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Two Volume Songbook from the 1850s in the GORA Collection

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 6:39pm

Source: GORA Research 

GORA গোରା Gaudiya Odiya Research 

GORA is Madhavananda Das’ offering to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja who was a lover of rare Gaudiya Odiya literature and wanted to begin a Vaishnava university in Odisha. This project is also due to the inspiration and blessings from the learned professor and devotee Sripad Fakir Mohan Das who wanted to open a research center in Odisha to preserve rare Odiya literature and requested Madhavananda to assist him. Fakir Mohan Prabhu dedicated his life to searching out, preserving, and publishing these rare books. It is our hope that this endeavor will please these personalities. We pray for their blessings and the blessings of all the dear devotees of Jagannath, Gopinath, and Gaudiya-Odiyanath Gauranga Mahaprabhu.

 This project is intended to be a resource for scholars, devotees, and researchers and our slogan is: Preserve, Publish, Practice.

To support please visit: gofundme

Sufi Muslims Chanting the Brahma Samhita

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 6:32pm

Source: Fanna-Fi-Allah

The fourth purpose of ISKCON: "To teach and encourage the Samkirtan movement
congregational chanting of the holy name of God as revealed in the
teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."

Lives of Service: The Kalasamvara Das Interview

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 5:06pm

Kalasamvara Das is one of the most joyful, ecstatic and dedicated devotees we’ve had the fortune to speak to. We hope you enjoy this chat with him!

A Bond of Love Interview Series Connects Viewers With Srila Prabhupada

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 4:48pm

A Bond of Love, a series of online interviews, sees Vaishnavi disciples of Srila Prabhupada sharing their memories and realizations about their spiritual master twice a month, and thus connecting multiple generations with ISKCON’s Founder-Acarya.

125th Anniversary Coin of Srila Prabhupada from the Government of India

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 2:06pm

Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,  A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada shall be honored by the Government of India through a special issue of a 125 Indian Rupees commemorative coin on the grand occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. 

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's Samadhi in Mayapur

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 2:06pm

After Śrīla Bhakti Charu Mahārāja departed there was an unimaginable outpouring of intense despair and grief by the worldwide devotee community. Later, when Mahārāja’s vapu was placed in samādhi in Māyāpura, his dear godbrother Ambarīṣa Prabhu along with his good wife Mother Svāhā Devī offered to build the samādhi temple.

GBC Announces Panel to Examine Lokanath Swami Issue and its Own Past Decision Making

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:52am

The GBC Executive Committee released a statement regarding a recent GBC decision on how to proceed with the controversy regarding Lokanath Swami. 

BBT Releases Updated Policies on Book Editing

Sun, 07/18/2021 - 6:55pm

Over the years, devotees have expressed interest in knowing more about The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust’s book editing policies and practices, especially in making corrections to Srila Prabhupada’s books after his physical departure.

Srila Prabhupada: The Greatest Communicator

Sun, 07/18/2021 - 11:17am

Not only did Prabhupada directly focus on winning people’s hearts and bringing as many to the process of bhakti as possible; but he was also an expert in creating and sustaining, as the Communications Ministry puts it, “favorable environments for advancing the goals of the Krishna consciousness movement.”

Remembering Bhakti Charu Swami: Triobhava Mahotsava | Zoom | July 18-24th, 2021

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 10:07am

Remembering Bhakti Charu Swami: Triobhava Mahotsava. On Zoom from July 18-24th, 2021. 

The Formula for Peace

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 9:57am

Florida's Season of Rathayatras: Upcoming Clearwater Beach September 18th

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 9:56am

Florida is (pre-Covid) has a season of Rathayatra festivals: with typically 8-10 events across the state! More info:

ISKCON Pakistan is Growing

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 9:56am

For the month of May through June this year, a month-long preaching tour was done across Baluchistan; a rural mountainous southwest region of Pakistan. 

ISKCON Toronto to Hold Ratha-Yatra Drive-Thru Darshan

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 9:56am

Toronto Ratha-Yatra is holding a Drive-Thru Darshan of Lord Jagannatha and a virtual online celebration for the second year in a row this weekend.

Riots in South Africa: Deities and Residents Moved from Durban Temple

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 12:17am

As of July 13th evening, the senior devotees, ladies, and other Temple residents have taken shelter at the house of various devotees in safer areas. The Deities also have been moved to a safer place, on the advice of local law enforcement groups said ISKCON Communications Director of South Africa, Nanda Kishore Das. 

Monks on Mission: "Best Short Film" Award Winner at Tagore Int'l Film Fest

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 6:21pm

Source: ISKCON Gurugram

Credits; Neither this initiative nor this film could ever have materialized without the vision of HG Rambhadra Prabhu, Temple President - ISKCON Gurugram and our respected mentor. He inspired and guided us in this cause and the film, in every aspect from conception to creation. Also, we are grateful to our hero and mentor HG Sundar Gopal Prabhu, Director - ISKCON Youth Forum Delhi, for his constant love, guidance, and inspiration. This transformed and inspired us to take up a life of monkhood and serve God and humanity.

Monks: Aradhya Gaur Das , Sri Nitai Pada Das, Sevaya Giridhari Das, Parmatama Hari Das, Rahul Jhanghu, Rakesh Roshan Script and Dialogues: Padsevan Bhakta Das and Pankaj Shyam Das Camera, Editing and Sound: Pankaj Shyam Das and Padsevan Bhakta Das Voiceovers: Shivani Bansal, Ambar Kshitij, Shivani Chhoker, Vaibhav, Anjali, and Krishnika Singh.

When in the Dark

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 2:18pm

One day I will no longer fear the dark. I won’t have that moment of shock that feels like cold air rushing into my lungs. I won’t feel the pressure like fighting for breath under water. I won’t jerk my hands out before me in fear. My body won’t shake and tremble, breaking down in anxiety.