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Articles tagged as Earthquake

  • New Christchurch Temple Celebrates 1st Anniversary

    Back in February 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake had completely destroyed the temple they had called home since 1986, the 130-year-old Bealy Manor. Even more heartbreakingly, during the quake the devotees’ beloved Deities, Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra had fallen and shattered to pieces.

  • Mexico City Devotees Feeding 2,500 Earthquake Victims A Day

    As natural disaster after natural disaster continues to pummel the Americas, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca on September 9th. This was followed quickly by a 7.1 quake on September 19th in Mexico City.

  • New Zealand Temple Reborn After 2011 Earthquake

    There are going to be a lot of tears and smiles in Christchurch, New Zealand from March 3rd to 5th. During what’s set to be an emotional three-day festival, devotees will see their brand new temple open after their old one was destroyed in a devastating 2011 earthquake. And they’ll see their beloved deities, Nitai Gaurachandra, reappear after being smashed to pieces in the disaster. Devotees first purchased Bealy Manor in 1983, and opened it as a temple in January 1986.

  • ISKCON and Sikh Group Collaborates in Nepal

    Food For Life Nepal & Shaheed Bhagat Singh Brigade works together to help Nepalese people after the earthquake. 

  • Aftermath Day 21 - Food For Life Nepal at Panauti

    On 16th May, 21 days after the Nepal earthquake, FFL Nepal Team went to Chamkharka village at Panauti to serve cooked food & distribute some relief materials. About 25 Volunters of Food for Life Nepal went to that village early in the morning with utensils, fresh vegetables, rice, dal etc for the khichadi preparation.

  • Food for Life Nepal in the Earthquake Aftermath

    Join "Food for life". Help the children of Nepal, affected by the devastating earthquake.

  • Food for Life Nepal in the Earthquake Aftermath
  • Food for Life Nepal in the Earthquake Aftermath
  • Update on ISKCON's Nepal Relief Efforts

    So far the Food For Life in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur has served over 40,000 plates of hot prasadam in shelters and hospitals. On Tuesday 28 April, 15 doctors arrived from Bhaktivendanta Hospital, Mumbai, who are conducting health camps around the affected areas. FFL Nepal has also received supply of two tons of grains from Kolkata. 

  • Update by the ISKCON Devotees of Nepal

    ISKCON devotees in Nepal are trying their best to help their fellow citizens in the wake of the great earthquake. An update about the situation as of April 27th, 2015.

  • Hare Krishnas Feed Thousands in Quake Ravaged Nepal

    With the help of 350 Food for Life volunteers, the FFL team is daily serving five thousand people in Kathmandu and seven thousand people Bhaktapur with fresh nutritious meals. Over the next few days, the number of meals being served by the FFL volunteers are expected to double from twelve thousand to twenty four thousand per day.

  • A Video by the Nepalese Devotees in the Wake of the Earthquake
  • ISKCON Katmandu Distributes Food to the Earthquake Victims

    On April 25th, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people. The ISKCON community has also been affected, with many devotees injured and having their houses lost. Some of their relatives got buried under the collapsed buildings and died. ISKCON Katmandu is trying its best to help devotees and people in need by providing shelter, medical help and organizing prasadam distribution.

  • Massive Earthquake Strikes Nepal – ISKCON Also Affected

    A massive earthquake struck central Nepal on Saturday, April 25, affecting Kathmandu and he city of Pokhara. The tremors could also be felt in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. According to international new agencies hundreds of people had been killed across Nepal. Rescuers are digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu trying to reach survivors. A number of historic buildings have been destroyed.

  • New Temple Shines in the Land of the Rising Sun
    Surviving the country's biggest earthquake earlier this year, Tokyo's new ISKCON temple continues to go from strength to strength.
  • As Tsunami Robbed Life, It Also Robs Rite of Death
    In Japan, it is not normal to bury the dead, much less to lay dozens side by side in a backhoe-dug furrow. Cremation is both nearly universal and an important rite in an elaborate funeral tradition deeply rooted in Buddhism.
  • ISKCON Japan Looks to Help Others in Earthquake Aftermath
    Tokyo devotees had just moved from their old rented facility into a brand new temple with a Govinda’s restaurant, both of which sustained minor cracks but are otherwise unscathed. The Deities of Nitai-Gaurasundara were displaced during the earthquake, but sustained no damage. No devotees are known to be injured.
  • World Food Supply Threatened by Japan Nuclear Radiation
    Fallout from the current meltdown occurring at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was hit by the 9.0+ mega earthquake and tsunami last Friday, could contaminate the world's food supply with toxic radiation, say experts.
  • Japan Relief - Calling Volunteers

    The colossal 8.9-magnitude “superquake” that erupted just off Japan was 8000 times more powerful than the one that recently hit Christchurch in New Zealand. Food For Life Global is calling volunteers to join the relief mission in Japan.

  • 6 Other Calamities Blamed On Divine Retribution
    Age-old questions about divine punishment are back. Again. Blaming human sinfulness for natural and man-made disasters is nothing new. “This kind of thinking is actually typical rather than atypical in world history,” says Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion professor.
  • Christchurch Devotees Stay Positive, Help Others
    After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake completely destroyed their Deities and temple building on February 22nd Christchurch devotees are trying to stay positive during one of the most difficult times in their lives. They’ve made a temporary home for forms of Srila Prabhupada, Giriraja, and their small Gaura Nitai Deities, who survived the earthquake, in one devotee’s house.
  • Shocker
    We never cease to be amazed or shocked. Thinking that nothing really surprises us anymore, the shock-value of what could happen to us, intrudes impolitely into our sense of peace and harmony, when fellow devotees are struck by sudden death, earthquakes, accidents, illness and coma.
  • Christchurch Quake Destroys Deities and Temple Beyond Repair

    ISKCON Devotees in Christchurch, New Zealand are still in shock after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck on February 22nd, destroying their temple building and shattering the Deities of Nitai-Gaurachandra beyond repair. Incredibly, no one was seriously injured.

  • Devotees Safe, But Temple Damaged in New Zealand Quake
    It seemed like just another peaceful mangala arati ceremony for the devotees at the ISKCON temple in Christchurch, New Zealand, when the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck.
  • Chilean Devotees Evicted From Earthquake-Damaged Temple

    At 3:45 on the morning of February 27, as a priest peacefully tended to the deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai at the ISKCON temple in Santiago, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake suddenly struck Chile.

  • Chilean Earthquake Part of a Growing Trend
    Chile is on a hotspot of sorts for earthquake activity. And so the 8.8-magnitude temblor that shook the region on February 26th was not a surprise, historically speaking. Nor was it outside the realm of normal, scientists say, even though it comes on the heels of other major earthquakes.