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  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium to Welcome New Srila Prabhupada Murti

    A Grand Welcome Ceremony will be held from October 14th to 15th to welcome Srila Prabhupada’s murti form to the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, during Prabhupada’s 125th appearance anniversary year.

  • Mayapur TV Español Provides Devotional Content for Spanish Speakers

    The purpose of the new channel is to make Krishna Katha accessible to Spanish-speaking people in every town and village through the Brihat Mridanga or “big drum” of the Internet.

  • Sending Love from Canada - Live Covid-Relief Event

    Saturday, May 15th from 4-7 pm EST live on FaceBook:,  a special Canada-Wide COVID Relief event for the devotees in Mayapur and Bangladesh. The event will host a Nrsimha Yagna, guest speakers, and kirtans.  

  • Urgent Appeal for Mayapur and Bangladesh Covid-Relief Donations

    The Covid crisis continues to affect India and Bangladesh and the ISKCON communities there in a terrible way. Today, on this auspicious day of Aksaya Trtitiya we are appealing to you to please consider donating now. 

  • News Brief: ISKCON Mayapur Offers ‘Free’ Covid Relief Prasadam to Devotees
  • ISKCON Mayapur Launches Virtual Sri Gaura Purnima Festival

    Starting on 12th March, ISKCON Mayapur will bring to the community a condensed version of the key events of the festival every day.

  • Celebrating Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita with the GBC Strategic Planning Team

    The series will be broadcast on their Facebook page, Youtube Channel and Mayapur TV from the 18th of February to the 29th of March. 

  • Nityananda Trayodasi, The Official Commencement of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance Anniversary Year Celebration

    2021 marks the 125th Appearance Anniversary Year of ISKCON Founder/Acharya His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

  • Mayapur Community Member Shot Dead

    In a sad and shocking turn of events, a Mayapur community devotee, Rashik Shekhar Das, was shot dead in his office in Gournagar, just adjacent to the ISKCON property in Mayapur, West Bengal.

  • Virtual Kartik Nabadwip Mandal Parikrama 2020

    Kartik Navadwip Mandal Parikrama 2020 organized by the Mayapur Chandra’s, is a virtual medium by which devotees are taken on parikrama to the nine-islands and various holy places in and around Mayapur, India.

  • Fifty-Bed Secondary Care Hospital to Be Built at ISKCON Mayapur

    The convenient service will save patients a journey to a hospital in Kolkata and will provide them with high quality treatment in a more personalized way and at a much more affordable cost.

  • TOVP Construction Resumes

    After over six months of halted construction on account of the India lockdown, work on the TOVP has successfully resumed.

  • Ramadevi Dasi Passes Away

    She spent decades of serving Sri Sri Radha-Madhava by designing and making Their night dresses also serving the community as a loving and expert midwife who delivered most of the community's children for over thirty years.

  • ISKCON Mayapur to Provide Virtual Reality Radhastami Experience

    An innovative new project promises to bring Mayapur to you – straight into your living room – via an immersive 360 degree Virtual Reality film on Radhastami, August 26th.

  • Chief Minister of West Bengal Arranged the Smooth Return of Bhakti Charu Swami's Vapu to Mayapur

    It was the Ministry of West Bengal led by the Honorable Chief Minister Sushri Mamata Bannerjee who facilitated the final journey of the vapu (body of ISKCON-guru Bhakti Charu Swami, who passed away on July 4th in Florida, back to Mayapur.

  • ISKCON Mayapur to Open Its Gates for Visitors

    The ISKCON  Chandradoya temple, Mayapur, will be opened for devotees, pilgrims and visitors from Sunday, 5th July onwards. However, to implement precautionary measures some restrictions have been imposed. 

  • TOVP Launches New Talk Show, Grand Opening Still Set for 2022

    While devotees in India and around the world cannot visit Mayapur, the TOVP has launched its own talk show, “TOVP Talks” to keep everyone inspired and connected to the project.

  • Mayapur Escapes Cyclone Amphan With Minimal Damage

    Amphan, which was the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal before it weakened, destroyed homes, trees and bridges, and left rural areas without power or communications. 

  • GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions

    ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released the minutes from its February 11th to 22nd Annual General Meeting in Mayapur, West Bengal (which took place before the  Coronavirus pandemic).

