Bhaktivedanta Vidyapeet Research Centre (BVRC) in affiliation with the Mumbai University recently conducted a Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Diploma Course. The course was delivered by renowned speaker, Gauranga Das, the Director of BVRC.
Every year, some 800 projects from all over the world that conserve and protect our resources, or employ renewable energy, participate. One award winner is chosen from each country.
“It is truly an honor to be here this evening,” says spiritual leader Radhanath Swami, his voice echoing out over the Mumbai crowd. “Twenty years ago today, we came together to inaugurate Bhaktivedanta Hospital, not knowing where this journey would lead us.”
The landmark ISKCON temple in Juhu will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sunday with a full calendar of festivities from January 13-16. Union minister Satyapal Singh, Nagaland governor P B Acharya, and actress-MP Hema Malini will attend.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will sponsor free meals for 1,000 underprivileged children under the Annamrita Midday Meal Scheme of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, an official said here Nov. 6.
A new bhakta director and youth preacher at ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai has been taking new devotees and their parents on spiritual retreats together. The results? Deeper relationships, and unfavorable parents becoming favorable to Krishna consciousness and in some cases taking up the path themselves.
A systematic study guide for Sri Caitanya Caritamrita from the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha.
The conference registered new ideas and inspiration on how the knowledge and art rich tradition of Vaishnavism could help contribute to the social, cultural, scientific, economic and ecological wealth of humanity.
Spiritual Science Exhibition by children of NICE (Narasimha Institute for Children Education) – an education wing of ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai, was held at the Balaji hall, ISKCON Mira Road, on 23rd April 2016. It started around 7am. There were 125 models made by 250 children who explained the wonderful pastimes of the Lord to the devotees who came to visit the exhibition. The theme of the exhibition was based on the 1000th Appearance Day of Sripad Ramanujacharya.
A video by Madhava Das.
A video by Hare Krishna Media.
ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) won a prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award for India on 18th January in Madrid, leading over 55 countries in the category of ‘Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations’. The UNWTO awards are recognized as one of the world’s most coveted awards in the global tourism sector. The 13th edition of this award saw 139 applications from 55 countries.
On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. during the holy month of Kartik, GBC member Jagajivan Das (ACBSP) left this world at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute, Mira Road, Thane, Maharashtra, India. Jagajivan Das was on a visit to India for the recently concluded GBC meeting. For over a decade Jagajivan Das was suffering from cardiomyopathy resulting in the weakening of his heart and leading to breathlessness on exertion.
On the evening of the 27th of Oct 2016, Bollywood fashion designer Rohit Verma invited Jayapataka Swami to have a Damodar program at his fashion studio in Mumbai. It was a short and well-organized program for which Rohit Verma had invited about fifty of his close friends including Poonam Dhillon Bollywood actress, Aditi Govitrikar, Bollywood actress, Vindu Darasingh Bollywood actor, Nisha Rawal Bollywood actress, Ashish Bollywood actor, and Kanwaljit veteran designer.
Mridanga (shri khol) performance on the occasion of Bramhostav of Sri Sri Radhagopinath ji (ISKCON Chowpatty) on 17th July 2016. Perfroming Artists: Bhakta Hiren Roz, Shyam Ishwara Dasa, and Bhakta Nitin Jadav
Among their many plans for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary, ISKCON Mumbai’s four temples – Juhu, Mira Road, Khargar and Chowpatty – have launched a website that allows devotees to submit their written offerings to Srila Prabhupada in the shape of e-cards. With the project they aim to collect 108,000 e-card offerings from devotees worldwide, which would shatter the previous Guiness World Record of 65,000 e-cards submitted.
"Our loyalty also lies with India, this being the country that accepted us almost 2,500 years ago, and one of the only countries in the world which never persecuted the Jews in all these years,” Mr. Samuel said.
An app entitled “Krsna – The Sweet Lord,” is now available and promises to place the best of what ISKCON has to offer in the palm of your hand.
Devotees and the general public filled Mumbai’s Jamnabai Narsee Ground to its 4,000-person capacity for a glorification of Prabhupada’s achievements.
The International Society For Krishna Consciousness – in partnership with Muvi LLC has launched its Video-on-Demand (VOD) service www.iskcontelevisionindia.com with an aim to bring its library of spiritual and devotional content, such as lectures, films and documentaries, to ISKCON followers all over the world.
Srila Prabhupada disciple Surabhir Abhipalayantam Das, who was the design coordinator for ISKCON’s flagship Indian temples in Vrindavana, U.P. and Juhu, Mumbai in the 1970s, has passed away. He left due to liver cancer on July 30th in the sacred land of Vrindavana, surrounded by devotees. All were chanting along to a recording of Srila Prabhupada’s kirtan.
Radhanath Swami offers heartfelt observations about the "eye camps" he organizes in the holy land of Varsana, India, where the impoverished are treated for various eye diseases. Doctors from all over the world who provide this service free of charge, amazingly, consider their acts as their own humble efforts to "see" God. A video produced by Karuna Productions. (www.karunaproductions.com). Photography by Rasacharya Das, Hilary Tapper.
