After over a decade of court battles, the High Court of Karnataka ruled on May 23rd that the Sri Radha Krishan Chandra Mandir in Bangalore—which had originally been an ISKCON temple but had been run by a breakaway group since soon after its construction in 1997—is officially the property of ISKCON, registered in Mumbai.
Balinese-style architecture, carved by local devotees and featuring beautiful sculptures, including Lord Narasimhadeva bursting from the stone wall above the altar. In the pond outside, there is also a sculpture of Vasuki, the famous snake king, who is commonly worshipped in Indonesia.
Thirty devotees from ISKCON farms all over Europe attended the fourth annual ISKCON European Farm Conference from May 10th through 12th this year, hoping to gain inspiration as well as practical advice for their various rural projects.
By Sutapa Das for sutapamonk.blogspot.com on 28 May 2011
When Mahatma Gandhi visited England for the “Round Table Discussions”, his British hosts gave him an impressive tour of London — Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Whitehall, etc. At the end, they asked him “So, Gandhiji, what do you think of Western civilization?” Gandhi replied, “I think it would be a good idea!”
By Hesham Zakai for london-student.net on 27 May 2011
A new bye-law being discussed by Westminster Council could see the end of the Hare Krishna delivering free food on University of London campuses. The proposals have met with strong resistance from different sections of society, including volunteers, church representatives, homelessness charities and rough sleepers.
Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. A 2009 study by a group of Leeds University researchers found that higher levels of Vitamin D were linked to improved skin cancer survival odds.
This weekend the Hare Krishna Centre is participating In Doors Open Toronto. Annually, 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.
Recently, 35 students from Sri Mayapur International School performed a pandal program for the pleasure of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama at the Chandan yatra festival at Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir, ISKCON Bhubaneswar. They were accompanied on their travels by parents and teachers.
By Contributor for www.deccanherald.com on 24 May 2011
In a verdict that puts an end to a decade-old feud, the High Court of Karnataka on Friday ruled that the entire property of Bangalore’s International Society for Krishna Consciousness belongs to the Iskcon Mumbai. High Court says its president, Madhu Pandita Das forged documents.
Yajna Purusa Dasa of the Bhakti Center in New York City will join other faith leaders for a public Panel Discussion at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue on May 25th, organized by the group “Local Faith Communities of the East Village.”
With his shaved head and saffron robes, Radha-Vallabha Dasa—a brahmachari monk at New York’s Bhaktivedanta Ashram—isn’t your typical activist. But his new documentary film Today We Have The Power may just have the most powerful, and deceptively simple solution to the problems of capitalism and globalization that have bothered so many protesters for decades.
Legendary Indian film actor and producer Amitabh Bachchan visited Oxford University on May 17th, to attend the Distinguished Ford Lecture and a dinner, both hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS).
Dr. Piyush Gupta, a medical doctor who practices in Columbus, Ohio warns that failure to monitor and sometimes limit the volume of kirtans in ISKCON Temples could contribute to permanent hearing loss and its attendant complications.