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For the worldwide community of devotees who can not attend Shri Gaura Purnima Festival this year due to various reasons, ISKCON Mayapur is pleased to announce the launch of Virtual Shri Gaura Purnima Festival 2021.

Starting on 12th March, they will bring to the community a condensed version of the key events of the festival every day. This 1-hour video will contain the key highlights of that day and this will be exclusively available to registered devotees. 

Under the leadership of Jayapataka S

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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* .
To *catch exclusive highlights of the day, daily at 08.00 PM IST* .
*Register NOW at*
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8364521101?profile=RESIZE_584xAuspiciousness is the most sought-after element of human society today given the fact that we are compelled to carry a large baggage of the pandemic. Though the beginning of the end is in sight now . What better way to repose our faith into Spirituality than dedicating our time, energy and emotions in chanting the names of The Lord, while saying good bye to the year which we all would perhaps like to erase from the book of our life.

Scriptures say problem may be material but solution is always s

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New Year Shubharambha

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ISKCON Mayapur presents New Year Shubharambha – Auspicious Beginning…

In order to invoke auspiciousness to begin the year 2021 & leaving behind a difficult year 2020 ISKCON Sri Dham Mayapur invites world wide devotees to take part in our  special  New Year’s Shubharambha program, which includes:

•    Special Narasimha Puja
•    Narasimha Homa
•    Feeding the cows
•    Vaishnava Seva
•    Ganga Puja
•    Kirtan

You can all participate in this auspicious beginning by donating only Rs.2000 by whi

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A day to go!

8236680090?profile=RESIZE_584xAfter karthik, it’s time to get ready to visit Sri Kshetra Pui dhama!

ISKCON Mayapur has arranged for a special Virtual Puri Parikrama from 2nd Dec to 5th Dec.

If you are yet to register for Sri Kshetra Puri Parikrama, please DO NOW at https://www.mayapur.com/2020/sri-ksetra-parikrama-2020/

2nd December is the day of Adhivas. It means all of us together will assemble at the Maha Sagar ( sea beach) to take a vow or sankalpa to perform Parikrama. Do not miss to receive the full spiritual credit of

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Krishna, the Supreme Cowherd Boy

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suklastami karttike tu
smrta gopastami budhaih
tad-dinad vasudevo ‘bhud
gopah purvam tu vatsapah

“The eighth lunar day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kartik is known by authorities as Gopastami. From that day, Lord Vasudeva served as a cowherd, whereas previously He had tended the calves.”
-Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15.1, translation

Many important pastimes take place on Gopastami. One pastime takes place on this day a few years after Krishna first started tending the cows. On this day, Jat

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Kartik Navadvip Mandal Parikrama

8200983669?profile=RESIZE_710xIt is our great pleasure to announce ISKCON MAYAPUR’s 8th annual Kartik Navadwip Mandal Parikrama, during the most auspicious month of Kartik. Kartik Navadwip Mandal Parikrama 2020 organized by the Mayapur Chandra’s, is a virtual medium by which devotees are taken on parikrama to the nine-islands and various holy places. Here they participate in hearing and chanting about the glories of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Their associates. The transcendental Sankirtan Movement is an everlasting phenomenon;

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8174498287?profile=RESIZE_584x Mayapur community devotees had a fantastic Govardhan Puja celebration with abhishek, Govardhan lila class, annakut and circumambulation of Giriraj. The  program started with Mangala-Arati at 4:30am, followed by Srimad Bhagavatam class at 7am by HH Bhakti Vighna Vinasa Narasimha Swami.

Darshan-Arati which all devotees were eagerly waiting for took place in no time just after Bhagavatam class at 8am, the Deities were glowing and full of glory as always, smiling shining and pouring out their

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By Madhava Smullen 

The promotional poster for Kripa Kataksha: The Gaze of Grace.

With devotees around the world isolated in their homes due to COVID-19, visiting the sacred holy places of Mayapur or Vrindavan is not currently possible. But an innovative new project promises to bring Mayapur to you – straight into your living room – via an immersive 360 degree Virtual Reality film on Radhastami, August 26th. Entitled Kripa Kataksha: The Gaze of Grace, the film is available by registering a

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Jhulan Yatra 2020

7158785476?profile=RESIZE_400xDear devotees,
 
Dandavats. With great pleasure we, the Jhulan Yatra team invite you to participate in the Jhulan Yatra Festival 2020 at Sri Dham Mayapur.
 
