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  • Establishing Structured Spiritual Education in Modern Times

    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.

  • Govardhan Ecovillage Wins National Energy Globe Award

    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.

  • 20 Years On, Bhaktivedanta Hospital is Still Changing Lives With Spiritual Care

    “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.”

  • ISKCON Juhu Celebrates 40th Anniversary Sunday

    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.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Feed 1,000 Kids for a Year Through ISKCON’s Meal Scheme

    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.

  • Parent-Son Retreats Transform Lives and Deepen Relationships

    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.

  • Book Trailer: Caitanya Subodhini Adi-lila

    A systematic study guide for Sri Caitanya Caritamrita from the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha.

  • Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center Holds International Conference on Vaishnavism at Mumbai University

    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 at ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai

    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.

  • Spiritual Science Exhibition at ISKCON Mira Road

    A video by Madhava Das.

  • Short Introduction Film on ISKCON Mira Road - Hindi

    A video by Hare Krishna Media.

  • Prerna Youth Festival | Highlights | When Good Fortune Arises - ISKCON Chowpatty
  • ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village Wins Prestigious UN WTO Award in Tourism

    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.

  • An Account of the Last Journey of Jagajivan Das (ACBSP)

    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.

  • Lord Damodar With His Wooden Mortar Enters Bollywood

    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.  

  • ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai: Slideshow of Temple and Deity Darshan
  • Marvelous Mridanga Performance by Young Players of ISKCON Mumbai

    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

  • E-Card Offering for 50th Aims to Break World Record

    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.

  • Maharashtra State in India Grants Jews Minority Status

    "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.

  • ISKCON Mumbai Shivaji Park Ratha Yatra 2016
  • New Android App “Krsna – The Sweet Lord” Launches

    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. 

  • Mumbai ISKCON 50 Celebrations Glorify Prabhupada

    Devotees and the general public filled Mumbai’s Jamnabai Narsee Ground to its 4,000-person capacity for a glorification of Prabhupada’s achievements.

  • Invitation for New Temple Inaugration at ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai
  • Muvi Studio Launches Video-on-Demand Service for ISKCON

    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’s Architect Surabhir Das Passes Away in Vrindavana

    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.

  • Seeing God and Helping the Blind - by Radhanath Swami

    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.

  • Gita Contest Winner Donates Cash Prize to Educate Needy

    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 Extends Its Support to Ban on Slaughter of Cows

    ISKCON's Govardhan Ecovillage is saying that rearing these animals would add much more to the economy rather than killing them.

  • Muslim Girl in Mumbai Wins Gita Contest

    "My parents too supported my idea of participating in the contest," said Maryam, who received the prize from ISKCON on March 15.

  • GBC College, Day Two: Up Close and Personal with Giriraj Swami and Bhakti Charu Swami

    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.

  • GBC College for Leadership Development, Day One

    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.

  • India's Maharashtra State Bans Beef

    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.

  • Launching of the Srimad Bhagavatam Gifting Chain Project in Mumbai

    “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.

  • For Fun: Mickey Mumbai Madness

    Catch Mickey as he embarks on an epic journey across India. 

  • ISKCON to Provide TB Hospital Patients with Wholesome Food

    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. 

  • Govardhan Eco Village

    A video about a revolutionary farm community in Maharastra, India.

  • Govardhan Eco-village

    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.

  • Radhanath Swami and Radha Krishna Das Speak at Annamrita Midday Meal Program's 10th Year Celebration

    Radha Krishna Das and Radhanath Swami speak about the beginnings of ISKCON's Midday Meal program (Annamrita) and the inspiration for doing this service.

  • Basanti Roi - A Government Officer Speaks on Annamrita

    On the occasion celebrating ISKCON's Annamrita Food Relief program Basanti Roi a Government Officer speaks appreciatively about the project.

  • ISKCON Food Relief Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

    ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF), which has so far served 1.25 billion healthy sanctified vegetarian meals to underprivileged school children across India with its “Annamrita” program, celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 6th. People packed out the 3,500-seat auditorium at the Yogi Sabhagriha of the Swaminarayan Temple in Mumbai for the event, entitled “Abhar: Expressing Our Heartfelt Gratitude.”

