lockdown (15)



By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader

The Indian government extension of the country’s second Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown has determined that the All-India Padayatra will currently remain in Bharkawada where the padayatris recently celebrated Ramanavmi. Fortunately, we are still staying at the Panchmukhi mahadev temple on the outskirts of the village and are still doing our programmes.

When we were performing sankirtan not long after the Ramanavmi festival the police came and all the vi

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One year on from the first lock-down in the UK due to the Coronavirus, Jaya Krishna das from Bhaktivedanta Manor shares his reflections during a most challenging yet unforgettable year:

Reflecting back to exactly this time last year, I remember it as highly unsettling. There was lots of news coverage about a new virus that had completely gone out of control. By then some parts of Europe were already in lockdown and there was a political debate about whether the UK should follow suit.

The govern

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ISKCON Desire Tree and Hare Krsna TV have an extensive global reach which is fueled further during this pandemic. Learn more about what they are doing during the Covid 19 crisis and what is the scope for ISKCON in the future.

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=86001

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Since 13th February I have been locked down here in Kerala, near Kochi. I was the last arrival here. At the airport I was to be quaranteened even though I arrived from South Africa via Mumbai where I was cleared and took connecting flight to Kochi. My disciples conferred to put me in Kerala because I was visiting for health reasons at least twice a year since several years, I would be better off during lock down. But at the airport I informed my disciples the situation to be quarantined. But af

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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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Kirtan Space, an online educational effort that started in 2016, has been revamped and will offer a free ten-week foundational kirtan course on Youtube starting May 25th. 

“During this time, when you may be not working and may be stuck at home, is a good opportunity to learn a new instrument,” says director Balaram Nityananda Das.  

Balaram has been steeped in sacred music, or kirtan, since childhood, studying it while in gurukula in Mayapur, West Bengal, and later spending time with the renow

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Today it was raining heavily at noon but our enthusiastic team of devotees were eager to reach hot kichuri to villagers, a welcome delicacy in rainy days. Today we went to Dandipanitala Gangarghat, Srivas began samaj bari, Poraghat road, Barolghat road, Fasitola Ganga ghat area. Till now, around 80,000 plates of prasad have been distributed. A big thank  you to our donors and well wishers for their support!

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2020/food-for-life-prasad-distribution-goes-on-despite-

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By Madhava Smullen 

With ISKCON book distributors off the streets and staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you might think their service has completely ground to a halt. Instead, however, they’ve put all their energy into innovations such as mailing, contactless delivery, and e-books to distribute thousands of Prabhupada’s books at a time when people need them more than ever.

In North America, one of the teams most affected was New York City’s Yuga Dharma Ashram led by Rama Raya

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Akshaya Tritiya in essence is the day of Receiving – the day to receive unlimited spiritual benefit by giving, expecially offering charity on Akshaya Tritiya is considered very virtuous . Scriptures proclaim that offering oblations to forefathers, taking bath in holy river, offering anna dana, sastra dana brings one more auspiciousness than given on any other day. As Navadvipa dham Mahatmya declares that any spiritual activity performed in Navadvip dham earns one 1000 times more benefit than of

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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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4419807596?profile=RESIZE_584xCorona Food Relief
Initial Lockdown – 21 days
ISKCON – Trivandrum

ISKCON distributed food for 19 days out of 21 days initial Lockdown. Everyday almost 1000 food packets and water bottles were distributed.

Mainly this service was done with cooperation of Kerala police. They were working tirelessly in the hot sun. Many of our police friends were explaining about the struggle and the situation of migrants. Community kitchen were not established at that time. Gradually demand for the sanctified vege

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There is a wonderful, simple and instructive anecdote from the life of Namacharya Haridas Thakur. Haridas Thakur was staying in a small village called Phuliya in Bengal and chanting the Holy Names of Krishna, throughout the day and night. Chanting the Holy Names was his food, his sustenance, his everything. The local magistrate of that place (Kazi) knowing that Haridas had been born in a Muslim household, and now was showing such a taste for chanting the Holy Names of Krishna, began to fear tha
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Most ISKCON members around the world are now in “lockdown” due to the corona virus pandemic, and struggling to maintain regular association with other devotees. However, due to modern technology, there are various daily live virtual classes, discussions, japa circles that devotees can take advantage of by joining in from all over the world:  

Daily lectures from Vaishnava scriptures:

Daily seminar on Uddhava Gita with Bhakti Charu Swami

When: 6PM IST


Daily Chaitanya Bh

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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.

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=84147

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