Acharyas

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

Jayapataka Swami was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. His scholastic achievements led to an offer of a full scholarship by Brown University after his completion of high school. As a new student at Brown, Jayapataka Swami heard a guest lecturer speak on the life of Buddha. This inspired in him the desire to search for his spiritual teacher. Having lost all interest in his studies, Jayapataka Swami deemed India to be the best...

His Holiness Kavichandra Swami

Kavichandra Swami met the Hare Krishna devotees in 1967 and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1971. He joined the temple in Tucson, Arizona, and since that time he has served in various capacities in the United States and around the world. Some of these services include, from 1973 until 1977, itinerant selling of Srila Prabhupada’s books to libraries, universities, and individuals (including leading a book distribution team...

His Holiness Vedavyasapriya Swami

His Holiness Vedavyasapriya Swami Maharaja, born on 1st August 1944 in the town of Kadod, Gujarat, India. His early life was spent in Gujarat, then his family moved to East Africa in the mid 50s, and afterwards he migrated to USA in September 1971. Vedavyasapriya Maharaja, himself, recollects that he was always more interested in spiritual matters and welfare of the people than in any business matters. As a young adult he made a...

Auspicious Kartik Month

Auspicious month for offering ghee lamp to Lord Shri Krishna

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Kartik Month (Damodar Month) is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all months. Kartik month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krishna. This month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any Spiritual activities during this month, even the smallest, will yield huge results – offering Ghee lamps to Lord Krishna, glorifying Lord Krishna’s Damodar Lila pastimes.

Skanda Purana describes the benefits of doing spiritual activities during Kartik Month(Damodar Month) as – Get 1000s of times benefit by offering Ghee lamp and any other activity get 100 times benefit.

Last Week in ISKCON

Janananda Swami leads New York Harinama

December Marathon gains speed

This Sunday, December 8, is celebrated throughout ISKCON as Gita Jayanti – the day when Bhagavat Gita was spoken on the field of Kurukshetra, and it’s also completes the first week of Christmas marathon. We will have to wait for results but we can see reports and photos of devotees distributing books everywhere. in the picture is Janananda Swami joining New York Harinama Ashram devotees who moved their chanting and book distribution activities into the subway during cold winter months. Janananda Swami is an exceptional book distributor and motivator who lifts the spirits of entire countries, most notably France where he revived book distribution almost singlehandedly.

Tribhuvanath Prabhu

Remembering Tribhuvanatha Prabhu

He was one of the very first devotees who joined in the UK and he left this world in 2001, but his memory lives on. His preaching was deep and it spread far and wide – England, Scotland, Ireland, East Africa, Lebanon, Syria, and everywhere he left his indelible mark, his signature Hare Krishna festivals which still bear his name – Tribhuvanath Hare Krishna Festivals. In the first picture from 1978 he is on the right, right after publishing first Arabic Bhagavad Gita, and in the second picture he is with Lokanath Swami at Amsterdam Ratha Yatra in 1999. Devotees in London held Maha Harinama to commemorated his disappearance on November 27th.

Ratha Yatra in Pattaya

Winter Ratha Yatras

In the Northern hemisphere Ratha yatras are mostly held in summer months of June-August but in the Sourthern part of the world seasons are reversed and so their Ratha Yatra seasons just starts. So far we had Ratha Yatras in a place with a funny name Papatoetoe, which is somewhere in New Zealand – video, and in Lenasia, which is somewhere in South Africa – photos. In the picture is today’s Ratha Yatra in Pattaya. More professional photos to follow. Also, Maharaja of Puri, the place of the original Ratha Yatra, has requested ISKCON devotees to hold them on the same day according to calendar and devotees in India so far agreed but it’s hard to imagine it could be implemented in the rest of the world.

Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His intimate disciple Arjuna, the Gita’s seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self realization. No other philosophical or religious work reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is uniquely qualified to present this English translation and commentary on Bhagavad-gita. He is the world’s foremost Vedic scholar and teacher, and he is also the current representative of an unbroken chain of fully self-realized spiritual masters beginning with Lord Krishna Himself. Thus, unlike other editions of the Gita, this one is presented as it is–without the slightest taint of adulteration or personal motivation. This edition is certain to stimulate and enlighten with its ancient yet thoroughly timely message.

The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His intimate disciple Arjuna, the Gita’s seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self realization. No other philosophical or religious work reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is uniquely qualified to present this English translation and commentary on Bhagavad-gita. He is the world’s foremost Vedic scholar and teacher, and he is also the current representative of an unbroken chain of fully self-realized spiritual masters beginning with Lord Krishna Himself. Thus, unlike other editions of the Gita, this one is presented as it is–without the slightest taint of adulteration or personal motivation. This edition is certain to stimulate and enlighten with its ancient yet thoroughly timely message.

Prayers of Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna

Prayers of Lord Siva

Prayers of Lord Siva

Lord Siva addressed the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna with the following prayer: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You. You are the most exalted of all self-realized souls. Since You are always auspicious for the self-realized, I wish...

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Prayers of Lord Brahma

Prayers of Lord Brahma

My dear Lord Krishna, You are the one Supreme Soul, the primeval Supreme Personality, the Absolute Truth — self-manifested, endless and beginning less. You are eternal and infallible, perfect and complete, without any rival and free from all material designations....

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Prayers of Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna

Prayers of Lord Siva

Prayers of Lord Siva

Lord Siva addressed the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna with the following prayer: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You. You are the most exalted of all self-realized souls. Since You are always auspicious for the self-realized, I wish...

read more
Prayers of Lord Brahma

Prayers of Lord Brahma

My dear Lord Krishna, You are the one Supreme Soul, the primeval Supreme Personality, the Absolute Truth — self-manifested, endless and beginning less. You are eternal and infallible, perfect and complete, without any rival and free from all material designations....

read more

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