HH Bhakti Caru Swami’s Succumbs to Disease

HH Bhakti Caru Swami’s Succumbs to Disease

“It is with overwhelming heartache that we announce to you the departure of our beloved godbrother and a dearmost servant of Srila Prabhupada, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami” begins the official announcement by GBC Executive Committee. It was only a
On the Medical Side

On the Medical Side

When Coronavirus pandemic struck the world Bhakti Charu Swami was in his “home” temple in Ujjain. However, his presence was required in Florida where he overseed a cow protection project and so he traveled to the US, which had been
A Bit of History

A Bit of History

Bhakti Charu Swami was a native of Bengal but his path to Srila Prabhupada shelter was rather standard for western devotees – he read a book (Nectar of Devotion) while in Germany and decided to surrender his life to Krishna.
Ratha Yatras Are Back!

Ratha Yatras Are Back!

Last week we mentioned how Ratha Yatra in Jagannatha Puri was about to be cancelled by the court order, first time in 285 years, but Lord’s devotees there, led by the King of Puri, were not about to concede and
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

This was a popular motto several years ago, the meaning of it is that adversity makes people stronger, and it’s certainly true about our American sankritana warriors who accepted challenges posted by COVID-19 and forced lockdowns and proved once again
HH Bhakti Caru Swami’s Condition Stable

HH Bhakti Caru Swami’s Condition Stable

ISKCON devotees continue monitoring HH Bhakti Caru Swami’s fight with coronavirus with medical updates posted every twelve hours. All past week doctors were preparing to move maharaja from the ventilator but in the end it still didn’t happen. During this
HH Bhakti Caru Swami hospitalized with COVID-19

HH Bhakti Caru Swami hospitalized with COVID-19

Earlier this week His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami was hospitalized with COVID-19 and the news shook our ISKCON world. For a couple of days Maharaj had a high fever (104°F  or 40°C) and when his Coronavirus test
Sad But Uplifting

Sad But Uplifting

Apart from virus reaching Bhakti Caru Swami, two other devotees have come in touch with death this week. Srutakirti Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada’s long time persona servant, informed us of the departure of Dharma Powell, who was born a devotee, suffered
Virtual Ratha Yatra

Virtual Ratha Yatra

Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra is supposed to be held next week, on June 23, but, due to continued lockdown and Supreme Court Ruling, it has been “stayed”. It’s no clear what the temple authorities will do about it but it’s
Responding to Trends

Responding to Trends

Somehow this year has put us in a reactive mode – something happens in the outside world and we have to adjust. First it was Covid-19 pandemic but now another subject takes the driving seat – massive, worldwide “Black Lives
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