Grand opening of the Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadish Temple at Triolet, Mauritius

By Basu Ghosh DasThe majority of the population of the over four hundred thousand residents of this multiracial island are descendents of Indian labor that was employed by French landowners in the vast sugar case plantations found throughout the Island. Most of these persons were Bhojpuri speakers (a dialect of Hindi) from the Western part […]

George Harrison, Vaishnava Songwiter

I went to the George Harrison evening yesterday, an annual memorial event that local devotees have been holding for the past few years. Although George’s contribution as a musician is recognised by many, it is his contributions as a Vaishnava that are particularly celebrated at a gathering of devotees. Last night was particularly noteworthy because […]

ISKCON Wins Indian National Child Health Award

By ISKCON News Staff on 28 Nov 2009Mr. Vats hoped that ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, whose Midday-Meal program has been serving over 100,000 nutritious vegetarian meals per day to underprivileged children since 2004, would continue to support Lifebuoy’s endeavours in the area of health and hygiene. In just three years Midday-Meal program has scaled to […]

ISKCON Attends Parliament of the World’s Religions

By Madhava Smullen on 28 Nov 2009The world’s largest global interreligious event, the Parliament of the World’s Religions (POWR) sets up camp in a different city every time it convenes—once every five years. The Melbourne Parliament will bring together more than 7,000 people from around the world for an inspirational program of speakers, workshops, panel […]

London’s 40th Melts Hearts

By Madhava Smullen and Kapila Monet on 28 Nov 2009Electricity was in the air from the get-go, as a long, snaking line of people wound round the venue, waiting impatiently for the doors to open. When at 5:30pm they did, guests entering the grand hall were greeted by two huge posters of the beautiful deities […]

India Leader Tells West to Stop Eating Meat

The environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, said if the world abandoned beef consumption, emissions would be dramatically reduced and global warming would slow down. Read more…

Sri Vaishnavas Come West

For us in the Hare Krishna movement the fact that a sannyasi came out of India to preach and start a world movement is the stuff of legend. Srila Prabhupada did it, and thereby set the pattern for all future members of the senior renunciate order in the line of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. So we might […]

Veggie Delight

Literally every vegetable they prepare tastes so good, it’ll become your favorite food the instant you eat it. You can walk through the door hating tomatoes, olives, cauliflower, or the like. As soon as you taste these ingredients in the dishes, you’ll love them. There’s some kind of brilliant synergy among their ingredients. Also, it […]

GeorgeFest Introduces Public to Harrison’s “Sweet Lord”

By Madhava Smullen on 21 Nov 2009Most guests, including ISKCON devotees, were from nearby towns such as Greensboro and Raleigh—although some arrived from as far afield as Floyd and Christiansburg in Virginia, and Gainesville in Florida. North Carolina, USA — About two hundred people, mostly first-time visitors to a Hare Krishna temple, attended “GeorgeFest” at […]

Massive Rally for Cow Protection

By Rajaram Dasa On November 15th, 2009, the streets of Hyderabad were painted with saffron color when thousands of devotees of Mother Cow took to the streets demanding a total ban on cow slaughter and a declaration that the cow be named as India’s national animal. The massive Vehicle Rally was headed by H.H. Bhakti […]