Mombasa Temple Builds New Apartments to Care for Congregation
Construction Drawings Begin For Major New Columbus Temple
The ISKCON temple in Nyali in Mombasa, Kenya has recently completed the second phase of its construction – an apartment building to help care for the congregation and cultivate their spiritual lives.
Visitors from East and Southeast Asia Initiated in Mayapur
“In April 2020, we will break ground and start construction,” says ISKCON Columbus temple council member Premvilas Das. “By May 2021 we will begin getting the building ready for the Deities. And in July we hope to actually move the Deities into the temple. Finally the grand opening will be on Janmastami 2021.”
Hare Krishna! Movie Sees Continued Success in India and Worldwide
Approximately 160 visitors from China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan recently went to Mayapur with Giridhari Swami on pilgrimage.
Pauranic Caritavali: Tales of the Legendary Heroes - A New Book
In total, over fourteen thousand DVDs in the four North Indian languages have been distributed since January.
“Each One Carry One” Recreates Magic of ISKCON’s Early Days
Touchstone Media’s ‘Pauranic Caritavali’ celebrates the glories of the true legendary heroes from the Puranas.
ISKCON Mayapur Feeds 40,000 at Shantipur
“The principle of Prabhupada’s time was that everybody had the hope – even the expectation – that every moment could be magical in Krishna’s service."
The BBT’s New Krsna Book App: Available on Apple’s App Store/iTunes Store
The Shantipur festival was first celebrated in the 15thcentury by the great saint Sri Advaita Acharya. The festival took place at his home in Shantipur on the occasion of the disappearance day of his spiritual master, Madhavendra Puri.
Bhakti Center Launches New Kirtan School
The text is fully – and quickly! – searchable in each language. Easy-to-read with many customizable features, including the ability to bookmark, highlight, and make notes.
ISKCON of D.C. Receives Security Grant to Help Protect Temple
“Kirtan is very popular in the culture right now and is continuing to grow, but a lot of people aren’t clear on the history,” Doyal Gauranga says. “We also want to let people know that there are a lot of different ways to do kirtan, and explain to them how we specifically do kirtan as Gaudiya Vaishnavas, why we do it in that way, and what mantras and bhajans we chant.”
ISKCON Communications Devotee Meets Prime Minister of India at Prayagraj 2019 Kumbha Mela Global Participation
The ISKCON of D.C. temple in Potomac, Maryland will be one of twelve faith-based organizations to receive grant funding from the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grants program.
Devotee Care Course Recommended for “Every Leader in ISKCON”
Under the organization of Ministry of External Affairs Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Prayagraj hosted at least one person from every country at the occasion of the sacred Kumbh festival.
Amravati Witnesses First ISKCON Vaishnavi Padayatra
Twenty-six such leaders attended the most recent presentation of the GBC-recommended course, offered from March 5th to 8th in the Chaitanya Bhavan building in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.
Devotees from 60+ Countries Chant Together in the Birthplace of Sankirtana
On March 10, International Women’s Day, the Amravati, Maharashtra, ISKCON Girls’ Forum (IGF) successfully completed the movement’s inaugural Vaishnavi one-day padayatra.
Jayadev Das to Release Dance Album “The Original Superheroes”
Kirtan is now available for all. But it wasn’t always like this. Before the 15thcentury, the chanting of God’s own holy names was a sacred activity reserved for the highest of ecclesiastic society in the inner sanctums of temples.
Food For All Opens ‘Pay As You Can’ Café in Watford, UK
In response to the current superhero craze, the album will be called “The Original Superheroes” and will feature songs about spiritual personalities and role models.
TOVP Slated to Open “Around Gaura Purnima 2022"
Food For All took it over two years ago. “I began giving out free meals every Monday, and it became very popular,” says Parasurama. “130 homeless people came the first time.
New Govardhana to Open-State-of-the-Art Goshala for Cow Protection
Construction on the 520,000-square-foot temple is now in the final phase after decades of development and nearly ten years of work onsite.
Deity Worship Ministry Steps Up Training With Nine-Day North American Course
Cow protection has been going on at Australia's thousand-acre farm in some form since its establishment in 1977.
ISKCON Desire Tree Celebrates 17 Years of Serving the Vaishnavas
Between fifteen and thirty devotees are expected to take the course, which will run from May 29th to June 6th this year. Participants will hail from the US, Canada and Mexico and will comprise of current and aspiring ISKCON temple pujaris who have at least first initiation and are recommended by their temple authorities.
Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre Planned in Mayapur
On Nityananda Trayodasi in 2002, when Internet in India was still very poor and it took three to five minutes to download a 10MB file, Vaishnava Seva started his first website, iskcondesiretree.com.
ISKCON Pune Devotees Care for Blind Children
Renowned industrialists Sajjan Jindal Chairman of JSW group of companies, B. K. Goenka Chairman of Welspun group and Ashok Goel Chairman of Essel Group visited the ISKCON world headquartes in Mayapur, India, regarding the proposed plan of ISKCON to set up a Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre.
ISKCON Camp at Kumbha Mela Distributes Thousands of Books and Prasadam Meals
School authorities explained that the children were often depressed and unhappy, and invited Champaka lata to give them weekly classes on moral values, which they felt might help.
ISKCON Croatia's Communication Success
Kumbha Mela is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith in the world, and drew about 120 million pilgrims – nearly double the population of the UK or France – this year.
Sankirtan Fields Bloom Brightly in Ahmedabad This Vasanta Panchami
Communication achievements within ISKCON Croatia - such us meeting the country presidents, government officials, city majors and other VIPs - significantly exceed the expectations, which initially were put on such a small team of communication devotees ISKCON has in the Zagreb temple (Nova Jaladuta) in Croatia.
On Saturday, 9th February, Vaisesika Das gave a presentation on the philosophical significance as well as practical techniques of book distribution to the entire team at ISKCON Ahmedabad, then the entire team got onto buses heading out to Bhadrakali – a busy shopping spot in the city for the practical session!