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Important to hear only from pure devotees - Akrura Ghat experience

Recently visited Akrura ghat at vrindavan dham. Pujari came up to me to tell me his explanation of pastime - akrura was a non devotee and therefore working with kamsa.



when he came to vrindavan , this place akrura ghat marks end of mathura and begining of vrindavan.Then he said this side (pointing to vrindavan) is for spiritualists and other side (pointing to mathura) is for materialistas. so here by touch of vrindavan akrura became pure devotee.In the same way  saint chaitanya…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on April 4, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sacinandana Maharaja's letter for those coming for the Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh Divine Names Retreat 2011

Dear Devotees

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada



As I am finishing my last preparations for the upcoming Japa and Kirtan Retreat in Radhadesh, I'm becoming increasingly enthusiastic. This Retreat will be different from all the other ones which I have facilitated in the past. The main inspiration for this retreat will be the Bhajan Rahasya of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura which is a fantastic, experience oriented guide book for a deep and…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on April 2, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

Europe Yatra this summer

Hare Krishna

Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.



Last year we arranged Europe yatra for 23 days for a group of 60 devotees from here and visited many countries like London, Radha Desh, Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Somogovamous (Hungary), Austria, Nrsimha Kshetra (Jandelsbrunn), Praque. We visited 11 temples and through out had food caravan cooking two times full meal for all of us.



The cost per head excluding ticket and visa was…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 31, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Bhaktivedanta College Radhadesh Summer Camp 2011

Dear Vaishnavas,

 Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Guru-parampara ki jaya!



The Bhaktivedanta College organizes the international Radhadesh Summer Camp for youth from 12 to 20 years of age.

For three weeks, you’ll experience the brightest sides of spirituality and will gain a deeper understanding of the values of life. All this in good company and beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss it!



There will be two camps in…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 29, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Meeting "tiger mask"

Gaura Purnima Sankirtana lila from Okinawa, Japan [2011-03-22]



Dear Prabhus,

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



Yesterday an amazing thing happened while Gita Govinda was on Sankirtana.Ê I was out chanting with a mrdanga in my usual spot and my friends walked by with a donation box for the earthquake victims.Ê I called them over and dropped a 500 yen gold coin in their bucket and gave them a mantra card for their daughter. Gita…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 26, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

CONFERENCE SUNDAY

CONFERENCE SUNDAY

Sunday, March 27 afternoon, the conference will be held by Parabhakti Prabhu titled -

"Overcoming depression and overcome fear with Krishna consciousness"

And you'll have 'start at 17:30. 12 HOURS Kirtan - Saturday, March 26Come Kirtan in Villa Vrindavana for 12 hours!!The singing will begin at 9:00 am and end at 21:00. During the day it turns 12 groups, each striving for an hour.For more informations contact Sanatan dd at 3394637280 or Kancanarupa d.…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 25, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Dress to please Krsna

Prabhupada: Why your dress is not as a sannyasi?



Tusta Krsna: The robes make people uncomfortable, Prabhupada. They see you as different and can't relate. They won't relax enough to listen when I wear robes.



Prabhupada: But sannyasis must dress in saffron with robes and shaven head.



Tusta Krsna: I am following all the principles, but…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 25, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Sankirtana anyplace, anytime!

Hare krsna Prabhus,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!



My wife Bhaktin Shannon and I were moving from our base in Arkansas to New Vrindavan. After a few hours of driving, we decided to take a break and take advantage of a local mall in the suburbs of St. Louis to distribute some books and Prasadam. It was 9pm. We noticed…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 25, 2011 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

Jagnnath Rathyatra in Solapur

Dear Maharajas & Prabhus,

Hare Krishna!

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.



On 4th April 2011, Monday on the oscpicious day of Gudhi Padwa (New year forMaharashtra)  by the blessings of Srila Prabhupada & by the help ofentire vishnava Devotees ISKCON Solapur, we are…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 24, 2011 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Bonfires, prayers to usher in Holi festival

"Holi is the last festival of the Hindu calendar with the new year coming up in a few days. As devotees circumambulate the holy fire, they pledge to make a new beginning by letting bygones be bygones."



