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KIRTAN MELA - 2017, MOUNTAIN ALTAY Russia

Another Kirtan Mela rumbled, already the fifth! Again, it was a tremendous feast of the celebration of the Holy Name and the magnificent feast of bhakti. Sweet kirtan Aditi duhkha hee Prabhu, Vaishnava prana Maladhary, Mukunda, Vishnu-tattva, Krishna creeps, Abhay Chaitanya,…

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Interview with Bada Haridas Prabhu

– Bada Hari, what does chanting of holy names mean for you? What inspires you?

– For us chanting means chanting the maha-mantra. In this modern age the method of self-realization, God-realization, which means to awaken love for God, is to chant the holy names. Lord…

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Appeal for Service to Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi Mandir in Vrindavan By Parvati devi dasi

Dear Maharaj’s and Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

This is an appeal for your help for Prabhupada’s Vrndavana Samadhi Project. This year, somehow the donation level has fallen below normal.

For the…

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Chosen for a Purpose By Nikunja Vilasini Dasi

Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. “Why me?” he always asked until he discovered that God had chosen him for a purpose. Because of his disability, he was able to reach out to people and give them courage. Nick’s zest for life and faith in God’s will drove him to learn to swim, surf, travel…

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The Gopis: An Ambrosial Dance Crew or Something More? By Venu Gopal Das

A day in the life of Shri Krishna is filled with numerous activities: tending cows, playing pranks on the women of the village, feasting on sumptuous food with the cowherd boys and vanquishing an ill-fated demon whose misfortune brings him wandering into Krishna’s abode.…

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The City of Nine Gates: A Complex Model for Mind/Body Dualism from India’s Bhagavata Purana

Presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness 1996, April 8-13, 1996, Tucson, Arizona 

by Michael A. Cremo

Research Associate in History and Philosophy of…

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Hare Krishna! Film Successfully Tells the Story of Its Founder

by Gargs Allard

Film Review: Hare Krishna! the Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started it All

4.5 out of 5 Stars

A handful of critics have panned Hare Krishna! for being no more than a marketing tool for the International Society for…

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“An Absolutely Pure, Unadulterated Spiritual Activity”

Srila Sanatana Goswami in his Hari Bhakti Vilas quotes the Padma Purana, which states: “Kartik is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all months. Kartik month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krsna. This month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any vrata, even the smallest, will yield huge results…Srimati Radhika is the presiding deity of the holy month of Kartik. Rupa Goswami and others refer to Radharani as Kartik Devi; in other words,…

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Vesu (Surat) Rathyatra and Book Distribution Report

There was arranged a small rathyatra in one of the newly developing area of Surat called Vesu by the devotees of Sri Sri Sacinandan Bhaktivriksh group on 16th July, 2017 under the guidance of ISKCON Surat vice president H.G. Vrindavan Dasa prabhu. The purpose of this rathyatra was to attract people towards Krsna Consciousness. The route of this Rathyatra covered more than 6 residencies area. As Srila Prabhupada once wrote in his letter of 16th july, 1969 to Brahmananda "This sankirtana party…

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THE MIRACLE GARLAND –ALL INDIA PADAYATRA, KERALA

THE MIRACLE GARLAND –ALL INDIA PADAYATRA, KERALA

July 17, 2017

By Acarya Dasa

Our pāda-yātrā party was passing through the village of Talugudi on June 14th  . Rupa Ragunath Maharaj was about to leave for Argentina after having spent some time with us.  He said to me that day, “We should dress Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundar very nicely with beautiful garlands.” We usually make simple garlands but I agreed that…

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Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations and Shopping Online!!

Jai Sri Radhe!!!

Krishna janmashtami festival that is celebrated in month of Bhadrapad Ashtami Krishna Paksh a beautiful celebration filled with yellow color attire or Laddugopal dresses, floral jewellery, peacock feathers, flutes, makhan, matki and Krishna jhulas. Birth of Lord Krishna on earth marked as the beauty of the bond of Divine and Bhakti.

During this season the streets flock with people to buy Lord Shringaar and dresses for Laddugopal or Lord Sri Krishna or Lord Sri…

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Krishna Janmāṣṭamī is real mega sale as compared with advertisements which are showing for shopping malls as well as online shopping sites in today’s world..

While recent years we are seeing everywhere, many bill borders of Mega sale deals come up either it might be big shopping malls like Phoenix Market City, inorbit, central… etc.. or online shopping sites like Amazon, Flipkart,.. etc.. There are lots of advertising going to the newspapers & other electronic media. If you see 10% discounts or 50% discount.. One to one free on the products or services.

In mega sales there is maximum discount as well as a large variety of products or…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 9.17

TEXT 17
pitaham asya jagato

mata dhata pitamahah

vedyam pavitram omkara

rk sama yajur eva ca

SYNONYMS
pita—father; aham—I; asya—of…
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ALL INDIA PADAYATRA VISITS GURUVAYUR, KERALA

ALL INDIA PADAYATRA VISITS GURUVAYUR, KERALA

July 17, 2017

By Acarya Dasa

 

The Lord of Guruvayur

We arrived in Guruvayur (also written as Guruvayoor or Gurupavanapuri) on June 24th. This municipal town located in the Thrissur district of Kerala is home to the ‘Guruvayur Sree Krishna’ temple. The temple has the fourth largest number of devotees, visiting…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 9.16

TEXT 16
aham kratur aham yajnah

svadhaham aham ausadham

mantro 'ham aham evajyam

aham agnir aham hutam

SYNONYMS…
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Sri Ksetra Puri Parikrama 2017



e would like to welcome you to our 13th anniversary celebration of Sri kñetra parikrama. This year the parikrama day falls on 9th November. On this day, devotees will circumambulate the entire Sri Ksetra dhama, a distance of around 19 Km. This parikrama has been performed since the time Vidyapati visited Sri Ksetra. ISKCON has been organizing this parikrama for the last twelve years, on the specific day…

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Kamsa’s Absorption

Srimad Bhagavatam Class Notes: 10.02.23-24

HG Abhishek Prabhu

North Sydney temple

15.07.2017

Kamsa was stricken with fear. He waited so many years for the 8th child to be born. All his moments were taken up, anticipating the arrival of Krishna. His fear had gone to that extent where he thought of killing his own sister instead of waiting. It was his natural option but he completely…

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Lost Love



Love must be one of the most over used and perhaps undervalued words in the dictionary. I’m just as guilty as anyone else, declaring my love for cheese on toast, lying in the sun, or, confession time, Raymond Chandler.



In the true sense of the word I wouldn’t say I really love any of those things. For me love means an awful lot more than just liking something rather a lot. Actually in the language of…

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Cross-cultural Traces Of Vedic Civilization



From Back to Godhead

by Sadaputa Dasa

 

 

The ancient Greek writer Aratos tells the following story about the constellation Virgo, or the virgin. Virgo, he says, may have belonged to the star race, the forefathers of the ancient stars. In primeval times, in the golden…

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The Mantra that changed my life

By Rupavati Devi Dasi
 
Discovering Spiritual Knowledge
 
It all began with meeting a young lady, who is an astrologer. She prepared my natal map and gave some recommendations as far as what I should and should not do. First…
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