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  • Departure of Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami

    At 3.40 am on the 30th of December Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami left his body and returned to the spiritual realm. Lying in his bed in the Kuala Lumpur temple surrounded by devotees chanting the holy names Maharaja breathed his last. Bhakti Wrajendranandana Swami was born in Malaysia. He went to the UK to study where he joined ISKCON in 1971 in Birmingham. He got initiated in July 1972 from Srila Prabhupada on Trafalgar Square, receiving the name Vrajendra Kumar.

  • Matchless Gift for Malaysia

    During the month of Damodara, the Food For Life Society Malaysia and Bhaktivedanta Books Trading Sd. Bhd jointly organised a famous project in Malaysia, the Sastra Dana and Anna Dana (food and books distribution) program.

  • Temple of Devotion and Understanding Inauguration - Penang, Malaysia
  • Malaysia: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple is Penang’s Newest Landmark

    There may be many Hindu temples in Malaysia, but the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple of Devotion and Understanding in Seberang Jaya, Penang, is in a class of its own in terms of building design and function. The temple is now receiving the final touches before the “kumbabeseigam” (consecration ceremony) on August 29.

  • Permanent Prabhupada Art Gallery to Open in Malaysia

    A permanent art gallery entitled “Walking with Srila Prabhupada – The Path of Perfection” is set to open on August 30th in Malaysia.

  • Amazing Recovery by Bhakti Vrajendranandana Swami

    Prominent ISKCON sannyasi Bhakti Vrajendranananda Swami, who had been suffering from serious liver condition, has made a remarkable recovery and has just been discharged from the hospital.

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Malaysian Dream Becomes a Reality
    Back in 1971, ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada paid a five-day visit to Malaysia, where a well-wisher had promised his society land in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Over forty years later, Srila Prabhupada’s Malaysian dream is finally becoming a reality.
  • Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow in Kuala Lumpur
    Neem deities of Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Sunder had arrived in Malaysia in 1991. They were intended as Padayatra deities, meant to accompany a traveling group touring the country on foot.
  • A Longtime Dream Fulfilled in Malaysia
    This 16th of May, on the most auspicious astrological date of Akshaya Tritiya, Sri Jagannath Mandir Kuala Lumpur (SJMKL), the largest and most active ISKCON center in Malaysia, will host the grand unveiling and installation festival of new marble deities of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Rama.
  • Ratha Yatra in Klang, Malaysia

    This December, devotees in Klang, Malaysia, celebrated their Ratha Yatra festival, one of twenty across the country.

    Preparation for the traditional cart festival honoring Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra begins months in advance, with Klang’s small congregation saturating the town with promotional pamphlets. The resulting support from townspeople, especially the shops in Little India, funds the event almost entirely.

  • 4,000 Participate in Penang, Malaysia's Ratha Yatra
    ABOUT 4,000 devotees took part in the annual Ratha Yatra (Chariot Festival) organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Penang, Malaysia recently. The procession, which included two main chariots bearing the deities of Lord Jaganath (Lord of the Universe), Goddess Subadhra Devi and Lord Balarama, and a smaller chariot of Nitai Gauranga, left the Wisma Nattukottai in New Lane at 5.15pm.
  • Malaysian Clerics Issue Yoga Fatwa
    Millions of people in Malaysia have been banned from doing yoga because of fears it could corrupt Muslims. The Islamic authorities have issued a ruling, known as a fatwa, instructing the country's Muslims to avoid yoga because of its Hindu roots.
  • HAF Condemns Banning of Hindu Group in Malaysia

    A prominent U.S. based human rights group, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), today joined a growing chorus demanding restoration of civil rights in Malaysia after the recent banning of the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF).

  • Month of Damodara Lights the Way Into Thousands of Homes

    For the holy month of Damodara, devotees in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley are going door to door to spread the glories of their Lord.

    Also known as Kartik and falling between the western months of October/November, the month of Damodar celebrates Lord Krishna’s pastime of being bound with ropes by Mother Yashoda, and is often observed by offering lamps or candles.

  • ISKCON Penang - “A Temple Like This”
    In 1971, when ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada made his only visit to Malaysia, he showed the wife of the then chief Indian minister a sketch of a typical Indian Mandir and requested her to to help him build a “temple like this.” Now in the Malaysian state of Penang – known as the “Pearl of the Orient” during British times – Srila Prabhupada’s vision is gradually unfolding.