  • First UP Devotional Arts & Film Festival Screens Spiritual Music Videos

    The first annual UP Devotional Arts & Film Festival, which took place on March 8th at Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi Auditorium in Mayapur, focused on screening music videos by devotee artists from around the world. 

  • TOVP Opens 100,000-Square-Foot Pujari Seva Facility

    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium has just reached a major milestone with the grand opening on February 13th of its massive 100,000 square-foot pujari seva facility to serve Sri Sri Radha Madhava.

  • ISKCON to Open Largest Pujari Seva Floor

    ISKCON will throw open on Thursday the world’s largest pujari seva on a single-floor facility spread over 2.5 acres at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium at Mayapur in Nadia.

  • Jaladuta Cruise Offers Smoother Ride From Kolkata to Mayapur

    To avoid the bumpy, risky roads and pollution when traveling to the Mayapur Gaura Purnima festival this year, travelers can instead book the Jaladuta boat service organized by the Mayapur Tourism department and enjoy a relaxing cruise down the river Ganga.

  • Varaha Dvadasi – Celebrating The Boar Incarnation

    When Lord Brahma began to meditate on the supreme personality of Godhead, a little tiny bore the size of the tip of a thumb came out from His nose and it went into the sky.

  • Very Important News From Mayapur

    Those who may want to come to Mayapur from China, or other countries and areas in close proximity to outbreaks of this virus, or those with any symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose or breathing difficulties please refrain from coming to Mayapur until further advise.

  • Invitation to the Symposium of Education, Mayapur

    Viplavah 2020, the Annual International Symposium by ISKCON Ministry of Education will be held on February 21st & 22nd, 2020, at ILS Venue in Gita Bhavan, Sridham Mayapur.

  • Vasanta Pancami - Awakening Shades of Yellow and Green

    Vasanta Pancami usually takes place during the month of January or February, and marks the first official day of spring. The spring season signifies new life and joy, and Mother Nature shares that jubilation in the form of blossoming flowers and flourishing trees.

  • Sri Krishna Pusya Abhiseka - When Simple Meets Grand

    Flowers are a special part of the Vaishnava tradition. It is the way to honor special guests. It is the way to honor the spiritual master and the Vaishnavas. It is a form of worship, a form of appreciation.

  • Prominent Indian Corporate Billionaires Initiate Efforts to Develop Mayapur Heritage City

    The Committee envisions the development of Mayapur as a world tourism center, which includes ISKCON's flagship project the Temple of Vedic Planetarium, educational institutes, and the Ganga ghat development.

  • Invitation to Viplavah 2020 International Education Symposium

    The Ministry of Education invites devotees to a symposium designed to bring together the many ISKCON-members involved in Education. 

  • ISKCON To Set Up Mega Kitchen At Ganga Sagar

    To assist Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee's vision to develop spiritual tourism in the Ganga Sagar belt, West Bengal, India, ISKCON is ready to launch a permanent kitchen there, with a capacity to prepare up to 10,000 meals a day.

  • Gita Mela Draws Thousands of Tourists to Mayapur

    A winter festival that is held in December-January in Mayapur focuses on providing guests an insight into the importance of the Bhagavad Gita. 

  • ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2020

    The ISKCON Leadership Sanga will be held  in Sri Dham Mayapur between February 14-20 2020, with 75 unique seminars and discussions, uplifting kirtans, wonderful prasadam, and 45 stalls displaying various projects and services from all over the world. 

  • Gita Jayanti - The Topmost Knowledge Divulged

    5244 years ago, on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna delivered the most confidential and topmost knowledge to Arjuna, a warrior prince, and to humanity at large, in order to help all devotees understand the purpose of life.

  • Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Launches New App

    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP), ISKCON’s flagship center in Mayapur, West Bengal has released a new smartphone app on both Android and Apple platforms.

  • Sri Krishna Rasayatra - Mayapur

    Rasa Purnima marks the first of Sri Sri Radha Madhava’s weekly elephant processions in Mayapur. During this festival, Their Lordships come out of the temple and go on a procession around the Mayapur campus on the back of an elephant.

  • Francophone Division of Mayapur Institute Launches

    The landmark effort is the first time a Bhakti Sastri degree has been offered in French on such a worldwide scale. With twenty-nine countries where French is the official language, it’s an important step.

