The first Janmastami festival organized by the new ISKCON management at Brooklyn’s Radha Govinda Mandir focused on improving the pilgrim experience to create lasting positive impressions for devotees and visitors alike.
Many residents of Mathura believe that Lord Krishna appeared in Mathura, but the residents of Vrindavan know that He was born in Vraja, in Gokula.
The film is now available for public screening and home streaming in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian.
It was the middle of the night in the monsoon season and raining heavily, and there were auspicious omens present everywhere. Lakes were full of blossoming lotus flowers and the forests with singing birds and dancing peacocks. The demigods were showering an abundance of flowers from the skies.
Now, in time for the upcoming Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja festivals, ISKCON Communications Ministry offers centers around the globe the opportunity to entertain and inspire their congregation by screening the hour-long ‘The Joy of Devotion’ film. Now, the film also available in Spanish.
A Short Film on ISKCON Secunderabad's Janmastami Festival 2017 by Sandip Solleti.
A short inspirational video by Pandava Sena Alumni to get into the deeper mood to surrender to Krishna and get closer to him.
Bhaktivedanta Manor Janmasthami 2016.
Cinematic aerial footage of TOVP shot in September of 2015 in Mayapur, India.
This track produced and performed by George Harrison and featuring The London Radha Krishna Temple rose to number 16 in the UK singles record chart in 1970, and has become a timeless classic played daily in thousands of temples worldwide to greet the deities of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna in the morning.
"I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest respects and gratitude to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, who 50 years ago made the arduous journey from India to the United States to share Krishna with the Western world. Without him, I and millions of others would never had known about the all-attractive, supremely-lovable Lord Krishna," Tulsi Gabbard says.
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Offers Appreciation to Srila Prabhupada in Her 2015 Janmastami Message
This Divine Couple, Radha and Krishna, eternally engage in loving pastimes. These loving pastimes are enacted on the spiritual platform, which is free from the contamination of material inebrieties. The ocean of bliss, emanating from these loving pastimes, expands continuously. Every moment is a festival or a party that never ends.
In celebration of Shri Krishna’s birthday, ISKCON Moscow has organized a beautiful and spiritually deep cultural show in the prestigious Concert Hall “Russia” in Luzhniki, Moscow. Fabulous were not only the performances, which included singing, dancing, and theatrical acts of Krishna lilas and Vedic philosophy, but also the sound and the scene illumination.
Ahmed, who is the principal of a municipal school, believes that religion does not teach hatred or rivalry, instead it promotes love and fraternity.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami.
The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the city of Boston, has signed a proclamation declaring August 17, 2014 to be "Sri Krishna Janamastami Day", a first for Boston ISKCON. It was at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier in 1965 that Srila Prabhupada first set foot on Western soil, and where he composed his prayer "Markine Bhagavata-dharma", entreating Lord Krishna for the spiritual deliverance of the western countries.
Recently, the Pandava Sena youth group of Bhaktivedanta Manor put on a production for over 2000 people over the two days of 28th August and 1st September. It was specifically aimed to those youth between the ages of 15 and 25.
God. The word evokes various images in people’s minds. Some think of God as a cosmic judge seated on a celestial throne. Others envision him as an ageless sage with a long white beard.
Janmastami, the occasion of Lord Krishna’s appearance in Vrindavana, India, some 5,000 years ago, is celebrated with great fervor and pomp by ISKCON devotees all over the world. The following day heralds the Vyasa Puja, or birthday of Srila Prabhupada, a spiritual emissary who brought the worship of Lord Krishna to the Western World in the 1960s and founded ISKCON.
The ISKCON temple in the Washington D.C. suburb of Potomac, Maryland, incorporated some interesting creative as well as managerial ideas in their Janmastami festival this year, to maximize devotion in attendees.
The festival was made possible by a team of 1,200 volunteers, the oldest of whom is 94.
Created by the Minsk ISKCON devotees.
ISKCON News wishes all its readers a Happy Janmasthami with the beautiful music "Shyam" composed and performed by Gaurangi Dasi (Pia Richardson) and team of the U.K.
The garden opens to the public at the grand Krishna festival held at Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK.
The Madhurastakam is a beautiful song on Krishna's sweetness composed by Sri Vallabhacharya. Its sweetness is more intensified when it is presented here in the transcendental voice of Bhakti Charu Swami.
May the sweet-faced Lord bless you all!
The world’s largest Janmashtami festival outside of India at Bhaktivedanta Manor attracted more than 60,000 pilgrims on 21st and 22nd August. This year celebrated the launch of the Ahimsa Dairy Foundation, which sells milk from cows that will be retired when their milking days are over and uses bulls to work the land.
Devotee and divisional health inspector Rakesh Kumar said the donation marked their respect for Lord Krishna and their love for the people all over the world. "We don't believe in racism and discrimination but we strongly believe in sharing and loving one another', he added.
A painted pilgrim arrives at Bhaktivedanta Manor Krishna Temple north of London for the three-day Janmashtami festival celebrating Lord Krishna's birth.
One of the largest Hindu gatherings outside India is expected to attract 70,000 people to Hertfordshire. Celebrations marking the 5,000-year-old festival of Janmashtami are taking place at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna temple in Watford.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Visitors to the Taipei City Council Hall last Saturday, Aug. 23 witnessed a kaleidoscope of color and activity at the Sri Krishna Janmasthami Celebration, an annual gathering marking the birth of Lord Krishna, one of the most widely worshiped Hindu deities.
NEW YORK: Sri Krishna Janmasthami - Lord Krishna's birthday commemoration, observed on August 23 and 24 - reached new heights around the globe this year, thanks largely to hundreds of celebrations hosted by chapters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Of special significance were the celebrations in New Delhi, London, and Washington DC.
Imphal, Aug. 24: “Dad, are the flowers going to explode?” Laxmi Devi wanted to know as she inched closer to the decorated stage for Rasa Lila inside Imphal’s Iskcon temple complex. “No, darling. Nothing will happen. They are not bombs, but beautiful flowers,” said her father, Ajita Dasa.
Little children dressed up as Krishna - flute in hand and peacock feather stuck on headband - did the rounds of colonies as Hindus decorated homes with garlands and floral motifs and visited temples on Sunday to celebrate Janmashtami, the birthday of the much-loved Hindu god.
Thousands in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the Janmashtami festival, joining their counterparts the world over in marking the occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna, one of Hinduism's most popular deities. A large number of devotees thronged more than 200 temples, most managed by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), on Saturday night.
NEW DELHI: Security has been beefed up by Delhi Police at more than dozen temples across Delhi and NCR ahead of the Janmashtami celebrations on Sunday. Elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been made in the Capital and major temples where Janmashtami will be celebrated have been put under electronic surveillance.
Devotees visiting the New Raman Reti community in Alachua, Florida this Janmastami are in for a special treat.
First introduced in 2007, the Village of Vrindavana is a miniature version of the real Indian holy place. It was created by second generation devotee Raghunatha Zaldivar and his friends, who set to work when they found themselves still buzzing with creative energy after last year’s youth festival, Alachua Kuli Mela.
Spritual food is the theme for this year’s annual Janmashtami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor later this month. The manor off Hilfield Lane in Aldenham, which boasts extensive grounds, will play host to the largest Krishna festival outside India when it stages the event on August 24 and 25.