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Excerpt of a lecture given by HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at the Sannyasa Candidate Training Seminar in Mayapura (February, 2012).


There is a verse in the Puranas that states that sannyasa is forbidden in Kali-yuga:

asvamedha gavalambha
sannyasam pala-paitakam
devarena sutotpattim
kalau parca vivarjayet

[Cc. Adi 17.164]

In this age of Kali, five things should be avoided: one is performing sacrifice by offering cows; performing sacrifice by offering horse; and oblation offering to the forefather

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By His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada accepted the order of sannyasa from Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja on September 17, 1959 at the Kesavaji Matha in Mathura.
“So this my Godbrother, his name is Keśava, Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava. Kṛpāmbudhi. So he did this favor upon me because he was ocean of mercy. So we offer our obeisances to Vaiṣṇava, kṛpāmbudhi. Vāñchā-kalpa-tarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca. The Vaiṣṇavas, the representatives of the Lord, they are so k
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"When numerous social, political and religious leaders around the world have recognized Srila Prabhupada's brilliance and his monumental contribution to the cause of humanity, India can only take pride in offering to this rare son of the soil a befitting and best possible honor, the Bharat Ratna award. The truth is, not only Bharat Ratna, he deserves Nobel Peace Prize and all other prestigious awards this world can afford."

"The acharya, whose unceasing compassion for the suffering souls saw n
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Today is Visvarupa-mahotsava, the date on which Lord Caitanya’s older brother, Visvarupa, tooksannyasa, the renounced order of life. And on the same date some four hundred and fifty years later, our own spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, also accepted sannyasa.

According to Vedic scripture, Lord Caitanya is Krsna Himself, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, come in the present age in the role of a devotee. In the previous age, Lord Krsna came in His original feature and spoke the Bhagavad-gita

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Srimati Radharani’s Beautiful Mood

Srimati Radharani’s Beautiful Mood

By Anantacarya dasa [ACBSP 1972]

An early offering for Radhastami.

Srimati Radharani, the tenderhearted, feminine counterpart of Godhead, is that one person in all of existence who knows best how to express love for Krsna. She is the supreme container of love for Him, and, as such, She is known as the asraya category. Moreover, it is She who, like a mother, nurtures us in our devotional service.

Krsna, the object of Her love, comes once in a day of Brahma to display and enjoy His pastime mellow

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Historic Moment Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji Released ₹125 Special Coin on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of ISKCON Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada 

First Photo of Special Commemorative Coin ₹125 for 125th Birth Anniversary of ISKCON Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada released by PM of India Shri Narendra Modi  ji - Govt of India.


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I was a proofreader for Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2021 back in June and July, and I noted down some excerpts that were striking in some way or other. Some are quotes of Srila Prabhupada, others are stories of Srila Prabhupada that I had not heard before, some are examples of eloquence, essential truth spoken concisely, others are creative rhymes. I hope reading them increases your devotion to Srila Prabhupada and inspires you to read the entire book, Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2021. Sharing this

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By Yudhistir Govinda Das

Official Press Release

The Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the year-long 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Srila Prabhupada (Founder-Acharya of ISKCON) and release a Commemorative Silver Coin of Rs 125 in his honor on 1st September 2021.

Keeping in mind the Covid protocol, the program would be organized virtually wherein thousands of ISKCON members, dignitaries, and the general public from more than 60 countries are expe

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By Bhakti Charu Swami Archive Team

One of the most important contributions of Bhakti Charu Swami is in the form of Abhay Charan, the 45-part series, which he offered on the 100th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in 1996. He worked for 10 years to produce this video epic to glorify his spiritual master.