  • Mayapur Bubbling with Energy to Celebrate Kartik Month Festivities

    The sanctity of Mayapur, Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s birth place is non-different from Vrindavan so tens of thousands of devotees, pilgrims, tourists, senior Sanyasis are expected to throng to Mayapur during this month. 

  • TOVP Pujari Floor to Open in February 2020, Temple Opening in 2022

    At 100,000 square feet, fundraising director Braja Vilas Das claims the pujari floor will be “the largest pujari space in the world.”The opening ceremony for the new floor on February 13th next year is expected to be a major event, similar to the chakra installation last year, which included fire sacrifices, a parade, kirtan and prasadam. 

  • Devotees Inaugurate West Bengal Festivities

    “Beating the normal trend we are thrilled to be invited to inaugurate the Durga Puja festival. It gave us a good platform to highlight the relationship of goddess Durga with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Our mission is to worship and spread the message of Bhagwan Sri Krishna, however, as per Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy, Ma Durga is revered as a demigod and the external energy of Lord Sri Krishna by the devotees," said Subroto Das, Media Spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur.

  • Ganga Swells, Filling Low Lands Around Mayapur

    Due to the recently released large quantities of water from barrages Ganga has swollen, covering all low lands, and is flowing by the Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Marg road.

  • Kartik Navadvip Mandala Parikrama 2019

    Kartik Navadwip Mandal Parikrama organized by the Mayapur Chandras is a small and intimate gathering of devotees travelling to various holy places hearing and chanting about the glories of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Their associates.

  • Sri Bhadra Purnima

    “If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain the supreme transcendental destination.” 

  • A Special Way to Observe Vamana Dvadasi

    The Lord appeared as Sri Vamanadeva in order to honor His devotees – both the demigods, who required His help to gain back their kingdom from the demons, and Bali Maharaja, whose exemplary qualities and characteristics were revealed in his dealings with Lord Vamanadeva. 

  • Sri Visakha Devi – Srimati Radhika’s Dearmost Friend

    Visakha, being born on the same day, she is exactly the same age as Srimati Radharani, being eternally 14 years, 2 months and 15 days old.

  • Balarama Jayanti at ISKCON Mayapur

    The festival of swings which has been going on for the last four days; on the fifth and the final day the devotees take part in a pot breaking festival. In clay pot full with sweets swing on from the top filled with Sri Balaram’s favorite drink the Varuni, a celestial drink from honey that was sent by Varuna, God of the oceans.

  • Mayapur Miracles - ISKCON to Own 700 Acres of Mayapur Land

    The 700 acres of Sridham Mayapura land, in titles of individuals, is soon to be amalgamated so that ISKCON can officially own all of it.

  • Gadai-Gauranga - the Lord Gauranga of Gadadhara Pandita

    Gadadhara was the most intimate companion of Mahaprabhu and was very dear to Him.  Whenever Mahaprabhu became too overcome by his ecstasies, Gadadhara would calm him.

  • The State of West Bengal Promotes ISKCON Mayapur as a Tourist Hub

    The video focuses mainly on Gaura Purnima or the day of the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This is the biggest festival at Mayapur and brings devotees from across the globe to this Nadia town.

  • The Boat of Transcendental Knowledge

    Life in this material world is just like an ocean of ignorance. We are in the midst of this terrible ocean, which has been tossing us in the repeated cycle of birth and death from time immemorial.

  • Panihati: The Festival of Punishment

    Once upon a time, this place was the centre of worship of the Buddhist Tantrics and the Kapalikas. But later, in the sixteenth century, when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared to propagate the Sankirtana Movement, Panihati became a major centre of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas

  • Sailing Temple Makes Epic Voyage From Mississippi to Mayapur

    A lifetime dream is finally being fulfilled as Prabhupada disciple Mahendranath Das captains his Sailing Temple, “The Jai Nimai Nitai,” 16,000 nautical miles from Mississippi, USA to Mayapur, India. 

  • Krishna Days Facebook Page Keeps Fans Up-to-Date on Vaishnava Festivals

    Krishna Days, a new Facebook page launched this Gaura Purnima (March 2019), keeps followers up-to-date and informed on all Vaishnava sacred days.

  • Visitors from East and Southeast Asia Initiated in Mayapur

    Approximately 160 visitors from China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan recently went to Mayapur with  Giridhari Swami on pilgrimage.

