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  • Janmastami: A Timeless Celebration
    All you need is love... when George Harrison sang these lines, wonder if he had been thinking about Lord Krishna! Krishna's birthday is celebrated all over the world as Krishna Janmashtami, Krishna Jayanthi or Gokulashtami. No other deity's birth is enveloped in such high drama.
  • Krishna: Expert Dancer, Uninhibited Lover
    "I would believe in a God who could dance", said German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. During his time, God was generally portrayed as a frozen perfection, remote, static, and wholly unsociable. No wonder he was disillusioned by this stereotypical idea of God.
  • Krishna's Pastimes are Jubilant

    This clip is an excerpt from a lecture given the Founder Acarya of ISKCON, namely His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupda, in New York around April of 1973.

    Here he discusses the temporary nature of our material existence and the permanently blissful activities of the spiritual realm.

  • "Lord Krishna Existed. School Texts are Wrong"
    Did Krishna exist? Most certainly, says Dr Manish Pandit, a nuclear medicine physician who teaches in the United Kingdom, proffering astronomical, archaeological, linguistic and oral evidences to make his case. "I used to think of Krishna is a part of Hindu myth and mythology. Imagine my surprise when I came across Dr Narhari Achar (a professor of physics at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, in the US) and his research in 2004 and 2005. He had done the dating of the Mahabharata war using astronomy. I immediately tried to corroborate all his research using the regular Planetarium software and I came to the same conclusions [as him]," Pandit says.
  • A Thousand Little Krishnas On His Birthday
    Tens of thousands of pilgrims and guests will visit UK`s Bhaktivedanta Manor to celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna. The festival will launch the first literacy program in the world to incorporate both language and phonics systems.
  • Coming August 3rd to Theaters Worldwide: "Krishna Hey" - The Animation

    "Hey Krishna" ("Krishna Aur Kans" in India) is India's first stereographic 3-D animated feature ever - and it's based entirely on Srila Prabhupada's "Krishna" book. It will be released in many theaters worldwide on the 3rd of August, 2012. It is timed for Janmastami, Krishna`s appearance day.

  • ISKCON’s First Janmastami Celebrated in Kamsa's Prison, Mathura
    Eight months of steady preaching, culminated in the grandest celebrations of Lord Krishna’s birth in Prachin Janambhumi (prison house of Kamsa), the real birthplace of the Lord in Mathura.
  • Little Krishna - The Darling of Vrindavana

    An animation by Big Animation.

  • ISKCON Youth Travel and Serve in Europe

    This summer, the Krishna Culture Youth Bus Tour toured Europe for the first time ever.

  • Fulfilling Our Longing for Love

    Love is our innermost longing. Gita wisdom declares that our longing for love is best fulfilled when we learn to love Krishna.

  • "Morning Meditation" by the Red Rock Rishis

    Morning Meditation is a song off the Rishis' CD  album, "The Beginning Is Near". This as well as the rest of their musical productions, and eight other music videos, can all be heard by going on their website:

  • Hare Krishna With Symphonic Orchestra in Tallinn, Estonia

    Part of the concert with Aditi-Dukha ha Das and a symphonic orchestra. Arranged by Shri Harinam Mandir, ISKCON, Tallinn, Estonia.

  • Krishna Dharma’s New Book Opens a Door to the Bhagavatam

    He’s already retold the epic spiritual classics, Ramayana and Mahabharata. His are among the bestselling English editions, with 60,000 and 100,000 in print respectively, and have garnered ebullient praise from the media, academia and general public alike. And now Krishna Dharma has retold the work closest to his heart in “Brilliant as the Sun: A Summary of Srimad Bhagavatam, the Complete Science of God.”

  • How Deaf People Can Chant Hare Krishna ?

    A video published by

  • 32,000 Year Old City Discovered in India

    An excerpt from a History Channel documentary.

  • New Scholarly Work Gives Deeper Understanding of Deity Worship

    Attending Krishna’s Image: Caitanya Vaisnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth  by ISKCON scholar and guru Krishna Kshetra Das (Kenneth R. Valpey) discusses how the ancient historical tradition was brought from India to countries all over the world. It shows how it has taken firm root today in both India and the West

  • Generations Grew Up on Krishna Lunch at the University of Florida

    Krishna Lunch has been served at the University of Florida for 40 years. There is now students graduatinfg from this school who would not have eaten there at least once. ISKCON now partners with the University to upgrade the campus Plaza where the food distribution has been taking place for decades. 

  • University of Florida and Krishna Lunch: The Cooperation Goes Stronger

    Serving up to 1,200 students a day, five days a week, the Krishna Lunch prasadam distribution program has flourished under Srila Prabhupada's vision. Krishna Lunch is served on the University of Florida's main crossroads, the Plaza of the Americas, which is the very place Srila Prabhupada lectured to over 500 students and faculty on his visit to Gainesville in 1971. 

