Thousands are in Sri Mayapur Dham to celebrate the opening of the TOVP Nrsimhadeva Wing following the 150th Vyasa-puja of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. A schedule of the 150th Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and Nrsimhadeva Mohotsava can be found below. Click here for the entire schedule of the three days from January 29 – March 2 in an online flipbook that is downloadable and shareable. The entire program will also be broadcast live on Mayapur TV here.
On Sunday, February 11th, ISKCON Auckland hosted their annual Festival of Colours, welcoming thousands to the Hare Krishna Centre campus, a 100-acre haven located 30 minutes drive from Auckland city center in New Zealand.
On February 10th, hundreds gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, for the annual Jagannatha Ratha-Yatra parade hosted by ISKCON of Phoenix. In addition to the procession, a festival was held at the Steele Indian School Park, which included book distribution, yoga and meditation, henna and face painting, children's activities, cultural programs, dance presentations, and the distribution of 1,000 plates of prasadam. Though inclement weather threatened the event, it was marked by a special divine touch.
Medical professionals from across the nation gathered at the serene Veda Foundation in DeLand, Florida, February 2nd-4th, for the 6th Annual Conference of the Bhaktivedanta Medical Association US. Inspired by the divine instruction and desire of Bhakti Charu Swami, this transformative retreat, organized by BMA Secretary Dr. Prasanna Tadi and Prasannatma Das, in collaboration with the Veda Foundation, provided a sanctuary for attendees to rejuvenate and realign their focus on holistic well-being.
Floridian youth and young adult devotees participated in the annual Gasparilla Parade held in Tampa, Florida, on January 20th, bringing the mercy of Lord Jagannath to the third-largest parade in the United States.
Eight and a half years ago, Sharana Prada Das came to Mayapur following his spiritual journey in the 1990s when he first discovered the philosophy he yearned for in Srila Prabhupada's "Teachings Of Lord Chaitanya." His relentless dedication in Mayapur has helped transform the Russian-speaking community into a vibrant cultural center.
Gauranga Darshan Das, an educator, TEDx speaker, and spiritual author of over 32 books, has launched his fourth book in the series, Illustrated Bhagavatam Tales To Inspire Young Minds, published and printed by Tulsi Books, a division of Sri Tulsi Trust.
ISKCON Fiji will celebrate their Festival of Fiji on September 14th-22, 2024, as part of the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's arrival in Fiji and the 20th anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Radha Golokabihari in Suva, the capital city.
ISKCON Auckland, New Zealand, orchestrated a splendid series of Ratha Yatras spanning from November 25 to December 16, 2023. This grand celebration magnetized thousands of people who assembled fervently around the majestic chariots carrying the Deities of Lord Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra.