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ISKCON Chennai has organised an online summer course for children on the theme – Covil 10 – Ten Temples of India (The Tamil word for temple is Covil). It’s going very well. The course will stretch to 30 days.

It’s very simple to do this course. Marketing happens with devotees forwarding news about the course to their friends, relatives and colleagues on social media. After children register, all you need to do is create a WhatsApp group and post the materials. One dedicated person is enough to

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By Nityananda-kari Dasi 

ISKCON Communications Minister Anuttama Dasa, in collaboration with the Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh, adapted the 'ISKCON Communications' training he gives world-wide in the classroom to the online environment - dynamic, powerful and thought-provoking as it is when taught in person. The course is designed for members of ISKCON in order to help them communicate more effectively in their everyday services and especially for those involved in ISKCON Communications m

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By Madhava Smullen 

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a financial challenge for all ISKCON temples. With their main sources of income such as book distribution, Harinama Sankirtan, in person hundi box donations, preaching programs and more either decreased or halted, many are struggling to make ends meet. 

ISKCON’s South American temples, however, have been among the hardest hit. While centers in some Latin American countries are managing to cover their minimum expenses locally, ISKCON Latin America’s

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With your good wishes, since the lockdown, ISKCON has so far served 4 Crore healthy meals through its 73 kitchens across India to low-income families & migrants.

We thank all the volunteers & supporters for coming forward & helping in this time of need.

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=85468

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The devotees wanted to worship a Deity of the Lord in his fiercest form, but at first no sculptor was willing to carve Him.

ON MARCH 24, 1984, at 12:20 A.M., thirty-five men armed with weapons and bombs attacked Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir, ISKCON’s center in Mayapur, West Bengal. When the dacoits tried to steal the deities of Srila Prabhupada and Srimati Radharani, the devotees fearlessly challenged the attackers. How could the devotees see Srila Prabhupada and Srimati Radharani carried awa

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Nrisimha Chaturdasi 2020

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Sri Nrisimha Caturdasi festival is one of the most magnificent festival celebrated in Sri Mayapur. Sri Sthanu Nrisimhadeva in Mayapur is the most worshipable and dear deity for many around the world ,as the supremely merciful Lord in Mayapur continues to manifest His wonderful pastimes protecting devotees worldwide. 

At no other time in modern history has the protection of the Supreme Personality of Godhead for His devotees been needed as now. Due to the worldwide Corona virus pandemic temples

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By FFA team

Food For All devotees have been joined in a massive community effort by volunteers from all walks of life across London to prepare, pack and distribute over 5,000 meals every day, 6 days a week, serving at 17 distribution points around the city.

Food For All’s unique open-door policy, which encourages non-devotee volunteers to assist in preparing Krishna-prasadam in a welcoming atmosphere, has proved highly successful in enabling the charity to rapidly scale up its operation. With l

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There are two tracks (vidhis) required to walk safely on the spiritual path, as Srila Prabhupada often mentioned: In the same way as the physical train needs two parallel tracks, also the train of bhakti needs two tracks: one is the bhagavatvidhi or the path of sravanam and kirtana, also known as rag-marg and the pancaratrika-vidhi or the path of arcana, also known as vidhi-marg.

When Srila Prabhupada came to the West to teach Krishna-consciousness, he first introduced the religion of this age:

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Chandana Yatra Mahatva

" Candana yatra "

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Candana yatra starts on the third lunar day of the waxing moon of Vaisakha month, and continues for twenty days. Lord Jagannatha gave direct instructions to King Indradyumna to perform this festival at this time. Smearing the body of the Lord with ointments is an act of devotion, and the best of ointments is sandalwood paste. Since the month of Vaisakha is very hot in India, the cooling effect of the sandalwood is very pleasing to the body of the Lord.
Sandalwood paste is ap

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7 trucks of Prasada ready to go!

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What is the use of a temple if there is no prasadam distribution?” Prasadam distribution on a large scale must be resumed. Such a temple where there is no such distribution has no value, I agree.

Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Tamala Krsna — Los Angeles 11 January, 1974

Day by day, our FFL team is increasing their efforts to reach prasada to the local villagers who were eagerly looking forward to receive prasada. Many of them are daily wage earners , who are rendered helpless now, were grateful

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Sri Gadadhar Pandit Appearance!

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Today is the appearance day of Sri Gadadhara Pandit.

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto the internal potencies of the Lord, of whom Sri Gadadhara Prabhu is the foremost.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 1.41)

On this most auspicious appearance day of Sri Gadadhara Pandita, we had abhisheka, arthi & pushpanjali to Sri Gadadhara. HG Jananivas Prabhu spoke on the glories of Sri Gadadhara Pandita.

View our Daily darshan gallery here for pictures of today’s special darshan !

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By Madhava Smullen 

Since a nationwide lockdown began in India on March 24th, ISKCON and its affiliate foundations (Annamrita and India Tribal Care Trust) have served more than 12 million meals to people in need across the country from forty-six kitchens.

While the nation has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis and is observing a lockdown, millions have been stranded with no food and shelter. Amidst these challenging times, ISKCON, with the support of its donors and well-wishers, has bee

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By Madhava Smullen 

Everyone remembers where they were and what they were thinking when the lockdown started. 

Arjun Bhattacharyya has worked in the IT industry and as a photographer for the Detroit Devasadan Mandir and the Kolkata ISKCON temple (his homebase), and serves as personal assistant to senior devotee Deena Bandhu Das. 

He was was at Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan when the temple closed its doors to the public and all non-residents, six days before Indian Prime Minister Narend

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Amidst the coronavirus crisis and the consequent lockdown India’s tribal people are facing double difficulties - scarcity of food and lack of awareness about the preventive measures to curb spreading of the deadly disease.The innocent people mostly living in remote areas have limited access to information. 

ISKCON India’s Tribal Care Trust initiative has been actively involved in reaching out to tribal people through its food relief facilities, but now devotees have also taken on the additiona

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ISKCON India under the guidance of H.H Gopal Krishna Goswami & it’s affiliate foundations have served more 1.22 crore (12 million)

plates of meals across India since the lockdown and will continue to serve in the coming weeks as well to ensure the low-income families and migrants don’t go hungry.

We are grateful to all the government officials, volunteers and donors for their support.

Hare Krishna!

Please find below the detailed breakup of temples (or Annamrita kitchens or
Tribal Care Trust) an

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SP Bureau
In times of unprecedented crisis ISKCON has evolved as an institution which is serving poor people by distributing food, providing spiritual strength through online sessions to fight the fear of coronavirus and also educating villagers of Nabadwip, the importance of maintaining social distancing and washing hands repeatedly. The devotees are also advising the people to follow the directives of the Government strictly. The devotees of ISKCON Mayapur have been distributing food relief u

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By Madhava Smullen 

With the UK now about to go into its fourth week of lockdown, people who would be struggling from one week to the next during normal times are now running out of money. Many are also sick or completely isolated in their homes without any family members. In this environment, more and more community groups are calling for free meals to help those in need. 

Enter devotee-run charity Food For All, which has now increased its daily distribution from 2,200 prasadam meals to 4

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Thank you Hon’ble Indian Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey Ji for your call to appreciate ISKCON for preserving humanity at this hour of emergency and acknowledged our generous humanitarian action of feeding the vulnerable Delhiites and valiant efforts of our volunteers.

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Before formally meeting Hare Krishna devotees, I was one of those who ran in the opposite direction when I saw them coming. I used to think they were from another planet. Who are these guys with their chants and dancing in the street? Or are they going to hit me up for a donation?

But one day I had no choice, I was forced into a corner. The front door was open and a devotee knocked on the door. I had to let him in. I thought, since no one was home I will make this quick, a quick donation and ge

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From Back to Godhead

“Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest idea what it means. —Bertrand Russell

Throughout human history, philosophers and seekers of knowledge have sought to discover a single fundamental cause underlying all the phenomena of the universe, Since the rise of Western science in the late Renaissance, many scientists have also felt impelled to seek this ultimate goal, and they have approached it from their own characte

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