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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

By the GBC

Global Devotee Care Course Education — 2019. Whereas caring for devotees (vaisnava-seva) is one of the three cardinal principles given by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; Whereas Srila Prabhupada was himself a personification of devotee care (example, he built the Lotus Building before the Mayapur temple to facilitate devotees); Whereas there is benefit to ISKCON to develop devotee communities that are spiritually vibrant and materially stable; Whereas, often devotees leave or develop bitterness towards the movement due to inadequate devotee care: Resolved: That the GBC encourages all ISKCON Temples to hold the four-day Devotee Care Cou...

(0) May 9, 2019 -- 1,346 views
Hare KrishnaBy Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna.

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(0) May 17, 2019 -- 7,298 views
Hare KrishnaBy Urmila Devi Dasi

Dozens of prayers, verses, references, and ideas for fun, deep service and mediation on the Lord. Several summaries of the story are included for absorption in the Lord’s pastimes. Here are a free e-book and colorful posters to enhance your festival. While the focus of the activities is for guiding children aged 2-18, devotees of all ages are finding this a handy reference guide. As one temple president said, “I couldn’t put it down until I’d read the whole ...

(0) May 17, 2019 -- 7,717 views
By Deena das

For the pleasure of the devotees this coming Nrsimha Caturdasi, below is Chapter 231 of the Garuda purana, where Mahadeva Shiva calls on Lord Narasimhadeva. (The Matrgana's mentioned in this story are eight goddesses produced from the bodies of Vishnu, Shiva and six other main deities during the killing of a powerful demon called Andhaka. Their origin is recounted in the Varaha-purana.)

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(1) May 17, 2019 -- 12,042 views
By Jagannatha-Lila dasi

Bursting out of the pillar, eyes full of fire, His claws ready to cut up the liar, He says he's a king, yes the king of dung, That wasp better watch out, he's gonna get stung

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(0) May 17, 2019 -- 105 views
By Kishori Jani

Yesterday, we lost one of the pillars of the Iskcon movement, one of the stalwart female pioneers in Srila Prabhupada's mission- in the most glorious way! Her service to SP in the US, Kenya, Mumbai and Vrindavan is almost unparalleled. The stories and glories go on and on... But the true test comes at the end.. And the whole affair at the end for her was SO beautiful and uplifting! Witnessing it gives me so much courage and confidence that this path is real! Experiencing such a glorious passing is a true and rare gift that I'm indebted to her for sharing with us.. Something I will cherish fo...

(0) May 16, 2019 -- 1,456 views
Hare KrishnaBy Madhavendu das

Lord Nrisihadeva is very merciful to His devotees, and his mercy can be experienced in Andhara Pradesh, at a village called Darpally near Niazamabad, where a couple lives with the bare necessities of life. This devotee was Lord Nrisimhadeva's Pujari and developed attachment to Lord Narasimha deva. After his marriage he came back to his village and started Lord Gauranitai's Vigraha seva at his home. But from the core of his heart he was prying to serve Lord Narasimhad...

(0) May 16, 2019 -- 5,881 views
Hare KrishnaBy Iskcon Desire Tree

A collection of videos, lectures, photos, stories, prayers, posters, coloring books and more. In the purport of 7.8.51 of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Srila Prabhupada writes, “The Supreme Personality of Godhead in His transcendental form of Lord Narsimhadev is always ready to kill the demons who always create disturbances in the minds of honest devotees. To spread the Krishna consciousness movement, devotees have to face many dangers and impediments all over the world, but a faithful servant who preaches with great devotion to the Lord must know that Lord Narsimhadev is alway...

(0) May 16, 2019 -- 2,797 views
Hare KrishnaBy Sri Nandanandana Das

Powerful mantras for protection to the Lord's half-lion incarnation and His weapons. These are for protection from such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, as well as increased devotion and a peaceful world. Also contains the Nrisimha Kavacha. Prayers to the Lord’s Weapons. To the Chakra. To the Club. To the Conchshell. Ugra-Nrisimha Dhyana

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(0) May 16, 2019 -- 14,240 views
Hare KrishnaBy Urmila Devi Dasi

Overview of the Program, The Most Important Point, Spiritual Holidays! The Story in Simple Form. Scripture Focus, Scripture Resources, Deity Worship Focus, Deity Worship Resources, Holy Name Focus, Holy Name Resources, Association of Saintly Persons Focus, Association of Saintly Persons Resources, Holy Places Focus, Holy Places Resources, Bringing the Festival into the Rest of the Curriculum, Brief, Bringing the Festival into the Rest of the Curriculum, Details, Additional Stories, Rubric for Collaborative Work Skills, Rubric for Project, Summary of Bloom’s Categories...

