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In just 480 days, Vanipedia has achieved a significant milestone—500 YouTube shorts on its channel Vanimedia Mayapur, which was first launched in 2013. These concise videos, typically lasting no more than one minute, have played a crucial role in expanding the channel’s reach and engagement with a surge in viewership—from ten million views to an impressive 31 million within just one year and six months, alongside a subscriber base of 126,000.
Vanipedia, started by Visnu Murti Das, is an onl
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Braja Vilasa Das, Co-Director of ISKCON Mayapur and Vice Chairman of the TOVP announced the upcoming Give To Nrsima 12 Day Matching Fundraiser beginning on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya (May 10th) until Nrsimha Caturdasi (May 22), to help complete the Nrsimha Wing.

The Nrsimhadeva Wing is 80% complete and scheduled to be finished by Nrsimha Caturdasi. We humbly beseech every devotee to help finish the new temple and home of our Divine Protector by participating in this matching fundrais

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April 12, 2024 – On April 10, during a meeting of the Mayapur Executive Board, or MEB, it was decided that for the safety of the devotees, staff, and pilgrims to Mayapur, the two elephants Vishnupriya and Laxmipriya will be permanently shifted out of Mayapur.

“The MEB was unanimous in its decision that the safety of the devotees, staff members, and visitors to Mayapur must come first,” said Tapan Misra prabhu, one of the five Co-Directors of Mayapur. “While we are all sad to see these two belov

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The Mayapur Temple of Vedic Planetarium (TOVP), under construction, recently opened an office in the ISKCON Juhu temple, at Hare Krishna Land in Mumbai. In honor of the occasion, and to further the cause, I thought to share an excerpt adapted from my article “Memories of Sridhar Swami” in my book Many Moons.

In November 2003, Srila Prabhupada’s staunch disciple Sridhar Swami phoned me from Bombay and told me that he was planning to go to Vancouver in April for four to six months. Soon thereaft

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By Sunanda Das 

A unique sponsorship opportunity is now available for devotees: The 31 Dresses Campaign – sponsor all the Deity dresses for one day during the 3-month long TOVP Grand Opening Festival, scheduled for early 2026. This includes Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Pancha Tattva, Sri Nrsimhadeva and the fifteen new sampradaya acharya murtis. A new set of outfits will be offered every third day of the festival allowing for only 31 sponsorships.

The 2026 Marathon is full-steam ahead. The Pujari

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Navadvip Mandala Parikrama Adhivas 2024!

“Wandering in Navadvipa is the best of all opulence, the best of all religious principles, the best of all kinds of worship, the best of all perfections, the best of all glories, and the best of all oceans of sweetness.”

Sri Navadwipa Dham, crafted by Srimati Radharani as her divine offering to Krishna, and it became the abode of all holy places upon Lord Krishna’s request. Navadwipa Dham, synonymous with Vrindavan, stands as the merciful land, Audharya D

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Mayapur SGGS by Ramai Swami


It’s been a number of years since the last Sannyasi, Guru, GBC sanga in Mayapur, but it was nice to have such senior association once again in the holy dhama.

Srila Prabhupada wanted the devotees to come regularly to Mayapur and Vrindavan to hear, chant and dance together. Of course, there were also a number of important topics that the leaders discussed with a view to pushing on Lord Chaitanya’s samkirtan movement.


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The International Temple President meeting, hosted by ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) on 27 February 2024 at Mayapur, commenced with a warm welcome extended by the GBC to the International Temple Presidents. The meeting, attended by more than 150 participants, both in person at ISKCON’s international headquarters in Mayapur and online, was proficiently facilitated by Tapana Misra Das, vice chairman of the GBC Executive Committee (EC). Each table was hosted by a GBC member, with Temple

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On March 3rd, thousands of devotees who were gathered in Sri Mayapur Dham for the opening of the Nrsimhadeva Wing of the TOVP witnessed the Pancha Tattva Maha-Abhisheka, which occurs every five years.

