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Ahead of inclement weather, hundreds of Krishna devotees and well-wishers gathered at the ISKCON of DC campus for the transfer of their Deities to the new temple just steps away. These joyful processions were part of the Temple Opening Festival going on this weekend, inaugurating a new home and an exciting future for one of ISKCON’s first communities.

Among the Deities that will make the new temple Their home is Madana-Mohana, the first Krishna Deity in ISKCON which was acquired by ISKCON devot

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By Atma Tattva Das

On March 14, 2024, the ISKCON Hammanskraal temple, located in a township in northern Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, experienced a fire incident that caused significant damage to its front entrance.

In an interview with Co-Temple President Jai Nitai Das, ISKCON News learned that the conflagration was caused by an uncontrolled field fire that spread from neighboring grounds, particularly from a nearby church property.

According to Jai Nitai, the overgrown and unkempt gr

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By Sunanda Das

This month, on February 29, all Gaudiya Vaishnavas worldwide will celebrate the most auspicious 150th Appearance Anniversary of the Founder-Acharya of the Gaudiya Math, and spiritual master of ISKCON Founder-Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: His Divine Grace Ashtotarashata Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada.

We cannot imagine our eternal good fortune for having come in touch with the movement created by Srila Saraswati Thakur over one cen

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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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By Atma Tattva Das

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Cueramaro, Guanajuato, Mexico, a transformative vision is taking shape—a vision that not only embodies the spirit of devotion and community but also lays the foundation for a harmonious blend of spiritual and studious living. The New Bahulavana Community, located in Cueramaro, about 200 kilometers east of Guadalajara is on the cusp of completing its majestic ISKCON temple—a testament to the unwavering dedication and perseverance of its

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Cyclone Michaung (pronounced mig-jaum) struck the southern coast of India this week, bringing devastation and widespread flooding from its high winds and rainfall. Over a dozen have lost their lives in the city of Chennai, much of which is submerged under several feet of water, including the ISKCON Chennai Temple. “Despite devotees’ best efforts to protect the temple and its assets, the cyclone’s ferocity spared nothing—our temple vehicles, crucial for outreach efforts, lie submerged, said Amar

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In a momentous event that will be etched in the records of spiritual history, the grand opening of the ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in South Bangalore was celebrated with great devotion. The inauguration of this sacred abode took place on October 1, 2023, and was graced by the honorable Governor of Karnataka, Shri Dr. Thawarchand Gehlotji, and Shri Tejasvi Surya, Member of Parliament from the Bengaluru South constituency.

HG Narahari Chaitanya Das, the esteemed Temple President of ISKCO

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One of the temples that Srila Prabhupada established is situated close to the US capital city, Washington DC. It is a place of worship where people from all backgrounds can go to learn about and practise bhakti-yoga.

I wanted to visit some of the temples where Srila Prabhupada stayed. He spent one week in Potomac in 1976 and it was important for me to see the property and make a film about what I experienced. I had a pleasant stay, meeting some of the devotees there.

Now, many years later, the

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By Pallika-Sakhi Devi Dasi 

Festivities abounded in Naperville, Illinois as ISKCON devotees prepared to install the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Syamasundar and Lord Caitanya and to inaugurate a new temple building for Their Lordships. The event lasted three full days (April 20-22nd) and included a variety of auspicious celebrations, yajnas, and pujas. Sacred fire yajnas were held each morning, followed by roaring kirtans in the afternoons, and then followed by more yajnas and ceremonies into the n

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Hare Krishna Maharajas, Prabhujis and Matajis. Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. 19th of March till the 30th of March marked the most glorious Silver Jubilee Celebrations of ISKCON Delhi.

Lord Garuda appeared on the Lord’s flag that was hoisted at the inauguration of the festival by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja and HH Atma Nivedana Swami Maharaja. The Inspirational Rama Katha by HG Vrajendranandan Pr from 19th to 25th was followed by the ecstatic Sita Ra

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“Now, how am I going to scale that formidable gate? It looks like someone forgot to leave me a key for that safety lock that I see before me.” These were my thoughts. I gave a sight push to the gate, but nothing was budging. I wanted to make it on time for 4:30 am meditations at the temple.

Okay! I surrender. I did the climb and that seven foot gate was kind to me afterall.

Then I hit the road, or rather, the moon crater terrain. The roads are so bad here. Locals say it’s because huge trucks ar

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A 50th installation offering to Sri Sri Radha Ksira-Chora Gopinatha

In 2019, the Building Improvement Committee (BIC) at ISKCON Toronto embarked on a monumental task of revolutionizing the facilities and spaces within the temple to accommodate the growing community and to ensure that the building is efficiently serving the needs of the devotees. Thus, theTemple for the Future Renovation Projectwas born.

Initially, the renovations started with a new and beautiful accessible washroom on the main

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The San Diego temple is now ready to offer a service to other temples in North America. If you don’t have the facility locally, and you have a bhakta or someone serious about experiencing ashram life, we are now offering either six months or a one-year seminar/retreat. Serious candidates only, please.

We promise to send your bhaktas back well-trained, matured, and enlivened. We want to offer the chance for young men to experience ashram life and serious study and training (including learning ha

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We are building a relationship with Vrndavana, and as we know, Vrndavana is all about devotional service. Whether you are engaging in hearing and chanting or whether you are doing another service in Vrndavana, it is ultimately all about service in the dhama. Service is the way to penetrate into Vrndavana. So, when we go to Vrndavana, we start making a connection, and then we go again and again where we meditate on Vrndavana. This way, our connection to Vrndavana grows deeper and so does our des

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Sri Udupi Dhama Yatra by Chandan Yatra Das


Sri Udupi Dhama Yatra

Sri Pajaka Ksetra / Sri Parasurama Ksetra

Holy town of Udupi is famous for its most revered Sri Krishna Udupi Temple. Udupi is said to have attained the status of Vaikuntha, because the Lord Krishna came here from Dwarka and stayed here in response to the desire of His pure devotee Sri Madhvacarya. This temple was founded by Sri Madhvacarya (A.D. 1238–1317), one of the greatest Vaishnava saints and proponent of Dvaita philosophy of Vedanta. Near Udupi there is a small v

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By Kamala Radha devi dasi 
Today in the Noakhali District of Bangladesh, an ISKCON temple was attacked. We are currently awaiting an official statement from ISKCON Bangladesh regarding the incident.  Preliminary reports state 18 people were injured in the attack, and at least one person is in serious condition in the hospital. 

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/breaking-news-iskcon-noakhali-bangladesh-attacked,8034/
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ISKCON Kolkata Rebuilds After April Fire

By Madhava Smullen
The ISKCON Kolkata temple has rebuilt damaged areas after an April 26th fire which burned the Deities’ dress room with all 300 outfits in it. Jewelry, furniture, doors, windows, and the air-conditioning system were completely destroyed, while there was also some burn damage to the paint on the wall of the adjoining altar room.
The presiding Deities of Sri Sri Radha Govindaji, Sriman Mahaprabhu, and Sri Sri Jagannath Baladev Subhadradevi were unharmed, and were moved to Sr
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9527072262?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

ISKCON of Washington D.C. held a three-day Bhumi Puja (ground-breaking) event from August 20th to 22nd, preceding a new 22,000 square-foot temple for Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, Sita Rama Lakshman Hanuman, and Gaura Nitai.

The event took place at the current D.C. temple property, which is situated on eleven acres of rolling wooded terrain with a creek running through it. The same property will also be home to the new temple, while the old building will be converted for other p

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