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  • Untimely Rath Yatra: ISKCON Says It Will Take Some Time To Switch 50-Year-Old Traditions

    Yudhistir Govinda Das informed that at the request of Gajapati Maharaja, the King of Puri, ISKCON had resolved to move the Rath Yatra festivals that it celebrates across the country to coincide with the 12-day Rath Yatra period in Asadha month.

  • Sacred Sites Damaged, But No Devotees Reported Injured in Puri Cyclone

    The sacred city of Jagannath Puri was one of the worst hit, with 25 deaths. According to ISKCON devotee Madhavananda Das, who runs Gopal Jiu Publications from Puri, no ISKCON devotees were killed or seriously injured.

  • Supreme Court asks Puri Jagannath Temple to Allow Visitors Irrespective of Religion

    The Indian Supreme Court has asked the Puri Jagannath temple to consider permitting entry to every visitor, irrespective of religious faith. Temple servitors, however, will object to the ruling.

  • The Legend of Jagannath - A National Geographic Documentary
  • Bhumi Puja at ISKCON’s Jagannath Puri Project

    After years of struggles of various types, including having to overcome a number of legal hurdles, ISKCON has inaugurated the beginning of a grand project at Jagannath Puri by performing the bhumi puja and installation of Ananta Shesha on the 18 acre ISKCON project land in a grand ceremony.

  • Jagannath Temple, Puri - Aerial View

    Aerial view of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, India. Enhanced, ultra-wideangle video.

  • Jagannath Ratha Yatra in Puri , India

    A short documentary about the famous chariot festival in Puri, India.

  • When the Lord Comes Out, Let's Invite Him In

    Ratha Yatra: let’s explore what this ancient festival offers to modern minds the world over as they, like us, seek to evolve as better beings.

  • Jagannatha Swami by Gaurangi

    29th of June, 2014 is the day to celebrate the world-famous Jagannath Ratha Yatra in Puri, India. A slideshow featuring art and animated graphics of Lord Jagannatha situated at ancient Puri Temple in Orissa, In India, The video is set to the music "Lord of the Universe" by well known devotional and New Age artist Gaurangi Devi Dasi aka Pia. 

  • Nilachala Mahaprabhu

    A historic film from Bengal, produced in 1957.

  • ISKCON Feeds Nearly 30,000 Victims of Cyclone Phailin

    Two weeks after Cyclone Phailin struck Odisha (formerly Orissa) and Andhra Pradesh at 140 mph, the Eastern Indian states are still reeling. Doing its part to help, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation -- which delivers healthy vegetarian meals to 1.2 million underprivileged school children around India every day -- flew members into Odisha on October 15th.

  • 10,000 Devotees to Attend Jagannath Puri Pilgrimage

    This pilgrimage tours the sacred land of Jagannath Puri, Orissa (also known as Sri Ksetra), where the famous Jagannath Temple is located, and where Gaudiya Vaishnavism founder Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu lived and performed many of his pastimes.

  • ISKCON Feeds and Cares For Victims of Cyclone Phailin

    When Cyclone Phailin hit the Eastern Indian states everyone feared the worst. Fifteen years ago, a storm of similar power, killed 10,000 people. But this time, the government took serious precautionary measures by evacuating 900,000 people to shelters. Still, the situation is serious. To provide aid, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation joined forces with ISKCON Juhu and Chowpatty in Mumbai.

