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Poem

Once upon a time, a man found a magical lamp 

That could materialise his dream of total life-revamp

He could rub the lamp and summon a genie, 

Who was at his beck and call and helped him earn money

Only condition ever, this crazy genie had

That if left idle and bored, 

Genie would attack the man and leave him dead.

Man kept the genie engaged and made a fortune

Genie kept dancing to his master’s tunes

One day this man got tired…

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Chandan Yatra Day 7: Khat Dholi Pastime

The highlight of Chandan yatra festival in  Mayapur is that different veshas depicting various pastimes of the Lord are offered to small Sri Radha-Madhava. Devotees wait eagerly for the curtains to open to reveal the day’s pastime. Being the last day of Sri Radha-Madhava boat & Swing festival, very aptly, Khat Dholi or swing pastime of the Lord is the vesha offered. Sri Madhava also gave His special Darshan of the year as Blue Madhava in…

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The Prayers of Prahlad

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya

caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

When Srila Prabhupada was lecturing on the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadev in Bombay, he was lecturing immediately after a play and he was glorifying Hiranyakasipu because the part was played so well. Then he explained more…

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The knowledge of the arrogant defeats the purpose of knowledge

By Chaitanya Charan das

madopaśamanaṁ śāstraṁ khalānāṁ kurute madam

cakṣuḥ prakāśakaṁ teja ulūkānām ivāndhatām

madopaśamanam — removers of arrogance; śāstram — scriptures; khalānām — for the wicked; kurute — they increase; madam — arrogance; cakṣuḥ-prakāśakam — eye illuminating; tejaḥ — brilliance [of the sun]; ulūkānām — for the owls;…

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Nrsimha Caturdasi At ISKCON Toronto on 28 April, 2018

Saturday, April 28 we will be celebrating Nrsimha Caturdasi, the appearance day of Nrsimhadeva, the half-man half-lion incarnation of Lord Krishna. 
 
Nrsimhadeva appeared to protect a saintly five-year-old boy Prahlada, the son of Hiranyakasipu, a demoniac king. Hiranyakasipu constantly tortured Prahlada for worshipping his worst enemy, Lord Krishna. He…
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Special Instructions by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Having a spiritual master is not a casual thing! One should really dedicate himself to the spiritual master and to the desire of the spiritual master; that is very important. Sometimes, we may feel that our spiritual master is not really giving us a lot of instruction and he is not really telling us something special. That means, he just wants us to do the regular things like daily chanting sixteen rounds of japa and following four regulative…

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Jayananda Thakura, ISKCON’s First Saint

By ISKCON Mayapur

“My Dear Jayananda,

Please accept my blessings.

I am feeling very intensely your separation. In 1967 you joined me in San Francisco. You were driving my car and chanting Hare Krsna. You were the first man to give me some contribution ($5000) for printing my Bhagavad-gita. After that, you have rendered very favorable service to Krsna…

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Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Appearance to a sincere devotee

By 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…

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ISKCON Jaipur Temple Inauguration

Dear Maharaja's and Prabhu's



Please accept my humble obeisance.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.



We are extremely happy to announce the Grand Inauguration of "ISKCON Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Mandir, Jaipur, also known as Gupt Vrindavan, has many of the prominent deities established by our Gaudiya Vaishnava Acharyas.  Srila Prabhupada felt Jaipur to be a very important spiritual city and it was his keen desire to have a Krishna Balarama temple here. 



In one…

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Hare Krsna Television

Hare Krsna Television

Hare Krsna Television

Hare Krsna Television

HARE KRSNA TELEVISION THANKS HH GOPAL KRISHNA GOSWAMI FOR HIS SUPPORT AND BLESSINGS

On 20th April, 2018 at ISKCON Mira Road, during an evening program, Hare Krsna TV / ISKCON Desire Tree Team offered their gratitude to His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj for helping the channel reach lacs of households.

Maharaj…

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Vraja Lila book on Amazon in Kindle Format!

Vraja Lila by Deena Bandhu Prabhu

Hare Krishna! With great joy in my heart, I announce on this holy Akshaya Tritiya day, my book Vraja-Lila Part One is now available on Amazon. I have personally revised and enhanced the book since the last publication over a decade ago. It has been out of print for many years and devotees are always asking for copies, so this is the best way to make it available to all. Who ever already has the book or are going to buy it, I request you to please…

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ISKCON Vraj Mandal Parikrama 2018

Sri Vraja Mandala Parikrama

On behalf of ISKCON Vraja Manadala Parikrama (VMP), we would like to invite all the devotees to participate in 32nd Vraja Mandal Parikrama 2018.

Please find below the schedule of ISKCON Vraja Manadala Parikrama 2018

ISKCON Vraja Manadala Parikrama 2018 Schedule :

Date Place to visit Vaishnava…
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Stars and Ribbons On the Domes

Headed by Premavatar Gauranga prabhu, the TOVP Construction Manager, we recently began mounting the decorative stars and ribbons onto the domes, beginning with the Planetarium dome.

Work is progressing rapidly and three segments have already been completed. Once completed, each segment is sealed and waterproofed insuring they will maintain their integrity and beauty for hundreds of years into the future.…

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TOVP Euro Tour Day 6 – Slovakia, New Ekachakra Dhama

This miraculous visit to New Ekachakra Dhama on Wednesday, April 18th has become another history making event on the TOVP Euro Tour. So much so that we will also include some related lilas that led to the planning and arrival of Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Sitari in Slovakia.

The story begins in 2015 with Mahasankarsana prabhu, one of the temple leaders from New Ekachakra Dhama, speaking with Tukarama prabhu in Mayapur.

“He took me…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 12.9

TEXT 9
atha cittam samadhatum

na saknosi mayi sthiram

abhyasa-yogena tato

mam icchaptum dhananjaya

SYNONYMS…
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THERE MUST BE A CHANGE OF HEART

The highest prayer is the prayer to become a selfless instrument in God’s hands. As Saint Francis prayed, “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.” He prayed not to receive, but to give; to be freed of all selfishness and to be filled with selflessness. He prayed to be the servant. He prayed to see that every living being is his master in the sense, “Let me be the humble servant to uplift, to help and to care for…

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Volunteer
Trapped by the senses

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

This is Maya. "Come on, come on, enjoy me." As soon as you enjoy, you become entrapped. Just like they throw the tackle and invite the fish. As soon as — it eats! Finished. The fish is losing his life by eating, by tongue. The deer by hearing; the hunter plays…

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Crying to the Lord.

Hare Krishna.

28th April, 2014,  Gurgaon.

 

 

Gaura-Kishora-Dasa-Babaji-Maharaja-22

 

For most of us, as we come into Krishna consciousness, the journey begins and we progress, at our own pace. A few days back HG Shyam Sundar Prabhu shared a quote by HH Radhanath. Maharaj said that we can see our progress in Krishna consciousness not by seeing last few…

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Volunteer
Hear with an open mind

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

Nan-in, a Japanese master received a university professor who came to inquire about the Absolute Truth. 

 

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring. 

 

The…

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Volunteer
Admit your mistakes and errors

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

 

One reason Hitler lost World War II was that he did not fully understand the situation. Bearers of bad news were punished. Soon no one dared tell him the truth. Not knowing the truth, he could not act appropriately.



Many of us are…

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