Saturday will see nearly 10,000 devotees arrive at the ISKCON temple in Juhu for day-long festivities culminating in a grand flower shower in the…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 24, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Sri Gaura Purnima in Ludhiana

Sri Gaura Purnima festival, an appearance day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was celebrated by ISKCON, Ludhiana in open ground beautifully decorated with lights and flowers near the temple. A large number of people including political, religious enthusiastically participated in the festival. Deities Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baldeva and Subhadra and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai look very…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 21, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Boat Festival in Yamuna

Saturday March 26th marks the 3rd Annual Boat Festival in Yamuna organized by ISKCON Vrindavan! The annual boat festival in the temple courtyard will be on Monday 28th March. Every year thousands of devotees come to Mayapur for the Holy Appearance Day of the Golden Avatar of Krishna Prema Sri Krishna Caitany Mahaprabhu. Afterwards many of these devotees come for…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 21, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

HH Bhakti Madhurya Swami

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

Date: March 12th, 2011

Topic: Dhruva Maharaja Goes Back to Godhead

Verse: 4:12:36

Speaker: HH Bhakti Madhurya Swami



yad bhrajamanam sva-rucaiva sarvato

lokas trayo hy anu vibhrajanta ete

yan navrajan jantusu ye 'nanugraha

vrajanti bhadrani caranti ye…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 21, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Final GBC Meeting report

GBC AGM- Final Day of 2011 AGM



Friday, March 3rd marked the final day of the 2011 Annual General Meeting  (AGM) for the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Along with discussing sannyasa candidates, the day involved a presentation on the Midday Meal project in India and a special visit by the students of…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 18, 2011 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

Was Prophet Muhammad in the Vedas?

Was Prophet Muhammad in the  Vedas?



Starting  With the Rig-Veda



In this article we will take a look at some of the verses in  the Vedas that some people, such as Dr. Zakir  Naik, say that Mohammed is mentioned or foretold in  them. This is a summary based on the research by Dr Radhasyam Brahmachari and others,  and shows that these verses in fact do not speak of Prophet Mohammed, but are  used in a way that is based on mistranslations to justify that…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 18, 2011 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

HH Bhakti Marg Swami

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

Date: March 13th, 2011

Topic: Dhruva Maharaja Goes Back to Godhead

Verse: 4:12:37

Speaker: HH Bhakti Marg Swami



santah sama-drsah suddhah

sarva-bhutanuranjanah

yanty anjasacyuta-padam

acyuta-priya-bandhavah



TRANSLATION: Persons who are peaceful, equipoised,…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 18, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

HG Rajendranandana Prabhu

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

Date: March 11th, 2011

Topic: Dhruva Maharaja Goes Back to Godhead

Verse: 4:12:35

Speaker: HG Rajendranandana Prabhu



tri-lokim deva-yanena

so 'tivrajya munin api

parastad yad dhruva-gatir

visnoh padam athabhyagat



TRANSLATION: Dhruva Maharaja thus surpassed…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 18, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Sri Madhavendra Puri

Sri Madhavendra Puri

 

During Nityananda Prabhu's tour of all the holy places of India for the purpose of purifying them, by the will of providence, he happened to meet Madhavendra Puripada somewhere in western India. When Nityananda Prabhu saw Madhavendra Puri Goswami he fainted away in a swoon of ecstatic love and His transcendental body became…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 18, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

HG Jagajivan Prabhu

Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir!

Date: March 10th, 2011

Topic: Dhruva Maharaja Goes Back to Godhead

Verse: 4:12:34

Speaker: HG Jagajivan Prabhu



tatra tatra prasamsadbhih

pathi vaimanikaih suraih

avakiryamano dadrse

kusumaih kramaso grahan



TRANSLATION: While Dhruva Maharaja was passing…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 17, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

If God exists - Why so much pain and suffering?

If God exists - Why so much pain and suffering?



A man went to a barber shop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said, "I don't believe that God…

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Added by Shobha Radha Devi Dasi on March 17, 2011 at 11:55am — 4 Comments

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