  • Lord Jagannatha Preaches Equality
    A hidden jewel in Hindu culture and spirituality: a story of Lord Jagannatha, which may sound very surprising to Westerners, especially who had the experience of being denied entry to the famous Temple in Puri.
  • Live Video Streaming from the Ratha Yatra in Puri
    On June 21, 2012, the ancient city on the Bay of Bengal, Puri is celebrating its world-famous annual Ratha Yatra festival. The Indian National Informatics Centre broadcasts the event through a live video streaming with Hindi and English language commentaries.
  • Jagannath Puri Temple Resists Suggestions On Entry Of Non-Hindus
    Lord Jagannath of Puri has perhaps courted more controversies than any other deity in India. The gigantic 12th century edifice has been the scene of several conflicts and debates, the latest being the right of non-Hindus to enter the temple.
  • A 421-Course Meal for Krishna
    Every winter, temples and ashrams in Orissa celebrate a number of unique and interesting religious festivals. One of them is Byanjan Dwadashi, which celebrates mother Yashoda’s love for Krishna. Devotees, who prepare a lot of food offerings for this occasion, believe that sharing of the prasad makes relationships more strong.
  • Annual Pilgrimage to Puri
    Over the past six years the parikarama has been conducted very successfully, with an increasing number of attending devotees from all over the world. Last year more than 6.500 devotees participated, listening to sannyasis and Srila Prabhupada`s disciples speaking about the pastimes of Lord Jagannatha and Lor Gauanga every day.
  • A British View of Ratha Yatra
    The British described Jagannath as “a frightful visage painted black, with a distended mouth of bloody horror.” It could hardly be expected that the British should have immediately fallen in love with Jagannath or worshiped him, but at least they could have investigated the meaning and philosophy behind him.
  • Puri Priests Assault Two ISKCON Pilgrims
    PURI: Two Iskcon devotees from Singapore and Australia were allegedly shoved out of the Jagannath temple on Thursday by a group of priests, for in their view, the visitors are non-Hindus. The priests reportedly nudged and even kicked the foreigners, who claimed themselves to be Hindus.
  • Puri King Works for Uniform Worship in Jagannath Shrines
    BHUBANESWAR: How many Jagannath temples exist across the world? Nobody knows for sure. To provide a reasonable answer, the Jagannath temple at Puri started making efforts to document all shrines dedicated to Jagannath and bring about "emotional integration and aesthetic unity" among them.
  • GBC Issues Statement on Effigy Burning
    November 21, 2008 - It was with great shock, dismay, anguish, and anger that we received recent reports that a handful of misguided persons committed a great offense to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), by burning his effigy in Jagannatha Puri, India.
  • Jagannath Puri Chief Priest Dies; Uncertainty Over Successor

    PURI: Chief priest Sri Jagannath Temple Laxmi Narayan Patjoshi Mohapatra died of cardiac arrest here today triggering uncertainty over his successor as his son is a minor to be anointed to the hereditary post. Mohapatra, who was only 32, was ill for some time. He is survived by wife, daughter and son.

  • Puri Priests Demand Punishment for Sales of ISKCON Books

    Bhubaneswar, March 22: An International Society for Krishna Consciousness devotee was caught by priests of Jagannath temple at Puri on Saturday for selling booklets of Srila Prabhupada, the founder of Iskcon, inside the temple premises.

  • Puri Priests Demand Ban on Entry of ISKCON Monks

    PURI — Firing another salvo against ISKCON monks, nearly hundred priests of Sri Jagannath Temple here sat on a dharna yesterday demanding a ban on the entry of ‘converted’ Hindus into the 12th century shrine.

  • Puri Priests Protest King's ISKCON Endorsement

    Puri (Orissa, India): In an unprecedented event, a large group of Sri Jagannath temple priests marched down the road shouting slogans against the Gajapati King Divyasingh Dev who is considered by local custom to be the chief servitor of the famous Puri temple.

  • Royal Concern for Pilgrims’ Plight
    The Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Deb is concerned that three Hindu pilgrims from Bali in Indonesia, were humiliated at the hands of a few Jagannath Temple priests, who on Wednesday drove the trio off the shrine suspecting them as non-Hindus, whose entry is prohibited in the temple.
  • Chief Priest of Puri Temple Visits ISKCON Mayapur
    His Holiness Gyanachandra Goswami , Mahanta [Chief Preist] of Sri Sri Radha-Radhakanta Mutt at Gambhira, Puri dham visited ISKCON Mayapur during Janmashtami festival. He participated in the Janmastami festival and also in Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja. He was very appreciative of ISKCON devotees hard work to fulfill the mission of Srila Prabhupada.
  • Jagannath Temple in Puri has India's Biggest Kitchen
    Puri (Orissa): The famed Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa, boasts of having one of the biggest kitchens in the country.

    Around 500 cooks and 300 helping hands prepare 56 different offerings known as 'Mahaprasad' or 'Abhada' for Lord Jagannath, which are served to the deity six times a day.

    The kitchen has 32 rooms, 752 stoves and nine earthen pots.

    The meals include seven different types of rice, four types of pulses, nine types of vegetables and different items of sweet dishes.