History Made in Vrindavan Kumbha Mela

By Deena Bandhu (das) ACBSP (Vrindavan – IN) On the 31st of January we had an incredible procession for Srila Prabhupada’s and ISKCON’s entrance into the Vrindavan Kumbha Mela with Srila Prabhupada riding regally on an elephant. Now in previous Kumbha Melas since we got Lokanatha Maharaja as an offical Mahanta, we have our place […]

All schools are ‘faith schools’ of one kind or another

By Krpamoya Das For thousands of years, all schools were ‘faith schools’…The critics of faith schools – and religion in general – have now had a few days to register their comments on the opening of the new Krishna-Avanti School in north London. They have not been silent. The Krishna-Avanti School is a very modern […]

Devotees Pray for Yamuna’s Future With Global Kirtan

Written by Madhava Smullen Hundreds of thousands of devotees, holy men and pilgrims will gather for the Vrindavana Kumbha Mela, taking a ceremonial dip in the sacred Yamuna River at Keshi Ghat on Saturday January 30th. The event is held once every twelve years, alongside the official Kumbha Mela, which rotates between the holy places […]

Krishna Avanti Primary School opens its doors

by Radha Mohan Das The Krishna Avanti School opened its doors to the press for the first time on Friday 29th January. The School is the first Voluntary Aided Hindu faith school in Britain and is also the most eco-friendly. The School, in the London borough of Harrow also marks the country’s first vegetarian state […]

ISKCON Juhu Anniversary Celebrations

Devotees at ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai celebrated the 32nd anniversary of their Sri Sri Radha- Rasabihari temple this January 14th, on the festive occasion of Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti, which falls on the same date every year, marks the arrival of the sun-god in the Northern Hemisphere and is celebrated throughout India with much gaiety and […]

NA Temple Presidents/GBC Meeting

By The members of the NA GBC/Executive CommitteeFrom January 14-18 the North American GBCs, Temple Presidents and Leaders met together in Dallas, Texas for the North American Leadership meeting. The following is a short summary and highlights of the meeting: The meeting started on Friday afternoon with a lively kirtan led by Bhaktimarga Swami. Vaisesikha […]

My Spiritual Brothers

Diary of a Traveling Monk – Volume 11, Chapter 1 – November – December, 2009By Indradyumna SwamiWith the hustle-bustle of Hong Kong behind me, I boarded a plane and settled in for the long haul to Sydney. Twenty-eight devotees from my summer festival program in eastern Europe had arrived in Australia the previous week. We […]

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 […]