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Pastimes of Narottama Dasa Thakura (excerpted from Sri Narottama Vilasa)

I take refuge at the lotus feet of Lokanatha Prabhu, who is completely indifferent to the pains and pleasures of this material world. His mercy was fully realized only by the great scholar Narottama dasa. All glories to Narottama dasa Thakura, the beloved disciple of Lokanatha Goswami. How the illustrious Narottama took his birth in the house…

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Qualification and advancement based on Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s teachings by By Anantaram das

Devotees often find themselves immersed in conflict with other devotees and thus see their development come to a halt. This has certainly happened to me. By the mercy of Hari-Guru-Vaisnava, this is changing and I am slowly progressing in my spiritual life. I simply try to focus on chanting the holy name and on not committing offenses against any…

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Celebrating 50 Years of ISKCON UK at our New Temple in Birmingham By Praghosa dasa

Here is our offering to Srila Prabhupada for the 50th anniversary of ISKCON in the UK

Our National ISKCON UK theme is: “Be A Pioneer-Do Something Extraordinary Together”

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with over 2 million jivas residing in human bodies. It is the most multicultural city in the western world, as only half…

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Importance of controlling our tongue

By Radhanath Swami

If someone offers you some mahaprasad, then you should honor little whenever it is, whenever they offer, you can honour little bit. But as far as going out of your way to find mahaprasad at times that are unregulated to eating schedule. That is simply…

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ISKCON Croatia – Continuity of Communication Success

By Govindananda das

Communication achievements within ISKCON Croatia – such us meeting the country presidents, government officials, city majors and other VIPs – significantly exceed the expectations which initially were put on such a small team of communication devotees we have around the Zagreb temple (Nova Jaladuta) in Croatia.…

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The meaning of respect by Sacinandana Swami

Materialistic society teaches us to be aggressive and calculating so we can push our way through. In Vaisnava culture it is opposite – we offer respect. The reason: when you give respect without expecting something in return, you open yourself up to the power of divine blessings.

Imbibing a culture of respect, where you are deferential towards others in general but especially…

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One Path, Many Paths by Caitanya Caran das

When we start exploring life’s spiritual side, we may hesitate to commit ourselves to any particular spiritual path: “Won’t that make me close-minded and incapable of appreciating other paths?”

Possibly. But if we don’t commit ourselves to one path, we may never appreciate any path.

To understand, consider the metaphor of climbing a mountain. The top of the mountain is…

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The lost relationship by HH Sacinandana Swami

Do you have strong friendships? By this I mean people close to your heart, who are with you through good and bad times, people with whom your life is tightly bound. Will these relationships endure at your deathbed and beyond? There is only one person who is tightly bound to us beyond the barrier of death. He has always been with us, even before this life. He is a friend who knows the contents of our heart… and yet we…

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Gaura Purnima Festival 2019: The Festival of Loving Exchanges

“The best time and place is Mayapur on Lord Caitanya’s Appearance Day. That is not only the best for me but for everyone. Mayapur is meant for that. If possible all devotees from all our centers should go….” – Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Tamala Krishna, 20 July 1973.

Srila Prabhupada especially desired that all ISKCON devotees from all over the world visit Sridhama Mayapur for the annual Sri Gaura Purnima…

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Bangladesh preaching program 2019

Bangladesh is the country where our vaishnava acharyas took birth, Narottam Das Thakur, Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Hari Das Thakur, Rupa Goswami and Sanatan Goswami.

Srila Prabhupada wanted Krishna Consciousness to be preached in Bangladesh. Preaching there is really risky, however, pure devotees take the risk. HH Subhag Swami has been continuously preaching in Bangladesh for the past 45 years. In the early days, Maharaj used to…

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World Heritage Centre at Mayapur



By Subroto Das

Renowned industrialists Sri Sajjan Jindal Chairman of JSW group of companies, Sri B.K. Goenka Chairman of Welspun group and Sri Ashok Goel Chairman of Essel group along with Sri Devakinandan Dasa, visited the world headquartes of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness on Sunday 17th Feb,…

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ISKCON Hawaii Golden Anniversary Proclamation

By Siddhanta Das

Hawaii’s State Senator Mike Gabbard, father to Tulsi Gabbard, presents the Senate Proclamation honoring the 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s establishment of ISKCON Hawaii.…

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Mayapur Devotees Hold Special Kirtan for the Victims of the Jammu & Kashmir Terrorist Attack

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On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-bound suicide bomber in Lethpora near Awantipora, Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the death of 49 Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) personnel and the attacker. 

On…

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ISKCON Ahmedabad holds kirtan and offered lamps for the martyred soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir Terrorist attack

By Haresh Govinda Das

On February 14th, army vehicles carrying army men on Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by terrorist in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir . In this attack more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers were martyred.

On February 17th, more than 70 devotees of ISKCON Ahmedabad performed special harinam sankirtan on street…

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Sri Krishna and the Original Sporting Propensity

From Back to Godhead

By Sarvabhauma Dasa

Krishna is always engaged in sport, and when we try to imitate Him, we lose.

When the 2017 Super Bowl game, the summit of American professional football, was held in Houston,…

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Art of living is to master art of Dying

By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das

The last thing people would like to discuss or even think is ‘Death’. But they often don’t last till last to discuss or even think about what really death is! Man has made so much innovation in technology that…

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Narottama Das Thakur Appearance

Narottama Dasa Thakura was a lifelong brahmacari. He visited all the holy places and the was the best of pure devotees. On the banks of the Padmavati river, in the town of Gopalpura lived King Krsnanda Datta. His older brother was Purusottama Datta. The wealth and fame of these two brothers…

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Sri Krsna Madhura Utsava

Sri Krsna Madhura Utsava There are various festivities where Lord Krishna's rasa lila is celebrated - this festival being just one of them. 

The purnima or full moon of Damodara month is the second full moon of the autumn season, and rasa lila is again celebrated. This second rasa yatra is…

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Krishna doesn’t promise a stormless sea – he provides an unsinkable ship

By Chaitanya Charan Das

When we practice bhakti, we often expect to become freed from problems. And if that expectation is not met, we become disheartened.

Dharmic traditions often compare the material world to a vast ocean. During our life-journey, we are meant to navigate through this ocean to attain eternal life.…

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Nityananda Trayodasi

Giriraj Swami gave this talk on February 12, 2014 in New Dvaraka, Los Angeles.

“We think of Srila Prabhupada staying in the Bowery with that young man, David Allen, who was taking the New York version of strong liquor—LSD. David just went mad. He could have done anything to Srila Prabhupada. And Srila Prabhupada went running down the stairs onto the street, not knowing where he…

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