“Here in New Vrindaban, the Janmastami Festival continually from September 1 is going on very gorgeously. There are more than 500 guests and they are listening to Bhagavat Discourses with rapt attention, chanting and dancing.” Click here to read the rest of the letter. Thanks to Vanipedia for the source material.
New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 08/28/14. Each week we highlight an earlier era of ISKCON New Vrindaban. This week’s challenge: In addition to Srila Prabhupada, there are at least seventeen recognizable faces in this photo. How many can you identify? Extra credit: What’s the cow’s name and do you know the special relationship between Srila Prabhupada […]
Srila Prabhupada Identifies a Possible 8th Temple for His Grand Vision of New Vrindaban – November 1975
“According to our program we will have to construct seven temples, Govindaji, Gopinatha, Madana-Mohana, Syamasundara, Damodara, Gokulananda and Radha-Ramana. And later on if possible, Rangunatha also.” – Excerpt from a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote, November 1975. —————————————————————————– Click here to read the rest of the letter. Thanks to Vanipedia for the source material.
Lord Balarama was an incarnation of Lord Krishna glorified in the Vedic Puranas and Itihasas. Krishna is the spiritually manifest Supreme Person, whose internal spiritual energy is the all-pervading Brahman. He is glorified as Narayana, Vasudeva, Mahavishnu, Hari, Vishnu, and many other names. Shiva and Brahma are said to be His qualitative expansions. He is […]
Team Work – Janmastami 2014 by Lilasuka dasi The days leading up to a Janmastami festival are often exciting and energy-charged. This year, some specific pre-Janmastami preparations held a special fascination for many. Doing service together in co-operation with other devotees and friends towards a common goal is truly the key to surcharging both the […]
New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 08/21/14. As a variation on a theme, the past few weeks we’ve focused on the same era. This week’s challenge: In addition to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, there are four devotees in the photo. At least two are recognizable. Can you identify them? What to do: Post your guesses on the “who, […]
s On September 1, 1896, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada made his appearance in this world in Calcutta, Bengal. Born on the day immediately after Krsna Janmastami, he was given the name Abhay Carana by his Vaisnava father, Gour Mohan De, and his mother Rajani. Gour Mohan’s principle desire for his son’s […]
Here is a picture story of New Vrindaban’s 44th Janmastami and Prabhupada’s Appearance Day festivals. Hare Krsna!
Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the appearance anniversary of Krishna, the Supreme Person. He’s not “born” like we are—He comes and goes as He likes—but He appears here to please His devotees, rid the earth of evildoers, and give the rest of us something worthwhile to talk about. His pastime of janma, birth, occurred on the […]
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