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Articles tagged as Mela

  • 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. 

  • Ganga Sagar Mela: ISKCON to Set Up Permanent Kitchen

    The second most popular mela after Kumbh Mela is the Ganga Sagar Mela.  Celebrated with great vigor and enthusiasm, the festival has a cultural and spiritual significance where pilgrims dip themselves in the holy waters of Ganga to purify their souls.  

  • 2014 Kirtan Mela in Tallin, Estonia

    The 3rd Annual Baltic's Kirtana Festival - Kirtana Mela Tallinn 2014 - will take place in Sri Harinam Mandir, Tallinn, Estonia on April 25 - 27th. To register: http://kirtana-mela-tallinn.weebly.com/

  • ISKCON Camp Brings Prabhupada’s Message to Kumbha Mela
    ISKCON devotees established a large camp at the Maha Kumbha Mela in Prayag (Allahabad) from January 14th to February 15th, bringing kirtan, prasadam and Srila Prabhupada’s books to the largest religious gathering in the world.
  • ISKCON at the Kumbha Mela
    Kumbha-mela the largest religious gathering issues no written invitation, yet all spiritual seekers come here to meet one another and enjoy the nectar which falls on this day. It also marks cleansing of sins besides granting liberation.
  • Hindus Enter River Ganges In Maha Kumbh Mela, Worlds Largest Religious Festival
    Officials believe that over the next two months as many as 100 million people will pass through the temporary city that covers an area larger than Athens on a wide sandy river bank. That would make it larger even than previous festivals.
  • Kulimela 2010 in France

    The next Kuli Mela will be held in New Mayapura, France, from August 5th through the 8th. Attendees will arrive in the 4th and depart on the 9th.

  • ISKCON Devotees Join Six Million to Bathe at Kumbha Mela
    As the day dawned on March 15, several hundred ISKCON devotees joined six million other pilgrims and holy men to bathe in the sacred Ganga river at this year’s Kumbha Mela in Haridwar.
  • ISKCON Makes a Splash at Kumbha Mela
    Devotees distribute the true nectar of immortality in the form of the Holy Name.
  • Starting the New Year Right with Ganga Sagar Mela
    The Ganga Sagar Mela is an annual festival that takes place in the area known as Ganga Sagar where Lord Kapiladeva instructed his mother Devahuti under a tree about the Absolute Truth. His temple still standing, far away from the original site, but nonetheless a sacred place. Almost a million people during Makara Sankranti, a very auspicious time of the year, come to worship mother Ganga by offering puja and taking bath in her salty waves.