  • Invitation to the Vasai, Mumbai, Ratha Yatra Festival

    Invitation video for Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra to be held in Vasai, Mumbai, February 16th, 2014.

  • Krishna Fest in Gujarat and Mumbai

    A video of Inddradyumna Swami's festival tour in Gujarat.

  • ISKCON Chowpatty Organizes Global Indian Entrepreneur 2014 Contest

    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'.

  • A Video Invitation to the Mumbai Ratha Yatra

    The event's date is Saturday January 04th, 2014, and the venue is Shivaji Park - Dadar, Mumbai.

  • ISKCON Swami Addresses the Save Ganga Movement in 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.

  • Children’s Picnic At Govardhan Eco-Village, Wada, India
    The Gopal’s Fun School serves as an introduction to Krishna-consciousness for the children in various local areas in Mumbai and Thane. In order to give the children a glimpse into Vedic lifestyle and culture, they were taken to GEV which is a farm community spread over a scenic landscape of 60 acres at Wada near Mumbai, India.
  • ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai: Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Temple Celebrates 35th Anniversary
    In the early seventies, the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari were housed in a small shack and Srila Prabhupada promised Them “My dear Sir, please remain here and I shall build a beautiful temple for You”.
  • 1,08,000 Underprivileged Citizens of Mumbai Relish Hot Meal
    On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees at ISKCON Juhu distributed more than 1,08,000 plates of hot meals to visitors at the temple and the underprivileged in Mumbai on 14 and 15 January 2013.
  • Seminar On Universal Brotherhood in Mumbai, India
    The Mumbai branch of the Gaudiya Mission organized a two day international seminar on the theme of “Universal Brotherhood as propagated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu” on December 1st and 2nd , 2012 in Mumbai. ISKCON’s Radhanath Swami and Bhakti Rasamrita Swami were invited to participate in the seminar.
  • UMANG (The Festival of Joy) at Mira Road, Mumbai

    "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).

  • Annamrita Announces Michelin-Starred Chef Vikas Khanna as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador’
    World renowned Chef Vikas Khanna’s love for food and children comes together with his association with Annamrita. As a goodwill ambassador Chef Vikas Khanna has pledged his support and shall play a pivotal role in propagating Annamrita’s mid-day meal scheme, undertaking various activities to complement the awareness and fund raising efforts.
  • Pandharpur Pilgrims Purchase Over 17,000 Bhagavad-Gitas
    ISKCON of Pandharpur, a pilgrimage city in Maharashtra, India, has reported the largest distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books in its history. With the help of only a few devotees, Bhaktin Radhika Mehta handed out 17,856 copies of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is in Marathi to pilgrims during the famous Vitthal temple’s Ashadhi Ekadasi celebrations this June.
  • Hema Malini’s Daughter Seeks the Blessings of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihariji
    Esha Deol, daughter of actress and danseur Srimati Hema Malini, got married to Shri Bharat Takhtani on 29 June at ISKCON, Juhu. Hema Malini, a well-wisher of ISKCON, especially selected Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari temple as the venue for her elder daughter Esha’s marriage.
  • The Bhaktivedanta Library in Mumbai
    The Bhaktivedanta library in Mumbai is a veritable treasure-house of knowledge. Thousands of books, DVD, music, and multimedia to chose from and learn from in the most pleasant environment.
  • Mumbai's Bhaktin Radhika Breaks Book Distribution Records
    Bhaktin Radhika Mehta is an enigma. Since she began in 2007, she has distributed 228,016 of Srila Prabhupada’s books—nearly a quarter of a million. According to the World Sankirtan Newsletter, in five years, she has given out more books than any other female distributor since 1982.
  • Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Visits Hare Krishna Land, Juhu
    The Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago accompanied by Foreign Minister, Surujrattan Rambachan and ministers of her cabinet visited ISKCON Juhu on 13th January.
  • Mumbai: Importance of Interfaith Dialogue
    Recently, Mumbai witnessed a unique event, where religious scholars came together and discussed the purpose of having inter-religious talks. Drawing similarity between the Bhagavad Gita, Koran and the Bible, Dr Narendra Desai, a trustee of ISKCON, said that problems between different religions are, "largely based on misunderstandings and lack of knowledge."
  • Mumbai, Bangalore ISKCON Factions Come to Blows
    Police were out in large numbers following reports that an Iskcon team from Mumbai would attempt to take control of the premises after the Karnataka High Court rejected the Bangalore temple authorities’ claim of ownership.
  • 13 Year Old Leads Mumbai Marathon for Charity
    Gaurangi Desai, 13, who raised Rs3.63 lakh for Iskcon Food Relief Foundation, emerged as the youngest fundraiser, while the highest fundraisers were finance professional Mihir Doshi and author Shobhaa De, who both raised more than Rs25 lakh for Childline India Foundation. De was the highest fundraiser among women.
  • Bonfires, prayers to usher in Holi festival
    This is the last festival of the Hindu calendar before new year arrives on Gudi Padwa. A special chhappan bhog complete with cake will be offered to Lord Krishna at the Mumbai Juhu ISKCON temple given his legendary affinity for Holi.
  • Ganges Recreated at ISKCON Juhu for World Holy Name Week
    Mumbai’s four ISKCON temples celebrated World Holy Name Week from September 26th to October 10th this year, with ISKCON Juhu hosting the first and the biggest event.
  • Mumbai on Red Alert for Festival

