Acharyas

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 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 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...

Last Week in ISKCON

UDGAAR Festival

UDGAAR 2019

Last weekend ISKCON devotees lead by Gopal Krishna Goswami organized the largest ever youth festival dedicated to fighting addiction. Over fifteen thousand people attended and pledged never to take drugs or alcohol, and it has been certified by the World Book of Records. The keynote speech at the festival was given by Dr. Vivek Bindra, the famous motivational speaker who recently made a video analysis of Srila Prabhupada’s achievements. There were numerous other famous personalities and bands, including ISKCON’s own “Madhava Fusion Rock” who chant Hare Krishna mantra to the tunes and rhythms which are impossible to resist.

Gopal Patel - Gopa Lila Das

Commandeering the UN

Oxford University’s center for Hindu Studies is a project that from the very beginning has been run by devotees – by Saunaka Rishi Prabhu. Ten years ago the center started an environment studies effort called “Bhumi Project” and this year the director of this project, Gopa Lila Prabhu (Gopal Patel), has been nominated as a co-chair of UN’s Multifaith Advisory Council on Religion and Development where he will be representing Hinduism. This position opens the door to ISKCON representation on various UN panels, bodies, and commissions which contribute to setting up global development goals. The problem, however, is that even our Food For Life project is too limited in scope to deserve representation so we need to think bigger to make an impact. Coincidentally, the very first article about Hare Krishnas published back in 1966 was called “Save the Earth Now”.

Ratha Yatra in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Last, but not the least

There were many other happenings all around the world that deserve to be mentioned – Farm conferences in Europe and North America, which followed earlier conferences in Russia and Ukraine, Indradyumna Swami’s tour of Himalayan pilgrimage sites, large festival in Fiji led by BB Govinda Swami where devotees came from Russia, USA, Canada, India, UK, Ukraine, Australia, and New Zealand, the second Ratha Yatra festival in Gorontalo, Indonesia, which is a Muslim province governed by, essentially, Sharia law, Ratha Yatra in Glastonbury, UK, laying foundation stone, ie installation of Ananta Shesha, for a new temple in Newcastle, South Africa, beginning of Midterm GBC meetings in Tirupati, a meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recalled having many delicious meals at London Soho temple, Vaihnavi retreat in India, echoing earlier “Man-Tra” retreat for male devotees in New Vrindavan, and surely many many more festivals and celebrations. And that’s not to mention beginning of the month of Kartik, the holiest month of the year.

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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