A video by Anton Aleksandrov.
Reconnection, a 40-minute film written and directed by Siberian devotee couple Shyam Gopal Das and his wife Vijaya Radhika Dasi, has been making a real splash in the film festival world. A cinema verite piece, it tells the story of tech professional Sean Fletcher, a typical victim of our Internet-addicted age. Emotionally and spiritually cut-off, Sean stops in Vrindavan, India on the way to Nepal, and finds that the sacred village breaks him down to his core and helps him reconnect with his own heart and inner values.
Talavan is one of the 12 sacred forests of Sri Vrindavan Dham in India. Even today, it retains much of the beauty it had 5,000 years ago during the appearance of Lord Sri Krsna. Indradyumna Swami and his parikrama party sat and discussed Krsna and Balarama's pastimes in that transcendental abode and relished the sweet chanting of Krsna's holy names for many hours. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.
ISKCON’S very first literature on Vraja Mandala Parikrama, the book promises its readers a walkthrough of Vraja through its 608 colorful pages and poetically gives one the immersion experience of the sights and the smells of the twelve forests of Vrindavan. It contains 30 chapters each for a day of parikrama with 246 photographs, 107 paintings and 28 precise route maps obtained from Google Earth.
Filmed by Filip Cargonja and Kuva Zakheim. Edited by Hladini Hilary Zakheim.
On September 18th a special art exhibition opened at the Cultural Center of the Indian Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. The “Blossoming of Vedic Life in Rural Hungary” exhibition displays over 40 original drawings from ISKCON-guru and author Sivarama Swami’s new book the Nava Vraja Mahima, a monumental work in glorification of New Vraja Dhama (or Krishna-valley), a rural Vaishnava community in Hungary.
Praying for others is itself an act of selflessness, but praying for God is the act of ultimate selflessness. What the Vrajavasis are unconscious of is Krishna’s divinity, not divinity itself. They are obviously not atheists – they are the topmost theists.
A beautiful video of the 2013 Vraja Mandala praikrama led by Indradyumna Swami.
Journey to the place of Lord Krishna's pastimes and follow the personal journey of self discovery of one visitor to this sacred place. A video by Barnaby Booth.
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.
Braja Sorensen’s autobiography, about a spiritual and personal journey that ultimately led to her finding a home in the sacred village of Mayapur, West Bengal, is already earning rave reviews.
Happy Radhastahmi! A video by Vrindavan Experience.
Devotees at the New Vrajamandala farm in Brihuega, central Spain will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the installation of their gorgeous presiding Deities, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Chandra from August 23rd to 29th this summer. Around 200 devotees from Spain and other European countries are expected to gather for the event.
The footage for the video was taken from the "Glimpses of Vraja", a series of short videos on the holy land - Sri Vrindavan Dham, used with the kind permission of the producer. You're warmly welcome to visit www.vrindavanexperience.com.
Produced by B.B. Govinda Swami
Director of photography and camera: Maxim Duzer
Edited by Denis Alibašić
Color edit by Simon Gosnik
Recorded in Polestar Studio by Radhamohan das in March 2013
Music arranged and composed by Radhamohan das and Dhyan
Lyrics by Dhyan
Two sentences of the lyrics were taken from Sri Vraja Dhama Mahimamrita (The Nectarean Glories of Vraja-dhama) by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami.
February 5th, 2008 – Ananda-Lila “Lila” Salter passed away in the holy village of Vrindavan at 2:15 this morning. Her family, friends and well-wishers sat at her bedside, while heartfelt chanting of Krishna’s names filled the air. The Australian Hare Krishna devotee, at only 17, had been fighting for her life after 28 year-old Saurav Singh shot her with a pistol early on Saturday morning.
In the sacred land of Vrindavana where Lord Krishna enacts his childhood pastimes ISKCON has erected a temple that has, over the last three decades, become one of the most visited temples in the area. There reside the deities of Sri Sri Radha-Shyamasundara who are decorated lavishly on a daily basis. On special days like Janmastami thousands of pilgrims line up to catch a glimse of them.