HH Mahavisnu Goswami peacefully left his body

By Kavicandra SwamiAt about 3PM IST HH Mahavisnu Swami (91 years) peacefully left his body at the Bhaktivedanta Swami Hospital, Mumbai. He will stay here for two days while disciples come from afar and then go to Nasika for Samadhi. Many devotees were present with Kirtan. His eyes became clear as he looked around at […]

Tillage of the Soil,

Comments by Madhava GhoshWhen tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”  Daniel Webster   Which echoes Prabhupada when he says: “Without protection of cows, brahminical culture cannot be maintained; and without brahminical culture, the aim of life cannot be fulfilled.”Srimad Bhagavatam 8.24.5 Cow protection includes agriculture because the […]

Gita Guides Thousands in Chaotic Mumbai Life

By Parijata devi dasi on 9 Jan 2010 The first location visited by the devotees was the Arthur Road Jail, which is one of Mumbai’s largest and oldest prisons. The management and devotees from ISKCON Juhu, besides distributing 10,0000 copies of Bhagavad-gita across Mumbai, visited three outstanding locations in the city namely the Arthur Road […]

Vedic Technology, Arts and Crafts

By Bhakti Raghava Swami Srila Prabhupada speaks of the simple technology which existed prior to modern industrialization. From a very young age, young children would naturally and easily learn the trade of their father or elders. This kind of easy technology is called silpa-karma in the Vedic scriptures and does not require for one to […]

Supreme Court to hear Krishna LAX free speech case

By Denise Nix Staff Writer, Daily BreezeWith his navy peacoat and rolling canvas bag, Jeff Solomon looks like any other traveler on the departure deck outside LAX’s Bradley International Terminal. But the only place the 59-year-old Hare Krishna is going is from person to person, offering a friendly handshake, some small talk and a colorfully […]

ISKCON Theater Star Rasajna Dasi Passes Away

By ISKCON News Staff on 2 Jan 2010Rasajna Dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada who inspired many through her creativity and devotion, passed away in Austin, Texas on December 28th. Her last days were spent in the company of her husband Greg Schroen and other loving family and friends, chanting Krishna’s name by her bedside. […]

Temple of the Vedic Planetarium to be Inaugurated in February

By Madhava Smullen on 2 Jan 2010The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium will be a stunning spritiual monument, dwarfing the already huge Srila Prabhupada Samadhi Mandir and featuring three giant gold domes. It is happening.The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, a project that has been ISKCON’s evasive super-goal for over two decades, is finally coming […]

New Year’s Resolutions and Srimad Bhagavatam

By Sesa Dasa on 2 Jan 2010The Romans celebrated the New Year on Jan. 1 and shared a similar tradition with the Babylonians. OK, I admit it. I’m a junkie, a New Year’s resolutions junkie. Every year I make so many resolutions, and every year I fail to keep them. I know I am not […]

Official report of Belgium Parliament Dinner

By Kancana-valli Devi DasiOn December 17, 2009, about 120 guests attended the formal inauguration of the Belgian Council of Religious Leaders (BCRL) at the Belgian Parliament in Brussels. The guest of honour was the future Queen of Belgium, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant. On December 17, 2009, about 120 guests attended the […]


By Krpamoya DasNice tilak, nice blue skin tones, but the Sanskrit misses the mark. I haven’t seen the film, but I’ve noticed the colourful billboards everywhere I go in London. AVATAR. Great title for a movie, of course, and some of the CGI art from the film is well done. Any Sanskrit language coming into […]