The Indian media is exploding with the story of Maryam Siddiqui, a 12-year-old Muslim girl from Mumbai who came first place in her class in the Gita Champions’ League, an annual contest organized by ISKCON Chowpatty, but gave away her winnings to humanitarian efforts.
ISKCON's Govardhan Ecovillage is saying that rearing these animals would add much more to the economy rather than killing them.
"My parents too supported my idea of participating in the contest," said Maryam, who received the prize from ISKCON on March 15.
The GBC College for Leadership Development isn't specifically or exclusively designed to groom future GBCs (ISKCON Governing Body Commissioners). The intention of the GBC is to assist in creating better leaders; devotees who can deeply imbibe Srila Prabhupada's mood and instructions and who can give shelter to devotees and help them feel happy in Krishna-consciousness.
The GBC College for Leadership Development started its first day of its first year of operations today, 8 March 2015, at the Govardhana Ecovillag on the outskirts of Mumbai. The College’s primary focus shall be on contributing to prepare devotees to serve in crucial leadership roles within ISKCON. The hand-picked selection of about 25 devotees traveled from different parts of the world to attend the course.
The Indian president has approved a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.
“The Srimad Bhagavatam Gifting Chain Project” is a unique idea inspired from the purport by Srila Prabhupada to the first verse of the first chapter of the first canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, where Srila Prabhupada referring to the Matsya Purana, states that anyone who makes a gift of this great work on a full moon day attains to the highest perfection of life by returning to Godhead.
Catch Mickey as he embarks on an epic journey across India.
Patients at Sewree's TB Hospital will soon be fed hygienic, protein-rich food specially prepared by cooks from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Keeping in mind that patients need wholesome meals to improve their health, BMC has asked ISKCON to set up a kitchen at the 1,000-bed hospital, that has recently come under fire for bad food and poor hygiene.
A video about a revolutionary farm community in Maharastra, India.
ISKCON-project Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) near Mumbai illustrates 'Simple Living & High Thinking' -- a principle which is so succinct, yet profound, and formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom.
Radha Krishna Das and Radhanath Swami speak about the beginnings of ISKCON's Midday Meal program (Annamrita) and the inspiration for doing this service.
On the occasion celebrating ISKCON's Annamrita Food Relief program Basanti Roi a Government Officer speaks appreciatively about the project.
Invitation video for Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra to be held in Vasai, Mumbai, February 16th, 2014.
A video of Inddradyumna Swami's festival tour in Gujarat.
More than 200 young minds from all over India participated in the GIE Contest each with their individual business modules focussing on 'Green Technology for Sustainable Future', 'Technology Solutions for Rural India', 'Thinking on Global ideas Using Local Infrastructure' and project based on 'Skill development for Underprivileged'.
The event's date is Saturday January 04th, 2014, and the venue is Shivaji Park - Dadar, Mumbai.
Bhakti Rasamrita Swami addressed the Save Ganga Movement at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai , India, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
"The Festival of Joy" was held in ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai on 14th October, 2012. 1300 youths participated from various colleges (Bhartiya Vidya Peeth, Pillai Institute of Tech. and Management, DY Patil, AC Patil College of Engineering, Saraswati College of Engineering).
A high alert has been sounded across Mumbai on suspicion that two foreign terrorists have arrived in the city prior to the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi that began on Sept. 11.
A spiritual care tour has been launched under the leadership of Dr. Vishwarupa Das of Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. The tour especially targets nurses, doctors and health care personnel, aiming to promote spiritual care in the hospitals throughout the world.
At a spiritually uplifting event, ‘The Journey Home – Autobiography of an American Swami’ by Radhanath Swami was officially launched in Mumbai on 21 August 2009. "The Journey Home” which chronicles the metamorphosis of an adventurous young American seeker into a saintly global spiritual teacher, filled with inconceivable trials, threats and temptations, illustrates how reality can be more adventurous - and infinitely far more fulfilling - than fiction.
On 19 September 1965, when Srila Prabhupada had arrived for the first time in USA and exited the Jaladuta steamship at the Brooklyn pier, one of his contacts in the new land was Gopal Agarwal, the son of a Mathura businessman who had requested his son to host Prabhupada to America. This week, Gopal Agarwal, who resides in USA, and his son Brij spent a couple of days in ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai.
P.L. Sethi, a building contractor who assisted Srila Prabhupada in acquiring and building ISKCON’s Juhu temple, passed away on February 16 in Mumbai, India. He was 88. Although he was never officially initiated into ISKCON, Sethi always regarded Prabhupada as his guru. From the moment the two first met in 1971, Sethi became a life member and a staunch, loyal follower of Srila Prabhupada.
It is with great shock, outrage, and sorrow that members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON), have learned of the horrific terrorists attacks in Mumbai, India, against hundreds of innocent people.