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 destination to find this teacher. Before departing he...

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 called the Radha-Damodara-Sankirtan Party), preaching...

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 daily practice of reading Bhagavad-gita slokas, and...

Last week in ISKCON

August 18, 2019

Jhulan Yatra and Lord Balarama’s Appearance

Jhulan Yatra and Lord Balarama’s Appearance

The dominating event this week was indisputably Lord Balarama’s appearance day and Jhulan Yatra festival when devotees all around the world set up giant swings for the pleasure of their deities. This link shows photos from Australia, Mayapur, and Mumbai. The picture is from Kiev, and here are devotees celebrating Lord Balarama’s appearance in the northernmost temple in the world in Murmansk, Russia, some 300 km beyond the Arctic circle where sun never sets for half a year.

Polish Coasting

Polish Coasting

Polish Woodstock festival we mentioned earlier was not the end but the beginning leg of the annual Polish tour of the Baltic coast. The weather is better and crowds are bigger as devotees travel back and set up makeshift Indian culture festivals and Ratha Yatras. “The Second Wave”, as tireless Intradyumna Swami who has been the main force behind this festival for almost thirty years calls this leg of the journey. One picture doesn’t do justice to this program – see the whole set to get a feel of this incredible devotional endeavor.

Saying Good Byes

Saying Good Byes

On Saturday we heard the news of Vishveshvara Prabhu suddenly leaving his body. He just suddenly collapsed on the floor of Radhadesh temple corridor in Belgium. Earlier this week devotees fondly remembered Sravananda Prabhu who had a long history of service and association of Srila Prabhupada. Watch his Prabhupada memories video here. He was the one who gave us anecdotes such as “chapati must be hot” and Tamal Krishna Goswami falling asleep on Prabhupada’s shoulder.

Jhulan Yatra and Lord Balarama’s Appearance

Jhulan Yatra and Lord Balarama’s Appearance

The dominating event this week was indisputably Lord Balarama’s appearance day and Jhulan Yatra festival when devotees all around the world set up giant swings for the pleasure of their deities. This link shows photos from Australia, Mayapur, and Mumbai. The picture is from Kiev, and here are devotees celebrating Lord Balarama’s appearance in the northernmost temple in the world in Murmansk, Russia, some 300 km beyond the Arctic circle where sun never sets for half a year.

Polish Coasting

Polish Coasting

Polish Woodstock festival we mentioned earlier was not the end but the beginning leg of the annual Polish tour of the Baltic coast. The weather is better and crowds are bigger as devotees travel back and set up makeshift Indian culture festivals and Ratha Yatras. “The Second Wave”, as tireless Intradyumna Swami who has been the main force behind this festival for almost thirty years calls this leg of the journey. One picture doesn’t do justice to this program – see the whole set to get a feel of this incredible devotional endeavor.

Saying Good Byes

Saying Good Byes

On Saturday we heard the news of Vishveshvara Prabhu suddenly leaving his body. He just suddenly collapsed on the floor of Radhadesh temple corridor in Belgium. Earlier this week devotees fondly remembered Sravananda Prabhu who had a long history of service and association of Srila Prabhupada. Watch his Prabhupada memories video here. He was the one who gave us anecdotes such as “chapati must be hot” and Tamal Krishna Goswami falling asleep on Prabhupada’s shoulder.

Daily Quotes

The Personality of Godhead, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvān, and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku.

Bhagavad Gita 4.1

The Personality of Godhead, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvān, and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku.

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....

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