Foreign tourists find Braj Mandal Holi extraordinary

Vrindavan, March 17 (IANS) Vrindavan’s Iskcon temple attracts a lot of foreigners who are devotees of Lord Krishna and enjoy the Holi celebrations here, saying the Braj Mandal area is “par excellence” during the festival of colours. Vrindavan, March 17 (IANS) Vrindavan’s Iskcon temple attracts a lot of foreigners who are devotees of Lord Krishna […]

Spiritual Performers Keep Mayapur Festival-Goers Entertained

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on 12 Mar 2011The annual Mayapur Festival at ISKCON’s headquarters in West Bengal, India—first held in 1972 when ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada was still present—hosts a number of wonderful events to “recharge the spiritual batteries” of the 10,000 ISKCON devotees that flock to it from around the world every […]

Christchurch devotees stay positive, help others

After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake completely destroyed their Deities and temple building on February 22nd—what to speak of half of their city—Christchurch devotees are trying to stay positive during one of the most difficult times in their lives. After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake completely destroyed their Deities and temple building on February 22nd—what to speak […]

New Temple in Mombasa

The New Dwarikadham temple is ISKCON’s newest and perhaps one of the most opulent of gems. Situated on an expansive plot on Links Road, Nyali, this magnificent monument is a sight to behold. The New Dwarikadham temple is ISKCON’s newest and perhaps one of the most opulent of gems. Situated on an expansive plot on […]

ISKCON Russia Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

By Olessia Podtserob for ISKCON News on 26 Feb 2011On February, 12th and 13th ISKCON Russia celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was in the summer of 1971, when ISKCON founder Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) visited Moscow, and started to teach and spread the science of Krishna-consciousness in the former Soviet Union. On February, […]

GBC Annual General Meeting Report- February 20th, 2011

By Sara Adams for ISKCON News on 25 Feb 2011The 2011 Governing Body Commission (GBC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) commenced on February 20th in the Society’s world headquarters, Mayapur, West Bengal. The 2011 Governing Body Commission (GBC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Society for Krishna […]

Earthquake: 65 dead in Christchurch

By BBC NewsEditor’s note:Our ISKCON temple was severely damaged and the Deities were broken, also some devotees received injuries but we don’t know how serious those are at the moment. Read more…

ISCKON does not want McDonalds as neighbour

A few hundred members of ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), protested Saturday 19th February 2011 against the opening of a McDonalds shop at Phoenix, next to the place where they’ll build a temple soon. Read more…

ISKCON Utah Looks to Open New Center in Salt Lake City

“It will be one of the biggest ISKCON projects in the US since Srila Prabhupada passed away… One of the classrooms will be converted into an elegant temple room with a marble floor and chandeliers, capable of comfortably housing fifty to sixty people for worship during regular morning and evening programs… There will also be […]