  • Krishna and Balarama in Kamsa's Arena
  • 2014 Is World Holy Name Week’s Biggest Success So Far

    World Holy Name Week (WHNW), first established in 2008, has seen its biggest success so far this year. In 2013, around forty-three different ISKCON centers celebrated the week in some capacity with events designed to share, spread and become absorbed in the Holy Name of God. This year, WHNW organizers have already received reports from over fifty ISKCON centers from every continent in the world.

  • A Day at Goloka Dhama

    This short film depicts a day at Germany's Goloka Dham farm, just before Krishna Kshetra Swami's sannyasa initiation. A video by bhaktin Inci Milano.

  • Sri Krishna Govinda (Official Video) - Govinda Sky

    Sri Krishna Govinda from the album Ocean of Mercy. Jaya Madhava Das (Vocals/Lyrics), Trevor Buckingham (Producer, Backing vocals, guitars,percussion etc), Eddie-ji (Guitar, backing vocals), Guest Backing vocal: Eamon Sefton

  • All Attractive Lord

    A fun music video of devotees seeing Krsna everywhere.

  • Ananda Monet - Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya (Official Music Video)
  • “Hare Krishna!” Film to Start US Nationwide Release This June

    “Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement and the Swami Who Started It All,” a ninety-minute documentary film about the life and achievements of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada, will start its nationwide roll-out in the U.S. this June. The ambitious film, originally titled “Acharya” and directed by John Griesser (Yadubara Das), has been much-awaited by ISKCON devotees and congregation everywhere.

  • Krishna The Lover Of The Gopis
  • Reviews of the Hare Krishna! Movie in the US

    Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami Who Started It All had its world premiere in June, at the Illuminate film festival in Sedona, in the USA. At the time of writing, the well-known movie review site, was reporting that 92% of their visitors who rated the movie liked it. The professional critics are not so sure, giving it only 14% on the Tomatometer. 

  • DJ Michael Phoenix - Maha Mantra | Official Music Video

    A day on the beautiful New Govardhana farm in NSW, Australia.

  • GBC Meeting Clarifies Krishna West is Part of ISKCON

    Good communication brings about a healthy relationship, as ISKCON’s Governing Body Comission and ISKCON guru Hridayananda Das Goswami found this month. Hridayananda Maharaja’s Krishna West project began in 2013. But due to ill health, he had not had the chance to meet with the full GBC body about it until this October 15th and 16th, during their mid-term meetings in Ujjain, India.

  • Vice President of India Calls Srila Prabhupada an “Ambassador of Indian Civilization”

    The Vice President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurated ISKCON's East West Cultural Festival in New Delhi yesterday. The event also saw the Indian premiere of the film Hare Krishna!, written and directed by Yadubara Das and Visakha Dasi. 

  • Hare Krishna! Film Updates From Around the World

    India is hosting 700 screenings in one-week, Canada release January 22nd, and South America and New Zealand planned for the early new year.

  • Recording the Hare Krishna Mantra with George Harrison

    From Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World

  • “Krishna Lunch Lane” Sign at University of Florida Commemorates Prasadam Legacy

    A recent remodel of the Plaza of the Americas, the leafy main crossroads of the University of Florida (UF) campus, includes a sign reading “Krishna Lunch Lane” to commemorate the prasadam distribution program that has served students there for the past forty-five years. 

  • Celebrating Sri Madhava – The Sweetest in the Whole World

    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.

  • Pilgrimage to Udupi 2019

    Udupi is considered to be “Mathura of the South,“ where the Supreme Lord Krishna performed many childhood pastimes for the pleasure of his mother Devaki.

  • Gainesville Krishna House Devotees Share With Other Faiths at “Progressive Dinner”

    Participating were about seventy congregation members – many of them young students – as well as pastors from the Catholic, Quaker, LDS and Wesley United Methodist churches, the Jewish campus organization Hillel, and of course Krishna House. 

  • Krishna Food Relief Serves the Homeless Sandwiches, Socks and the Holy Name

    “One day on my way there, I saw an old lady eating out of a garbage can,” Jagai says. “That really disturbed me, and I could not stop thinking about her. The next weekend on Harinama, a devotee family showed up with leftover sack lunches they had been distributing to homeless people in their neighborhood.

  • New Book Brings Cow Care Into Serious Discussion in Academia and Beyond

    Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics, a new book by ISKCON guru and scholar Krishna Kshetra Swami, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2020.  The work is set to make caring for cows, in the spirit of devotion, a serious topic of discussion in academia worldwide. 

  • Pioneer Preacher Pusta Krishna Das Passes Away

    Born Paul Dossick, he joined ISKCON in October 1970 in Gainesville, Florida. Leaving college as a premed student in his last quarter, he immediately set off with Gargamuni Swami to assist the preaching in Dhaka, East Pakistan, in March 1971. In April, when the Bangladesh Liberation War broke out, they escaped to Bombay just in time. 

  • The Mystery of Lord Krishna's Birth

    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.

  • New Fortunate People App Makes Spreading The Holy Name Easy

    Since 2016, when it was launched as an offering to Srila Prabhupada for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, the Fortunate People project has seen devotees film people chant the Hare Krishna mantra for the first time “for love and peace.”