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  • Glorifying Nityananda Mahajan by Gaurangi Dasi

    A devotional bhakti art slideshow featuring artwork depicting the transcendental pastimes of Lord Nityananda. Lord Nityananda appeared as Lord Caitanya's principal associate for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. He especially spread the holy name of the Lord throughout Bengal. He was born in Ekacakra in 1473 in the month of Magha (January-February).

  • Unity In Diversity: A Community Creates The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

    In celebration of Sri Krishna Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Part Two of the film series documenting the construction of Prabhuapada's flagship project The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West, Bengal, India, has been released. While Part One entitled "The Cosmos out of the Rice Fields" explores the history and start-up of the project, Part Two of the series focuses more on the community behind this ambitious project, and points out that it is just as much selfless dedication, respect, and cooperation than bricks and marble that have been the main building blocks of the development.

    Executive producer: Alfred B. Ford
Director/Producer: Dr. Krisztina Danka
Photography: Filip Cargonja, Denes Doboveczki
Sound: Stipe Kristic, Gyula Szarnyas
Editing: Szabolcs Guth
Studio: Karuna Productions (
Music: BB Govinda Swami, Gaurangi Dasi, Gunagrahi Das

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  • ISKCON Mayapur Namahatta Reaches Out to 15 Million

    On the auspicious day of Radhastami, Jayapataka Swami, co-minister of the Congregational Development in ISKCON, congratulated the Namahatta devotees from Sridhama Mayapur for having reached out to a record number of 15 million people in their last 35 years of preaching Krishna Consciousness.

  • Prabhupada’s First Bengali Disciple Remembers Cooking With Pishi Ma

    It was Prabhupada's own sister Pishi Ma who trained Saci mata, Prabhupada's first Bengali dispicle to cook in such a way that pleases Krishna. Saci Mata, now a gentle lady in her late sixties was touring South India along with her husband, inspiring second generation ISKCON devotees by narrating their sweet encounters with their spiritual master Srila Prabhupada. 

  • A Beautiful Animated View of the TOVP

    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) in Mayapur, West Bengal, India, will undoubtedly become one of the wonders of the world in beauty, architecture, design, and sheer size. This beautiful animated view of the TOVP provides a window into that reality.

  • Ganga Floods Sri Dham Mayapur

    The monsoon in West Bengal is midway and has brought tremendous rainfall already. The ISKCON Mayapur campus and the surrounding villages are fully flooded with three feet water. Devotees now are getting around in boats and still continue to attend temple functions and visit the Deities. 

  • Bengal Milk Sweets

    When Lord Krishna played on this Earth as a child, He lived in a community of cowherds in the region known as Vraja, in northern India. He was in charge of the young calves and took them out each morning to the pasturing grounds.

  • Nimai of Nadia

    A devotional classic Bengali film from 1959 portraying the life of the avatar of Radha-Krishna, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, from His birth in Nadia to His accepting of the sannyasa order. Bengali with English subtitles. Black and white, 80 minutes.

  • Grand Opening of Mayapur Institute Campus

    First phase of the Mayapur Institute Campus was inaugurated and offered to Srila Prabhupada on 3rd Jul 2017 in the auspicious presence of Jayapataka Swami and many other senior devotees.

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