Parvati Dasi, who just turned twelve years old, gives a warm and genuine smile as she hands an old lady an invitation to Festival of India in the town of Rewal, Poland. On the beach beside her, sixty devotees carrying flags, umbrellas and festoons sing the Hare Krishna mantra with the waves of the Baltic sea rippling around their feet.
On Friday August 28, ISKCON Moscow’s Sri Sri Dayal Nitai-Saci-suta deities were taken out to see the sights of Russia’s capital city for the first time in over seventeen years.
Riding on a canal-cruiser barge, they traveled down the Moskva river, with beautiful views of Moscow landmarks such as Red Square, Temple of Christ the Saviour, Park of Culture and Moscow State University.
This September, Volume One of ISKCON Studies Journal was released by ISI, an academic institute dedicated to developing the field of ISKCON studies through research, publishing and discussion.
“Volume One is full of excellent articles by some of the best scholars in the field of ISKCON Studies,” says ISI member Lal Krishna Dasa. “Including Harvard’s Francis Clooney, William and Mary College’s Ravi Gupta, ISKCON Resolve’s Braja Bihari Dasa, and Bhaktivedanta College Principal Yadunandana Swami.”
Mr. Premal Thacker (Parmanada Dasa) gifted a copy of Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad Gita As It Is to Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil earlier this year. It was the first time the President recieved one of Srila Prabhupada's books. She was grateful and kept the copy in her personal temple room.
Devala Dasa won the Puerto Rico Soccer League championship vs Athletico San Juan in a hard fought game played in San Juan. Devala began his professional career signing with the Bayamon team in May of this year.
Bayamon won 1-0 giving Devala another victory to his club.
In the tradition of the Brazilian soccer greats, Devala took his jersey off at the game's end. As can be seen in the image below, he used the opportunity to glorify Lord Krishna.
MUMBAI: With Lord Krishna’s blessings, the entire team of Choti Bahu is reeling in the super success of the show which redefined the prime time slot. The cast and crew celebrated the successful completion of 200 episodes by conducting a Puja/Hawan at The Iskcon Temple, Mumbai, as a mark of gratitude to the almighty.
On September 11th, 2001, I was in England, and that day I happened to drop off a fellow from my faith at London's Heathrow Airport. At the curb in front of the terminal, a concerned Brit detected my accent and said, "Hey mate: Are you an American? You'd better go inside and see what's on the telly!"
Finally, there’s been a breakthrough. After 50 years of endeavor and countless billions of dollars spent, common ground, or should I say, common space has been discovered in the debate between believers in the Vedic theistic worldview and adherents of the scientific worldview on the subject of travel to other planets in the universe.
LUCKNOW: Overcoming opposition from his family and community, a Muslim man left his ancestral profession of singing qawwalis to sing Hindu hymns in the temples of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Today he is much sought after by devotees there.
For Rojan Ali, 55, a farmer living in Chaubeypur town of Varanasi district, some 250 km from here, singing was his way of reaching out to god.