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By Kulavati Krishnapriya Devi Dasi

Gauranga Darshan Das, an educator, TEDx speaker, and spiritual author of over 32 books, has launched his fourth book in the series, “Illustrated Bhagavatam Tales To Inspire Young Minds,” published and printed by Tulsi Books, a division of Sri Tulsi Trust. 

“Bhagavatam Tales” unfolds a narrative skillfully rewoven by Gauranga Darshan Das, distilling profound sagas into a lucid language tailored for young minds. The initial three books cover the first four canto

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Visakha Dasi has released a new book entitled Virtues for a Happy Life: Bhagavad-gita for Children. This beautifully designed volume makes the wisdom of the Gita easily accessible through photographs, paintings, and straightforward language as it explores four virtues found in the ancient text. “For me, the four virtues highlighted in the book are foundational teachings of the Gita,” said Visakha, “equal-mindedness (seeing everyone as an atma or soul), healthy-mindedness (understanding Krishna’s

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Under the guidance of H.G.Kamalalochan Prabhuji (ISKCON Miraroad temple President ) devotees from Miraroad temple particularly teachers running the Narsimha Institute of Children’s Education (Sunday school) took this initiative of making students of schools and colleges light the lamp. Approaching Schools Teachers of NICE institute (Narasimha’s institute for children education) approached schools in Mira Road, Borivali, Kandivali, Dahisar,Bhayender,Surat, Ahmedabad ,Rajasthan. With m

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On World Environment Day, a group of 30 students and seven teachers from ISKCON Punjabi Bagh’s Hare Krishna Sunday School gathered in a nearby renowned park to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of caring for our planet. The participants engaged in various activities aimed at promoting environmental consciousness.

The day commenced with a cleanliness drive, where the enthusiastic group worked together to clean up the surroundings and make the park a cleaner and more pleasant pla

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By Thomas Haribol

Beginning this Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, ISKCON’s Congregational Development Ministry will offer an online “Bhagavad Gita Course For Children.” The exciting new offering, provided in both English and Spanish, will be taught by Nikunja Nivasini Devi Dasi. It’s aimed at children between 8 and 13 (each age will be given age-appropriate learning materials).

The course is designed to serve temples with established programs for children, parents who educate at home and as an alterna

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By Khusboo Basan

Bhakti Kids Sangha is an initiative started by Abhidheya Devi Dasi and her eleven-year-old son Krishna Balaram that includes a broad number of inspiring initiatives. Some of these include establishing libraries for children, creating resources for parents, producing digital educational content, and hosting a successful podcast on YouTube. 

Initially, the Bhakti Kids Sangha was started as classes on bhakti yoga that were live-streamed on Instagram and Facebook during the pandemi

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Ratnalekha Devi Dasi, a devotee from South Africa, has successfully organized a Bala Bhagavatam Level One course for children as offered by the Mayapur Institute. The course, which started in August 2022 and ended on January 22, 2023, was initially designed for children in India. However, Mataji approached the Mayapur Institute to allow South African children to take the course. As a result, the program was authorized with the help of her local ISKCON-ZA Education Ministry.

The program involved

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Devotional service means activities performed for the pleasure of the Lord, with devotion, and ultimately without any desire for personal gain. 
In the Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 14, the nine different kinds of devotional service that Prahlada Maharaja enumerates in Srimad-Bhagavatam (7.5.23-24) are mentioned as follows: hearing, chanting, remembering, serving, worshiping the Deity in the temple, praying, carrying out orders, serving Krishna as a friend; sacrificing everything for the Lord
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10663628297?profile=RESIZE_584xSrimad Bhagavtham –Spiritual Science Exhibition by 300 children from Narasimha Insititute for Childrens Education(NICE) Education wing of ISKCON MIRAROAD.

On the auspicious occasion of Ashad Ekadashi 10th July,2022 ,30 NICE teachers engaged 300 children to make 220 models on the topics of Srimad Bhagavatham covering all 12 cantos of Srimad Bhagavatham and 100 verses from prayers of Srimad Bhagavtham.

Highlights of exhibition
Each Child narrated the respective pastime over 50+ times.

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Children on book distribution


At our last sankirtana festival in Durban, a 12-year-old boy joined us. His name is Sudarshan, the son of Pisima Dasi, a single parent.

