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  • Associating with the Supreme Lord Ramachandra

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

  • Tulsi Gabbard's Diwali Greeting 2017

    US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's 2017 Diwali greeting.

  • Bhaktivedanta Manor Hosts Dignitaries at Ramanavami Festival

    It was fitting that on the hottest day of the year so far Bhaktivedanta Manor celebrated Ramanavami, the birthday of Lord Ram, who was born in the sun dynasty, several millennia ago.  This year, the auspicious festival was celebrated on Sunday 9th April and the Manor played host to a number of dignitaries, including first citizen, Counsellor Peter Rutledge, the Mayor of Hertsmere.  Most of the luminaries had visited the temple on numerous occasions beforehand as Counsellor Victor Eni of Harrow said, “I love coming here and seeing how much the community has progressed since I was last here.”

  • ISKCON Moscow Lights Up Devotees’ Hearts at Diwali

    One thousand Russian devotees gathered to celebrate Diwali in spectacular style in Moscow on Saturday October 29th. The afternoon was a cultural event to commemorate welcoming Lord Rama and his wife Sita Devi back to their capital Ayodhya. Hanuman, played by Jagat-Pati Das, was a particular crowd favorite. In an incredibly realistic costume, he jumped into the crowd, involving the audience. He also invited all the children onto the stage to participate in fun games with him.

  • Sita’s Fire - An Illustrated Trilogy Based on the Ramayana

    Mother-daughter team, Vrinda Sheth and Anna Johansson, launch the first book of the Sita's Fire Trilogy: Shadows of the Sun Dynasty. Read more about the book:,5816/

  • "Shadows of the Sun Dynasty" - A New Ramayana Book

    On August 27th, a new book, the first one in an illustrated series based on the Ramayana, entitled as Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, has been launched in front of hundreds of people in the audience at the Cofrin Theater in Gainesville, Florida, USA, with the participation of the author Vrinda Sheth, a well-known classical Indian dancer and a writer, and the illustrator, her mother, Anna Johansson, a Swedish watercolor artist. The book launching was a spectacular cultural event on its own.

  • "Sri Ram Jai Ram ( Let the Shadow Be Undone )

    The Juggernauts at Rutgers University Sacred Sounds, April 28 2016. Gaura Vani Buchwald, Visvambhar Sheth, and Purusartha Dasa with special guests Vrinda Devi Sheth ( dance) and Andrea Brachfeld ( flute). "Sri Ram / Jai Ram Let the Shadow Be Undone" ; (words and music by Gaura Vani Buchwald and Marianne Sutin)

  • Sita Sings the Blues

    A modern cartoon interpretation of the Ramayana by American artist Nina Paley.

  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's Diwali Message 2015
  • Dussehra Festival - Burning Ravana Effigies in Amritsar, India

    Dussehra is the final day of the Navaratri festival, one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated across India. It is essentially a battle of good versus evil, whereby the evil is depicted by the demon Ravana.

  • Rama Setu - An Engineering Marvel of 5076 BCE

    This film brings to light the layers of bridge construction and the month and the year when the Rama Setu was built.

  • Ramayana - The Full Movie
  • More than 10,000 attend Diwali 2014 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple

    Communications secretary for the temple, Radha Mohan Das, said: "The day was a really big success, everyone had a lot of fun. There was a great atmosphere, particularly in the lead up to the fireworks." The day also saw two drama perfomances, which told parts of the story behind Diwali. Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, which is told in the ancient Indian text, Ramayana.

  • "Sri Ram's March Into Lanka" - by Red Rock Rishis

    One of the most important Vaishnava and Hindu celebrations, Ram Navami, the Appearance Day of Lord Ramchandra, is being celebrated by millions all over the world. With gorgeous pujas, song, revisiting the pastimes of the Lord as told in Valmiki's  ancient spiritual text the Ramayana. Here is a music video and song, produced by the Red Rock Rishis, that depicts a story of the Ramayana, of mother Sita, still in captivity by the great demon king Ravana, meditating on and awaiting her Rama to come and release her from her horrible plight of imprisonment.