  • ISKCON Mayapur Feeds 40,000 at Shantipur

    The Shantipur festival was first celebrated in the 15thcentury by the great saint Sri Advaita Acharya. The festival took place at his home in Shantipur on the occasion of the disappearance day of his spiritual master, Madhavendra Puri.

  • “The Queen’s Secret” Moves Audience to Tears and Laughter in Mayapur

    Queen Kunti and Prince Karna are the central characters of the drama, which portrays how Queen Kunti gave birth to Karna in her youth and then was forced to send him away and hide his existence. Their paths reunited many years later in the midst of the conflict between Kunti’s other sons, the Pandavas, and their cousins the Kauravas. 

  • Four Devotees Accept Sannyasa on Gaura Purnima

    Sannyasa is the renounced order of life accepted by many followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself accepted sannyasa in order to further the spread of the sankirtana movement.

  • Devotee Care Course Recommended for “Every Leader in ISKCON”

    Twenty-six such leaders attended the most recent presentation of the GBC-recommended course, offered from March 5th to 8th in the Chaitanya Bhavan building in Mayapur, West Bengal, India.

  • March 11th GBC Meeting Features Report on Bhaktivedanta Research Centre

    Throughout the year, ISKCON members are able to submit proposals to the GBC. These proposals go through a review process and are vetted and voted on by GBC Deputies and committees. The final proposals are then submitted to the GBC body for majority voting.

  • Devotees from 60+ Countries Chant Together in the Birthplace of Sankirtana

    Kirtan is now available for all. But it wasn’t always like this. Before the 15thcentury, the chanting of God’s own holy names was a sacred activity reserved for the highest of ecclesiastic society in the inner sanctums of temples.  

  • Deity Worship and Cow Protection: GBC Discusses How to Improve Standards in March 10th Meeting

    People who appreciate proper standards of Deity worship tend to look to ISKCON as an example. Over the years, ISKCON has established a reputation of having high standards of Deity worship. However, the Deity Worship Ministry warned the GBC that if proper care is not taken to maintain and improve standards of worship, this reputation could slip. 

  • TOVP Slated to Open “Around Gaura Purnima 2022"

    Construction on the 520,000-square-foot temple is now in the final phase after decades of development and nearly ten years of work onsite. 

  • GBC Discusses the “Solid Ground” of ISKCON’s Preaching

    Vaisesika Dasa made the presentation on behalf of the BBT’s new Marketing Communications Innovation department. This relatively new area of the BBT focuses on ascertaining how to assist and inspire ISKCON members around the world to distribute books.

  • GBC Meetings Open with Discussion of TOVP

    Ambarish Dasa, the ToVP Chairman, and other members of the ToVP team presented an hour-and-a-half report on the progress made in the past year and described the plans and projections that will see the ToVP to its grand opening in 2022.

  • ISKCON Sannyasis, Gurus, GBCs, and BBT Leaders Meet in India

    Nearly eighty top ISKCON leaders from around the world met at the society’s global headquarters in West Bengal for three full days, March 4-6, to discuss opportunities and challenges in expanding the ISKCON movement. 

  • ISKCON Educators Meet in Mayapur for a Symposium

    The ministry presented their new web platform, which was created with the intention to connect all the educators working in ISKCON and make the information about the different courses taught available to a wider audience.

  • Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre Planned in Mayapur

    Renowned industrialists Sajjan Jindal Chairman of JSW group of companies, B. K. Goenka Chairman of Welspun group and Ashok Goel Chairman of Essel Group visited the ISKCON world headquartes in Mayapur,  India, regarding the proposed plan of ISKCON to set up a Sri Chaitanya Cultural World Heritage Centre.

  • More Merciful than the Most Merciful

    Lord Caitanya is the most merciful incarnation of the Lord – yet there is someone who is even more merciful than Him.

  • Devotee Care Course in Mayapur from 5th – 8th March 2019

    Global Devotee Care Directorate (GDCD) is organizing a Devotee Care Course in Mayapur this Gaura Purnima. The dates are 5th - 8th March 2019. The course invites caring leaders, direct care-givers and all devotees interested in the systematic implementation of Devotee Care throughout ISKCON.

  • Mayapur Devotees Hold Special Kirtan for the Victims of the Jammu & Kashmir Terrorist Attack

    On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-bound suicide bomber in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the death of 49 people.