    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.

  • Launch of “Spiritual Care Tour” to Mumbai and Mayapur

    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.

  • ISKCON Temple Employee Dies of Electric Shock
    A labourer died due to electrocution while cutting grass at the municipal corporation-run Rane Garden in Juhu on Thursday. The maintenance of the garden is done by ISKCON Trust where Umesh Paswan (39) was employed.
  • Medical Volunteers Restore Vision in Barsana
    Every year since 2002, Bhaktivedanta Hospital has conducted the Barsana Eye Camp to service the thousands of poverty-stricken villagers who cannot see due to cataracts in one or both eyes.
  • Gaura Purnima Festivities Ring in Vaishnava New Year
    ISKCON temples around the world were alive with joyous celebration this February 28th in honor of Gaura Purnima, the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
  • ISKCON Mumbai Celebrates 30th Annual Rathayatra
    Leaders and devotees from throughout India and the world participated in the milestone event.
  • Mumbai Devotees Celebrate Radha-Rasabihari’s 32nd Anniversary
    Devotees at ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai celebrated the 32nd anniversary of their Sri Sri Radha- Rasabihari temple this January 14th, on the festive occasion of Makar Sankranti.
  • Mumbai 26/11: "Where Was God?"
    At some point during the Mumbai terror attacks, somewhere between the first shot fired on November 26, 2008 and the tragic end on November 29, 2008, the Mumbai police officially declared a state of emergency. In the heart of downtown Mumbai, mere walking distance from where some of the worst carnage took place (and where one of the terrorists was gunned down by Indian military commandos), the Radha-Gopinath temple was ordered closed by government order.
  • ISKCON Swami's Book Launched by Mumbai Celebrities

    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.

  • Gopal Agarwal Visits ISKCON Juhu

    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.

  • Key Supporter of ISKCON Mumbai Passes Away at 88

    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.

  • ISKCON GBC Statement on Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

    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.

  • Terror Strikes Mumbai: ISKCON Temples and Devotees Safe
    Mumbai was struck by multiple terror attacks since the night of 26 November 2008. The terrorist attacks, described as the worst on Mumbai ever, have claimed 125 lives, left 327 injured and sent more than 900 to the hospital. Shootouts and explosions rattled 12 key locations in Mumbai including two luxury hotels, the domestic airport, a railway station, two hospitals and cinema multiplexes and a cafe popular with western tourists.
  • Bhaktivedanta Hospital Celebrates 10th Anniversary
    The hospital, known for state-of-the-art facilities, warm service and a healing atmosphere, is marking a decade of medical devotion. It seems like some modern, oriental fairy castle with domes - a bright coloured edifice shaped like a cross - and just impossible to miss while travelling the local train stretch between Dahisar and Mira Road.
  • Indian Media Focus on Religious Festivals
    As Mumbai celebrates Gokulashtami and human pyramids form and fall in the heart of Mumbai, the breathtaking acrobatics are beamed live across the nation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
  • WORLD: Indian Finance Minister Asks for Billions to Help Poor