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By Haridhvani Devi Dasi

In 1995 I went to India and that year was the 25th anniversary of HH Jayapataka Swami taking sannyasa, so his mother actually came to Mayapur at festival time. I and a few other ladies got the chance to take care of her while she was there. We would try to see to her comforts- is she hot, is she thirsty, is she hungry, would she like to go shopping? It was nice because we figured that Maharaja would be pleased if she was happy and cared for so we did our best.
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Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Invitation

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 It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the 30th anniversary of the Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama. This year Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama will take place  from 27th Feb to 4th March.

Every year about ten thousand devotees from around the world attend the parikrama and receive the causeless mercy of the acharyas, Lord Nityananda, Lord Gaurasundara, and Sri Navadvipa Dham. This year we are starting a new group for the devotees from South India, making a total of six parikrama groups: English, Rus
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The Ministry of Education invites devotees to a symposium designed to bring together the many ISKCON-members involved in Education:

"Dear ISKCON educator and leader, 

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. 

We are delighted to inform you that the ISKCON Ministry of Education, will be hosting its 2nd Annual International Symposium of Education “Viplavah 2020” on February 21st & 22nd, 2020, at ILS Venue in Sridham Mayapur. 

We were very encouraged by the huge numbe

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Gita Mela is an event organized by ISKCON Mayapur dedicated solely for interacting with the tourists. A winter festival that is held from December to January in Mayapur, West Bengal, India, focuses on providing guests an insight into the importance of the Bhagavad Gita. 

Also called the big ‘fair’ of knowledge, the guests are allowed inside the Gita Mela Campus to see big dioramas explaining the Bhagavad Gita’s main teachings, they attend the question and answer session, buy spiritual books fro

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In the Skanda Purana 2.2.42, Sri Krishna Pusya abhiseka is described as one of the festivals observed for Lord Jagannath in Puri. The chapter gives an elaborate description of the rituals for observing the festival. In Skanda Purana 2.27.99, the pusya naksatra is also mentioned, wherein it is stated that on a thursday, Astami tithi, during Sukla-paksa of the month of Vaishakha, in conjunction with the Pusya-naksatra, on that day Lord Jagannath was installed in the original temple in Puri.

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ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2020

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The ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2020 is almost here – less than two months away!  The event will be held at ISKCON’s headquarters in Sri Dham Mayapur between February 14-20 2020, with 75 unique seminars and discussions, uplifting kirtans, wonderful prasadam, and 45 stalls displaying various projects and services from all over the world. 

The enrollment is still open. 

ILS 2020 promises to be the largest gathering of ISKCON leaders to date. Five hundred devotees attended ILS in 2012 and the numbers

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Gaura Purnima 2020 Sponsorships

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On the 17th of February devotees will arrive for Sravana Utsava & Kirtan Mela, followed by festival inauguration, various festivities, Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama, and the grand celebration of Gaura Purnima on the 9th of March.

Click here for: GAURA PURNIMA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Click on one of the below sponsorship categories for more information:

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For any details, contact info@mayapur.com or shyamagopika.jps@mayapur.com

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2019/gaura-purnima-2020-sponsorships/

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“Anyway, print books, distribute profusely, and that will be the best preaching work. What will your three minutes; preaching do?—but if they buy one book, it may turn their life. So make this your important task, to print our books…and distribute widely, and that will please my Guru Maharaja. Never mind it takes little time to make progress, our process is slow but sure, and we are confident that if we continue in this way we shall go one day back to home, back to Godhead.” - Srila Prabhupad

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Odana-Sasthi -The first day of winter!

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Today is the festival of Odana-sasthi. This ceremony indicates that from that day forward, a winter covering should be given to Lord Jagannatha*.” – Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya-lila16.79, purport Once, Srila Pundarika Vidyanidhi and Srila Svarupa Damodara came to Jagannatha Puri and saw the festival of odana-sasthi. On this day, the Lord is offered new cloth, and from that day forth, the Lord should be offered winter clothing. This cloth that was offered to the Lord was directly purchased f

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Gaura Purnima 2020 Festival Schedule

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Welcome to Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival 2020. For guest house bookings, please write to mghb108@gmail.com. To take part in festival sponsorships, please write to info@mayapur.com

To take part in Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama, please visit navadvipaparikrama.com

Gaura Purnima Festival Schedule – 2020

17.02.2020  –  Devotees Arrival

18.02.2020 to 21.02.2020  –  Sravana Utsav Mela

22.02.2020  –  Flag Hoisting Festival and Kirtan Mela Adhivas

23.02.2020 to 26.02.2020  –  Kirtan Mela

26.02.2020  –  

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By Madhava Smullen

 A Francophone division of the Mayapur Institute has launched and will begin teaching courses online and onsite in the French language in mid January 2020. 

The landmark effort is the first time a Bhakti Sastri degree has been offered in French on such a worldwide scale. With twenty-nine countries where French is the official language, it’s an important step.

While previous efforts were not approved by ISKCON leaders, the new project was sanctioned by the GBC and leaders o

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bhagavan api ta ratrih

saradotphulla-mallikah

viksy- arantum manas cakre

yoga-mayam upasritah

Sri  Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, full in all opulences, yet upon seeing those autumn nights scented with blossoming jasmine flowers, He turned His mind toward loving affairs. To fulfill His purposes He employed His internal potency.    – S.B 10.29.1

On this most sacred and holy evening on the full moon night of the month of Kartik,in the forest of Vrindavan the moon starts rising on th

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Astakrosh Parikrama

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We invite worldwide devotees to come & take part in the 3 days Asta Krosh Parikrama at Mayapur from 05 to 08  November 2019.

A golden opportunity to spend at least few days in Kartik month at Mayapur dhama.

“Then Lord used to wander around, with sankirtan, on evvery Ekadashi day.Sometimes, He used to go on pancha krosha parikrama within the Antardwipa and sometimes He used to travel within ashta krosha, as His desires.” -SRI NAVADVIPA DHAMA MAHATMYA.

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Events

Towards the end of the rainy season during the months of August-September-October, the water levels of Ganga increases, filling up all the low lands around the banks. This swelling of the river is caused by excessive rain from up north and the release of large quantities of water from barrages.

Due to the recently released large quantities of water from barrages, Ganga has swollen covering all low lands and is flowing by the Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Marg road.

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Kartik Navadvip Mandala Parikrama 2019

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“Recommend it!? It’s a must! If you haven’t been on the Mayapur Chandra’s Parikrama, 50% of your life is wasted.” – Pankajanghri Das.

Kartik Navadwip Mandal Parikrama organized by the Mayapur Chandras is a small and intimate gathering of devotees travelling to various holy places hearing and chanting about the glories of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Their associates. The transcendental Sankirtan Movement is an everlasting phenomenon; Mayapur Chandras is simply here to facilitate. Going on Kartik Nab

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Mayapur Miracles By Mukunda Goswami

Activism
 

After a decade-long struggle with the West Bengal government (formerly Communist-dominated), some good news is finally underway. 

The 700 acres of Sridham Mayapura land, in titles of individuals, is soon to be amalgamated so that ISKCON can official own all of it. The land is valued at approximately 300 million US dollars. The stamp duty, registration and other transfer fees, totalling about 6 million dollars, is being waived because of ISKCON’s non-profit status. 

The ISKCON Mayapur city, h

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