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By Giriraj Swami

Today we are celebrating the appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna, who descended in the age of Kali in the role of a devotee. He appeared on what we now call Gaura-purnima, in the evening of the full moon day in the month of Phalguna. At the time, there was a lunar eclipse, and as was the tradition, as recommended in scripture, Hindus immersed themselves in the Ganges and chanted the holy names. Eclipses are considered inauspicious,

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It increases the team spirit in such a nice way! Devotees start cooperating with each other because it’s just like two soldiers on the battlefield they may be from opposite parts of that country and maybe politically completely opposite and all but when they are there they have to be nice to each other and they naturally start to encourage each other and then they develop a bond… So we saw that with our team also, and devotees started getting close to each other, they started

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Kirtan 125 - Keeping the Spirit Alive

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By Bhakta Bhupendra Solanki

Devotees from a small preaching centre in the UK, ISKCON South London, have taken the spirit of Srila Prabhupada’s words to heart. They have embarked on an ambitious project to show that the spirit of co-operation is well and truly still alive in ISKCON, 125 years after Srila Prabhupada’s appearance.

Kirtan 125 is an offering of 125 hours of kirtan bringing together all the temples and centers in the UK.  Live broadcasts on YouTube and Facebook will take place on the

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ISKCON MAYAPUR PRESENTS
From _12th Mar. – 28th Mar._
The most awaited festival of _Shri Gaur Purnima_ is starting on _12th March_ evening in _Shri Dhaam Mayapur_ .
*Don’t miss* any festivities and *relish the complete festival from your home.*
_Kirtan Mela, Nabadweep Mandal Parikrama, Boat festival, Rath Yatra, Shantipur festival_ *and many more festivals* .
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Message from Kirtan Minister

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By Lokanath Swami

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MESSAGE FROM KIRTAN MINISTER

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the first online Nityananda Trayodasi Festival hosted by the Kirtan Ministry was a resounding success. And the Ekadasi Sravana-Kirtana Festival is slowly, but surely becom

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8555328895?profile=RESIZE_584x2021 marks the 125th Appearance Anniversary Year of ISKCON Founder/Acharya His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Ambarisa Das and the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) management in Mayapur, India, have decided to officially begin celebrating this occasion on Nityananda Trayodasi, February 25th (24th in the U.S.), and simultaneously launch major promotion for the PRABHUPADA IS COMING! Campaign announcing the installation of the new Prabhupada murti in the TOVP in October this year

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It is all by the blessings and mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as we happily welcome you all to Sri Mayapur Gaura  Purnima 2021. Do not hesitate to join us whether present in Mayapur or not! For guest house bookings, please write to gprb108@gmail.com. For Parikrama inquiries and participation, please visitnavadwipaparikrama.com For Gaura Purnima Sponsorhips, Donations etc… Click Me!

Gaura Purnima Festival Schedule 2021

07th March Devotees Arrival
08th to 11th March Sravana Utsav
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By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader

On November 15, 2020, Govardhan-puja day, padayatra was in Lodhva in Gujarat’s Junagadh district, the village of Bhakti Vikas Maharaja disciple Prabhu Krupa dasa. When he got the news that padayatra was coming to his village, Prabhu Krupa was delighted for he had a strong desire that the padayatris should stay at his house. However, as there was insufficient space at the house, we ended up staying in a school.

ISKCON was conducting a six-day Gita cours

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Gita Jayanti Utsav Begins!

8333241283?profile=RESIZE_584xSilver Jubilee year festival of Gita Jayanti inaugurated in grandeur at ISKCON Mayapur on 23rd December. After a long silence following the lockdown, it is a pleasure to welcome over 2000 guests who have arrived at Mayapur to take part in Gita Jayanti festival. Inaugurating the session, HG Bhakti Bijoy Bhagavat Swami informed that around 20000 students have been enrolled for Grade1 Gita Study Course and this shows how people are very eager to receive this king of knowledge. HH Bhakti Purusottama

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Meaning and Reasons for Diwali Celebrations

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Compiled by Mother Gandhari dasi Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Bhakti Yoga Instructor

Diwali comes from the word Dipavali which has two words dipa means light and avali means carrier. Therefore Dipa or Diya (1) signifies ‘coming to light’. In the Vedic Literature it is mentioned: “Tamasa Ma, Jyotir Gamaya” means ‘Do not remain in Darkness, Come to Light’, meaning ‘come to spiritual awareness or awakening’.

In the Bhagavat Gita Chapter four verse seven and eight Lord Krsna says: ‘yada yada hi dharmasy

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Events


By Mathura Lilesvari Dasi

- Over 6,500 Participated in ISKCON Malaysia’s Virtual Deepavali

KUALA LUMPUR – In view of the upcoming Deepavali Festival of Lights, the International Society for Krsna Consciousness, Malaysia hosted a virtual Deepavali gathering on Sunday, November 1st, 2020. 

