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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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Krishna is the Original Soul. If they were able, all souls could trace their ultimate origin to Krishna, the origin of everyone and everything. Just as the body has a soul within, so the soul also has a soul. The Soul of the soul is known as Atma-atma. But this Soul is never trapped or compromised as the individual soul is. This Soul remains ever free and above all. He is therefore known as the Over Soul or Superior Soul, or Supersoul, the Param-atma.
The individual soul has an innate attractio

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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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🌻🌻ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय🌻🌻
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छोटा बच्चा देख कर ही सीखता है। वह दूसरे को जो करते देखता है वह उसकी नकल करता है। वह देखा देखी में सबकुछ स्वयं ही सीखता जाता है। अगर आप चाहते हैं कि आपका बच्चा नैतिक बने। ईमानदार बने। चरित्रवान बने तो इसके लिए आपको भी ऐसा ही बनना होगा। नहीं तो जैसे आप हैं आपका बच्चा वैसा ही बनेगा। पिता झूठ बोले और वह यह चाहे कि बच्चा झूठ ना बोले यह कैसे संभव हो सकता है? माता-पिता गालियां दे, आपस में लड़े आपका बच्चा चरित्रवान बने यह कैसे हो सकता है? बच्चा जैसा अपने माता-प

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अध्याय नौ – मार्कण्डेय ऋषि को भगवान की मायाशक्ति के दर्शन

1 सूत गोस्वामी ने कहा: नर के मित्र भगवान नारायण, बुद्धिमान मुनि मार्कण्डेय द्वारा की गई उपयुक्त स्तुति से तुष्ट हो गये। अतएव वे उन श्रेष्ठ भृगुवंशी से बोले।

2 भगवान ने कहा: हे मार्कण्डेय, तुम समस्त विद्वान ब्राह्मणों में श्रेष्ठ हो। तुमने अविचल भक्ति, तपस्या, वेदाध्ययन एवं विधि-विधानों द्वारा परमात्मा पर ध्यान स्थिर करके अपने जीवन को सफल बना लिया है।

3 हम तुम्हारे आजीवन ब्रह्मचर्य व्रत से पूर्णतया संतुष्ट हैं, तुम्हारा कल्याण हो। मैं समस्

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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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The Nandotsav - Birth ceremony of Lord Sri Krishna Taken from Srimad Bhagavatam 10th Canto, 5th Chapter, translated by H.D.G. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 

As described in this chapter, Nanda Maharaja very gorgeously performed the birth ceremony for his newborn child. Then he went to Kamsa to pay taxes due and met his intimate friend Vasudeva.

There was great jubilation all over Vrindavana due to Krishna’s birth. Everyone was overwhelmed with joy. Therefore the King of Vraja, M
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अध्याय आठ – मार्कण्डेय द्वारा नर-नारायण ऋषि की स्तुति

1 श्री शौनक ने कहा: हे सूत, आप दीर्घायु हों। हे साधु, हे वक्ताओं में श्रेष्ठ, आप हमसे इसी तरह बोलते रहें। निस्सन्देह, आप ही मनुष्यों को उस अज्ञान से निकलने का मार्ग दिखा सकते हैं जिसमें वे विचरण कर रहे हैं।

2-5 विद्वानों का कहना है कि मृकण्डु के पुत्र मार्कण्डेय ऋषि, अति दीर्घ आयु वाले मुनि थे और ब्रह्मा के दिन के अन्त होने पर वे ही एकमात्र बचे हुए थे जबकि सारा ब्रह्माण्ड प्रलय की बाढ़ में जलमग्न हुआ था। किन्तु यही मार्कण्डेय ऋषि, जोकि भृगुवंश

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Vyasa puja offering to Srila Prabhupada on the 125th anniversary of his wonderful appearance 1st September 1896, celebrated on August 31st 2021.

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvatī Gosvāmī.

You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanya deva and delivering the Western countries, which

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From Gopal Campu by Srila Jiva Goswami and and Ananda Vrindavan Campu by Kavi Karnapura

In Gopal Campu Srila Jiva Goswami describes that the father of Nanda and Upnanda was Sri Parjanya who was chief of the cowherds in the lineage of the Yadus. Sri Parjanya had five sons. When he retired from family life he installed his eldest son Sri Upnanda as heir. Upnanda accepted the title in accordance with his father’s wish but he immediately deferred the title of chief to his younger brother Sri Nanda.

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