• Philosophy,  Pilgrimage

    Acceptance of Sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada

    Srila Prabhupada is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, a cultural ambassador, a prolific author and a spiritual teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world’s most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Lord Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. SrilaPrabhupada translated and commented in over eighty volumes of books, including the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, a concise handbook for understanding the purpose and goal of human life and the multi-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam, an epic biography of Lord Krishna, His incarnations, and His many devotees throughout the history of the universe. His books are translated into more than…

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    Festival,  Pastime

    Srimati Radharani is not an ordinary woman

    A lecture by Srila Prabhupada on Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day celebrations held in Montreal on Aug 30th 1968. Srila Prabhupada on Radharani Today is our Radhashtami ceremony. I must speak now something about Radharani, and then I shall go up, reach my apartment at twelve. In the meantime, you can observe the ceremonies. Today is the birthday of Srimati Radharani. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Lord Krishna and Not An Ordinary Woman So when param brahma wants to enjoy……

  • Philosophy

    ISKCON, Founding day – 13 July, 1966

    The building was humble, the membership small, yet Srila Prabhupada’s vision encompassed the whole world. Amid the cacophony of a storefront at 26 Second Avenue in New York, Srila Prabhupada had begun teaching the science of Krsna consciousness to a motley congregation drawn from the local community. Then, in his characteristically farseeing way, he founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. We shall call our society ISKCON “We shall call our society ‘ISKCON.’” Prabhupada laughed playfully when he first coined the acronym. He had initiated the legal work of incorporation that spring, while still living on the Bowery. But even before its legal beginning, Prabhupada had been talking about his…

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    Ekadashi,  Philosophy

    Mohini Ekadashi

    The glories of Mohini Ekadashi are narrated in the Kurma Purana in a conversation between Maharaja Yudhishthira and Lord Krishna. Yudhisthira Maharaja enquired from Lord Krishna. He said, “O Janardana! What is the name of the Ekadashi that occurs during the bright fortnight (sukla paksha) of the month of Vaisakha (April-May)? What is the process for observing it? Kindly narrate to me.” The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna replied, “Oh blessed son of Dharma, I shall now describe to you what Vasishtha Muni once told Lord Ramachandra. Please hear attentively. “Lord Ramachandra asked Vasishtha Muni, ‘O great sage, I would like to hear about the best of all…

  • Uncategorized,  Your Corner

    Gita in a Nutshell

    At some point or other each one of us might have enquired about God. Might have tried to know Him through different philosophers, might have read scriptures like Upanishads, Bible, Kuran etc. In this article let’s reconnoitre the way to understand God, also more fundamentally is there any benefit of understanding God and His instructions. Bhagavad Gita unlike other scriptures of the world is not by any scholar or prophet but this contains the teachings of God Himself. Nobody is greater than or equal to God. Considering this. Even if someone endeavours to read Gita he becomes puzzled because in the market there are hundreds and thousands of Gita’s each giving…

  • Biography

    Srila Prabhupada in Moscow

    Srila Prabhupada’s visit to Moscow was a historic milestone in establishing the triumph of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction: prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama “In every town and village, the chanting of My name will be heard.” By setting foot in Moscow, Srila Prabhupada blessed the whole country with his divine presence. In his short stay there, he also planted the seed of devotion in the heart of a sincere, young Muscovite named Ivan. Prabhupada’s eagerness to preach in Moscow In May 1971, Srila Prabhupada prepared for extensive world travel. Although his itinerary was indefinite, his general plan was to travel widely for a few months,…

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    Ekadashi,  Philosophy

    How to observe ekadasi as per Srila Prabhupada’s instructions ?

    Ekadasi is a powerful opportunity for us, the souls trapped in material existence, to perform recommended austerities and make our way back to our original home in the spiritual sky. The spiritual atmosphere is infused with selfless devotional feelings of the pure souls for Lord Krishna and His devotees. Enlightened humans should make best use of the opportunity to invigorate in themselves, this pure Vaikuntha consciousness transcendental to the debilitating impurities of the material atmosphere. His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has given some simple principles for observing all Ekadasis   “One should observe fasting on Ekadasi day, the eleventh day after the full moon and the eleventh…

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    Srila Prabhupada Ashraya Ceremony

    Srila Prabhupada Ashraya Ceremony was held at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Vrindavan on the morning of Sunday, March 4, 2018. Srila Prabhupada represents an authorized lineage of self-realized sages who were presenting authentic spiritual knowledge in the true spirit in which Lord Krishna intended it. The evidence of this assertion can be found in the global transformation that Srila Prabhupada created by bringing millions of people on all continents of the globe to appreciate and firmly follow the tenets of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila Prabhupada Ashraya Ceremony is a programme under which devotees firm their commitment towards following the instructions of Srila Prabhupada in performing Bhakti Yoga in their lives. On…

  • Uncategorized

    Acting as a Soul

    From Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada we find this treasure of transcendental wisdom. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is Chapter 5, Text 2 śrī-bhagavān uvāca sannyāsaḥ karma-yogaś ca niḥśreyasa-karāv ubhau tayos tu karma-sannyāsāt karma-yogo viśiṣyate The Blessed Lord said: The renunciation of work and work in devotion are both good for liberation. But, of the two, work in devotional service is better than renunciation of works. PURPORT Fruitive activities (seeking sense gratification) are cause for material bondage. As long as one is engaged in activities aimed at improving the standard of bodily comfort, one is sure to transmigrate to different types of bodies, thereby…

  • Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day 2017
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    Srila Prabhupada Disappearance day Celebrations

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir celebrated the disappearance day of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanata Swami Prabhupada with solemn ritual and grand ceremony on 23 Oct 2017. In the morning, Abhishekam ceremony was held at the Lecture Hall of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. In the evening Srila Prabhupada was worshiped at Sri Radha Damodara Temple in Vrindavan. This was the temple Srila Prabhupada lived in just before departing for his historic journey to New York where he established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The celebration concluded with distribution of prasadam.   Watch Video