ISKCON Devotee to Win Eurovision
ISKCON devotee Yashodamayi d.d. (Ieva Zasimauskaitė) will be representing Lithuania in a popular international song competition Eurovision. She is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada’s disciple and initiating spiritual master HG Sankarshan das Adhikari. We encourage everyone to vote for her on the 8th of May (information on how to vote is given below).
Dandavats.com already wrote about Yashodamayi d.d. winning the national contest: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=60338. This victory had a very positive effect on spreading Krishna Consciousness in Lithuania and on the image of devotees in Lithuania. People were interested why Yashodamayi d.d. has such a good energy and the reason is because she is a serious devotee doing regular service in the temple and attending Mangala Arati as much as possible.
Please watch this video (with English subtitles):
Taking advantage of the popularity of Yashodamayi d.d., her spiritual master HG Sankarshan das Adhikari could present Krishna Consciousness and his song on national television:
In addition to all this, there was a movie made about how Yashodamayi came to Krishna Consciousness. The movie was made by devotees and it was presented in Lithuanian media. You can watch it here (with English subtitles):
The message of HG Sankarshan das Adhikari:
„My disciple, Yasodamayi devi dasi, is the winner of the Eurovision contest (an extremely popular contest for singers in Europe) for Lithuania. Her next step is to compete to be the winner for all of Europe. She is taking advantage of her super stardom in Lithuania to preach Krishna consciousness.
Regarding utilizing one’s talent in Krishna’s service, Srila Prabhupada says:
“Krishna consciousness is so nice, if you apply it in any field of activities you will see it is perfect. Either you apply in industry or in politics or in sociology or in philosophy or in science. Therefore Bhagavata says that whatever capacity you may have, either you are a scientist or a lawyer or an engineer or a rich man, a capitalist, whatever you may be. Your duty is to utilize your talent for Krsna consciousness. That’s all. That is perfection. Yes.”
So we certainly wish her well as she goes now to compete to be the
Eurovision winner for all of Europe.“
According to the recent votes, Yashodamayi d.d. has big chances to win the Eurovision this year, therefore we encourage all devotees to vote for her on the 8th of May and help her to preach Krishna Consciousness in wider circles.
How to vote? (information from Eurovision page)
You can only vote in the Semi-Final your country takes part in. Viewers in Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal can also vote in the first Semi-Final. Viewers in France, Germany and Italy can also vote in the second Semi-Final.
After all songs have been performed, you can vote for your favourites for ±15 minutes. You can vote by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen, and via the official app. Rates and legal terms will be shown on screen.
You can vote up to 20 times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from.
Televotes make up 50% of the result, the other 50% are being determined by a professional jury in each participating country.