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Official Statement from ISKCON Communications Ministry, January 15, 2024

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will join in the global celebration of the honor given to Lord Sri Rama via the inauguration of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Northern India, on January 22, 2024.

ISKCON temples in India will participate in a special month-long celebration in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Rama, and an historically significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and others.

During the

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By Thomas Haribol

Thursday, June 22–Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON’s Global Minister of Communications, participated in a White House gathering this morning of several thousand guests—mostly Indian-Americans—when US President Joseph Biden welcomed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an official visit.

Prime Minister Modi and President Biden both offered remarks after witnessing marching bands and a 21-gun salute on the White House South Lawn. Both leaders stressed the values shared by their two cou

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Eric Garcetti, the new US Ambassador-designate to the Republic of India, hosted senior faith leaders at his residence on April 24, 2023. Among the honored guests was Yudhistir Govinda Das, ISKCON’s Director of Communications for India.

Before his March 2023 appointment by President Biden, Garcetti served as the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles (2013-2022), where he visited the ISKCON Los Angeles Temple and Govinda’s Restaurant and attended the annual beachside Ratha Yatra.

“It was a very pleasant exch

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Long Trip To India by Bhaktimarga Swami


A long flight from Canada to the UK, and finally India, with a super bumpy ride from Kolkata to Mayapura by taxi, landed us (we call ourselves ‘the six Goswamis’) at the international headquarters of ISKCON. This is indeed the place of bhakti on planet Earth, if ever there was one. Our taxi, a twelve-seater van, was stopped at the doorstep of the Gada building by driver, Gopal, which had been arranged by our very own Keshava, from Canada. To get more specific, Dhruva, from Manitoba, got dropped

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9948834272?profile=RESIZE_400xThe first-ever online youth girls camp for unmarried girls of India will be held on December  18th- 16th, 2021. This virtual event was originally to take place earlier in 2020 when the pandemic hit the world. 

This event is an excellent opportunity for youth girls struggling with peer pressure and the inability to balance both studies and Krishna consciousness. Besides focusing on the aspect of balancing life, they will also address the period of transition from youth to womanhood. 

This event i

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ISKCON Communications and the SP125 Committee are happy to inform you that the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji has kindly consented to officially inaugurate Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance (Birth) Anniversary celebrations and also release the commemorative coin on 1st September 2021 at 4.30 PM

Keeping in line with the Covid protocol of the Government, the entire program will be done live via video conferencing. The details of the link and participation process will be

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8955504281?profile=RESIZE_584xIndia is experiencing an enormous spike in COVID 19 cases and deaths. The country has set an unwelcome world record for new coronavirus infections, with 349,691 more cases in the last 24 hours. Patients are dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge with 1 death every 5 minutes.

The Lotus Trust, the welfare arm of Bhaktivedanta Manor in the UK is working with the ISKCON Temple in Delhi. This help has come at the most vital time for India.

The money raised by Lotus trust, in a matter of a few weeks ha

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8891994285?profile=RESIZE_400xDear devotees, friends and supporters;

My obeisances unto you. Srila Prabhupada ki jai!

As I am sure you will know, India is going through a very severe wave of Covid 19 at the present time. Many have referred to it as a tsunami as opposed to a wave and our ISKCON communities have been badly affected too.

The GBC members are deeply concerned by the suffering of our fellow Vaishnavas in India, Bangladesh and beyond.

Hundreds of devotees are now infected and some have left this world while others

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8888493884?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Madhava Smullen

A second Covid wave has struck India hard, with deaths passing 200,000, although according to the BBC “the real number of fatalities is thought to be far greater, with many not being officially recorded.” There have been at least 300,000 new infections every day in the past week, with over 17.9 million cases registered altogether. Some parts of the country, such as Delhi, Mumbai, and parts of Maharashtra have been affected worse than others; however acute stress on the medical

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8874423271?profile=RESIZE_584xGBC SPT hosts "Kirtan Prayers Global" for all devotees worldwide afflicted by Covid-19 on Saturday, May 1st and May 2nd, Sunday. Live on:

Chant for Love and Peace, kirtan event May 2nd. Live on: 



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I appreciate the Vaishnav community. I have visited Mayapur in West Bengal. I went to the morning religious meeting at Tala Park of Tala Park Hari Sabha where Vaishnava sing and chant Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is my favorite good. It gives me a lot of happiness to write and sing on Lord Krishna. I love reading the Bhagwad Gita. I appreciate Sril Prabhupad of ISKCON. I really like the prasadam of Mayapur ISKCON. They are maintaining a temple of Lord Krishna with devotion for many years. They are

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By Ekalavya Das

The ISKCON Harinam Sankirtan Ministry was appointed this year by the GBC. The minister is Lokanath Swami. In one of its first initiatives, the Ministry began Kirtan Fest Global, a global brand to promote Kirtan Festivals throughout the world. What better place to start than Mother India?

Kirtan Fest Global organized the Kirtan Fest India Online for ISKCON India from 10th May - 17th May, 2020 from 9 am-9 pm, which was live streamed on Facebook. The event was so popular that th

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said in his recent address to BJP party workers to not give up and to not get tired (NA HARNA HAI - NA THAKNA HAI) in this long haul fight against the Corona virus, for the simple reason that, there is no other option. I was thinking that as devotees, this should also be our motto in our long haul fight against the viruses of lust, anger, greed, envy and pride in our hearts, for the simple reason that there is no other option. 

Either in the war with COVID19 or
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By Madhava Smullen 

With India in a 21-day Coronavirus lockdown, ISKCON temples have stepped up to feed the needy in cooperation with the Indian government, distributing over one million plates of prasad so far. 

The government began with a quarantine in 79 districts across India recognized as COVID-19 hotspots, before officially locking down the entire nation – 1.3 billion people – on March 23rd in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

As in many other parts of the world, people have been

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Krishna devotees from Iskcon, in India, are distributing food prasad to lakhs of needy people daily in mid of #COVID19 Corona crisis in the country.
Bhagavad-Gita 18.5: Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up; they must be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls.


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I'm off to India again, this time with Corrado.  Do I like India?  Yes and no, like any place on this planet.  I love spiritual India, her sacred places, retreats.  Overall, people are nice.  They go the extra yard/metre to win the favour of a swami. 

You have to make the most of any place where you are.  And India, with her dense population, noise, contaminants in the air, and traffic can be one big hurdle.  I have come to the point where I try to overlook that side and view the faces of smil
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