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  • ISKCON Environmentalists on a Journey to Protect Ganga
    A group of ISKCON members are on a journey down the Ganges river from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh to Mayapur in West Bengal to create awareness about the excessive pollution drained into Her sacred waters.
  • Chanting Monks Complete Ganga Voyage
    After a heavy rain storm in Mayapur, India on Wednesday 3 September, devotees were surprised to see what looked like a flimsy inflatable catamaran float through the main gate. It was barely 12 feet long, open, with no covering against the sun. Onboard were five sun-burnt, tired but happy devotees arriving after a month-long journey on the Ganges river from the town of Vrindavana.
  • Ganga Sagara Mela: 600,000 Take A Holy Dip

    This January, over 600,000 pilgrims swarmed onto Sagara island, just off the Eastern Coast of West Bengal, India, to take a holy dip where the river Ganges meets the ocean. Some had traveled thousands of miles for the sacred event – Ganga Sagara Mela.

  • Ashes of Euthanised UK Temple Cow Immersed in Ganges

    Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.13 (ANI): The ashes of Gangotri, the euthanised sacred cow of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple in the United Kingdom, were immersed in the River Ganges on Wednesday.

     

  • Call to Save India's Ganges River

    A group of prominent Indian scientists and engineers has issued an urgent appeal to stop the building of a hydro-electricity project on the Ganges.

    Their appeal came as noted scientist GD Aggarwala continued his 36-day fast against the project. He has been on a water and honey diet since 14 January.

  • Ganges River Advent Celebrated at ISKCON Mayapur
    Hundreds of devotees from all over the world, including ISKCON gurus Chandramauli Swami and Maha-Vishnu Swami, gathered outside the Radha-Madhava Chandradoya temple in ISKCON Mayapur this March 7 to celebrate Gangapuja – the occasion of the celestial Ganges’ descent from heaven to earth.
  • Beck, Bath, and Bizarre
    Oops, he did it again. Conservative mega-mouth Glenn Beck went on a xenophobic rant against those who choose to journey to India for health-care. He analogized Indian doctors to counterfeit Gucci purses, and mocked India for (what he perceived to be) lack of indoor plumbing.
  • India's Holy Ganges to Get a Serious Cleanup
    More than a million devout Hindus bathed in the Ganges River on one day during the recent Kumbha Mela festival, braving the risk of terrorist attack, stampede and petty crime for the chance to wash away the sins of a lifetime and open the gateway to heaven after death.
  • Ganga Is Now A Deadly Source Of Cancer, Study Says
    The holy Ganga is a poison river today. It's so full of killer pollutants that those living along its banks in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal are more prone to cancer than anywhere else in the country, says a recent study.
  • River Ganga's Power
    Spiritual havens in India attract millions of visitors each year as they offer their obeisances to treasured deities and honor sites of worship. However, while each step of a parikrama and each esteemed celebration are invaluable tributes, the aftermath of such glorification remains the responsibility of the local communities.
  • Explorers Feel Holy Name’s Magic on 7th Ganga River Adventure
    A group of intrepid devotee explorers headed out on their 7th annual journey down the sacred Ganga river from April 10th to 24th this year, spreading the Hare Krishna mantra and having a rollicking adventure along the way.
  • Prince Charles and Camilla Perform Ganga Arati in India

    In Rishikesh, the prince led his wife by the hand to the banks of the sacred river where they joined Hindu worshippers conducting the Aarti ceremony.

  • Modi and Ganga Ma

    After a roaring victory, Modi was elected Prime Minister and one of the first things he did when he swore in was to visit his Mother, the Ganges.

  • 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 (www.karunaproductions.com)
Music: BB Govinda Swami, Gaurangi Dasi, Gunagrahi Das

    For more information about the project please visit: www.tovp.org

  • Chasing the Sacred: Snow to Sea down India's Ganges River

    18,000 feet. 1550 miles. 45 days. One River. The Ganges River Source to Sea. Produced, shot and edited by Pete McBride. Co-production and additional footage: Jake Norton. Second cameras: Dave Morton and Ashley Mosher.

  • 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. 

  • Ganges - A Documentary

    The epic journey to find the source of the Ganges. Reaching the temple of Gangotri - the place where Hindus believe that Ganges first appeared on Earth. Further on we will also trail Kedarnath, Valley of Flowers, Yamunotri and Badrinath.

  • Gateway to the Ganges

    Daily life in the Indian holy cities of Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Devprayag. A short video by Brandon Li.

  • The Last Journey of Radha Damodara Das

    On October 16th, the ashes of leading Russian devotee Radha Damodara Das were placed in the holy river Yamuna.  

  • Indian Court Gives Ganges, Yamuna Same Rights as a Human

    A court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.

  • Varanasi / Beyond Life

    A film by Aeyaz.

  • Ganges: The Ambrosia of Love of Godhead

    A new temple dedicated to Ganga Devi has recently been constructed by ISKCON Mayapur's Ganga Mata Seva Committee, where  a Deity of Ganga Devi is worshipped along with Deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai. This temple is only the beginning, for the committee has plans to construct a larger and more opulent temple for the worship of Mother Ganga.

  • ISKCON Camp at Kumbha Mela Distributes Thousands of Books and Prasadam Meals

    Kumbha Mela is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith in the world, and drew about 120 million pilgrims – nearly double the population of the UK or France – this year. 

  • “May Mother Ganges Bless You Today”

    Going anywhere outside the Guru Karishni Camp was a challenge because there was a veritable flood of humanity outside its confines: an estimated 64 million people were descending upon the Mela to bathe on February 4th, the most auspicious bathing day.

  • ISKCON Communications Devotee Meets Prime Minister of India at Prayagraj 2019 Kumbha Mela Global Participation

    Under the organization of Ministry of External Affairs Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Prayagraj  hosted at least one person from every country at the occasion of the sacred Kumbh festival.