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“Bhakti: The Art of Krishna” Exhibit Opens in Mumbai

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Mrs. Nita Ambani with Radhanath Swami. On July 18th, the “Bhakti: The Art of Krishna” exhibit opened to the public for a limited one-month run, concluding on August 18th. The one-of-a-kind exhibition takes patrons on a transformative journey through Lord Krishna’s life, from his childhood Gokul to the giving of the Gita on the Battlefield […]

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The 2024 Krishna Bhakti Art 4 Exhibition in Manila Offered a Fusion of Art and Devotion

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 6:08pm

The 2024 Krishna Bhakti Art 4 exhibition, a transformative event hosted by the Krishna Balaram Ashram, was held in Manila on July 7th, 2024. Set against the backdrop of the Balaw Balaw Restaurant, a prominent art gallery in Manila, this annual event captured the essence of Krishna’s consciousness through a stunning array of visual artworks, […]

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Saranagati Village in British Columbia Has Been Evacuated Due to Raging Local Wildfires; Prayers Requested

Thu, 07/18/2024 - 1:58pm

July 18, 2024 – The Saranagati Village, a Vedic Eco Community located 4.5 hours northeast of Vancouver in British Columbia’s southern interior, was given an immediate fire evacuation notice last night. The expansive property, threatened by these latest local wildfires, is home to about 30 families. It includes a K-12 school, a goshala, and a […]

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New Gokula Farm in Australia Celebrates Their 2024 Rath Yatra

Wed, 07/17/2024 - 9:36pm

The ISKCON New Gokula Farm in Australia’s Hunter Valley celebrated their 2024 Rath Yatra on July 7. The 550-acre property, renowned for its large organic vegetable gardens and orchards, is situated just two hours north of Sydney and the presiding Deities are Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda. Srila Prabhupada, in his lecture in San Francisco on […]

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ISKCON Clarifies Details RE: 1976 NYC Ratha Yatra and Donald J. Trump

Tue, 07/16/2024 - 2:36pm

On July 16, Anuttama Dasa, Global Minister of Communications for ISKCON released a letter and statement regarding a widely distributed story about the 1976 Rathayatra and former US President Donald J. Trump. “Dear Devotees of ISKCON, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. There have been many reports on social and traditional […]

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Envisioning a Krishna Conscious World

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 7:29pm

On July 13th, ISKCON celebrated the 58th anniversary of its incorporation by our Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada. As part of the incorporation, Prabhupada composed the “Seven Purposes of ISKCON.” To commemorate this anniversary, the ISKCON GBC Strategic Planning Team held a transformative online gathering called “Envisioning a Krishna Conscious World,” hosted by Pancharatna Das. This broadcast […]

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A Dream Realized: Inauguration of Bhaktivedanta Sarovar in Kolkata

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 5:03pm

Bhaktivedanta Sarovar entrance, previously known as Victoria Square Park. On July 7, 2024, the city of Kolkata witnessed a historic moment with the inauguration of the Bhaktivedanta Sarovar, previously known as Victoria Square Park. This significant event coincided with the annual ISKCON Kolkata Ratha Yatra festival, marking a monumental day for the ISKCON community and […]

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European Sankirtan Report Reveals Record-Breaking Scores and New Metrics

Sun, 07/14/2024 - 10:55pm

Sharing Srila Prabhupada’s books at the 2024 Paris Ratha Yatra. According to the June report, two temples shared their highest scores to date and two new metrics are now available: the first is books distributed per capita giving smaller countries proper recognition for their commensurate service, and the second is the percentage of increase or […]

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50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Visit Celebrated at UN HQ in Geneva

Sun, 07/14/2024 - 12:52pm

Following an explanation about the lyrics, Bhadra Rupa performs Vaishnava songs for UN leaders in Geneva. In 1973, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), touched down at Zurich Airport, marking the beginning of a memorable visit to Switzerland. On April 1, 2024, ISKCON commemorates […]

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Devotees meet PM Narendra Modi in Moscow

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 7:34pm

Devotees singing kirtan to greet Prime Minister Modi. On Monday, July 8th, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi arrived in Moscow. At the Carlton Hotel, Modi was met with a lively kirtan offered by members of ISKCON Russia. Their joyful welcome was shared on many Indian TV channels, further spreading the Holy Name. The following […]

