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December 6, 2013

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) joins the world in mourning and paying tribute to the foremost human rights icon of current times, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. We offer our condolences to the Mandela family and to the entire South African nation.

December 5, 2013

Srutakirti then rubbed mustard oil onto Prabhupada's back. I moved to face Prabhupada's front and was enjoying the sweet atmosphere that surrounded him. With his eyes closed, Prabhupada spoke. "My Godbrothers criticize me that I have allowed women to live in our temples. This is not done in India. Only brahmacaris can live. But I have become successful because I have made this adjustment."

Prabhupada opened his eyes and continued, "Although they criticize me their Gaudiya Maths are empty. The only time they have people coming is during Gaura-Purnima to Mayapur for parikrama. And who is coming for parikrama? Widows. Women in white. Because I have made this adjustment I was successful."

November 8, 2013

For those who are unaware of the emphasis given by our Founder-acarya regarding wearing dhotis, saris, shaved head and sikha etc., here's a useful statement from Srila Prabhupada's class from Nairobi Oct 1975:

Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.28.19 -- Nairobi, October 29, 1975

November 6, 2013

56-11 "Letter to the President His Excellency Dr. Rajendra Prasada, President Indian Union, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

(Through his private secretary Sri Visvanatha Varma)

May it please your most exalted Honor.

November 6, 2013

On this auspicious and bittersweet event, the Disappearance Day of Srila Prabhupada, please find the link below that chronicles his travels and dates his ISKCON darshans.

http://www.vanipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Srila_Prabhupada's_Life

November 2, 2013

You have no experience here in your country. Have you got any experience? But in India we have got experience how in the morning the cowboy takes some food from the mother and with the cows he goes to the field. The cows are let loose on the grazing ground. They are enjoying, and this cowboy is sometimes singing. The flute, Krsna's flute is because He is cowboy.

November 2, 2013

Back to the Streets: New York's Hare Krishna Movements Grows
 

 

October 29, 2013

atha sri-radha-damodara-puja-vidhih

padme tatraiva

tatah priyatama vishno

radhika gopikasu ca

karttike pujaniya ca

sri-damodara-sannidhau

The Way to Worship Sri Sri Radha-Damodara

In the Padma Purana it is said: "Because She is the gopi most dear to Lord Vishnu, Sri Radha should be worshiped along with Lord Damodara during the month of Karttika. (Hari Bhakti Vilasa 16.195)

sanketavasare cyute pranayatah samsaj jaya radhaya

prarabhya bhrukuti hiranya-rasana damna nibaddhodaram

kartikyam janani-krtotsava-vare prastavana purvakam

catani prathayantam atma-pulakam dhyayema damodaram

October 17, 2013

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Satsvarupa das Goswami Aug 4, 1977

In the letter, signed by Tamal Krishna Goswami, Srila Prabhupada is quoted as saying: