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  • The Appearance Day of Lord Balaram

    August 22nd is the appearance day of Lord Balaram, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna, and is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravana (August), also known as Balaram Jayanti and Balaram Purnima. Lord Balaram appeared as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva. He is also known as Baladeva and Sankarshana. He gives us the required spiritual strength to cross over the hurdles in our journey of self-realization. 

  • Ekalavya Das Sannyasa Celebration on Gaura Purnima

    Ekalavya Das is a disciple of Lokanath Swami and is scheduled to receive Sannyasa (the renounced order of life) on Gaura Purnima, March 28, 2021, in Sri Pandharpur Dham, India. 

  • The Holy Appearance Day of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

    “Please give me something special today.” Inwardly, Sri Radha’s heart melted at His request, but outwardly, she concealed her secret mind with a studied silence. Speaking not words, but with the tilt of her head, her sidelong glance, and the sign language of her lotus hand, she invited Krsna to tell her what He wanted. And Sri Krsna eagerly obliged her silent invitation with an outburst: “Please give me your love!”

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  • Celebrating Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita with the GBC Strategic Planning Team

    The series will be broadcast on their Facebook page, Youtube Channel and Mayapur TV from the 18th of February to the 29th of March. 

  • Jaladuta Cruise Offers Smoother Ride From Kolkata to Mayapur

    To avoid the bumpy, risky roads and pollution when traveling to the Mayapur Gaura Purnima festival this year, travelers can instead book the Jaladuta boat service organized by the Mayapur Tourism department and enjoy a relaxing cruise down the river Ganga.

  • The State of West Bengal Promotes ISKCON Mayapur as a Tourist Hub

    The video focuses mainly on Gaura Purnima or the day of the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This is the biggest festival at Mayapur and brings devotees from across the globe to this Nadia town.

  • “The Queen’s Secret” Moves Audience to Tears and Laughter in Mayapur

    Queen Kunti and Prince Karna are the central characters of the drama, which portrays how Queen Kunti gave birth to Karna in her youth and then was forced to send him away and hide his existence. Their paths reunited many years later in the midst of the conflict between Kunti’s other sons, the Pandavas, and their cousins the Kauravas. 

  • Roots of Kirtan Festival Introduces Newcomers to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

    On Saturday March 16th, just a few days before Gaura Purnima (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Appearance Day), around 250 people visited Manhattan’s Bhakti Center for the Roots of Kirtan festival – described as “dynamic, creative and overflowing with devotion.”

  • Four Devotees Accept Sannyasa on Gaura Purnima

    Sannyasa is the renounced order of life accepted by many followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself accepted sannyasa in order to further the spread of the sankirtana movement.

  • 2017 Gaura Purnima Message from GBC Chair Bhakti Charu Swami
  • 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.

  • ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary in Mayapur Dham

    ISKCON Mayapur had the biggest Gaura Purnima in the history. More than 300 thousand devotees and pilgrims from all over India and from more than 70 countries visited Sri Mayapur Dham on Gaura Purnima day 2016. Please note that we are not talking about the whole festival that started on the 5 of March and went on until the end of the month. We are talking about the Gaura Purnima day alone!

  • Lord Chaitanya Makes the Abominable Age Worshipable

    The material world is like a jail; here we eternal joyful souls are sentenced to life in temporary miserable bodies. What matters most in a prison is not how miserable it is, but how accessible the way out of it is.

  • Mayapur 2015 Gaura Purnima Festival Dates Announced

    ISKCON Mayapur has announced the dates for the 2015 Gaura Purnima festival. In 2015 Gaura Purnima will be celebrated on March 5th. The Mayapur community is working very hard to accommodate the tens of thousands of devotees from all over the world that are to be expected to visit Mayapur at this time of the year.

  • Gaura Purnima at ISKCON Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat

    A video by Dwarkadheesh Krishna Das.

  • Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival 2013 Schedule Announced
    The Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival will start on the 11th of March and ends on 28th of March, 2013.
  • Gaura Purnima: How to Dance for the Lord?
    Forget about trying to be a great advanced devotee. Forget about trying to be a saint. Sri Caitanya did not like this idea. He simply wanted us to become the servant of the servant of the servant of the Lord and to chant the name in that spirit. That should be only our aspiration.
  • Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival Updated Schedule

    The 2012 Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur will be a little different than the previous ones. The first four days the focus will be on re-learning how to chant from the heart.

  • Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival 2012
    The schedule for the 2012 Mayapura Gaura Purnima festival has been announced.
  • Zee TV Covers Mayapur Gaura Purnima
    Zee News TV Chanel is India's oldest and most populat TV channel. This year for the 1st time Zee news team traveled from New Delhi to Mayapur to cover the Gaura Purnima festival.
  • Bonfires, prayers to usher in Holi festival
    This is the last festival of the Hindu calendar before new year arrives on Gudi Padwa. A special chhappan bhog complete with cake will be offered to Lord Krishna at the Mumbai Juhu ISKCON temple given his legendary affinity for Holi.
  • Spiritual Performers Keep Mayapur Festival-Goers Entertained
    The annual Mayapur Festival at ISKCON’s headquarters in West Bengal, India—first held in 1972 when ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada was still present—hosts a number of wonderful events to “recharge the spiritual batteries” of the 10,000 ISKCON devotees that flock to it from around the world every year.
  • Southern California Devotees Host Tropical Bonanza
    ISKCON Laguna Beach celebrated its annual regional Maha Gaura Purnima Festival on Saturday, March 13th 2010. Although the festival is always large, bringing devotees from Los Angeles and San Diego together with the local Orange County crowd, this year's was the biggest ever, with nearly six hundred people filling the temple hall, patio and backyard of the small center.
  • Gaura Purnima Festivities Ring in Vaishnava New Year
    ISKCON temples around the world were alive with joyous celebration this February 28th in honor of Gaura Purnima, the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
  • ISKCON News: Help Us Create a ‘Festival for the Eyes’
    Would you like to participate in creating a beautiful experience for ISKCON News readers? This Gaura Purnima we're having a 'Festival for the Eyes' that you're invited to help us put together. On Gaura Purnima Day we're going to unveil a multimedia presentation featuring Gaura-Nitai deities worshiped in devotees' homes around the world.
  • ISKCON Gaura Purnima 2007