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  • ISKCON Guru's Birthday Celebrated at Udupi

    As they do every year, over eight hundred disciples and congregational devotees celebrated the Vyasa-puja, or birthday, ISKCON guru Bhakti Vikas Swami. This year, Maharaja’s 52nd, the festivities took place on January 3rd. But hospitality from a different branch of Vaishnavaism added a twist. This year's event was hosted by the Madhva Sampradaya and held in Udupi, the south Indian town where Madhvacharya "one of the greatest Vaishnava teachers of all time" lived eight hundred years ago.

  • The Late Bhakti Tirtha Swami Honored at ISKCON Mayapur
    Mayapur, India -- Disciples and well-wishers of the late and much-loved ISKCON guru Bhakti Tirtha Swami arranged a full-day “Vyasa Puja” celebration in honor of his birthday this March 4. Kavicandra Swami, now ISKCON’s sole Governing Body Comissioner in West Africa with Bhakti-Tirtha Swami gone, began the day with a lecture honoring the late guru.
  • Homage to Srila Prabhupada
    Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Lord Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Each year, the BBT publishes a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.
  • Srila Prabhupada - The Teacher Behind the Hare Krishna Revolution
    The 115th birth anniversary of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCON was celebrated with great fanfare at his birthplace in Kolkata. Thirty devotees also visited the house at Tollygunge, where Srila Prabhupada was born.
  • ISKCON Mayapur Honors Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance over Seven Days
    At this year's Vyasa-Puja festival in Mayapur, India, seven very different groups of devotees get the chance to glorify the ISKCON Founder in their own special way.
  • Srila Prabhupada's 2012 Vyasa Puja Book Is Available Online
    Each year on A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami's Appearance Day the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust presents a Vyasa-puja book, a collection of homages written by his followers from all over the world.
  • Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja Book

    This year, as always, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust requests Srila Prabhupada's followers to submit their homages to Srila Prabhupada for his Vyasa-puja book.

  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada

    A glorification of ISKCON-founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the auspicious occasion of his appearance day. A prayer sung by Indradyumna Swami.

  • An Inmate's Heartfelt Praise of Srila Prabhupada

    "Here in my cell (what a fitting analogy for all the cages and traps I prepared for myself), I take you, Srila Prabhupada, as my father and my family, and as my “boss”, and as my friend, and as my authority."

  • A Glimpse at Janmastami and Vyasa Puja Around the ISKCON World

    Janmastami, the occasion of Lord Krishna’s appearance in Vrindavana, India, some 5,000 years ago, is celebrated with great fervor and pomp by ISKCON devotees all over the world. The following day heralds the Vyasa Puja, or birthday of Srila Prabhupada, a spiritual emissary who brought the worship of Lord Krishna to the Western World in the 1960s and founded ISKCON.

  • Acharya: One Who Teaches By Example - Trailer

    On August 18th, ISKCON celebrates the birthday of its founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977). This upcoming film celebrates his life and echievements. For more information please visit:

  • Homages to ISKCON-founder Srila Prabhupada

    Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.

  • Dhananjaya Das' Hommage to Prabhupada

    On August 26th, ISKCON worldwide celebrated its founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's birthday by offering hommages. 

  • Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Posters for Free Download

    By releasing a Vyasa-puja pack, with its booklet, posters, postcards, banners, videos and more, the Srila Prabhupada Position Committee aims to inspire and facilitate ISKCON temples and communities worldwide to enhance the celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s annual Vyasa-puja festivities.

  • Celebrate Janmasthami & Vyasa Puja with Joy of Devotion Film Screening

    Now, in time for the upcoming Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja festivals, ISKCON Communications Ministry offers centers around the globe the opportunity to entertain and inspire their congregation by screening the hour-long ‘The Joy of Devotion’ film. Now, the film also available in Spanish.

  • The Joy of Devotion Documentary Is Now Available in Five Languages Worldwide

    The film is now available for public screening and home streaming in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian. 

  • ISKCON Brisbane Offers Srila Prabhupada 26 Cakes For 26 Qualities

    The main cake featured the name “Prabhupada” cut into individual letters. These were surrounded by twenty-six small cakes, each with one of his qualities artfully inscribed upon it.