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Discussing The Glorious Pasttimes Of The Avatars Of Lord Krishna.

Started this Krishna conscious discussion. Last reply by Krsnaraja Melvin Mar 30, 2016. 3 Replies

Discussing the pasttimes of the Lord with devotees is reccomended in the Vedic scriptures as one of the most effective ways to attain love of Godhead. Therefore for the benefit of the all devotees…Continue

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Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
16 Japas
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
I grew up in a very strict Catholic Community,and I was responsible for my church to distribute books out into the public,however one of my friends said she was initiated into an community called ISKCON,and she gave me the Bhagavad Gita,which is the song of God,I read it and sooner I found myself reading more of Prabhupadas books getting even more interested,and then I decided to go to an ISKCON temple in Chicago,and I found myself in contact with the Hare Krishna devotees.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON Chicago. I unfotunately only know one of my friends who went to the ISKCON temple in Chicago,and her name was Radhika.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
Hi Everyone! First let me start off that I am American,I was raised into the Catholic Community,However I found myself unsatisfied with the Catholic Doctrine,considering I never agreed with the beliefs and cultures of the Bible,until my friend gave me a Bhagavad Gita,I was moved and even teared a little bit as I read it,venturing more into the books by Srila Prabhupada,I grew even more interested in the movement. I am really really hoping to meet some open minded devotees :) Hare Krishna!
What are your expectations from this community?
I am only expecting the Devotees of Krishna to be a place of shelter for me,As I am undergoing treatment for Depression,it is my wish that the devotees give me their support.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
The service for Lord Krishna is simple,I dedicate all my activites for the supreme lord,and I strive to perform work as a sacrifice for Krsna. For the devotees I wish to offer my obesciences and serve as a place of refuge.
If you are a devotee and are depressed or you are suffering other kinds of agonies, PLEASE contact me. It is my goal to communicate with as many kind hearted devotees as possible.

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My Experience With Lord Narasimha

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:30am 3 Comments

The story where Lord Narasimha courageously protected his child devotee Bhakta Prahlad and killed his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu. Since today is the apperance day of Lord Narasimha, I thought it would be appropriate to share my experience with Lord Narasimha and how he protected me. It was all during the summer of 2013 when…


My journey into krishna consciousness.

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 12:42pm 1 Comment

I am not of Indian decent. So the idea of me being an American devotee may seem strange to some. But let me tell you why I became a devotee of Lord krishna. So I grew up in Antioch, Illinois. My family was strictly Catholic, so as a baby I was immediately baptised and at the age of 6 received first communion, then began to altar serve. I loved it so much, and I loved meeting new friends, so life was great. However things took a dark turn. I was a victim of molestation. At that time one of the… Continue

Happy Birthday My Dear Lord Rama

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Let good happen to Rama , Who is the king of Kosala, And the ocean of good qualities Let good happen to Rama, Who is son of emperor Dasaratha, And who is a very great king. Let good happen to Rama, Who is venerated by Vedas and Vedanta, Who is of the black colour of the rich cloud, Who is one of the prettiest among men, And who has a fame which…


What Its Like Being A Hare Krishna At School

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 3:03am 0 Comments

During my first years of high school, I was introduced into Hare Krishna philosophy. It was extremely akward because NO ONE at my school knew what a Hare Krishna was. Everyone knew what a Hindu was, but at the same time no one knew who Lord Krishna was. I had originally left Christianity because it had felt too basic for me, I did not feel much energy from it. I…


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At 9:18pm on May 23, 2016, Parvati Dasi said…
Hello Derek, I am dealing with the same problem and I would like to talk to you. Here is my email,
At 1:17pm on March 28, 2016,
Ram Charan Das

Hare Krishna dandvats, Prabhuji. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I do hereby wish you all the best in Krishna consciousness, Gauranga, Radhe Radhe, Hari Bol! Hare Krishna.


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