The ISKCON Communications Ministry hosted the Fifth Annual Vaishnava Christian Dialogue in India, December 16-18. The Dialogue is part of a global effort by the Ministry to promote understanding between members of ISKCON and other major religious communities.
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Flooded with a population of 4.6 million affected due to floods caused by heavy rainfall, the city of Chennai, capital of the Indian state Tamil Nadu has been declared a national disaster zone by the Indian government. With no power, food or water supply, life in Chennai has become close to impossible.
"The smallest act of kindness worth more than the grandest intention." (Oscar Wilde)
Chennai is raising an army to fight the war against plastic.
Karthiga deepam a festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva attracted more than 12 lakh of people at Thiruvanamalai, South India this year. This festival has been attracting millions of pilgrims to this tiny town of for hundreds of years now. In the midst of all this there was one thing that caught a lot of attention, the Bhagavat Gita As it is.
Something very special about the launch of The Journey Home in Tamil was the opportunity to witness the heart warming exchanges between Bhattar, chief priest of the most revered temple for the Sri Vaishnavas, the Sri Rangam temple and Radhanath Swami.
In the central atrium of Chennai's Express Avenue shopping mall, a diorama of Little Damodar and Mother Yashoda seated on a altar decorated with colorful flowers and leaves came as a pleasant surprise to many. An astounding 3,500 lamps were offered just within two days.