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New Navadvip Dham Blessed with Special Visitors, a Bountiful Harvest, and Over 60 Rescued Cows

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 11:59am

Jananivas Das, Braja Vilas Das and Sunanda Das with Lord Nityananda’s Padukas. More inspiring news is flowing out of New Navadvip Dham in Rio Grand Valley south Texas which witnessed the arrival of Lord Nityananda’s Padukas. Jananivas Das, Braja Vilasa Das, and Sunanda Das accompanied the Padukas from Mayapur to bless New Navadvip. The expansive […]

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Jayapataka Swami Inaugurates BRC Exhibit at the 53rd Kolkata Ratha-yatra

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 8:27pm

On July 7th, the city of Kolkata resounded with joyous kirtan as the transcendental Ratha-yatra procession of their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra Devi made its way through the crowded streets. This is the 53rd Kolkata Ratha-yatra. Started by Srila Prabhupada in 1972, the Kolkata Ratha-yatra has since become a cornerstone of the […]

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ISKCON Kolkata Celebrated its 53rd Rath Yatra, the World’s Second Largest

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 10:58pm

Subhadra and Sudarshana on Their Rath cart. On July 7th, ISKCON Kolkata celebrated its 53rd Rath Yatra, the second-largest Rath Yatra in the world after Puri. The presiding deities, Lord Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra, were mounted on beautifully decorated chariots, a sight to behold. These chariots were then pulled through the streets by many of […]

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Mayapur Hosts Successful 10-Day Kids Camp

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 7:20pm

Recently, there was a 10-day annual kids’ summer camp held in Mayapur in collaboration with devotees from Chennai. The camp, which ran from June 10th to June 21st, catered to children aged six to twelve and focused on the theme of “Forest Lila.” Through interactive sessions, the children learned through stories about some of the […]

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Bhakti Vasudeva Swami Offers Keynote Lecture at Fort Zeelandia Surinaams Museum

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 6:27pm

Bhakti Vasudeva Swami offering the keynote lecture at the Fort Zeelandia Surinaams Museum in Suriname. On July 1st, Bhakti Vasudeva Swami was invited to offer the keynote lecture at Fort Zeelandia Surinaams Museum on the 161st anniversary commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in Suriname. Fort Zelaandia was established in 1667 as the first  Dutch […]

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Digital Devotion: Creating a New Recording of Prabhupada’s Lilamrita

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 11:56am

Ekendra Das finishing his 1,500th edit on the last chapter of “Let There Be A Temple.” Ekendra Das has undertaken the monumental task of recording an unabridged audiobook of “Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita,” which is a detailed account of the life and legacy of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami requested this […]

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COMING OF AGE #17 – Reflections on Spiritual Arrogance

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 6:58pm

It has been said many times that ISKCON is among the most sectarian-appearing faith or religious paths in this world. The paradox is that faithful followers believe that ISKCON is based in disciplic succession upon the principles of Sanatan Dharma, or the science of the soul, as compared to any single religious path, such as […]

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From Prison Bars to Spiritual Beats: The Inspiring Journey of Krsna-Dasa

Sat, 07/06/2024 - 6:52pm

Krsna-Dasa Perez, also known as “Slot One The Servant,” has an inspiring story of resilience and transformation that weaves together spirituality and hip-hop. His journey is particularly remarkable because it includes a significant period of incarceration, during which he underwent a metamorphosis, ultimately emerging as a symbol of hope and inspiration within the Krishna-conscious community. […]

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Inside the Brahmachari Ashram Experience at ISKCON New Raman Reti

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 5:37pm

Some of the brahmacharis serving in the kitchen with New Raman Reti community members. In response to increasing interest in Krishna consciousness and the challenges of accommodating newcomers, ISKCON’s New Raman Reti Temple in Alachua has established a dedicated residential program for men. The new eight-bedroom facility offers structured guidance, education, and a nurturing environment […]

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Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra are Coming to Harrisburg, PA

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 2:25pm

ISKCON of Harrisburg is gearing up to celebrate its 14th Annual Hare Krishna Festival of India on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Island in Harrisburg. Harrisburg is only a short drive from most major cities on the East Coast – 3 hours from New York City and 2 […]

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