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Praying on Maha-Sivaratri


Today, Sivaratri here, we did special worship of our deity of Gopisvara Mahadeva, gifted to us by His Holiness Indradyumna Swami. We prayed to Gopisvara,

vrndavanavani-pate jaya soma soma-maule
gopisvara vraja-vilasi-yuganghri-padme
prema prayaccha nirupadhi namo namaste

“O gatekeeper of Vrindavan! O Soma, all glories to you! O you whose forehead is decorated with the moon (soma), and who is worshipable to the sages headed by Sanaka, Sanandana, and Narada!

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Srimad-Bhagavatam presents prayers by great devotees of the Lord that can guide us in our own life of prayer.

“Therefore, although I was born in a demoniac family, I may without a doubt offer prayers to the Lord with full endeavor, as far as my intelligence allows. Anyone who has been forced by ignorance to enter the material world may be purified of material life if he offers prayers to the Lord and hears the Lord’s glories.” (Sri Prahlada to Lord Narasimhadeva, Srimad-Bhagavatam, 7.9.12

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Dear Mind by Bhaktimarga Swami


Some days you are a friend

Some days you are foe

You swing moods up

You swing them low

I can’t always trust

You’re not in one place

You respond well to lust

Big dose or a trace

You lead me to greed

It’s not what I want

You convinced it’s a need

In truth it’s a taunt

When there is anger

Pent up inside

You then do hanker

To push it outside

I don’t know why

You are so cruel

Cunning and sly

And wanting to rule

You’re some kind of clown

Silly and joking

A laugh or a frown

Nabbing and poking

Yet you

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Vishal Prabhu ACBSP left his body

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Deena Bandhu Das: Please join us in prayers for my very dear older Godbrother, Vishal Prabhu, who was living here in Vrindavan. Devotees hadn’t seen him for a couple of days, so just a half-hour ago, the police broke the door and found his lifeless body! Just happened so no details yet, but he was 85 years old. He constantly distributed Srila Prabhupada’s books till the present day!

Whenever Prabhupada would circumambulate the temple in the morning in Vrindavan, Vishal would be

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Karnamrita Prabhu ACBSP left this world


Partha Dasa: Today, February 9th, a most dear friend and fellow Grihastha Vision Team member, Karnamrita Prabhu left this world. Karnamrita was someone who cared about others in a deep meaningful way and devoted his life to make the lives of others better; someone who knew the meaning of love and lived it through his words and actions; someone who made everyone feel relaxed, valued and accepted.
Karnamrta always added an element of humor and lightness that would allow even a six-hour meeting to

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8293325052?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Mandakini Devi Dasi

Dear devotees we are very sad to inform you that one of the first preachers in the Soviet Union Brahmananda Puri Prabhu left his body out of Covid. During that time where circumstances were extreme, he published Srila Prabhupada’s books in clandestinity, at his own life’s risk. He came from Armenia and became so enthusiastic after reading Srila Prabhupada’s books that most of his village inhabitants became devotees. Let us all pray that he reaches safely the Lord’s mercy g

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HH Nitai Chaitanya Goswami left his body


H.H. Nitai Chaitanya Swami Maharaja left his body in the hospital on 14th of Oct.
While he was fighting COVID-19, his blood pressure drastically increased, which resulted in pulmonary edema.
His Holiness Nitai Chaitanya Goswami Maharaj, is one of the first sannyasis of Russia and one of senior most devotees from the times of USSR. It was in 1970 that while listening to the underground western radio station he was fortunate to hear the sounds of Hare Krishna Maha-mantra broadcasted and a few yea

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By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp)

When the spiritual master leaves the body and moves on, it is naturally the worst day of the disciple’s life. Many times we have become accustomed to thinking of our guru in a particular way, serving him in certain ways, listening to his classes, waiting and longing for him to visit our town or local temple, engaging in special exchanges with him or her, and then suddenly all such prospects are gone. The depth of our despair can be unfathomable. So wha

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By Madhava Smullen

First and second-generation kirtaniyas have created a new song dedicated to beloved ISKCON guru Bhakti Charu Swami, who passed away on July 4th. 

Second-generation devotee Nadiya Mani sings lead vocals and Prabhupada disciple Bada Haridas backing vocals on the epic nine-and-a-half-minute standalone single Ocean of Mercy, which was released on Friday July 17th to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play.

