Rasika Rai das is a Hare Krishna monk living in Redhill township at Cape Point, Cape Town.
Every week he cooks up hundreds of 100% healthy Vegan meals for the impoverished township residents and distributes it via his trusty wheelbarrow.
Rasika begs all the ingredients himself and operates under the banner of his Gauranga Peace Meals NGO.
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Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimisāranya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice for the satisfaction of the Lord and His devotees.
In the same mood, modern sages, vaisnava followers of Srila Prabhupada gathered in Germany from Aug 30th to Sept. 4th for an akanda kirtan, in hope of bringing real peace and prosperity to the world having pleased the Lord by chanting his Names. Eight hundred to a thousand devotees committed to a minimum of 8 hours a day of chanting, thereby creating an atmosphere that is better felt than described. There were an additional 6000 to 7500 views on Mayapur TV daily, often with over 500 viewers at one time, many using the chat to express both their chanting and their joy. It was an ecstatic experience that kept many awake transcending their respective time zones.
As far as Mayapur kirtan culture, it was Tamal Krishna Goswami's strong desire to see it be revived in Mayapur. He took it upon himself starting with kirtans in his room and later moving into the temple room. The first day of the 1st Mayapur Kirtan Mela, February 22nd, is dedicated to his memory. Since his departure devotees have kept the tradition under the banner of Holy Name Abhiseka during the first days of the Mayapur Gaur Purnima Festival. This year the evenings of Holy Name Abhiseka have expanded into 4 -12 hour kirtan days.
Mayapur, being the center of the Sankirtan movement, its birth place hosts such a mela between February 22-25, 2012.
On this video Indradyumna Swami leads the kirtan on Day 2.
Update on the construction of Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) at ISKCON`s headquarter in Mayapur, West Bengal, India. The video gives an insight about the importance of the project emphasized by ISKCON-funder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and features the leaders of the TOVP team, Ambarish Das, Bhavananda Das, Sadbhuja Das and others.
Open Discussion on the Existence of God between ISKCON spiritual master Sivarama Swami and Dr Stephen Law at University College, London.
Featuring Bramacaris from UK traveling to Hungary and visiting New Vraja Dham.
To learn more about the film visit: http://www.tribeofheart.org/
The Times of India reports.