Rasa Purnima Darshan and Karttika Vandanam (2019) (Album of photos)
Please take Rasa Purnima darshan of the most astounding Deities of ISKCON Vrindavan, Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, and also the 15th Annual Karttika Vandanam, where the devotees offered their talents as a garland of prayers at the lotus feet of Their Lordships and Srila Prabhupada...
The Forest Of Playful Pastimes (Album of photos)
Indradyumna Swami: The other day we visited Enca Gaon in the forest of Khelanvana in Vrindavan. It was there that Lord Balarama pulled the Yamuna towards Him with His plow. Later He danced with His group of gopis in the scenic beauty of the Khelanvana forest. Khelanvana means the “forest of playful pastimes.“
Passersby Offer Lamps to Lord Damodara in New York City Subway Stations (2 min. video)
The month of Karttika comes to a close, and the last few people offer lamps to Lord Damodara this year, getting heaps of spiritual credits by doing so. Yuga Dharma Ashram devotees encourage passersby to offer lamps to Lord Damodara in New York City subway stations. November 2019....
All the unmarried gopīs in Vṛndāvana used to daily worship goddess Kātyāyanī early in the morning after taking a bath in the river Yamunā. Kātyāyanī is another name for goddess Durgā.
Sourdough bread workshop (video)
Madan Gopal Das shares his expertise in baking fresh sourdough bread with the devotees at ISKCON New York...
Harinama Sankirtan in Vina del Mar, Chile (Album of photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Oh, how glorious are they whose tongues are chanting Your holy name! Even if born in the families of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Persons who chant the holy name of Your Lordship must have executed all kinds of austerities and fire sacrifices and achieved all the good manners of the Aryans. To be chanting the holy name of Your Lordship, they must have bathed at holy places of pilgrimage, studied the Vedas and fulfilled...
HH Kavicandra Swami is preparing for the book distribution marathon!...
Severe cyclonic storm Bulbul accompanied by heavy rain lashed the Ganga Sagar shore, villages and beaches. ISKCON Ganga Sagar buildings were also heavily affected by 130KMPH wind speed. Some of the roofs were destroyed and several trees were completely uprooted. No devotee was harmed....
Giriraj like never seen before… (Album of amazing photos)
Srila Prabhupada: When the transcendental vibration of Hare Krishna is sounded, even the trees, animals and insects benefit. Thus when one chants the Hare Krishna maha-mantra loudly, he actually shows mercy to all living entities. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.13.19 Purport)
A Chinese girl named Li-Li and Mr. Huang.
Dhirasanta Das Goswami: A long time ago in China a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law at all.
Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law’s habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.
Visit to Radha Kunda (15 min. video)
Indradyumna Swami: The Most Sacred Place - Radha Kunda!
A few days ago our parikrama party visited Radha Kunda, the most sacred place in the universe. We approached Srimati Radharani’s kunda with all the humility we could muster and bathed in the sacred waters. We also listened to a discourse on Radha Kunda’s glories and relished kirtan and prasadam afterwards.
“One small step for man, one large leap for mankind”
By Gopi Gita devi dasi - TKG Academy Vice-Principal.
TKG Academy Principal, Nrtya Kisori, and Early Childhood Director Kalindi, and I traveled to Florida this weekend to participate in the Montessori Annual Conference and meet with ISKCON educators and administrators from four schools in North America.
Worship of Lord Shiva as a seniormost Vaishnava.
Q. 1. Lord Krishna told Arjuna: “Those who claim to be directly My devotees are actually not my devotees. But those who are devotees of my servants are factually My devotees.” In Srimad Bhagavatam purports of first canto, Srila Prabhupada mentions that Lord Shiva is a pure devotee of Lord Krishna. According to the above sloka, does it not directly imply that all of us must serve Lord Shiva? How far is this justifiable?
A real prayer comes deep from within!
HH Sacinandana Swami: The following prayers, which Srila Prabhupada described as “the sum and substance of devotional life [v. 24]”, are spoken by the demon Vrtrasura – to Indra’s great astonishment – in the middle of his fight for life or death with the king of the demigods (Indra):
The following is a chapter from Modern Culture–a Dangerous Experiment by DAYANANDA DAS ADHIKARY.
This section discusses human greed as the root cause of environmental disasters. Many consider the problem to be systemic, and they advocate changing fundamental values to those that would provide genuine reverence toward nature.
The solution presented in this book is to adopt the essential values and practices of Vaishnava culture, specifically those related to yajna.
Leading from the Heart event in London’s Ghelani Studios (Album of photos)
A Krishna conscious presentation organized by members of the Veda London group. Veda London’s purpose is to bring timeless knowledge & practical wisdom for today’s modern world through interactive events.
Explanation of Bhisma-pancaka.
“If one is capable the Bhisma-panchaka vow will be observed for the sake of love of God for the five days from the eleventh day (of the bright lunar fortnight in Kartika) up till the full moon day. The prescriptions for this have been given in the Vrata-Khanda-Kartika Mahatmya of the Padma-purana, in the Skanda Purana and in the Visnu-rahasya.”