The deeply moving, s

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Dear Devotees,

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

HH Bhakti Charu Swami’s sudden departure has left an empty space in my heart.

Up to the last moment, I was praying and hoping that Maharaja would be able to overcome this disease.

I was always cherishing his association because it filled me with warmth, with a feeling of a close family member that was always there for me when something would go wrong. A hug from Maharaja was a booster in my Bhakti.

Maharaja’s ou

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Dear disciples of Bhakti Charu Maharaja:

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

Bhakti Charu Maharaja participated in the ISKCON Bureau meeting on May 25th, after which he left for Bombay and flew to America. Unfortunately, Maharaja fell ill in America and departed from this planet on July 4th. This was a very auspicious day. It was the first day of Caturmasya, the disappearance day of Sanatana Goswami and also Guru Purnima. This was a most auspicious departure for

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6783570284?profile=RESIZE_400xPRANAAM, Hare Krishna

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we heard of the loss of the Spiritual Global leader and Senior Member of ISKCON & GBC, HH Sri Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj.

We offer our deepest heartfelt condolences to the devotees of H.H Sri Swamiji Maharaj and the ISKCON family worldwide.

Vedic Sanatana Dharma lost a great spiritual Guru, H.H Sri Bhakti Charu Swamiji Maharaj built a global faith and community founded on Vedic Sanatan value, His Holiness was highly respected for his

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6551348478?profile=RESIZE_400xHH Jayapataka Swami participated in the Bhakti Charu Swami prayer meeting this evening and Maharaja chanted the Narasima prayers.
“I advise everyone to circumambulate Tulsi and read the 12 Chapter Sanskrit of the Bhagavat Gita and offer the results to Bhakti Charu Swami also , chanting extra rounds. There are special Sankalpa mantras and Arpana Mantras to chant before and after the meeting.” – Tweeted by HH Jayapataka Swami
Here are the Mantras to be chanted:
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By Jayapataka Swami

It has come as a shock for worldwide devotees, disciples and well-wishers of HH Bhakti Charu swami to receive the update from HH Bhakti Charu Swami health care team (29 June – 10 AM US EDT) that Maharaj has become critically unwell. He has suffered a heart attack in the last few hours and this is affecting all his organs and bodily functions. At this time the doctors are working full time to stabilize Maharaj.The coming hours are the most critical Maharaj has been and we wi

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6465390872?profile=RESIZE_584xIt has come as a shock for worldwide devotees , disciples and well wishers of HH Bhakti Charu swami to receive the update from HH Bhakti Charu Swami health care team (29 June – 10 AM US EDT) that Maharaj has become critically unwell. He has suffered a heart attack in the last few hours and this is affecting all his organs and bodily functions. At this time the doctors are working full time to stabilise Maharaj.The coming hours are the most critical Maharaj has been and we will be giving updates

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Dear Devotees

The medical team has reviewed Maharaja’s progress in the last 12 hours.
Maharaj remains continuously stable.
At this time the next milestone we are looking forward to is waking up of Maharaja as he has been on some medications to help him rest. This is a long process generally and during this, some fluctuations are expected.

Please pray intensely and wholeheartedly with intent for His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami during this time.

With devotion,

HH BCS Health care Team

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At present, everywhere, we are all praying for Sri Srimad Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj. As everybody knows, his condition is very critical. He is affected by Covid-19 and is in an ICU near Deland.

According to the latest updates about his health from time to time, devotees all over the world are praying for him because he is very dear to all ISKCON devotees and outsiders as well. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj is very dear to Srila Prabhupada. So, G.B.C. and his well-wishing devotees are performing

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By Gita Duncan

****UPDATE AS OF 8:30PM EST 06/18/20****

Another positive update:

We had been requesting the team of doctors at the hospital to give Maharaj convalescent plasma, which is plasma that contains antibodies from people who have recovered from COVID19. Patients who received this convalescent plasma are usually taken off the ventilator within 3-4 days.

The doctors managing Maharaj’s condition informed us that there are 3 patients ahead of Maharaj. It takes 4-5 days to get the plasma fo

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6076177688?profile=RESIZE_400xDear Devotees,

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

We write today to inform you that HH Bhakti Charu Swami has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently in critical condition in the ICU at a hospital in the USA.

We request the worldwide community of devotees to offer heartfelt prayers for Maharaja’s prompt and smooth recovery.

As you all know, HH Bhakti Charu Swami is a most respected Vaisnava leader who has generously given his life to the service of his be

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