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After months of uncertainty and anticipation, we are relieved and pleased to announce that the gates of our school are open again to give our students a warm welcome. We are trying our best to comply with Covid-19 rules and regulations to ensure the safety of our students.
Sri Vyasa-Puja is Now Available Online for Free: You can obtain the complete Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 book, published by the BBT, for FREE
Nearly 160 children sent in submissions for the New Vrindaban Kids' Festival Competition, which focused on the three major Vaishnava festivals in August – Balarama Jayanti, Sri Krishna Janmastami, and Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day.
The Vaishnavi Ministry of South Africa has been reaching out to honor and serve the Vaishnavi community during Women’s Month, by providing counseling, spiritual support, and care packs during difficult times.
After Hurricane Ida hit the US State of Louisiana on Sunday August 29th, the devotees, deities and cows at ISKCON New Orleans and the New Talavana Farm in neighboring Mississippi have been reported safe and unharmed. The temples’ public Janmastami festivals, however, had to be canceled or delayed to next weekend.
I pray to Srila Prabhupada who is Abhaya, fearless in preaching Krishna Consciousness to help me become fixed and fearless in my own path of Krishna Consciousness
Srila Prabhupada’s birthplace at Tollygunge, Kolkata has been acquired by ISKCON and was offered to him today, on his 125th appearance day.
The global online celebrations will be hosted on September 1st by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to inaugurate the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. ISKCON centers worldwide will participate. The event is open to the public here: Broadcast in English - https://pmindiawebcast.nic.in [with interpreter]
Broadcast in Hindi - https://pmindiawebcast.nic.in/hindi
Since 2016, the Berlin ISKCON Jagannatha Temple has been celebrating the traditional Ratha Yatra at the Brandenburg Gate in the middle of the government district of the German capital. The decision to hold the traditional chariot festival at the most famous symbol of German history was a strategic consideration. In a time in which more and more people in Germany get afraid of partly unknown religious communities and their rites, the Berlin ISKCON community wanted to set a sign and stand up for "More tolerance for lived religion in society".