Russel Brand - Janmashtami 2019 at Bhaktivedanta Manor (1 min. video)
We had a special guest join us here for Janmastami. Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating Janmastami here at Bhaktivedanta Manor with us Russel BRAND. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Hare Krishna!...
Southport Krsna Janmastami (Australia) (Album of photos)
Ramai Swami: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, is the reserv......
Super Janmastami celebration in Bhaktivedanta Manor (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: “O Lord, Your transcendental name and form are not ascertained by those who merely speculate on the path of imagination. Your name, form and attributes can be ascertained only through devotional service.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 10.2.36)
Full house for the Baltimore temple’s festivities (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: At every step there is danger. Therefore, because the Krishna consciousness movement provides the opportunity for the human being to get out of this material world simply by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, this movement is the greatest benediction in human society. (Srimad Bhagavatam, 9.7.7 Purport)
Beautiful cake offered to Srila Prabhupada in Brisbane, Australia (Album of photos)
This year the Brisbane Yatra offered this cake to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa Puja. The theme was the 26 qualities of a pure devotee. The main cake was Prabhupada’s name cut out into letters and then surrounded by 26 small cakes which were very beautifully painted with one quality written on each cake. We had a fantastic team this year and I would humbly like to thank the following devotees from the bottom of my heart for their wonderful endeavors to please Hi...
Wonderful celebration of Sri Krishna Janmastami festival at ISKCON Salem, Tamilnadu, India (Album of photos)
Who was the first disciple of Srila Prabhupada in the West? (3 min. video)
Gargamuni Prabhu, the brother of the first discipl......
Janmastami celebration in Melbourne (Album of photos)
Aniruddha Dāsa: A few quick shots of the temple room, deity room decorations and the deities. I was also able to participate in the abhiṣeka of Rādhā Kṛṣṇa tonight and performed the Sayana Ārati to Rādhā Vallabha. Special mercy today.
These shots could do with a bit of a touch-up but if I spent the time doing that you wouldn’t get to see them.
Beautiful Janmastami Festival in Los Angeles (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: When loud chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra......
Life On A Fast Day (funny song)
by Yama Niyama Dasa Brahmachari
Devotees always ask me, “Yama Niyama Dasa Brahmachari, you are so bubbly and upbeat and positive! Is there anything at all that does not make you happy?” and of course the answer is, “Yes. Fasting.”
When I first came to temple I said, “I want to join your movement. When is Breakfast and what rules must I follow?”
Devotees told me, “Okay. Devotional life means no mating, no sleeping, no defending, and no eating the meat, fish or eg...
Prayers required for Ram das ACBSP, famous artist, illustrator of Srila Prabhupada’s books.
Ram das, wonderful ISKCON artist (and musician), husband of Dhriti dd, is hospitalized in Livorna Italy.
Madhu Sevita Prabhu was able to speak with a devotee that is at the hospital and reports the following:
It is a quite deep cerebral hemorrhage and he reached the hospital in coma.
They were able to drain some of the fluids from the brain and have to keep him in a medically-induced coma.
There is a risk for his life as the hemorrhage poss...
Book distribution during the Independence Day event at New York City (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: The secret of surrendering to Krishna is that such surrendered devotee sees that everything is part of Krishna’s plan. Whatever is meant to be I am doing. Let me do it with my full attention to every detail. Let me become absorbed in such service, never mind what it is. Let all other considerations be forgotten and only my desire to do the thing best for Krishna’s alone pleasure is my motive. Letter to Jayapataka, December 19, 1972
This is my request - Short Movie.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur requested Srila Prabhupada to print books if he ever got money. Srila Prabhupada fulfilled his desire. In turn Srila Prabhupada requested his disciples to distribute the transcendental literature. He said when he had very bad health, “The book distribution scores are giving me life.”
LA Rathayatra 2019 (Album of HR, professional photos)
The 43rd Annual Festival of the Chariots was so sweet and fell of such a beautiful, breezy Southern California day. It’s always amazing to see how many people come out so see Their Lordships on Their Chariots and to see the smiles on their faces.
I hope this is a fair representation of what we got to experience at the Temple and on Venice Beach
August 4th, 2019 for the 43rd Annual Festival of the Chariots. Jai Jagannatha!
First Ukrainian Farmers’ Meeting (Album of photos)
From August 16th - 18th, 2019 devotees from all over Ukraine met at New Mayapur for the First Ukrainian Farmers Meeting, organized by the GBC Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture, along with the ISKCON Ukrainian Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture. Last year, 2018, Kalakantha Prabhu made the first prospecting visit to the many farming initiatives in Ukraine. A Ministry representative was established (HG Premarasa Prabhu), as well as a Ministry secretary for the country (Bhakta Vla...
Power of Obedience by Gauranga Das (4 min video)
The ability to reciprocate with the changing demands of the Lord.
Prayers required for Kripanidhi Prabhu ACBSP.
Karunamayi Dasi (his wife): My dear friends and vaishnavas, with folded hands I’m requesting your prayers for Kripanidhi as he undergoes surgery for a tumor that has taken up residence in his body.
My husband is healthy and strong but unfortunately doesn’t have the benefit of having such a young and resilient body in his corner.
Please take a moment and offer a prayer for this soldier in Lord Caitanya’s army.
I’m very grateful - thank you
Janmanalaya Prabhu, Interview (7 min video)
A devotee artist in Almviks gård, Sweden.
Srila Prabhupada: A musician, because one has got a good attachment for music, he tries to perform it very perfectly. So love is the basis. Similarly, when you serve Krishna, if you have no love for Krishna, you cannot serve Him very nicely. And Krishna also does not accept your service if it is not done in great love and affection. London, September 12, 1973.