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  • Mombasa Temple Builds New Apartments to Care for Congregation

    The ISKCON temple in Nyali in Mombasa, Kenya has recently completed the second phase of its construction – an apartment building to help care for the congregation and cultivate their spiritual lives.

  • Inauguration of ISKCON Ganjoni Temple, Mombasa, Kenya

    The event took place in March 2017. A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

  • Students Join Nairobi Hare Krishna Training Centre

    The new ‘Hare Krishna Training Centre’ in Nairobi, Kenya, has become a popular accommodation destination for local students, who are chanting, studying Srila Prabhupada’s books, and following the four regulative principles of Krishna consciousness.  The idea germinated when manager Govinda Prema Das and others began trying to follow Prabhupada’s instructions to reach out to local Africans, rather than Hindus. 

  • ISKCON Nairobi Holds its First Gita-contest

    The Gita Champions League (GCL) is a competition based on the teachings of the ancient book of knowledge, the Bhagavad Gita. This contest was a fun, inspiring and motivating way to help everyone to absorb themselves in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, enrich and refocus their life in the right manner. GCL was a written test primarily targeting students from Class 5 to 8. 

  • Ratha Yatra in Kisumu, Kenya

    The Lake shore city of Kenya – Kisumu, celebrated its annual Rath Yatra on the 18th of July, coinciding with the Puri Rath Yatra, and "Idd-Ul-Ftr" (a local holiday). Taking advantage of the auspicious date, the Kisumu devotees organized the festival in less than a week.

  • Indian Minister of Agriculture Visits ISKCON Nairobi

    On July 12th 2015, Shriman Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundaria Indian Minister of Agriculture, during his official trip to Kenya, visited ISKCON Nairobi. The minister was received by temple president Umapati Das at the entrance, and some special mantras were also recited for invoking auspiciousness and welcoming the minister into the temple.

  • Nairobi Celebrates Three Decades of Ratha Yatra

    The much-awaited festival of chariots finally, after one year of absence, glided through the streets of the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi, with all glamour and grandeur. Hundreds of wanainchi (members of the public) came out on the streets to watch this colorful festival and the grand cart carrying the Lord of the Universe.

  • Governor from Kenya Receives Bhagavad-gita

    On July 7, 2014, girls from Senior Girl Scout Troop 733 from Alachua, Florida were invited to meet with Samuel Mbae Ragwa, Governor of the Tharaka-Nithi County in Kenya. The girls were invited to share details about their project focused on reducing barriers to education for girls and young women around the world.

  • Nairobi’s Jagannath Restaurant Makes Prasad Affordable

    A restaurant in Nairobi is subsidizing its sanctified vegetarian food, or prasadam, so that it’s affordable for low-income workers, while at the same time developing an ambitious plan for large-scale free prasadam distribution. Located on the ground floor of the Golok Dham building at ISKCON Nairobi, the Jagannath restaurant projects a warm and welcome vibe even before you enter.

  • World Cup: Baby Elephants Playing Soccer

    As the soccer world cup fever heats up, an African soccer star visits an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, to help draw attention to the importance of saving wild life in Africa.

  • ISKCON Nairobi Temple Gets Upgraded Facilities

    Sri Sri Radha Bankebihari Deities made Their advent in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972 when Srila Prabhupada personally installed Them. At that time the Temple had a few facilities and very few devotees ran the temple. The temple gradually grew from a small place to a bigger one in 1994, when Gopal Krishna Goswami installed Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksmana Hanumana and inaugurated the new temple. Now it was time again to upgrade the facilities. 

  • Nairobi: Peaceful Initiations Amid Bomb Blasts and Terror Attack Threats

    On May 18th, 2014, amid bomb blasts and terror attack threats, Nairobi ISKCON had a very peaceful and jubilant initiation ceremony. ISKCON-guru Gopal Krishna Goswami gave spiritual initiation to 38 devotees. 26 of them took Harinam initiation,  while 12 devotees took Brahmin initiation.

  • Kenyan Book Distribution Reaches All-Time High

    Distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books in the East African country of Kenya has reached an all-time high, with 54,399 books distributed during the December marathon of 2013 by just three small temples: Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. The score catapulted Kenya to the number seven country in the world during the marathon.

  • Unity in Adversity: Devotees in the Mall Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

    Everyone was confused and concerned. Two of our very own devotees were victims of this ordeal and were inside the mall for some time.

  • Splendid Chariot Festivals on Kenyan Streets

    The Nairobi Vaishnavi Sangha lead by Dwarka Vasini Devi Dasi, along with the children’s book distribution team distributed as many as over 100 books in a span of 90 minutes. 

  • Nairobi Welcomed Its 29th Chariot Festival
    Like in the past three years, this year, too, there were two sets of Chariots; one set exclusively for the children, and the other one for the adults.
  • Lord Jagannath Bestows His Mercy Upon Nairobi
    There were two sets of chariots for Lord Jagannath on the roads of Nairobi this year. One chariot was exclusively for the children, followed by the magnificent chariot of Lord Jagannath being pulled by adults.
  • New Dwarika Dham, Kenya Temple Opening
    On 12th of April 2011, Mombasa, Kenya celebrated a very special Ram Navami festival as a beautiful new ISKCON temple was opened and Their Lordships Sri Sri Sita Rama Laksman Hanuman were installed. The festivities of the grand opening were spread over five days.
  • New Mombasa Temple to Be One of the Most Opulent in Africa

    An incredible 4,000 devotees—hailing from India, England, Uganda, and across Kenya—are expected to attend the opening of the New Dwarikadham complex in Mombasa, Kenya from April 9th to 13th this year.

  • New ISKCON Temple to Open in Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya
    The New Dwarikadham temple is ISKCON’s newest and perhaps one of the most opulent of its gems. Situated on an expansive plot, this monument`s modern yet simple architectural design is not only pleasing to the eye but also soothing to the soul.
  • New ISKCON Complex to Become Mombasa Landmark
    MOMBASA: ISKCON Africa is currently in the final phase of construction of its new temple complex on Beach Road, Mombasa. The expansive project sits on a two-acre plot in the affluent Nyali area, opposite the local golf club.