Happy Radhastami from ISKCON News
Srila Prabhupada Lecture: Radhastami, Montreal, August 30, 1968
Radhastami is the day we celebrate the appearance of Srimati Radharani, Lord Krishna's eternal consort. Radharani’s appearance occurred on the eighth day of the bright moon in the month of Bhadra. Although generally not full on that day, the moon appeared full to celebrate Radharani’s appearance in this world, because of this Radhashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha ashtami) in the month of Bhadra (August/September).
Guyana's President Dr. Irfaan Ali Honors Srila Prabhupada with a Visit to Hare Krishna Study Centre in Cummings Lodge
Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. So when param brahma wants to enjoy... That enjoying spirit is there in the param brahma. Otherwise we cannot have this enjoying spirit. Because we are part and parcel, therefore we have got that enjoying spirit; but that is materially contaminated. But the fact is there, because Krishna,
Argentina’s Hadai Pandit Institute Holds Congress on Conscious Sustainable Development
The celebrations that marked the 125th birth anniversary of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada were attended by many guests of honor. Srila Prabhupada, who passed away in 1977, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also in Guyana knows as the Hare Krishna Movement. The festival spanned five days - from 27 to 31 August 2021, with the Guyanese President's visit and reception on 29 August being the highlight of the diverse program of celebrations.
50th Anniversary of George Harrison's My Sweet Lord
Over 30 speakers are explaining sustainable development from a Krishna conscious point of view at the Congress on Conscious Sustainable Development, which is running from September 6th to 10th and is entirely in Spanish.
Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 Available Online for Free
It is now 50 years since George Harrison's most successful solo single, My Sweet Lord, was released in the United Kingdom. the hit was essential in popularizing the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra into the mainstream.
Over 150 Children Participate in New Vrindaban Kids’ Festival Competition
Sri Vyasa-Puja is Now Available Online for Free: You can obtain the complete Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 book, published by the BBT, for FREE
Prime Minister Modi Releases a Special Coin to Commemorate the Life and Teachings of Srila Prabhupada
Nearly 160 children sent in submissions for the New Vrindaban Kids' Festival Competition, which focused on the three major Vaishnava festivals in August – Balarama Jayanti, Sri Krishna Janmastami, and Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day.
Devotees, Deities Safe at ISKCON New Orleans and New Talavana After Hurricane Ida Hits
September 1, 2021, New Delhi: The Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 125th Birth Anniversary of ISKCON's Founder Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and released a Rs 125 Commemorative Coin in his honor via video conferencing.
Srila Prabhupada’s Birthplace Inaugurated on His Appearance Day
After Hurricane Ida hit the US State of Louisiana on Sunday August 29th, the devotees, deities and cows at ISKCON New Orleans and the New Talavana Farm in neighboring Mississippi have been reported safe and unharmed. The temples’ public Janmastami festivals, however, had to be canceled or delayed to next weekend.
Sep. 1st, Live, Prime Minister of India Inauguration of 125th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Birth Celebrations
Srila Prabhupada’s birthplace at Tollygunge, Kolkata has been acquired by ISKCON and was offered to him today, on his 125th appearance day.
Five years of Ratha Yatra in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate.
The global online celebrations will be hosted on September 1st by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to inaugurate the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. ISKCON centers worldwide will participate. The event is open to the public here: Broadcast in English - https://pmindiawebcast.nic.in [with interpreter]
Broadcast in Hindi - https://pmindiawebcast.nic.in/hindi
ISKCON of D.C. Performs Bhumi Puja for New 22,000 Square-Foot Temple
Since 2016, the Berlin ISKCON Jagannatha Temple has been celebrating the traditional Ratha Yatra at the Brandenburg Gate in the middle of the government district of the German capital. The decision to hold the traditional chariot festival at the most famous symbol of German history was a strategic consideration. In a time in which more and more people in Germany get afraid of partly unknown religious communities and their rites, the Berlin ISKCON community wanted to set a sign and stand up for "More tolerance for lived religion in society".
Krishna Fest Offers Immersive Janmastami Experience Online
ISKCON of Washington D.C. held a three-day Bhumi Puja (ground-breaking) event last weekend, from August 20th to 22nd, for a new 22,000 square-foot temple.
Abhary Charan: Video Series of Srila Prabhupada's Life by Bhakti Charu Swami - Released on Pendrive
“This year, Janmastami Goes Digital,” reads the massive billboard that can now be seen all over Mumbai. The billboards are advertising “Krishna Fest,” presented by ISKCON Chowpatty and Govardhan Eco-Village from August 22nd to 31st.
50th Anniversary of ISKCON LA Festival
The anticipated release of the video series of the life of Srila Prabhupad: Abhay Charan, is released, including in pendrive. Available in Hindi, English, Tamil, Bangla.
ISKCON Malaysia Releases Srila Prabhupada Stamps in Honour of Visit 50 Years Prior
To honor the 50th anniversary of the installation of Sri-Sri Rukmini-Dwarakadisa on August 28-29th with the traffic blocked off for the festival tents, booths, entertainment stage, and special guest speakers.
Gita Nagari Farm Launches Bhakti Immersion Experience
Framed stamps of Srila Prabhupada from Malaysia released a private stamp in July in honor of Srila Prabhupada's 125th anniversary
ISKCON’s First Rathayatra Returns to San Francisco
The Gita Nagari farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania has launched the Bhakti Immersion Experience, a Krishna conscious residency for new and experienced bhakti practitioners aged 18 to 28 with three, six or nine-month options.
Srila Prabhupada's Birthplace Land Acquired by ISKCON: New Temple Being Built
The San Francisco Rathayatra, ISKCON’s first, returned on August 14th after missing the year 2020 due to the pandemic, with a bright and colorful celebration for the Lord of the Universe at Golden Gate Park.
Understanding the Raksha Bandan Festival
A program on the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada (August 31-September 1) commemorating the place and new temple will be broadcasted directly from his birthplace from 3 PM IST on the official YouTube channel of ISKCON Kolkata.
ISKCON and GEV Get UN Environment Programme Support to Teach Eco-Friendly Values Using Bhagavad-gita
Raksha Bandhan is on August 21st, which is also the full moon day, known as Raakhi Purnima.
Parsippany, New Jersey, New Developments: First Rathayatra Festival and New Temple Construction
ISKCON temples all over the world are being invited to reach out to their local private and public schools to ask them to register students for the Value Education Olympiad 2021.
Devotees in Gainesville, Florida, Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Visit
The first-ever Parsippany, New Jersey, Rathayatra festival was held on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 and a new temple construction is underway.
Senior Devotees Share Prabhupada Memories With Youth for 125th Anniversary Zoom Series
Last weekend devotees celebrated the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s 1971 vist to Gainesville, Florida, as well as his 125th birth anniversary with a three-day festival. The event, which ran from July 29th to 31st, included speeches from pioneer devotees as well as appreciative words from the Mayor of Gainesville and the President of the University of Florida.
In honor of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th birth anniversary, a special Zoom series for teens and youth will run this August, in which Prabhupada disciples will share memories of serving the ISKCON Founder-Acharya during their own youth.