  • Pilgrims Flood Into Mayapur’s New Full Dome Planetarium Theater

    Immersive technologies are a major part of the plan for the still-under-construction TOVP, including a huge 23-meter planetarium theater under one of the temple domes. However, with the temple opening still two to three years away, a smaller, stand-alone planetarium theater has been built to give pilgrims a taste of what’s to come.

  • ToVP Dome Finishing Work Progress

    The work continues on the outside of the temple domes with blue tiles, stars and gold ribs being placed in beautiful designs that are appealing and beautiful to look at from all locations throughout Mayapur and the surrounding area. 

  • Rangadevi and Sudevi – The Transcendental Twins

    In the year 1992, the last of the four Asta-sakhis, or principle associates of Srimati Radharani, appeared in Mayapur and took their places on the altar of ISKCON Mayapur.

  • Celebrating Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Appearance at Surabhi Kunja

    The Sri Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnava Sangha, a gathering of 55 Gaudiya Maths celebrated the 181st Appearance day of Srila Sacchidanand Bhaktivinod Thakur at Surabhi Kunja, West Bengal, on Saturday September 22nd.

  • Sri Visakha Devi – Srimati Radhika’s Dearmost Friend

    Visakha Devi is very learned in many branches of knowledge, just like her scholarly father. She is a wise counselor and a diplomat in loving affairs, and is very expert at joking.

  • Lalita Devi - The Guru of All Gopis

    Lalita devi is the leader of the asta-sakhis, radhe tava priya-sakhim ca gurum sakhinam, "Oh Radhe! Your dear companion Lalita is the guru of all the gopis". Rupa-manjari is her maidservant and chief assistant.

  • 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.

  • ToVP and the 'Splendor in the Grass'

    Remarkably, devotees from New Govardhana Farm have set up a Govinda’s prasadam stall there with a theme representing the TOVP itself as the shape of the stall.

  • TOVP Hires Cushman & Wakefield to Manage Completion of the Project

    This is a standard practice in the construction industry for projects of this extraordinary size and complexity, and essential for the timely and budgeted work ahead now that the temple superstructure is finished. 

  • Ganges: The Ambrosia of Love of Godhead

    A new temple dedicated to Ganga Devi has recently been constructed by ISKCON Mayapur's Ganga Mata Seva Committee, where  a Deity of Ganga Devi is worshipped along with Deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai. This temple is only the beginning, for the committee has plans to construct a larger and more opulent temple for the worship of Mother Ganga.

  • Salila Vihar – Water Pastimes

    Sri Sri Radha Madhava enjoy various wonderful water pastimes in Mayapur, such as the boating pastimes They enjoy during the Candan-yatra season.

  • Mayapur Institute: “Are You Growing In Your Spiritual Life?”

    Mayapur institute paves the path for devotees' spiritual growth by in-depth analytical study of ancient scriptures facilitated by sincere practitioners. 

  • Purushottama: The Monarch of the Months

    This year in Sridhama Mayapur between the 16thof May and the 13thof June, the resident devotees will make their way to the temple each evening through the summer heat for an opportunity that only comes once every three years.

  • Spiritual Awakening in West Bengal Schools

    The Jagrata Chatra Samaj is a Spiritual Academy for Formation and Education (SAFE), an outreach program specifically aimed for students from schools and colleges in West Bengal, India.

  • Nrsimhadeva: The Protector of ISKCON

    The devotees of the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir had decided to install a Deity of Lord Nrisimhadeva after being attacked by a group of 35 dacoits in March of 1984. Lord Nrisimhadeva is the protector of His devotees, so what better way could there be of protecting the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir than by inviting Him to reside there?  

  • The Bhaktivedanta National School in Mayapur

    Children from any cultural background or religion may join the school, and Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and ISKCON children learn and grow in harmony, having equal respect for each others’ religion and background.  

  • Mayapur Tribal Convention Brings Together Tribes From Five Indian States

    The ISKCON Tribal Care Initiative’s 2018 convention ran from March 30thto April 1stin Mayapur, West Bengal this spring. It drew 2,000 tribespeople from thirteen tribes in five Indian states – each with their own culture, language and dressing style.

  • Zero Waste Mayapur

    The managers of the spiritual city of Mayapur are doing their best to keep the ISKCON premises clean from garbage waste.

  • Associating with the Supreme Lord Ramachandra

    Rama sets an example of the perfect king, husband, son, friend, and master. 

  • The Best Time and Place

    A few hours north of Kolkata is the holy land of Navadvipa, also known as Sri Dham Mayapur, which is celebrated and worshiped by Gaudiya Vaishnava devotees because it was in this very place that Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared approximately five hundred years ago.

  • GBC College 2018 Graduation Ceremony – ILS, Mayapur

    Twenty-three leaders from various locations in Africa, Bangladesh, China, India, Italy, Russia and Singapore, received their GBC College Graduation certificates and gifts in the presence of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, Srila Prabhupada, and over 600 ILS devotees including many ISKCON Gurus, GBCs and sannyasis.

  • West Bengal’s Chief Minister Visits ISKCON, Mayapur

    ISKCON Mayapur welcomed West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who came for an official visit.

  • Summary of the ILS 2018 Presentations

    During the eight day long series a total number of 65 presentations were delivered by different ISKCON leaders, addressing current issues and also issues that the society will face in the future

  • ISKCON Leadership Sanga - Day 2

    According to Laxmimoni Dasi, who is in charge of registering the guests at the ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS), there are 950 devotees attending the event, coming from  all around the world, including Brazil, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, South America, USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, India and a delegation of 75 people from China.

  • Final Two Chakras Installed Atop TOVP in Grand Ceremony

    The event began with an elephant parade that carried the murti of Srila Prabhupada, along with Lord Nityananda’s sacred shoes, to the site of the towering 113 meter (370 foot) hight TOVP, which is still under construction.

  • ISKCON Leadership Sanga - Day 1

    ISKCON Leadership SAnga is a gathering of gurus, temple presidents, GBC members and other formal and informal ISKCON leaders from around the globe where unity in diversity is discussed as was desired by Srila Prabhupada.

  • Clean Dham, Clean Your Heart: ISKCON Mayapur's Waste Management Drive

    A team of community members and devotees has been formed to create awareness about the campaign and importance of the clean environment.

  • TOVP Chakra Installation Ceremony Announcement

    On February 7th, ISKCON leaders and devotees worldwide will be converging at the holy place of Sridhama Mayapur for the historic occasion of the installation of the final two Chakras onto the domes of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.

  • Spring: The King of Seasons

    In the Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir, Sri Sri Radha Madhava are offered a new dress designed by the community devotees and decorated with many flowers. Everything, from the cloth to the jewellery to the decorations and even the complexion of Srimati Radharani and the gopis, is yellow. 

  • GBC Launches Devotee Care Course in Mayapur

    The Devotee Care Committee of ISKCON Governing Body Commission has invited everyone to take part at the Devotee Care Course this Spring in Mayapur

  • Nourishing Body & Soul: Mayapur Aims High

    Prasadam - sanctified vegetarian food - plays a vital role in everything Krishna devotees do. From doing outreach activities on the streets, to a huge festival in the temple, to a personal function, prasadam has to be there, otherwise the activity is considered incomplete.

  • Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama – Reviving Mahaprabhu’s Pastimes

    Since its inception by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada in 1918, the Gaudiya Vaisnavas have been performing parikrama around Sri Navadvipa Mandala. 2018 will mark the one hundred year anniversary of performing Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama.

  • Sri Krishna Pusya Abhisek in Mayapur

    Sri Krishna Pusya abhisek is usually the first major festival of the year in Sri Dham Mayapur. Every year on this day, the deities are bathed in hundreds of kilos of colourful and fragrant flowers in a beautiful abhisek.

  • Mayapur's Primary Citizens

     The Mayapur Goshala is a very peaceful and serene place, allowing anyone who comes to have a wonderful experience of offering service and worship.

  • Register for ISKCON Leadership Sanga

    ISKCON devotees may already know what an amazing event ISKCON Leadership Sanga is, with over a thousand ISKCON leaders and potential leaders, from around the world attending.

  • Tribal Care, An Initiative of Love and Care

    India’s tribal people are currently undergoing a crucial phase of identity crisis. ISKCON Mayapur's Tribal Care Initiative reaches out to the tribal communities of India, which comprise around 9% of India’s population – over 104 million people.