(0) May 16, 2019 -- 1,372 views
Hare KrishnaFrom Srimad-Bhagavatam

In this narration about Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, various expansions or incarnations of the Lord have been described, and the killing of the two demons Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu has also been described. This narration describes the characteristics of the great and exalted devotee Prahlada Maharaja, his staunch devotional service, his perfect knowledge, and his perfect detachment from material contamination.

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(0) May 16, 2019 -- 2,606 views
Hare KrishnaBy His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada

So today, appearance day of Lord Nrisimhadeva. Lord Nrisimhadeva appeared on this Nrisimha Caturdasi on account of His devotee, Prahlada. As it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata, abhyutthanam adharmasya [Bg. 4.7]. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca dushkritam, sambhavami yuge yuge [Bg. 4.8]. The Lord appears with two purposes. Paritranaya sadhunam: just to give protection and rescue the devotees, and to kill the demons, vinasaya ca dushkritam. So Prahlada Maharaja, five-years-old boy, his only fault was th...

(0) May 16, 2019 -- 2,429 views
By the GBC

Resolved: Any devotees referred to in any proposal to the GBC will be identified by adding the abbreviation of their spiritual master’s name after their initiated name. The Guru Services Committee is directed to maintain this list and generate abbreviations for new initiating spiritual masters.

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(0) May 15, 2019 -- 858 views
By the GBC

A primary reason this issue was brought before the SAC was to consider whether a husband initiating his wife is like a guru marrying his disciple. There are major differences in the two scenarios. Traditionally, a guru is sometimes considered to be like a parent, and for a guru to marry a disciple is like a parent marrying his or her own offspring – something strongly disapproved in both general society and śāstra

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(0) May 15, 2019 -- 843 views
By the GBC

Resolved: The following categories must be used to define any proposal being presented to the GBC Body to describe the intent of the proposal. This language which will be included in the final resolution shall henceforward have the following meanings:

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(0) May 15, 2019 -- 620 views
By Indradyumna Swami

Aeroflot flight SU 1492 took off from Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow at 18:02 on May 6th. It reported a malfunction 28 minutes into the flight. The captain requested and was given permission by airport control to return to the airport and make an emergency landing. Unfortunately, the plane burst into flames upon landing and 41 passengers lost their lives. A person on the ground who observed the crash said it was a miracle that 33 of the passengers and 4 of the crew members survived. The news spread quickly via social media and was accompanied by horrifying videos of the ill-fated landin...

(0) May 14, 2019 -- 978 views
By Hari Narayana Das

On the day of the festival, the devotees started to prepare a small chariot early in the morning from mentor ( like a rickshaw in India). The Chariot was decorated with flower garlands and a small altar was made for the lord to sit. As the evening set in, the Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra devi were brought and nicely seated on the chariot. The festival started. Devotees began to sing the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra with full enthusiasm and distributed prasadam already offered to Lord Jagannath. Srigarbha prabhu and other devotees distributed Srila Prabhupada books. Many ...

(0) May 14, 2019 -- 686 views
By Gadadhar das

On the 12th of May 2019, devotees in Bali, Indonesia headed by Jagannath Gauranga Ashram organized the annual Cida-dahi festival. The day before the festival was the bi-annual Balinese festival; Sarasvati Puja. The following day, which coincided with the Cida-dahi festival was where the locals take their purificatory bath and conduct various rituals. The festival took place at the famous Merta Sari beach. Preparation started the day before the festival with devotees setting up and decorating the pandal at the beach throughout the night. Other devotees also prepared the 25kg chipped rice Prasa...

(0) May 14, 2019 -- 446 views
By the GBC

The following are the candidates for sannyasa along with their respective waiting periods: Navadwip Dwija Gauranga Das (Bangladesh) This year. Priti Vardhana Das (Mayapur) This year. Pushpashila Shyam Das (Bangladesh) This year. Vrindavan Chandra Das (Vrindavan) This year.

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(0) May 13, 2019 -- 1,364 views

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