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Glorious of Shiva Ratri

Glories of Shiva-ratri 

YANI KANY ATRA LINGANI STHAVARANI CARANI CA

TESU SANKRAMATE DEVAS TASYAM RATRAU YATO HARAH

SIVARATRIS TATAH PROKTA TENA SA HARI VALLABHAH

(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 14/200 from SKANDA PURANA, NAGARA KHANDA)

Whatever genital deities of Lord Siva that can be found on this earthly planet, on the night of this…

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Added by Jagannath Das on February 12, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

TOVP Tour Diary Days 19-23 – A Week in Towaco and Plainfield New Jersey

TOVP Tour Diary Days 19-23 – A Week in Towaco and Plainfield New Jersey

On Monday, March 30th, we drove to Towaco New Jersey for an entire week of evening programs with Jananivas prabhu at both the Towaco and Plainfield, New Jersey temples (March 30 – April 3). Every evening he spoke on subjects such as Deity worship, Mayapur Dhama, the…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 7, 2015 at 7:28pm — No Comments

TOVP Tour Diary Day 18 – Visiting the New Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Temple

TOVP Tour Diary Day 18 – Visiting the New Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Temple

On Sunday, March 29th, we made our way by car to the newly purchased temple building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A crowd of almost 100 Indian devotees had gathered, including some devotees from Gita Nagari, for the evening celebration of Rama-navami.…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 7, 2015 at 7:21pm — No Comments

TOVP Tour Diary Day 17 – Rama-navami at New Nilacala Dhama

TOVP Tour Diary Day 17 – Rama-navami at New Nilacala Dhama

On Saturday, March 28th, we celebrated Rama-navami at the Philadelphia temple in great bliss with over 125 devotees attending. The festival included an elaborate abhisheka of Sita Rama organized by Jananivas prabhu, kirtans by Visnu Gada prabhu…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 7, 2015 at 7:15pm — No Comments

TOVP Tour Diary Day 15 – Visiting Govinda’s To Go, Gaur Nitai, and Harinama

TOVP Tour Diary Day 15 – Visiting Govinda’s To Go, Gaur Nitai, and Harinama

On Thursday, March 26th, we went to South Philadelphia to visit the temple/restaurant run by Haryasva prabhu for the last 20+ years.…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 7, 2015 at 7:01pm — No Comments

TOVP Tour Diary Day 14 – A Visit to Gita Nagari

TOVP Tour Diary Day 14 – A Visit to Gita Nagari

On Wednesday, March 25th, we brought the Padukas, Sitari and Jananivas prabhu to visit the historic Gita Nagari farm established by Srila Prabhupada and home of Sri Sri Radha Damodar, the beloved Deities of Visnujana Swami during the Radha Damodar…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 7, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Second Generation Devotee Conferred With A National Legal Award In Kuala Lumpur

Second Generation Devotee Conferred With A National Legal Award In Kuala Lumpur



Hema with her teammates at the award ceremony

By Mathura Lilesvari Devi dasi

Is that our “little” Hema?

It was indeed a proud moment last Friday, 27 March 2015 at the Inter-Continental Hotel,Kuala Lumpur when the Malaysia Law Awards for the Best Insurance In-House…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 8:18pm — No Comments

2nd Tribal convention held in Mayapur

2nd Tribal convention held in Mayapur



































26th of March 2015, saw the inauguration of ISKCON Mayapur’s second annual tribal convention called, ‘The festival of…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments

The Gita Condensed

The Gita Condensed

By Kalakantha Dasa

A concise refresher on Lord Krishna’s immortal teachings.

In 1968 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada published the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, which has since sold tens of millions of copies in dozens of languages. As a lifetime devotee of Krishna and a consummate Sanskritist, Srila Prabhupada spells out the clear conclusions of the…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Glorification of HH Jayapataka Swami by HH Radhanatha Swami Jayapataka Swami is a senior disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Glorification of HH Jayapataka Swami by HH Radhanatha Swami

Jayapataka Swami is a senior disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja 

Vyasa Puja Mahamahatsava ki Jaya

By Radhanath Swami 

His…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments

“By his example”: GOVARDHAN HILL

“By his example”: GOVARDHAN HILL

By Guru das

About my Vrindavan days from “By his example”:GOVARDHAN HILL

A few days hence, before sunrise, with a group of about thirty people, we began our walk around sacred Govardhan Hill. The entourage included the Maharaja of Bharatpur, two queens, the prince, various relatives, zamindhars (landowners loyal to the king), agents, a doctor, and eight soldiers…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 4:16pm — No Comments

“Do You Still Believe in God?”

“Do You Still Believe in God?”

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa

A skeptical friend challenges a devotee’s faith after the devotee’s painful injury.

I recently came across a Gallup poll, conducted in 2011, in which Americans were asked, “Do you still believe in God?” Ninety percent answered yes.

The poll reminded me of an exchanged I had with a college friend that same…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Life and Afterlife: Does Modern Science Have it Right?

Life and Afterlife: Does Modern Science Have it Right?

By Navina Syama Dasa

The intellectual community fails to even consider the validity of evidence of reincarnation.

I recently read one of the latest books by Ian Stevenson, entitled European Cases of the Reincarnation Type. Dr. Stevenson is a research professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia, and he has been doing research on the subject of…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Tallahassee Ratha Yatra 2015 article and photos

Tallahassee Ratha Yatra 2015 article and photos





By Nartaka Devi Dasi

*Lord of the Universe at the Tallahassee Springtime Grande Parade 2015*

At the 2015 Tallahassee (Florida) Springtime Grande Parade Lord Jagannatha was most definitely a crowd pleaser. And what a crowd there was, over 70,000 people attended the event on Saturday, March 28th. There…

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Added by Jagannath Das on April 6, 2015 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Global Sustainability Award to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for Govardhan Eco Village

Global Sustainability Award to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for Govardhan Eco Village

HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj was conferred Global Sustainability Award for his Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) on World CSR Day at the 4th Enhanced Edition of the Global CSR Excellence and…

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Added by Jagannath Das on March 9, 2015 at 12:48am — No Comments

THE IMPORTANCE OF LORD SHIVA in Vaishnava Sampradaya !!!!!

THE IMPORTANCE OF LORD SHIVA in Vaishnava Sampradaya !!!!!

18th Feb 2015 is Shiva Ratri the appearance of Lord…

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Added by Jagannath Das on February 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Basic General Questions asked by everyone when you come in Krishna Consciousness?Part 1

Basic General Questions asked by everyone when you come in Krishna Consciousness?Part 1

Category : Chanting - Why 16 Rounds?

Q. Why sixteen rounds of chanting is recommended, and why there are 108 beads?



A. Sixteen rounds is the number recommended by Srila Prabhupada and all Vaishava Acharyas for all Gaudiya Vaishanav devotees. This is the prescription to perfect the life of a conditioned soul given by the most recent acharya. We… Continue

Added by Jagannath Das on October 4, 2008 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

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