Yudhistir Govinda Das informed that at the request of Gajapati Maharaja, the King of Puri, ISKCON had resolved to move the Rath Yatra festivals that it celebrates across the country to coincide with the 12-day Rath Yatra period in Asadha month.
The sacred city of Jagannath Puri was one of the worst hit, with 25 deaths. According to ISKCON devotee Madhavananda Das, who runs Gopal Jiu Publications from Puri, no ISKCON devotees were killed or seriously injured.
The Indian Supreme Court has asked the Puri Jagannath temple to consider permitting entry to every visitor, irrespective of religious faith. Temple servitors, however, will object to the ruling.
After years of struggles of various types, including having to overcome a number of legal hurdles, ISKCON has inaugurated the beginning of a grand project at Jagannath Puri by performing the bhumi puja and installation of Ananta Shesha on the 18 acre ISKCON project land in a grand ceremony.
Aerial view of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, India. Enhanced, ultra-wideangle video.
A short documentary about the famous chariot festival in Puri, India.
Ratha Yatra: let’s explore what this ancient festival offers to modern minds the world over as they, like us, seek to evolve as better beings.
29th of June, 2014 is the day to celebrate the world-famous Jagannath Ratha Yatra in Puri, India. A slideshow featuring art and animated graphics of Lord Jagannatha situated at ancient Puri Temple in Orissa, In India, The video is set to the music "Lord of the Universe" by well known devotional and New Age artist Gaurangi Devi Dasi aka Pia.
A historic film from Bengal, produced in 1957.
Two weeks after Cyclone Phailin struck Odisha (formerly Orissa) and Andhra Pradesh at 140 mph, the Eastern Indian states are still reeling. Doing its part to help, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation -- which delivers healthy vegetarian meals to 1.2 million underprivileged school children around India every day -- flew members into Odisha on October 15th.
This pilgrimage tours the sacred land of Jagannath Puri, Orissa (also known as Sri Ksetra), where the famous Jagannath Temple is located, and where Gaudiya Vaishnavism founder Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu lived and performed many of his pastimes.
When Cyclone Phailin hit the Eastern Indian states everyone feared the worst. Fifteen years ago, a storm of similar power, killed 10,000 people. But this time, the government took serious precautionary measures by evacuating 900,000 people to shelters. Still, the situation is serious. To provide aid, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation joined forces with ISKCON Juhu and Chowpatty in Mumbai.
PURI: Chief priest Sri Jagannath Temple Laxmi Narayan Patjoshi Mohapatra died of cardiac arrest here today triggering uncertainty over his successor as his son is a minor to be anointed to the hereditary post. Mohapatra, who was only 32, was ill for some time. He is survived by wife, daughter and son.
Bhubaneswar, March 22: An International Society for Krishna Consciousness devotee was caught by priests of Jagannath temple at Puri on Saturday for selling booklets of Srila Prabhupada, the founder of Iskcon, inside the temple premises.
PURI — Firing another salvo against ISKCON monks, nearly hundred priests of Sri Jagannath Temple here sat on a dharna yesterday demanding a ban on the entry of ‘converted’ Hindus into the 12th century shrine.
Puri (Orissa, India): In an unprecedented event, a large group of Sri Jagannath temple priests marched down the road shouting slogans against the Gajapati King Divyasingh Dev who is considered by local custom to be the chief servitor of the famous Puri temple.