihar. HH Mahavishnu Swami is the captain, and for those devotees who want to come be prepared for an adventure of a life time...
January 28, 2012 -- 2,196 views
Raseswari dd: Sri Mayapur International School teaching positions for academic year 2012 English First language and English Literature and Math (from grade 7 to grade 12), Biology (A level), math (A level)/thinking skills (A level) ...
January 28, 2012 -- 2,027 views
By Urmila Devi Dasi

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada established ISKCON when it consisted of one rented storefront in New York City. He wrote purposes for his new society—to teach spiritual knowledge, consciousness of our existence as a soul part of the Supreme Godhead Krishna, and a simpler natural way of life

...
January 26, 2012 -- 6,841 views
By Rayaramananda Das

Devotee serving at Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) in South Karnataka, the rural base for the ISKCON Daiva Varmasrama Ministry (IDVM) conducted the long awaited opening at their new goshala today, January 24, 2012, naming it SAHYADRI SURABHI GOSHALA

...
January 26, 2012 -- 3,815 views
Priyavrata das: The YOGA of EATING - becoming a FOOD YOGI is now available as an eBook and softcover from LULU. The 320 page book by Director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner (Priyavrata das) is the result of many years of research and crafting while teaching the art and science of food yoga around the world at vegetarian conferences...
January 26, 2012 -- 2,874 views
By Rasalila Devi Dasi

ISKCON Ujjain is the 1st temple in Ujjain city to have full-time LIVE broadcast of all its temple programs from the time it opens to the time it closes. It was all put together in just a matter of few months and successfully launched on November 22, 2011- Also the 1st temple to be fully Solar Powered in Ujjain!

...
January 26, 2012 -- 3,790 views
Dharmasetu das: The Art of Indian Sweets - By Krishna Priya dasi and Prince Rama Son of the Solar Dynasty Part 1 - by Vrinda Sheth. Illustrations by Anna Johansson...
January 26, 2012 -- 1,189 views
Kurmasetra dasa: One reader from Belgium has commented, "Yesterday somebody introduced me to these books and by now i nearly finished The CCC. I am impressed. I know what is happening in the world but although i am a cow bhakta i was not that convinced that the cow is THE SOLUTION."...
January 26, 2012 -- 2,840 views
By Mahasundari Madhavi devi dasi

At the end of 2010, the Toronto Sankirtan Team set an ambitious goal to distribute a minimum of 35,000 books during 2011. This seemed like a tall task given that it was more than three times the number of books distributed in the whole of 2009! But as Srila Prabhupada emphatically said, “Impossible is a word in a fool’s dictionary.”

...
January 24, 2012 -- 2,787 views
By Venu Gopal das

After much anticipation, Mayapur Chandra's headed by H.G. Naru Gopal prabhu reached Damodardesh on December 27th to welcome in the New Year with a 10 day Mayapur Kirtan festival. The days were packed with daily music classes for the local youth

...
January 24, 2012 -- 2,901 views
By Kesava Krsna Dasa

Have any of us ever thought that high living is possible within a spiritual domain like Iskcon? There is such a thing as rising high, and living high, but not in the way that some of our corporate methods of management might teach us. Improper use of such management will lead to low living. Is this really possible among devotees who have high spiritual aspirations?

...
January 24, 2012 -- 3,227 views
By Hariksetra das

A new temple complex dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is coming up in a half acre complex in the eastern part of Bangalore. This project is dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and is being promoted and built by followers of Srila Prabhupada

...
January 24, 2012 -- 4,512 views
Bhakti Madhurya Govinda Goswami: Do to the fall of yet another prominent ISKCON sannyasi, guru, and GBC, thousands of devotees are undoubtedly asking “why”? How can a Prabhupada disciple who sincerely dedicated himself to Srila Prabhupada’s mission for so many decades simply fall down, as if helpless?...
January 24, 2012 -- 3,706 views
Paramananda das: I was very happy to recently visit ISKCON Sweden again after many years, and stayed at Almvik for around a week, for my wife this simple rural devotee life was a bit much, but for me it gave me much peace...
January 24, 2012 -- 2,938 views
By Vrajendranandan Das

ISKCON Nellore organized its first Lord Jagannath Rathayatra on the 21st Jan 2012, which was very successful. Srila Prabhupada visited Nellore from Jan 3-8th in the year 1976 and personally installed the foundation stone there. By the blessings of Srila Prabhupada and all the Vaishnavas, His Holiness Sukhadev Maharaj has built a nice temple in Nellore

...
January 24, 2012 -- 3,149 views
By Madhava Smullen

Earlier this month “Exploring the Bhagavad gita: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning,” a new book written by ISKCON Academy of Arts and Sciences member Dr. Ithamar Theodor, and released by leading academic publisher Ashgate, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011