On the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada, the production team is very happy to announce the new release of Abhay Charan in Pendrive format. This could be one of the offerings from our spiritua

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My life took an apical turn when I stumbled across the Hare Krishnas. Being born in India I had some knowledge of “Krishna” but I was like most Indians are – conscious of Krishna but not Krishna Conscious. Being just “conscious of Krishna” didn’t mollify my thirst for happiness. When I was introduced to the programs conducted by the Hare Krishnas near our college campus new hope dawned upon me. What mesmerized me the most in these programs was the chanting of t

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My dear Maharaj ji’s, Prabhu ji’s, Mata ji"s All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Srila Prabhupad’s 125th appearance day!

Finally the great day has come. Today on Srila Prabhupad’s 125th appearance day, Srila Prabhupad’s birthplace will be offered to him. Kindly be present online to witness this historic event. Event will start streaming from 3pm
(IST) today, i. e 31st August 2021 from Srila Prabhupada birthplace. It’s a 2 day event.

On 1st September 2021 the Hon'ble Chief Minister o

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Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami or Srila Prabhupada, born Abhay Charan De, was an Indian spiritual teacher and the founder-preceptor of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the “Hare Krishna Movement”. Members of the ISKCON movement view Bhaktivedānta Swāmi as a representative and messenger of Krishna Chaitanya.


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A talk given on Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja seeking to understand the unparalleled contribution he has made to the history of Gaudiya Vaisnavism This picture showing Srila Prabhupada with godbrothers and friends is both rare and revealing. Rare as it is one of a kind. Revealing because Prabhupada is very animated, with most others setting their gaze on him. While we cannot be certain, it is reasonable to assume that this conversation could be about the epic journey that Prabhupada was soon to

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The next day was Vyasa-puja day, the celebration of Prabhupada’s seventy-fourth birthday. That morning a package arrived from New York containing several copies of the Vyasa-puja booklet, a twenty-five-page paperback filled with homages from Prabhupada’s disciples.

Months before, one of the devotees had discovered an old issue of a magazine published by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati; the magazine contained a Vyasa-puja homage Prabhupada had written commemorating the appearance day of his own

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GBC Resolution passed unanimously on August 18, 2021:

Celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Anniversary Vyasa Puja

Whereas His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada is the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, and his teachings and example are the guide and inspiration for the entire International Society for Krishna Consciousness;

Whereas celebration of his appearance in this world is an annual event of great significance for all ISKCON devotees throughout the world;

Whereas Srila Prab

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Earlier this year, I visited the city of Kolkata and was taken by a kind devotee to an old building on a short backstreet known as Ultadanga Junction Road. I had never been there before, but had heard about the place for forty years. The square, brown brick, rather plain three storey building was formerly known as Bhaktivinoda Asana and it was here, on the flat roof-top, that Srila Prabhupada met his spiritual master for the first time. I had always been intrigued by the idea of a sacred meetin

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Appearance day of HDG Srila Prabhupada


An excerpt from the Prabhupada Lilamrta about Srila Prabhupada’s mother, Srimati Rajani Devi.

Abhay’s mother, Rajani, was thirty years old when he was born. Like her husband, she came from a long-established Gaudiya Vaisnava family. She was darker-skinned than her husband, and whereas his disposition was cool, hers tended to be fiery. Abhay saw his mother and father living together peacefully; no deep marital conflict or complicated dissatisfaction ever threatened home. Rajani was chaste and re

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Expression reflects and reinforces emotion. The celebration of Vyasa-puja is an expression of the gratitude that the disciple feels for the spiritual master. And that feeling becomes reinforced when a disciple expresses one’s own gratitude and hears other disciples’ express their gratitude.

The spiritual master’s guidance and grace are indispensable for elevating and liberating souls caught in this dangerous and treacherous material existence. The spiritual master is non-different from the Supr

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My dearest Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my most humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to you on this most auspicious day of your Vyasa-puja.

In 1969 you wrote the following in a letter to one of your disciples:

Just as you have already understood the benefits of this Krsna Consciousness Movement, try to realize and assimilate it more and more and distribute it to the suffering humanity. Our movement is the greatest gift to the human race. They may not immediately app

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