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Putting on Tilaka

Putting on Tilaka

In the Uttara-khanada of the Padma Purana, Lord Shiva says to Parvati that in the middle of the “V” of the Vaishnava tilaka mark there is a space and in that space reside Lakshmi and Narayana. Therefore, the body that is decorated with tilaka should…

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Top priority by Kadamba Kanana Swami

This human life is very short and we have to be very careful that we do not waste the opportunity to go back to Godhead. In whatever we do, do what you have to BUT, do not, in any way, jeopardize the opportunity for going back to Godhead. That is the first priority in life. Whatever we…

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Why Do I Wear Sari.By Rambhoru devi dasi (wife of HG Prithu Dasa and a senior disciple of HDG Srila Prabhupada)

Recently in India I inquired from a Mohammedan gentleman why their women are ardently concealed behind a curtain of cloth, which often completely covers their faces? He replied, “If you have a valuable diamond, which to you is precious and dear, how will you keep it? Will you store…

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Food For Life Mayapur: Bhaktivedanta Anna-Dan Complex to serve Gauranga prasadam

The Anna Dan Food for Life complex in Mayapur serves thousands of meals every week. Everything is done to the highest standards, from filtered water, to stainless everything, and very high standard of cleanliness.

To fulfil the desire of His Divine Grace A. C.…

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Nitai Gaurasundar Steals Sahadev Dasa’s Heart By Acarya Dasa

Since the end of February this year our padayatra party enlisted a new member, Sahadev Dasa, a Russian devotee. We met him during our stay in Navadvipa where we spoke to him about the ‘All India Padayatra’. He was very interested and wanted to serve Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundar and…

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New Devotee Marriage Service in UK.

A new marriage matching service for devotees has recently been launched in the UK as a combined effort between the former ISKCON Marriage Team UK and Sacred Ashram Team, who have joined together to become the Krishna Marriage Team and have amalgamated their databases…

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ISKCON Rohini, a dream which is coming true By Keshav Murari Das

Yes we are talking about Sunder hall of Hotel City Park Pitampura, where about 150 businessmen with family, who are contributing for ISKCON Rohini project gathered on Sunday, 29 May. Subject was to present progress report of ISKCON Rohini construction. In the this program HG Varah P…

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Transcendental Postman By Kirtan Rasa Das

A few months after I started working with ISKCON Prison Ministry, I received a letter from an inmate which helped drive home to me the nature of this service and just how important it is.

“I only know what I read in your letters and Prabhupada’s books,” was part of his response to me,…

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Say YES! by Kadamba Kanana Swami

We can become free from personal motivation. It comes from sacrifice in devotional service; it cannot come from anything else. We just put our own ideas aside and do something, and over time we take responsibility for Prabhupada’s movement. We just volunteer and we become very flexible and we…

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A Few Gita Questions

Here are a few questions about Bhagavad Gita, with my replies.

The first questions I have are about chapter 10 – verse 7-8…

Why by comprehending krishna\god’s mystical nature, will we develop a devotional feeling towards him?

We may develop devotion to him after understanding his…

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A Prophecy Fulfilled By Sesa Dasa

Lord Caitanya launched His mission of mercy in

West Bengal. Five hundred years later, Srila Prabhupada

took that mission to heart and to the entire world.

The flat, verdant ricelands of West Bengal’s district of Nadia appear timeless and remote. Farmers till the soil…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 4.26

TEXT 26
srotradinindriyany anye

samyamagnisu juhvati

sabdadin visayan anya

indriyagnisu juhvati

SYNONYMS
śrotra ādīni—hearing…
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Two Highlights From The Waikato

Two Highlights From The Waikato (Waikato is a local government region of the upper North Island of New Zealand).

Damodara Krsna Dasa: Recently, I went on a six-day stint in the Waikato.

I was in Hamilton East–in a small car park–and stopped an…

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Transcendental Postman

Transcendental Postman

By Kirtan Rasa Dasa           

             A few months after I started working with ISKCON Prison Ministry, I received a letter from an inmate which helped drive home to me the nature of this service and just how important it is.

     “I only know what I read in your letters and Prabhupada’s books,” was part of his response to me, regarding…

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Temple of Vedic Planetarium – History in the making



The fulfillment of the desire of visionaries, from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu down to Srila Prabhupada, saints and incarnations, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is a unique and ambitious project to make the vast culture and philosophy of the timeless Vedic tradition accessible…

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Narasimhadeva Appearance Day Festivities Roar with Enthusiasm in Toronto’s Hare Krishna Temple! By Kevala Bhakti das



On Friday, May 20, 2016, Toronto’s Hare Krishna Community celebrated the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadeva – Lord Krishna’s half-man, half-lion incarnation.

Lord Narasimhadeva descended to protect his young devotee Sri Prahlada…

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Family Fortune By Sukhada Devi Dasi

From Back to Godhead

When Charles asked his son and daughter-in-law a Hare Krsna couple to move in with him, he knew he’d have to adapt, but his reward wasmore than he could ever imagine.

Charles was born in 1917. He grew into a man of courage and principles, serving his country in the U.S. Navy…

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The Seven Wonders of the Word By Sivarama Swami



From Back to Godhead

What is the effect of chanting Hare Krishna?

The names of the Lord in the maha-mantra Hare, Krishna, and rama are invested with His full potencies. Singing God’s names, therefore, is to contact Him through the medium of transcendental sound. Thus, the effect of…

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Congregational Member or True Devotee? BY DHIRA BHAKTA DASA

There is a strange term which has often puzzled me we speak about devotee’s then the term congregational member; do we actually have congregational members?

It appears to be more divisive than it initially appears, however I have found that those labeled congregational members are…

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Service beyond our lifetime by Kadamba Kanana Swami

It is mentioned in the Hari Bhakti Vilasa that if one accepts the worship of a deity then, not only should one worship that deity very nicely during his lifetime, but one is also responsible to make sure that theseva puja goes on after one’s lifetime! So we see that it is a major responsibility to…

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