This joyful event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Sri Sri Pancha Tattva installation in 2004. Senior leaders from around the world performed the abhisheka ceremony. “The Pancha Tattva have endeared themselves to the global community of ISKCON devotees who look forward to this rare Maha-Abh

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Thousands of devotees gathered on day three of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium’s Grand Opening of its Lord Nrsimhadeva Wing in Sri Mayapur Dham.

Describing the day, Anuttama Dasa, Global Minister of Communications, said, “It was an inspiring and auspicious event. Many of the speakers urged us to work cooperatively to raise the needed contributions so the temple may be completed within the next two to three years.”

He continued, “When Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Wing was inaugurated, it was beautifu

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Thousands are in Sri Mayapur Dham to celebrate the opening of the TOVP Nrsimhadeva Wing following the 150th Vyasa-puja of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. A schedule of the 150th Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and Nrsimhadeva Mohotsava can be found below. Click here for the entire schedule of the three days from February 29 – March 2 in an online flipbook that is downloadable and shareable. The entire program will also be broadcast live on Mayapur TV here.

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By Kulavati Krishnapriya Devi Dasi

Devaki Devi Dasi offered a five-session seminar titled “The Children Are Our Future.” It was conducted from 29th February to 2nd March 2024 at the Vaishnava Academy (near the Goshala) in Mayapur. The seminar imparted a good understanding of important principles and practices of child-raising within Krishna consciousness, beginning from conception (Garbhadhana Samskara) to teenage.

Devaki Devi Dasi, a disciple of Niranjana Swami and the founder of the Institute

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Sri Nityananda Trayodasi Celebration!

It is now official! From the enthralling Nityananda Trayodasi that was celebrated on the 22nd of February, the festivities in Mayapur have finally taken their course. From now to the end of March, it will be one festival to another, and hence, the atmosphere in Sri Mayapur Dham is basking with a lot of auspicious activities.

“I humbly bow down to and glorify Lord Sri NityAnanda Prabhu, on whose beautiful left lotus ear one elegant pearl ornament is swinging

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Meeting Ambarish by Bhaktimarga Swami

There is definitely an increase of pilgrims, visiting Mayapura. Mind you the weekends are obviously more full. The place is very attractive with its gardens, architecturally fine buildings and there's darshan, deity viewing, bullock cart rides, walking trails, good food, chanting sessions, workshops and clashes etc. There's so many attractions.


Some of the more devoted bathe in the Holy Ganges River.

For someone like me, well, I like meeting my old buddies I haven't seen for a while. Ambarish

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Hare Krishna,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Greetings from Sri Mayapur dhama!Happy Varaha Dwadasi & Nityananda Trayodasi.

We are happy to share the exciting festivals lined up from Nityananda Trayodasi in Mayapur! 29th Feb-2nd March will be grand opening of Narasimha wing at the new ToVP temple.

Mark your calenders!

3rd March is the day!
Once again Sri Panca-tattva will manifest Their mercy rain in the grand Maha Abhisheka!

Sri Sri Pancha-tattva were insta

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By Kulavati Krishnapriya Devi Dasi

Eight and a half years ago, Sharana Prada Das came to Mayapur following his spiritual journey in the 1990s when he first discovered the philosophy he yearned for in Srila Prabhupada’s “Teachings Of Lord Chaitanya.” His relentless dedication in Mayapur has helped transform the Russian-speaking community into a vibrant cultural center.  

Sharana Prada Das shared that his motivation for this tireless community service is twofold: to offer a heartfelt homage to Sr

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Hare Krishna Dear Temple Presidents,

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

On behalf of the GBC, we extend a warm invitation to the Temple Presidents for the upcoming International Temple Presidents Meeting scheduled for 27th February 2024 at Mayapur.

This sanga provides an opportunity for Temple Presidents from ISKCON temples across the world to converge, connect with the GBC, share experiences, and contribute to shaping the future of ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada sa

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Gaura Purnima Sponsorships


On the 2nd of March 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 25th of March.


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


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Odana-Sasthi -The first day of winter!


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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bhagavan api ta ratrih


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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