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    Purushottama Masa – 18 Sept to 16 Oct , 2020

    Austerity performed during kartik masa gives 1000 times benefit and austerity performed during Purushottama masa gives 1000 times the benefit of kartik masa. Read more about the importance of Purushottama vrta and how to perform it.

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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…

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    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…

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    Harinam Ashraya

    The holy name of Krishna is a transcendental incarnation of the Lord for giving an opportunity to the fallen souls of this dark age of Kali a  to render devotional service unto Him. The chanting of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is a shelter that protects the chanter from all the ill effects of this fallen age. By serving the Lord in this way the soul takes giant strides in his journey to the eternal, blissful abode of Lord Sri Krishna. “If you touch the iron rod with the fire, it becomes warmer, warmer and then red hot. Similarly, when you chant offenselessly the holy name of the Lord, gradually you become…

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    Govardhan Puja

    Govardhana Puja was celebrated on 20th Oct 2017, to commemorate the pastime of Lord Sri Krishna lifting the Govardhana Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavana from the wrath of Indra. Devotees at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, set out at the break of dawn to perform a parikrama (circumambulation) of the Govardhana Hill. Starting from Manasi Ganga, the devotees covered the twenty-two Kilometre path. At the temple devotees prepared varieties of foodstuffs like laddu, halwa, rasgulla etc The food was stacked like a small hill and offered to the Lord. Later, it was distributed to everyone as prasadam. This festival is also called “Annakuta(Hill of food) Festival”. Being the day of…

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    Srila Prabhupada Ashraya ceremony

    SrilaPrabhupadaAshraya ceremony was held on 13 August 2017. SrilaPrabhupadaAshraya Ceremony is a programme under which devotees firm their commitment towards following the instructions of SrilaPrabhupada in performing Bhakti Yoga in their lives. On this occasion devotees take Ashraya (shelter) of Srila Prabhupada. Ashraya entails committing to follow certain devotional principles like chanting a fixed number of rounds daily, reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, performing worship of Lord Krishna at home among others. By taking Srila Prabhupada Ashraya candidates feel greater seriousness towards their spiritual practices. To help in their devotional endeavours the temple holds this function periodically for devotees who wish to formalize their commitment towards following the instructions of SrilaPrabhupada.

  • Fisher Mansion A Witness to Srila Prabhupadas Incredible Detachment
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    Fisher Mansion: A Witness to Srila Prabhupada’s Incredible Detachment

    Acquiring of Fisher Mansion and converting it into a Radha Krishna temple is a transcendental lila of Srila Prabhupada which reveals his potency as a preacher of Krishna consciousness and his complete detachment from material opulence. Fisher mansion belonged to the late auto industry millionaire Lawrence Fisher. After a tour of the grand estate, Prabhupāda liked the property. The palatial building was situated on four acres surrounded by a high stone wall. There were gardens and walkways, as well as fountains and a swimming pool. The vestibule was with ornate Italian tiles and marble archways. The lobby had a high ceiling covered with classically sculptured leaves, rosettes, and hand-painted plaster…