The event, which was attended by 6,538 participants from many locations including Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, UK, USA, Russia, and South America, exceeded the previous record of 1,360 participants in the cat

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What Would You Do? By Satyaraja Dasa

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Prabhupada’s Money Analogy and the Politics of Doing the Right Thing

 - Satyaraja Dasa (Steven J. Rosen)

According to Srila Prabhupada, one can gauge a person’s spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? Or do they look for the original owner? What would you do?

In Sanskrit, there are three terms that cover the gamut of possible reactions to finding money in the street: bhoga, (enjoyment); tyaga (renunciation)

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7971295257?profile=RESIZE_584xIn observance of the World Holy Name Festival.

Srila Prabhupada came to the Western world to give us the holy name. He did so on the order of his spiritual master, with full faith in the holy name, that if people like us would just chant the holy name, everything else would follow.

Srila Prabhupada had a godbrother named Akinchana Krishnadasa Babaji, whom Prabhupada said was a paramahamsa, a liberated soul. Babaji Maharaja approached another godbrother of Prabhupada’s, who had been sent by Sri

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7513983290?profile=RESIZE_584xBy ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry

The newly formed ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry brings you the World Holy Name Festival. Coming up from Sept. 17 – 23. This year, we aspire to expand the festival beyond the borders of ISKCON into the greater society. With the support of devotees worldwide the festival can reach out and bring the holy names to new people.

Because of the global pandemic, traditional ways to share Harinam, on the streets and in kirtan events, is severely restricted. Thus we

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Let’s make the world fortunate!

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English translation and Hindi transcription CJWLS JApa Talk 17 August 2020

17 August 2020

Let’s make the world fortunate!

We have devotees chanting from around 770 locations. Thank you for joining us and for chanting with us. Are you enjoying this? Oh congratulations! You are enjoying it? Are you happy? Yes, Caitanya? Everybody? Harinama Cintamani? You are Harinama Cintamani as your name suggests. Harinama is like Cintamani, are you enjoying chanting? You are not able to hear me? Sakhi Vrinda, a

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The glorious advent of Lord Krishna or Janmastami is celebrated with charming grandeur and magnificent pomp worldwide by millions of exuberant Vaishnavas. Due to the outbreak of a global pandemic, the entire devotee community has been urged to celebrate Janmastami at home.

Since the pandemic, the ISKCON GBC Strategic Planning Team has been providing useful resources online. For this Janmastami we have compiled a celebrate-at-home Janmastami portfolio, which is a compilation of guidelines and in

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Celebrate Sri Radhastami in Mayapur

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Don’t miss this most unique opportunity. Register now and celebrate Radhashtami with Mayapur devotees. Log on to www.mayapurvrfestivals.com and register fast to receive your personal VR headset well in advance.
Radhastami, the divine appearance of Srimati Radharani, the hladini sakti, pleasure potency and eternal consort of Sri Krishna, is almost more sacred to Gaudiya Vaisnavas than Janmastami. Without the mercy and blessings of Radha Rani we cannot even begin to approach the entran
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7219049275?profile=RESIZE_584xAs the appearance of Lord Balarama purpose is to prepare the grounds for auspicious appearance of Lord Krishna, similarly Balarama Jayanthi marks the beginning another exciting festival month that will

Sri Balaram Jayanthi Darshan Gallery and Abhisheka at Rajapur

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As the appearance of Lord Balarama purpose is to prepare the grounds for auspicious appearance of Lord Krishna, similarly Balarama Jayanthi marks the beginning another exciting festival month that willextend upto Radhastami.  Celebratin

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Jhulana Yatra by Giriraj Swami

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We are celebrating Jhulana-yatra, which is steeped in the moods of Vrindavan. When I first began reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, I was struck by the following description in the introduction to Teachings of Lord Chaitanya: “Actually, the Vrindaban on earth is as good as the spiritual Vrindaban, and therefore Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami says that underneath one of the desire trees of Vrindaban there is a nice throne decorated with valuable jewels on which Radharani and Krishna are seated. And H

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Starting in 1973, residents of New Vrindaban, West Virginia, held their own small rural Rathayatra festival on the farm, a sweet event with Lord Jagannath riding a succession of different charmingly rustic makeshift carts.

In the early 2000s, Malati Devi, one of the organizers of San Francisco’s 1967 Rathayatra – the first outside India – commissioned a proper traditional chariot and the festival grew in popularity within the community. 

Then in 2016, the Rathayatra became a public annual even

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