  • Ramachandra Raghuvira

    By Janhnavi dasi and team.

  • Is the Ramayana Relevant Today?

    If the message of sacrifice as a means to deep human relationships was all that the Ramayana offered to the world today, then that message in and of itself would be valuable. But the Ramayana’s gifts are much greater.

  • Lord Ram's Exile - Ayush Attri Sharma

    Recording for King Dasarath's passing away scene in the play "Lord Ram's Exile".

  • Krishna Avanti and Avanti House Schools Diwali Performance at 10 Downing Street

    Every year, the British Prime Minister hosts a special Diwali event in his official residence of 10 Downing Street. This year the event fell on Wednesday 6th November and it carried with it an extra special charm: As part of the proceedings, children from the Krishna Avanti and Avanti Schools sang a number of traditional songs glorifying Lord Rama.

  • Mother and Daughter Team Win “IPPY” Award with “Prince Rama”
    Part One of the illustrated saga Prince Rama: Son of the Solar Dynasty, published by Torchlight, has won a bronze medal at this year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards, in the Multicultural Non-fiction Young Adult category.
  • A New Book by Torchlight: Prince Rama, Son of the Solar Dynasty (A Prince in Exile)
    An exceptionally talented mother and daughter team have created one of the most beautiful children’s and young adult’s versions of the Ramayana. Readers will be fascinated by Annapurna’s captivating illustrations and Vrinda’s mesmerizing narration.
  • Rama Navami At Bhaktivedanta Manor
    The Ramanavami celebration observes the birth of Lord Rama, and is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaishnava calendar. At Bhaktivedanta Manor, celebrations for Ramanavami include special decorations, drama, discussion of Lord Rama’s pastimes and a harinama chanting procession in a local town.
  • Happy Diwali!
    Diwali marks the end of the year, and by the year’s end we want to pay our debts, rectify our relationships–and then try to do better the next year. If we take up the chanting of the holy names, we can not only invoke the presence of Lord Rama within our hearts, but we can recreate the situation of Satya-yuga, the situation of Rama-rajya.
  • ISKCON Celebrates Rama’s Victory in Grand Style
    ISKCON temples and organizations all over the world celebrated the ultimate victory of good over evil this October 16th to 17th, with unique festivities centered around Lord Ramachandra’s defeating the evil king Ravana and rescuing his wife Sita Devi. .
  • Maharashtra Celebrates Rama Navami
    Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Ram, was celebrated with enthusiasm and religious fervor in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday the 24th.
  • Lessons from Hanuman, Lord Rama’s Greatest Servant

    This March 24th, devotees around the world will put extra focus on the essence of Gaudiya Vaishnavism—loving service to God—as we celebrate the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra, God’s form as the ideal leader. And who better to follow as the perfect example of selfless, devoted service than Lord Rama’s greatest devotee, the monkey warrior Hanuman?

  • The Modern Day Legacy of Lord Rama
    Here are three questions for you to ponder, dear reader: First, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Second, what do a highway billboard, a small town storefront, and the Greek philosopher Aristotle have in common? And third, what do either of these questions have to do with Lord Rama?
  • Mumbai Students Celebrate Dusshera
    On the occasion of Dusshera, the students and teachers of Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School in Mumbai burned an effigy of Ravana. The celebration of Dusshera, also known as Vijayadashami, marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, the ten-headed king of Lanka, who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita. It also symbolizes the triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura.
  • Lord Rama: Fact or Fiction
    As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Lord Rama exists or not has been called into question, by no less than some of the politicians in India. So it is a wonder how such persons can be accepted as leaders of the people of India who should be concerned with preserving and protecting the culture of the country.
  • Report on Lord Rama Withdrawn
    The Indian government has withdrawn a controversial report submitted in court earlier this week which questioned the existence of Lord Ramacandra and His monkey army.
  • Hindus Beg Government to Spare Lord Rama's Bridge
    USA - Prominent Hindu organisations here have exhorted the Indian government to prevent destruction of the Ram Setu, a bridge sacred to Hindus that is threatened by a proposed navigable waterway in the narrow sea between India and Sri Lanka.