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  • 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!”

  • Durban Distributes 5,310 Biscuits to Celebrate Gaura Purnima

    The 531st appearance anniversary of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was the inspiration for devotees from the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple in Durban, South Africa to bake, pack and distribute 5,310 biscuits.  The goal of the biscuit distribution was to help spread Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy to everyone and anyone. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lord Caitanya’s Simple Solution for Salvation

    For material success one needs to put in hard labour. However the process of devotion taught to us by Lord Caitanya is so simple, so sublime, so sweet and so joyful that while treading the path of devotion there is no negative emotion.

  • 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.

  • Govardhana, the Hill that Fulfills all Desires

    Touchstone Media has announced the release of the book Govardhana, the Hill that Fulfils all Desires written by ISKCON spiritual master Bhakti Caitanya Swami. The book is a virtual guide to this most holy place of pilgrimage for devotees of Lord Krishna. This book is the first of its kind that vivd take us around Govardhana Hill even without being physically there.

  • Krishna-Chaitanya, India’s Hidden Treasure, His Life and Teachings by Walther Eidlitz

    Eidlitz’s finds himself in India during World War II. There was a beacon of light in the midst of untold darkness: a German-born Vaishnava sadhu happened to be in that same camp.   

  • Former Radhadesh President Joins Mayapur Co-Directors

    Hrdaya Caitanya Das, who served as president of ISKCON’s Radhadesh community in the Belgian Ardennes for twenty-seven years, is grateful to be taking on the service of co-director at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal. He and fellow newcomer Gauranga-Simha Das from South Africa will bring the board of co-directors to six.

  • Panca Tattva Maha Abhishek in Mayapur, 2014

    A beautiful video of this year's Maha Abhisheka. Produced by Tripada Das and the ToVP Team. Music by Grammy-winning Havi Das (Ilan Chester).

  • Nilachala Mahaprabhu

    A historic film from Bengal, produced in 1957.

  • Lord Caitanya's Rescue Mission

    The survivors of any disaster welcome the rescue team with an open arm and willingly go back with them. But Lord Chaitanya had to deal here with those who were suffering from spiritual amnesia.

  • The Ultimate Dance

    Engaging the body in graceful dance for the pleasure of the Lord, and the mind in prayerful contemplation on the sound of His holy names quickly transports our consciousness to the joyful realm of divine love.

  • President of India Lays Foundation Stone of Lord Caitanya Museum

    The museum will have artifacts, books, scriptures, manuscripts, letters, personal belongings of Lord Chaitanya and His associates.

  • The Gita for Daily Enrichment: A New E-book by Chaitanya Charan Das

    “Realizing that we are not suspended in the uncertainty of uncaring chance, but are enveloped in the certainty of unfailing love is life’s greatest discovery”: Chaitanya Charan Das reminds us in his newly published book The Gita for Daily Enrichment.

  • Shri Chaitanya: The Golden Avatar of Love
    Shri Chaitanya, the most recent avatar of Krishna or God, took birth on this day, in the small town of Navadvip in West Bengal in the year 1486. He appeared not as God, but as a devotee and kept his divinity hidden from most. He did this to demonstrate the mood and behavior an adherent should aspire for.
  • Chaitanya Charan’s New Book Responds to the Movie 'Oh My God!'
    A recent super-hit Bollywood movie OMG: Oh My God! , that showed a rational atheist taking on arrogant godmen made millions of people think critically about traditional religious practices.
  • Krishna Consciousness: The Golden Opportunity

    Gold is good. We all want it, or at least a facsimile thereof. A golden age refers to an era of goodness and plenty, acknowledged in Greek, Roman, and Indian cultures. If you have everything, you were born with "a golden spoon in your mouth."

  • 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.
  • The BBT Considering Printing a Third Edition of Teachings of Lord Caitanya
    The BBT is considering printing a third edition of Teachings of Lord Caitanya (TLC) and we'd like to hear the ISKCON devotees` thoughts.
  • The Dancing God
    Frederick Nietzsche is famous for his audacious proclamation “God is Dead”. Interestingly, the German philosopher did say something further, albeit in jest. Walter Kaufman translates Nietzsche’s quip - “I should believe only in a God who understood how to dance.”
  • Feature: The Nrsimhadeva Chaitanya Connection

    What does Lord Nrsimhadeva, whose appearance day Vaishnavas around the world will be celebrating this week, have in common with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the fourteenth century founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

    In Vaishnava theology, Nrsimhadeva is one of the ten main incarnations of Lord Krishna who, as is explained in the Bhagavad-gita, descends to this world to annihilate the miscreants and please his devotees. However Lord Chaitanya does not fit into this categorization, although he is Krishna himself, because he comes disguised as a devotee.

  • Lord Caitanya and the Renaissance of Devotion (Part 2)
    Kṛṣṇa’s appearance as Lord Caitanya is really Kṛṣṇa’s own tribute and testament to the overwhelming attractiveness of pure devotional service and, especially, of His pure devotee. Moreover, when Kṛṣṇa assumes the features of His own greatest devotee, He has, in fact, a particular devotee in mind: His highest and most intimate devotee. Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.
  • Lord Caitanya and the Renaissance of Devotion (Part 1)
    India in the fifteenth century was underwent a renaissance almost the opposite of the European one; scholars have called it the “bhakti renaissance,” a great rebirth of devotion to God. The preeminent figure of this powerful religious upsurge was Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
  • Gaura Pūrṇimā 523

    Five hundred and twenty three years ago, on a full moon night in the month of Govinda, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared in the world, the avatāra descended to deliver Kṛṣṇa prema to the extremely fallen people of this Kali-yuga.

  • All India Conference Honors Mahaprabhu
    Kolkata-On Sunday February 15th, more than six thousand people participated in the "Prema and Bhakti Sammelen," an all-day forum in honor of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, India's 16th Century saint and avatara.
  • The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami: When Knowledge Meets Devotion

    The Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition is famous for its depth of devotion to Krishna. Chaitanya Vaishnavas are known for having refined the practice and aesthetics of devotion into a sophisticated science.