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Hare Krishna! The Movie, in the biggest theatre of The Hague, Holland

Malati Dasi: Devotees in The Hague are working hard to premiere the movie in their prestiguous theatre. After being sold out for the smaller hall which we had booked first, the premiere will be now in the biggest hall on Sunday 22 April 5pm.

In the…

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Making all the world my temple By Jagabandhu dasa

In the morning, I sing the words of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur from Arunodaya -kirtan to millions of suffering jivas as I ride through the pre-dawn darkness on my way to work. I follow with Sri Rupa’s famous prayer of extreme self-abnegation (mat tulyo nasti papatma) and Srila Kaviraj…

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The Transcendental Trend in Science By Damodara Dasa and Jagajivana Dasa

From Back to Godhead

For a long time scientists have been asking, 

What’s going on? And some of them 

have tried to find out, 

What’s behind it all?

Sir Isaac Newton once made a remarkable model of the solar system. Thanks to…

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Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in Family Life By Jivan Mukta Dasa

From Back to Godhead

On the path back home, back to Godhead, householder life often seems like an obstacle course. Stumbling blocks dominate the landscape. Work, social obligations, and household matters such as rearing children and…

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Giriraj Swami: My beloved spiritual son Kunjabihari dasa left…

Giriraj Swami: My beloved spiritual son Kunjabihari dasa left this world today, on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, from a heart attack, in Dallas. Just last night he wrote me, “One thing I admire about you, you have so many wonderful, qualified…

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Food for Life program in Glasgow, Scotland

Dwaipayana das: We have a wonderful programme of…

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Tosan Krishna das remembers Yamuna devi.

“When one is on the bhakti marga everything is personal. Yamuna devi’s abundantly nutritious persona was the direct catalyst making the crucial difference between myself merely looking at the honey inside the jar and my deliberate decision to dive in.

By way of my…

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Report on the Seminar on Gauayur organized by IDVM-India

One-day Seminar on “PANCHAGAVYA AYURVEDA FOR LEADING HEALTHY LIFE” 

A one-day seminar on the above theme of Panchagavya Ayurveda for Leading Healthy Life was conducted in Hyderabad. The event was organized by ISKCON-IDVM-…

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The Best and Worst of Japa By Dwarakadhisha Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

I love chanting japa—some days. Other days, I endure chanting japa. It seems to be bliss or boredom. On the good days I am enthralled. Krishna feels very close, and very dear. Not that I’m seeing visions or hearing voices—nothing…

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The Temple of Jagannath at Puri BY SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR

The history of the establishment of the great temple in Puri, and the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God. Written by the Thakur in English, 1871.

There is not a Hindu who has not heard the name of this temple. The old and the…

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Meaning of the Mahamantra

First Meaning: –

Srila Jiva Gosvami reveals the meaning of each of the sixteen Names in the Hare Krishna Mahaamantra in his Mahaa-mantrartha Dipika as follows: –

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

(1-Hare)

Krishna…

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From Possessions that Dispossess to the Possession that Delivers

By Chaitanya Charan Das 

aśanaṁ me vasanaṁ me jāyā me bandhu-vargo me

iti me me kurvāṇaṁ kāla-vṛko hanti puruṣājam

“This food is mine; this cloth is mine; this spouse is mine; these relatives are mine.” Thus, the goat-like conditioned soul keeps uttering “Mine! Mine!” while the wolf of time pounces on it…

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2018 International Vaisnavi Retreat: The Art of Deity Worship

By Nagapatni Devi Dasi 

This year’s International Vaisnavi Retreat was exceptional. Eighty-six radiant sadhakas from 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, Germany, USA, India China, Canada, Italy and Ukraine, came to Govardhana with the unifying desire to deepen their understanding of service to the Deity.  …

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Sri Gadadhara Pandit Appearance day

Gadadhara Pandita-The Embodiment of Pure Love for Lord Caitanya

Yesterday (16 Apr 2018) was the appearance day of Sri Gadadhara Pandit.

gadadhara-paṇḍitadi — prabhura nija-sakti

tan’-sabara carane mora sahasra pranati

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto the internal potencies of the Lord, of whom Sri Gadadhara Prabhu is the foremost.” (Sri…

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Combatting Anxiety by Kadamba Kanana Swami

It is said in the scriptures that when we have a goal which is other than satisfying the senses of Krsna, then we will remain in anxiety. When our goal is to control, then anxiety will follow – “Will I get it? What do I do? I hope nothing will go wrong! Is it going to work or not? Let me cross my fingers, cross everything, even my toes!” Everything is crossed in the hope that it will go according to our wishes, but there is no guarantee, none at…

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TOVP – Akshaya Tritiya: A Special Time for Seva

By Rishab Hauter

This Wednesday, April 18, is Akshaya Tritiya, one of the most important days in the Vedic calendar. Akshaya means “imperishable” or “that which never diminishes”. Traditionally, this is the best day for starting important endeavors or projects. For example, Vyasadeva and Ganesa chose this day to start writing the Mahabharata, and every year construction of the…

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Akshaya Tritiya 2018 Message from TOVP

Dear Devotees and TOVP Donors,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Greetings from Sridham Mayapur and blessings from Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, Sri Panchatattva and Lord Nrsimhadeva.

This Wednesday, April 18, is Akshaya Tritiya, one of the most important days in the Vedic calendar. Akshaya means “imperishable”…

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Rathyatra at Festival of Lights Parade Ipswich QLD Australia

Srila Prabhupad said of Rathyatra:

‘So this festival, taking part in these festivals means a step forward for our self-realization. Rathe ca vāmanaṁ dṛṣṭvā punar janma na vidyate. Simply by seeing the Lord on the chariot, one makes advancement for stopping the repetition of birth and death.’

Every year the Rathyatra cart of Iskcon Bhakti Centre Gold Coast…

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4th Annual Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Ratha Yatra in North Chennai

“For the present you endeavor to make Ratha-yatra festival grand and successful. You should arrange the procession and procedure so nicely that all the neighborhood people may be attracted to join the procession.” (SPL to Upendra, 1st June, 1968)

14th April 2018, New year according to Tamil lunar calender will remain forever in the memory of North Chennai devotees as it does every year. 4th Annual Sri Sri…

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Candana Yatra and Aksaya Tritiya

In the Skanda Purana (Utkala-khanda, Chapter 29) it is described that Lord Jagannatha instructed King Indradyumna to keep His transcendental body cool by applying sandalwood paste all over His divine form:

vaisakhasya site pakse tritiyaksaya samjnikatatra 

mam lepayed gandha lepanair ati sobhanam

“Smear fragrant sandalwood paste on My…

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