Jhulan is one of the eternal Astaka Lila pastimes that Sri Sri Radha Madhava and Their associates perform daily in Gokul Vrindavan.
 
Each year the Mayapur Vaisnava Senior Youth organize the Jhulan Yatra festival for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Madhava under the guidance of H.G. Jananivas Prabhu and H.G. Pankajanghri Prabhu. The festival r
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Join us for your weekly dose of inspiration directly from Prabhupada disciples where you can relish the nectar, personal past times, instructions and so much more.

Do not miss this opportunity to come closer to Srila Prabhupada and his disciples.

Join us for the first episode this Saturday at 5:30pm (IST) with HH Jayaptaka Swami Maharaj on ‘Initiating the Mayapur Project’.

This will be available on all Mayapur.TV platforms and also via Jayapataka Swami Facebook page.

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ISKCON Mayapur requests disciples, devotees and well wishers of HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja to refrain from making travel plans to visit Mayapur for the Samadhi ceremony. Kindly watch this announcement video from ISKCON Mayapur regarding HH Bhakti Charu Maharaja Samadhi ceremony.

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2020/important-announcement-from-iskcon-mayapur/

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Covid-19

Each year, more than 7 million people from different parts of the world visit Mayapur, the birth place of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and headquarter of ISKCON. Over the years, Mayapur has evolved to be a significant tourist destination of not only West Bengal but entire world. 

After the COVID-19 restrictions lifted, after nearly 90 days of closure, people will again get the opportunity to have darshan  and worship Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Sri Panchtattva, Sri Sri Prahlad Narsimhadev deties, a

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6580228876?profile=RESIZE_584xISKCON Mayapur temple opens to the public on Guru Purnima, 5th July, after 3 months of closure!

More than 70 lakh people from different parts of the world visit Mayapur, the birth place of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. However, this year, the global pandemic cast a  spell of gloom on the devotees, pilgrims and visitors all over the world, who come in search of spiritual enlightment and to submerge in the blissful ocean of Harinama Sankirtan.

After nearly 90 days of closure, people will again get the

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“I request…that everything in the Temple should be kept nice and clean… We should always remember that Krishna is the purest & similarly only the pure can associate with Him. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

–  Letter to: Nandarani, Krsna Devi, Subala and Uddhava, Delhi, 3 October, 1967

Srila Prabhupada always emphasised the importance of cleanliness, and said that cleanliness is essential for making advancement in spiritual life: “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” In Sridhama Mayapur, the

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Gauranga Gardens is a new department of Iskcon Mayapur which has initially allocated approximately 3 acres for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables by and for the devotees of the community, and as we prove the effectiveness of this noble service to the land and the community, we can make this project last in time and be part of this new life that has just begun!

PHOTO GALLERY

We are sending you some inspiration from the Gauranga Gardens. Check the latest photos and videos of this wonderful

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My dear friend, the scent of Kṛṣṇa’s body enchants the entire world. It especially enters the nostrils of women and remains seated there. Thus it captures them and forcibly brings them to Kṛṣṇa.

Kṛṣṇa’s eyes, navel and face, hands and feet are like eight lotus flowers on His body. From those eight lotuses emanates a fragrance like a mixture of camphor and lotus. That is the scent associated with His body.

When sandalwood pulp is mixed with aguru, kuṅkuma, musk and camphor and spread on Kṛṣṇa’s

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ISKCON Mayapur has started distributing prasad to rural villagers as a part of covid-19 relief program in the region. Very much appreciated and indeed, as few villagers mentioned that they were waiting for this prasad, came in large numbers and accepted prasad, maintaining social distance norms. On the occassion of HH Jayapataka Swami Vyasapuja celebrations, sweets were also additionally distributed to the community.

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Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2020/iskcon-mayapurs-food-for-life-program/

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By Madhava Smullen

With different countries around the world at different stages of COVID-19 precautions, ISKCON Mayapur has introduced its own safety measures for visitors, community devotees, and stranded foreign devotees.

ISKCON’s headquarters in West Bengal, India has announced that starting from March 19th, temple darshan times for visitors will be restricted to 10:00am to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:30pm.  Arrangements will be made so that the visitor line will enter the Mayapur campus, tak

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