Devotees, Deities Safe at ISKCON New Orleans and New Talavana After Hurricane Ida Hits
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.
New Free Online Course on Sankirtan Leadership
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.
Rathayatra Festivals Continue to Expand in Atlantic Canada
The “Course on Sankirtan Leadership” is available now as a free online course for the first time. 1.5 hours of videos, a comprehensive student handbook, and other resource materials bring this course to life on your home screen. In the current times, online courses and becoming a leader in the sankirtan movement are especially relevant and this offer makes both easily accessible.
New Zealand Devotees Plan Harinama in Auckland Suburbs for Prabhupada’s 125th Anniversary
Devotees who live in less populated areas of Eastern Canada hold weekly in-home programs where they gather to chant the holy names, listen to lectures, and honor prasadam. In this area of Canada, they call themselves ISKCON Maritimes, which comprise of centers in Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
New Vrindaban to Hold Quiz Tournament on Prabhupada’s Life and Teachings
On Saturday August 21st, devotees from the ISKCON Auckland congregation in New Zealand will hold Harinama Sankirtana in multiple suburbs around Auckland, as well as on the city’s main thoroughfare Queen Street in celebration.
125th Anniversary Coin of Srila Prabhupada from the Government of India
To celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON New Vrindaban in West Virginia is set to hold the Prabhupada 125 Tournament from Friday September 24th to Sunday September 26th.
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's Samadhi in Mayapur
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.
GBC Announces Panel to Examine Lokanath Swami Issue and its Own Past Decision Making
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.
BBT Releases Updated Policies on Book Editing
The GBC Executive Committee released a statement regarding a recent GBC decision on how to proceed with the controversy regarding Lokanath Swami.
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.