  • Canadian Opera Singer to Make Pilgrimage to Sri Mayapur Dham

    One of Canada's fasting rising young opera stars, Dustin Hiles, first met the devotees seven years ago in Winnipeg, MB, while campaigning as a candidate for the provincial Liberal Party of Canada.

  • TOVP Melbourne, Australia Fundraising Event

    On November 11th the TOVP Tour Team brought Lord Nityananda’s Padukas and Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Sitari to the original Capital City of Australia, Melbourne. Although Canberra is now the Capital, Melbourne is one of the largest cities in Australia and this showed by the incredible response of the devotees who pledged over $500,000 U.S. to the TOVP.

  • Mayapur Institute’s First Classroom “Kutir” is the Perfect Setting for Study

    On October 15th the Mayapur Institute of ISKCON opened its first classroom kutir, or hut, which creates the perfect atmosphere for study of the Vedic scriptures. Built with natural, environmentally-friendly local materials like bamboo, bricks and thatch, the kutir makes students feel like they have stepped back in time to learn with the sages of the Srimad-Bhagavatam.

  • Our Other Family Business, The TOVP - by Amrita and Anisha Ford
  • Odana-sasthi – The First Day of Winter

    Once, Srila Pundarika Vidyanidhi and Srila Svarupa Damodara came to Jagannatha Puri and saw the festival of odana-sasthi. On this day, the Lord is offered new cloth, and from that day forth, the Lord should be offered winter clothing.

  • TOVP Update Nov 2017

    A video by Prananath Das, music by Agnideva Das and Jahnavi Harrison.

  • The New Bell Sound of the ToVP Dome
  • Mayapur - Life and Soul

    A meditation on the exquisite forms of Sri Pancha Tattva and Sri Sri Radha Madhava. Dedicated to Agnideva Das, who is recovering from illness in Sydney, Australia. A video by Prananath Das.

  • ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2018 Registration Has Begun

    ISKCON Leadership Sanga is a wonderful event, with over a thousand ISKCON leaders and potential leaders, from around the world attending. Many will share their skills and knowledge through a wide variety of presentations, seminars, and workshops.

  • Our Other Family Business: TOVP

    We feel blessed to be engaged in serving the TOVP along with all of our ISKCON family. I’m especially grateful that our daughters have imbibed this mood of service to Srila Prabhupada as well and have understood the true value of the blessings Krishna has bestowed upon them. 

  • Sri Krishna Rasa Yatra

    On the full moon night in the autumn season, during Krishna’s eighth year, He enacted His Rasa-lila pastimes with the beautiful young gopis of Vraja. This sweet pastime is celebrated every year by the devotees of Lord Krishna on the Rasa Purnima day, which is also the last day of the Kartik month.

  • Bhakti Vriksha Hands on Training Workshop in Mayapur

    The training was held in October 28th and 29th, 2017, and twenty two devotees from China, Portugal, Qatar, Nepal, Italy and various parts of India participated.

  • TOVP Report - 3 Month Marathon
  • 'Let No One Go Hungry' - Food Distribution in Mayapur

    Srila Prabhupada continually stressed the importance of prasadam distribution in ISKCON Mayapur, and he instructed that no one within a ten mile radius of Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir should go hungry.  Following Srila Prabhupada’s instructions, Food for Life Mayapur has been endeavoring for many years to fulfill this goal.  Hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims are fed prasadam by Food for Life Mayapur, as well as villagers in the surrounding areas.  This video showcases the endeavors of ISKCON Mayapur’s Food for Life program, and demonstrates how they perform this wonderful service.

  • Celebrating the King of Mountains

    Govardhana Puja is the auspicious festival that was originally performed by Sri Krishna Himself about five-thousand years ago. This festival took place the year following Damodara’s chastisement by His mother, Yasoda Devi, and has been lavishly observed and celebrated worldwide ever since.

  • Sri Damodarastakam Ceremony in Mayapur

    Kirtan led by Narahari Nityananda dasa.

  • "State of the Art" CNC Machine in Action for the ToVP

    Here's a short video of the CNC machine in action, making a 800cm long by 12mm thick peacock model from PVC for one of TOVP designs

  • Conquering the Lord of All Creations

    Mother Yashoda’s love is unmatched in purity and is unlike any other that even the infinite Lord who pervades the entire creation is bound by her love.

