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  • Child Protection Office to Investigate Drowning Death of Student in Vrindavana

    ISKCON’s International Office of Child Protection (CPO) announced today that it has launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kartik Sharma, who drowned while swimming in the pool of the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula International School (BGIS) in Vrindavana, India, on April 24.  

  • Hollywood Actress Campaigns for Sandipani Muni School

    Marie Avgeropoulos, one of the stars of popular American sci-fi TV series The 100, recently visited Food For Life Vrindavan’s Sandipani Muni School for underprivileged girls. Her visit marked the beginning of the #SheMustCount campaign, an initiative started and supported by the Lubert family and Without Exception Films in Los Angeles.

  • “Vrindavan Is One of the Most Putrid, Filthy Places I have Ever Been”

    An eight-point action plan to clean up the holy place.

  • Vrindavan - Land of Devotion | Kirtan by Shyamananda Das

    Kirtan of Shyamananda Das with Vrindavan Darshan. Vrindavan is a holy land where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The village hosts many temples dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna and is considered sacred by Vaishnavism.

  • Reconnection

    A coming of age story of a Westerner to the sacred town of Vrindavan. An multi-award-winning film by ISKCON filmmakers Maxim Varfolomeev and Olga Avramenko. For more information visit the film's website: https://five.pictures/reconnection/

  • Reconnection - Multi-Award-Winning Film About Vrindavan Premieres Online

    Reconnection, a multi-award winning film by ISKCON filmmakers Maxim Varfolomeev (Shyam Gopal Das) and Olga Avramenko (Vijay Radhika Dasi) has premiered online on Tuesday, September 26th. Reconnection is a coming of age story of a Western young man, Sean, who ends up in the sacred town of Vrindavan and goes through a transformative experience.

  • KIRTANIYAS - In Vrindavan Feat. Sandipani Muni School
  • Vrindavan - The Sacred Place in My Heart

    A video by Anton Aleksandrov.

  • Vrindavan and Barsana Have Just Been Declared Official Pilgrimage Sites: What Does It Really Mean?

    The government of Uttar Pradesh on Friday announced that Vrindavan and Barsana are now tirtha sthal – official pilgrimage sites. In a special meeting at the Vairagi Baba Ashram on Parikrama Marg, sants of Braj lauded the government’s move.

  • Beloved Youth Organizer Braja Vallabhi Passes Away in Vrindavan

    Braja Vallabhi Dasi, a beloved second-generation devotee who helped organize many youth and outreach programs, passed away in a tragic car accident while on her way to attend a seminar at Govardhana Hill in Vrindavan, India, on November 11th. She was just twenty-three years old.

  • A Voyage Down the Yamuna River

    A spiritually rewarding boat ride down the sacred Yamuna river to the sacred asrama of Durvasa Muni, during the auspicious month of Kartika. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.

  • Food for Life Vrindavan Starts Major Environmental Campaign

    Food for Life Vrindavan organised a Cleaning Drive under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Vrindavan.

  • Yamuna Film “The Stolen River” Gets U.S. Premiere in Gainesville

    “The Stolen River,” which deals with an issue that has been of deep concern to devotees as well as environmentalists for years now, about the pollution of the Yamuna river, received its world premiere in India in October 2015. Since then, it has won Best Green Film at the LIFFT India Filmotsav, and was in the official selection at many other film festivals.

  • Paramahamster: When in Vrindavan

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Paramahamster - The Material World

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Paramahamster - The Spiritual World

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Son Vrindavan Chandra De Passes Away

    Vrindavan Chandra had been the only family member present when Srila Prabhupada boarded the Jaladuta to leave for the U.S. on August 13th, 1965. He related the experience when he attended the 50thanniversary celebration of Prabhupada’s historical journey at Netaji Stadium in 2015.

  • Paramahamster: The Devotee Hipster

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!

  • Open Doors, Open Hearts

    Vrindavana has an open door policy. Just take a stroll around the village lanes and someone will invite you in for a meal somewhere. It’s a stark contrast to our modern world, which is closed up and shut tight.

  • Care For Cows to Celebrate Kurma Rupa Dasa’s Service to the Cows of Vrindavana

    The founder and director of Care for Cows expired due to cancer in 2015 at the age of 67. But the organization he started continues to support and care for destitute and abandoned cows in Lord Krishna’s holy land of Vrindavana, India.

  • Hall of Fame

    Vrindavana is like a hall of fame. Everywhere you turn there are stories, landmarks and temples commemorating the saintly people who lived here. Ironically, they never wanted any fame.

  • Discovering Discomfort

    The concept of tolerating difficulty is fast disappearing from the modern dictionary.

  • Gunagrahi Das Goswami Passes Away in Vrindavan

    After years of battling with cancer, on Saturday early morning Gunagrahi das Goswami left his body in Vrindavan, in the midst of loving devotees chanting the Holy Names of Krishna. 

  • Book Review: Cowherd Boys Nectar

    Those who read Cowherd Boys Nectar will find in it nourishment, opening of the heart, and delight, often all at once. Dasaratha-Suta’s introductory essays help the reader understand the worship of Krsna in transcendental friendship in the context of Gaudiya Vaisnava thought and practice.

  • Heart Attack

    People have heart attacks in Vrindavana – not just physical, but spiritual ones too. Holy places ooze with a divine influence that overthrows material consciousness and inexplicably ushers one towards transcendence.

  • Yamuna Boat Festival Captures Sweetness of Vrindavan

    As well as the kirtan procession, some fifteen boats filled with devotees glided across the Yamuna to Sringar Vat as the sun began to set. 

  • Nowhere To Hide

    Surrounded by a plethora of convenient justifications, we often avoid doing the internal soul-searching required for any sincere spiritualist.

  • Read Or Relish?

    I once asked a saintly devotee how we should read. He looked somewhat surprised – “I don’t read these books” he said, “I relish these books!” I loved it.

  • Spurious Correlation

    Our "Paramahamster" comic strip follows an enthusiastic devotee as he navigates a 9 - 5 work day in the corporate world. Please check back weekly for new episodes!