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  • Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge Feeds The Needy During Pandemic

    The Mantra Lounge in Philadelphia, known for its book distribution, has been reaching out to people during the COVID-19 pandemic by feeding the homeless and others in need.

  • Sanskrit Epics Animated in Stone - A New Exhibit in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    There are scenes from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana carved in stone, and a pillared temple hall—or mandapa—that fills up an entire gallery.

  • Several ISKCON Temples Begin to Reopen with Restrictions

    After months under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some ISKCON temples around the world are gradually starting to reopen in phases, with safety restrictions in place according to their local government recommendations. 

  • Savitri Dasi Passes Away

    On Sunday, April 21, 2019, Savitri devi dasi, a beloved member of our ISKCON Philadelphia Temple peacefully passed away.

  • ISKCON Philadelphia Deities Move Into Beautiful New Temple Room

    Around six hundred congregation members and newcomers visited ISKCON Philadelphia on December 8thto celebrate as the presiding Deities moved into Their beautiful, spacious new temple room. The move had been planned for several years at ISKCON Philadelphia’s property in Mt. Airy, a diverse area where the temple attracts students, Indian community members, and local Americans of all backgrounds.

  • Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge: A Center Built on Books

    An ISKCON center full of new, young American devotees, completely self-sustained through book distribution, in 2018? To some, this may sound like a pipe dream. But Philadelphia’s Mantra Lounge is proving that Srila Prabhupada’s model for ISKCON’s family business still works today – and it works very, very well.

  • Philadelphia Ratha Yatra 2017

    Every year on the 4th Saturday in September, their Lordships Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra Devi grace the streets of Philadelphia (PA, USA) in a Parade of Chariots beginning from Love Park and ending at Eakin’s Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the Festival of India is then held. This year the festival was held on September 23th.

  • Former IN Editor Graduates From Law School as Valedictorian

    On May 23rd, former ISKCON News editor Navina Shyam Das graduated summa cum laude from law school at the prestigious Temple University, Philadelphia and was honored as Valedictorian.

  • Jagannath Commutes on Buses to Invite Guests to His Festival in Philadelphia
    On Saturday, September 22nd, ISKCON Philadelphia is celebrating both Ratha Yatra and Radhastami combined. For the first time ever, several thousand festival-goers will have the unique opportunity to hand-pull three opulently decorated chariots of Sri Panca-tattva, Sri Sri Radha Sarad-vihari, and Sri Jagannatha Baladeva and Subhardra.
  • A Philly Cheesesteak, Hold the Meat
    The Philly Cheesesteak sandwich invented by a Philadelphia hot dog vendor in 1930, is a staple of the city and even a major tourist draw. Govinda’s restaurant owner Haryasva Dasa has created the traditional sandwich shop experience with a difference.