  • TOVP Announces A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chakra Abhisheka Seva Opportunity

    The TOVP fundraising team is offering devotees the unique seva to personally bathe the chakras that will be mounted on these two domes! 1008 sponsorships will be available for each chakra.

  • World Holy Name Week in Mayapur 2017

    The Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir ISKCON celebrating the world holy name week, with devotees chanting and dancing through the streets of Shri Mayapur Dham. A video by Mayapur Communications. 

  • Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama Starts in 30 Days

    Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama offers devotees the opportunity to visit the nine islands of Navadvipa (West Bengal, India) in the association of sincere devotees and to hear the glories of the Lord in His pastime places from many senior Vaishnavas. 

  • A Week of Bliss: Sri Dham Mayapur Celebrates World Holy Name Week

    World Holy Name Day was established by the GBC in honor of Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial celebrations in 1996, to honor the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the West.  World Holy Name Day has since expanded into World Holy Name Week, which every year inspires devotees to please Srila Prabhupada and to purify themselves and the world through the chanting of the holy names throughout the days.

  • Paramahamster - Vedic Planetarium

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Sadbhuja Das Explains TOVP Metals - Part 2
  • Bhaktivinoda Thakura - The Seventh Goswami

    Although Bhaktivinoda Thakura is especially recognised for re-discovering the birth place of Lord Caitanya, he in fact re-discovered and re-established Lord Caitanya’s movement. 

  • Sadbhuja Das Talks About the Different Types of Metals Used in TOVP

    Sadbhuja Das answers important questions about the metals being used for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, Mayapur, India, such as gold, titanium nitrate, stainless steel, bronze, etc.

  • TOVP Chakra Installation a Milestone Event - August 10th, 2017

    After more than ten years of planning, fundraising and execution, a major milestone has now been achieved for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. The first Chakra has been installed on the West wing Planetarium dome!!.

  • Celebrating the Appearance Day of Lalita Devi

    Lalita Devi is considered to be the guru of all gopis. This year, Lalita devi’s appearance day fell on August 27th. Just prior to the annual Gaura Purnima festival of 1986, the Deity of Srimati Lalita devi, along with three other principle sakhis, was installed in the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir and joined Sri Sri Radha Madhava on the altar. She stands directly next to Sri Madhava.

  • Invitation to ISKCON Leadership Sanga

    ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS) is the foremost gathering of leaders and devotees from around the world. The ILS is eight wonderful days of seminars on leadership and related topics within the sacred atmosphere of Sri Dhama Mayapu

  • Gita Courses at the Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur

    The Bhaktivedanta Gita Academy started in 1994 under the direction and guidance of Bhakti Purusottama Swami, and is located north of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. It provides various courses on our Vedic literature, such as the Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Srimad Bhagavatam.

  • TOVP Mid-Year Update Video - July, 2017

    For more information please visit

  • TOVP Launches "FullDome Mayapur" Project

    The devotees from the TOVP team are developing a project called FullDome. This project will be located on a small piece of land near Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi. Operation FullDome is a way to give any visiting guest to Sri Dham Mayapur an opportunity to experience the most unique immersive spiritual experience in a spiritual town.

  • Kartik Navadvip Mandal Parikrama by Mayapur Chandras

    By the inspiration of Jayapataka Swami, The Mayapur Chandras team organizes Kartik Navadvip Mandal Parikrama every year. For more information please visit:

  • Grand Opening of Mayapur Institute Campus

    First phase of the Mayapur Institute Campus was inaugurated and offered to Srila Prabhupada on 3rd Jul 2017 in the auspicious presence of Jayapataka Swami and many other senior devotees.

  • Mayapur Institute to Inaugurate New Campus

    Due to significant growth in student enrollment every year, the current Mayapur Institute classrooms and offices are inadequate. Hence, MI had embarked on setting up an exclusive campus at Mayapur.

  • Kalash Installation Begins at the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

    After several weeks of assembling the titanium nitrate kalashes, they have finally reached the final stage of commencing their installation on top of the TOVP Domes and Chatris. A video by ToVPInfo.

  • ToVP Launches Virtual-reality Panorama Site

    The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (ToVP) team has announced the launch of a new website,, which offers a virtual tour through the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, in Mayapur, India, one of the largest temples in the world. The virtual-reality panoramas in this site will show every nook and corner of the magnificent temple. From 24 different places, people can see all around and look both above and below to get a feel of this sacred space.