He joined us at a mall. We are not allowed in malls, so we went undercover. Sudarshan was so eager to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s mercy that he distributed many Zulu books entitled Introduction to Bhagavad-gita.

A student ask him why he was doing book distribution in the sweltering summer heat. Sudarshan responded that he want to give people the opportunity t

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10572637453?profile=RESIZE_584xFollowing in the footsteps of Srila Prabhupada’s father Gour Mohan De, thedevotee community organised a wonderful Rathayatra festival in a localpark. The children led the kirtans, and put on a brilliant drama “Mrgarithe Hunter”, followed by a feast.

“These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we mustbe very careful to protect them. These are not ordinary children, they areVaikuntha children, and we are very fortunate we can give them chance toadvance further in Krishna Co

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By Krishna Lila Dasi 

Sample ‘Art for Peace’ collage

Over the past week, more than a million Ukrainian refugees crossed the borders to the neighboring countries, fleeing war. Most of them are women and children, like their husbands, fathers, and sons, —all men between the ages of 18-60 — had to stay back to defend their country, not knowing if they would ever see their loved ones again.

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By Karuna Mayi Shankla and Jahnavi Shankla

In the summer of 2021, two cousins Kana (age 8) and Meera (age 14), got Vaisesika Prabhu’s inspiring book Our Family Business. Meera says, “Reading Our Family Business made me and my cousin Kana filled with excitement to distribute books.”  Kana said that after reading the book it made him realize that life isn’t just about maintaining our existence (eating, sleeping, playing), but about using our life to share Lord Krishna’s blessings with others.


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8256911259?profile=RESIZE_584x Across the world, COVID has, for better or worse, changed the way we do many things in our lives. Countless children have attended school, Sunday school and even 'camp' online this year. More than ever before, children live online - making new friends, developing established relationships, learn, recreate, etc. 

With the added stressors COVID has brought, it is no surprise that child abuse has increased, in person and online. It is important that as adults we recognize the ways that children co

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By Mira Rose-Dewil

Here are some practical ideas for creating a Krishna conscious environment for kids at home, many based on Montessori principles that I have found successful in my school. They are geared toward the 2-6 age group. I would love to hear from anyone who might have more ideas for this age group or for older children.

1. Organize the physical environment so that all devotional items and activities are easily within reach for children to access independently. Have a specific place

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7959298698?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Krishnanandan das, Bhagavati Kripa Dasi & Samhita 

Every year, NICE (Narasimha’s Institute for Children Education), the education wing of ISKCON Mira Road, organizes Spiritual  Science Exhibition during the summer vacations, where around 200 children in and around Miraroad, Mumbai, participate enthusiastically. This Exhibition is the best way to engage hundreds of children to speak the various beautiful pastimes of the Supreme Lord at the same time. The children come up with innovative ideas

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By Madhava Smullen 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for parents and kids, as they try to find engagement while staying at home. Here are eleven tried-and-true Krishna conscious activities, as shared by devotee parents themselves!

1. Holding a Backyard Ratha Yatra for Lord Jagannatha

“Mata, what does Jagannatha like to eat the most?” asked my 7-year old Murari. My quick response was “Kaja!” That’s when we decided that we will make kajas and offer to Jagannatha for the first time ever.

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Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

With the increasing interest arising in the devotee communities worldwide for alternative children education programs that not only nurture the children in well rounded academics but also deep spiritual values, some of us at Sri Sri Radha Giridhari Mandira, ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai felt an urgent need to bring up a very balanced model for the children connected to our community.

HG Kamala Locana Prabhu, the Temple

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While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, so is kindness. Even though they are physically restricted in their movement, people find ways to reach out, express appreciation to and care for one another. 

On May 15th, ISKCON News announced a contest for young devotee artists between the ages of 3-18, asking them to recognize and capture these little acts of kindness around them and turn them into artwork. Dozens of pieces were submitted to the 'Kindness Pandemic' Art Contest, and t

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Earlier this month Prana dasa and Candrakoti devi-dasi released Bhakti Learning, in Mayapur Dhama for Gaura Purnima. Bhakti Learning is a Krishna-conscious online learning platform for children from 5 years to 10 and over.

There are 4 subjects in the program – Story, Sanskrit, Sloka and Pilgrimage – and three levels: ages 5+, 7+ and 9+. The subjects are delivered according to the Vaisnava calendar with fresh material being distributed at the start of each month. The material is engaging for you

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