Battle of Kurukshetra 2008

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By Mathura Lilesvari Devi Dasi

Come 7th June 2008, T. A. S. K ( To Always Serve Krishna) of Sri Jagannatha Mandir Kuala Lumpur will be organising Battle of Kurukshetra, an annual Bhagavad Gita Quiz and Sloka Festival. This festival was inaugurated and was launched by HG Simheswara Das, the regional Secretary of ISKCON Malaysia last year. Battle of Kurukshetra received overwhelming response from devotees all over Malaysia. Parents looked at it as an opportunity to engage their children in reading the Bhagavad Gita.

We would like to add that eventhough it’s a competition, winning is not the main objective of Battle of Kurukshetra. In Battle of Kurukshetra there are no losers, just like 5000 years ago, all that gave their lives in the battlefield, went back to Godhead, whether the were the Pandavas or the Kauravas.

There are two parts to the festival, the sloka recital competition and the quiz. All questions for the quiz are set based on Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad GIta As It Is. As such, the objective of Battle of Kurukshetra is to encaurage and motivate devotees to read and to study Prabhupada’s Gita thoroughly.

This year, H. H B. V. V Narasimha Swami will be launching Battle of Kurukshetra. We thank Maharaj for his kind support.

Battle of Krukshetra is a half day programme. The quiz and sloka competitions are divided into four categories. Anyone aged 5 and above can participate. For more details you may visit www. iskconkl. com or www. sjmklyouths. blogspot. com

Battle of Kurukshetra ki Jai! Srila Prabhupada ki Jai

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1 Suresh das

I remember back in the early 1970’s, ISKCON Los Angeles organized the “Krsna Bowl” contest. It was modeled after the “College Bowl” contests shown weekly on T.V. in the 1960’s pitting one university team against another in general knowledge questions based on science, mathmatics, history, etc. In the beginning, when the competition first started out, there was a weekly test on one chapter of Bhagavad-gita after another. I personally was studying 6-8 hours per day, so I could ace the exams. I memorized all the verses and the purports from each chapter. Later, I think the competition increased and changed in the Krsna Bowl, which I seem to remember was organized by Murlivardana Prabhu, so that each team had electric buzzers, which they would press, trying to call out verses and and details of purports ahead of the other team’s members. The thrill of the competition was very exiting, and the temple room was filled with high energy. It was a lot of fun.

Srila Prabhupada heard of what we were doing though, and asked us to stop. He appartently didn’t like the idea of loud electric buzzers in the temple room, and all the competitive spirit. We went back to the regular evening classes the way he originally taught us.

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