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8089429101?profile=RESIZE_584xThe following official statement has been released by Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Chairman Ambarisa Das and Director of Development Braja Vilasa Das:

Dear ISKCON Leaders and Devotees Worldwide:

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

As you all know, we have planned for some time now to shift the Mayapur Deities into the new TOVP temple room by 2022. In the meantime, of course, the COVID -19 Pandemic came on the scene and all construction came to a halt from mid-M

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8057561856?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

A three-storey, fifty-bed secondary care hospital is set to be built on Bhaktisiddhanta Road opposite the ISKCON Mayapur campus in West Bengal, expanding the already existing Sri Mayapur Community Hospital. 

The hospital will be staffed by qualified devotee doctors and nurses, and will serve ISKCON devotees, Vaishnavas from the nearby Gaudiya Maths, local villagers and pilgrims. The convenient service will save patients a journey to a hospital in Kolkata and will provide them

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By Svaha Dasi and Rangavati Dasi

Lord Narasimhadeva appeared in the month of Purushottama to protect His dear devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaja and annihilate Hiranyakashipu because Hiranyakashipu had received the boon to not be killed in the twelve months of the year from Lord Brahma in his vain attempts to achieve immortality. In honor of this historic event, which occurred in the glorious month of Sri Purushottama, we wish to present our design for the pleasure of His Lordship and the devotees!

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7944424256?profile=RESIZE_584xAn Opportunity to Worship Supremely Merciful Lord Gauranga in Supremely Merciful Abode Navadvipa Dhama, in the Supremely Powerful Purusottama Month by performing the Supreme Spiritual activity- Navadvipa Dhama Parikrama!

Registration is free! Register Now and perform Navadvipa Parikrama from anywhere in the world through Zoom.

By registering for Navadvip dham Parikrama, you will join Sri Caitanya’s transcendental Parikrama Party with HH Jayapataka Swami as the Commander .

You will

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Celebrate Sri Radhastami in Mayapur

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Don’t miss this most unique opportunity. Register now and celebrate Radhashtami with Mayapur devotees. Log on to www.mayapurvrfestivals.com and register fast to receive your personal VR headset well in advance.
Radhastami, the divine appearance of Srimati Radharani, the hladini sakti, pleasure potency and eternal consort of Sri Krishna, is almost more sacred to Gaudiya Vaisnavas than Janmastami. Without the mercy and blessings of Radha Rani we cannot even begin to approach the entran
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Samadhi Ceremony in Mayapur

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Dear Devotees,

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

As we try to come to terms with the departure of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, we join you in eagerly awaiting Maharaja’s return to Sri Mayapur Dham where his samadhi will be erected.

Due to the ravaging spread of COVID-19 in India, the government will not allow any public ceremonies to take place at this time.

Therefore, we request devotees to refrain from making plans to travel to Mayapur. Only a few devot

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Each year more than 70 lakh people from different parts of the world visit Mayapur, the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and headquarter of ISKCON. Over the years Mayapur has evolved as a significant tourist destination of not only West Bengal but the entire world. 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 enlightenment and submerge in the blissful ocean of Harinam Sankirtan.

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Mayapur Management would like to express heart felt thanks and gratitude to HH Bhakti Charu Swami, who has inspired his followers, disciples, well wishers and devotee community worldwide through Youtube video appeal requesting donations for Mayapur, during this difficult situation. Following Maharaja’s appeal, we are receiving donations and many devotees have recorded their emotional sentiments and affection to HH Bhakti Charu Swami in their offering note. This shows how Maharaj holds Sri Mayapu

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Panihati: The Festival of Punishment

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Panihati is the name of a village located in the state of West Bengal, on the banks of River Ganges (10 miles north of Kolkata). It was one of the leading trade centres in earlier days when the river route was the main means of communication. A special rice variety called Peneti was imported at this place from Jessore in Bangladesh. Probably the name Panihati might have been derived from this trade connection. Once upon a time, this place was the centre of worship of the Buddhist Tantrics and

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By Madhava Smullen 

With architects working virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, new 3D renderings of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur have been released.

The images of the temple – which is still expected to see its grand opening in 2022 – show Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasasana, the Grand Deity altar and temple room, and various walkways and halls on the main temple floor. 

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/tovp-launches-new-talk-show-grand-opening-still-set-for-2022,7374/

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Events
 
By Madhava Smullen 

At least 72 people have been killed and thousands left homeless in West Bengal, India, after Cyclone Amphan ripped through the state on Wednesday May 20th. Amphan, which was the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal before it weakened, destroyed homes, trees and bridges, and left rural areas without power or communications. 

Fortunately, although ISKCON’s Mayapur campus was affected, the damage was minimal. 

The cyclone reached Sridham Mayapur on Wedn

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GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions

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ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released the minutes from its February 11th to 22nd Annual General Meeting in Mayapur, West Bengal (which took place before the  Coronavirus pandemic).

Among them are several important resolutions.

1. The GBC resolves to provide a group called the SABHA with the resolutions they have passed, as well as tabled and rejected proposals. Formed in August 2017, the SABHA provides checks and balances on the authority of the GBC, and course correction for i

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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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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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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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Since March 22nd India has been under lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

While this has affected the entire country, but millions of low-income families, daily wager laborers, migrant workers, in particular, have been hit hard due to the closure of business and industries.

You may be glad to know that, despite all the physical and logistical challenges, ISKCON India and its affiliate foundations (Annamrita and India Tribal Care Trust) have served over 6 million (60 lakh) plates of prasadam sinc

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On 4th April, disciples and well wishers of HH Jayapataka Swami will celebrate 71st Vyasapuja of HH Jayapataka Swami. This year , the Vyasapuja will be an Online Vyasapuja due to the current pandemic situation and lock down in India.Please follow the schedule and take part in the vyasapuja online!

Schedule
Adhivas : 3rd April
4 pm- 5pm: H.G Ekanath Gaura prabhu will speak about the glories of Jayapataka Maharaj
5pm- 6pm : H.G Mahavaraha Prabhu will speak about the glories of Gurumaharaj .
Adhiv

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