...
January 23, 2012 -- 3,117 views
By Gunacuda dasi

Primary School students from Sri Mayapur International School recently went on parikrama with H.H Bhakti Purushottam Maharaja. They visited Surabhi Kunja, Bhaktivinod Thakur's house, Hamsa Vahan, Nainasaranya and Puskar tirtha. As they went to each holy place their kirtan attracted the attention of the local residents who followed the procession and joined in the chanting

...
January 22, 2012 -- 2,569 views
By Baldev das

For around a Month, this 25 Brahmacharis of Iskcon Chowpatty went out in 3 sankirtan buses to distribute Srila Prabhupad books in december all around India. By the mercy of Srila Prabhupad they were able to distribute this december around 100 thousand (1 Lakh) literatures of which 28,800 are mahabig books

...
January 22, 2012 -- 3,308 views
Mukunda das: The following is our Shastra Dana report for the month of November - December. I am humbly asking for your blessings so that we may develop this book distribution program more and more!...
January 21, 2012 -- 2,004 views
Jnana-caksusa dasa: I am selling a set of Back to Godheads and also first printing books by Iskcon Press/Books and the BBT. I have been arranging this collection for about 10 years and now I am wanting to utilize the proceeds of these sales in supporting a Hare Krihsna center in Eugene Oregon...
January 21, 2012 -- 2,563 views
Janardhan Sevak Das: Mr. Laxman Bhandari, a student of Bhaktivedanta Swami International Gurukula, Raman Reti Mathura Vrindavan UP India and a Disciple of H.H. Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami Maharaj, who is known in the community as aka Laxman das (Vijaya Gauranga Das), and a Priest of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Founder Acharya: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, have successfully completed the 10 hours of walk with barefoot without drinking or eating on Dec. 31ST 2011 - Jan. 1ST 2012...
January 21, 2012 -- 2,366 views
Bhakti Vikasa Swami: Recently, devotees around the world had occasion to recall the outstanding devotional qualities and contributions of Yamuna Mataji, after her departure. But would it not have been more appropriate and pleasing to all if she had been lauded in her presence, before her departure?...
January 21, 2012 -- 2,432 views
Kadamba Kanana Maharaja: So Prabhupada said that on the ground, yes it’s all this support for the plane but as soon as the plane is in the air then the pilot has to deal with the situation and whatever happens up there he has to deal with it. So Prabhupada said that in the same way, everyone is flying his own plane in spiritual life...
January 20, 2012 -- 2,476 views
By Madhava Smullen

A unique second festival will be held alongside the world-famous Mayapur Festival this year in West Bengal, India. On behalf of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, the GBC’s Strategic Planning Team will organize the first International Leadership Sanga (ILS) from February 10th to 17th

...
January 20, 2012 -- 3,335 views
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi

When a butterfly sneezes in Africa, there is a hurricane in Caribbean Sea. This is true not just of stock markets but even in the real world that we live in. It brings out how fragile our systems are. A fall in subprime sector in the US melted down scores of sectors and economies across the globe; many big companies closed down, giant financial organizations turned paupers and sold out

...
January 19, 2012 -- 3,539 views
By ISKCON Vaishnava Research Forum

In 1972, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada sent two young devotees to South Africa to set up the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It was decided that Rsi Kumar Swami and Ksudhi Das Brahmacari would be the first ISKCON devotees to travel to South Africa and establish Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s movement

...
January 19, 2012 -- 4,060 views
By Gopijana Vallabha das

As the Gaura Purnima Festivities are approaching, this means more and more devotees will be making Mayapur their destination. As we all know, the mode of transportation that many people prefer to take to reach Mayapur from Kolkata is a car. So devotees may be wondering where is the best place that they can book their transportation

...
January 19, 2012 -- 2,758 views
By Mukhya devi dasi

The North American Temple Presidents Meetings convened last week in our Dallas temple. This is the annual opportunity for tp's in the US and Canada to connect with the NA GBC and with each other, to get informed of what the GBC are working on, hear about successful programs, share information and get informed about national programs

...
January 18, 2012 -- 3,223 views
By Israeli Yatra

The kitchen clean up took place after a prasadam feast hosted by ISKCON devotees in Israel on Saturday night, January 14, 2012. The program presented Krishna consciousness to prominent members of the Druze community at a banquet hall on Mt. Carmel, Israel

...
January 18, 2012 -- 2,677 views
Tattva-vicara: This article is from the up and coming publication ‘Gour Govinda Swami – Who Was He‘ by Tattva-vicara Publications...
January 18, 2012 -- 954 views
Parasuram das: Dear devotees, these are two movies from New Year's eve Harinam in central London. The singers are bhakta Ruben and Giridhari prabhu and a short movie from last weeks harinam in central London. The lead singer is Ratnavali d.d. ...
January 17, 2012 -- 2,140 views
By Lilasakti Devi Dasi

The BBT would like to sincerely thank everyone who responded to our invitation to give us your thoughts on the proposed third edition of Teachings of Lord Caitanya. We received about thirty-five comments and some good advice on how to handle presenting the third edition. The majority of devotees who wrote support the third edition, while others offered some cautions

...
January 17, 2012 -- 2,193 views
TOP