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Srila Prabhupada & Kaliya, ISKCON’s First Cow


 Written by Madhava Smullen. Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala. There’s no doubt that protecting cows was very close to Srila Prabhupada’s heart. In a series of Back to Godhead magazine articles in the mid 1950s, he was already envisioning a community where residents lived a simple life and protected cows. Soon after registering ISKCON in […]

Dhama Revealed as New Vrindaban Development Continues


By Madhava Smullen The 45th annual Janmastami festival at New Vrindaban in the USA this Labor Day Weekend saw more exciting progress made in revealing Lord Krishna’s holy dhama (abode) of Vrindavan there. The West Virginia village was established in 1968 by ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada, who described it as “non-different from the original Vrindavan” […]

An Eternal Relationship: Prabhupada’s Fourth Visit to New Vrindaban


Written by Madhava Smullen. Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala. June 21st, 1976 was a normal day at the Pittsburgh International airport until a group of Krishna devotees from New Vrindaban, dressed in an odd combination of dhotis or saris with large rubber farm boots, appeared. Commuters stared open-mouthed as the fifty-strong crew exploded into a […]

Prabhupada’s Third Visit to New Vrindaban – 1974


Strengthening The Vision:  Prabhupada’s Third Visit to New Vrindaban  Written by Madhava Smullen. Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala.  From July 18th to 23rd 1974, Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban for the third time, to further establish his vision for it as a sacred place known worldwide for five primary things: cow protection, simple-living, holy pilgrimage, […]

Sivarama Swami Features New Vrindaban In His Book Intro


Below is an excerpt from the introduction to “Nava Vraja Mahima,” the nine volume series is “an epic work of over 4,000 pages on The Glories of New Vraja Dhama,” written by His Holiness Sivarama Swami. ——————————– Among Srila Prabhupada’s many innovations is the concept of “farming communities,” of which the first was New Vrindaban. The instructions […]

Prabhupada’s Vision For New Vrindaban


Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindaban: Holy Pilgrimage


“Therefore, I may once more request you to try your best to construct New Vrindaban an exact duplicate of Vrindaban, and that will give me the highest pleasure.” – Srila Prabhupada, 1970. Click here to read the rest of the letter at the Vanipedia website.

Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindaban: Protected Dairy


“I am always thinking of your New Vrindaban. The milk which we are taking here is not at all comparable with New Vrindaban milk.” – Srila Prabhupada, 1969. Click here to read the rest of the letter at the Vanipedia website.

Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindaban: Spiritual Education


“To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.” Srila Prabhupada, Seven Purposes of ISKCON, 1966. Click here to read the other purposes at the […]

Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindaban: Community Outreach


“I am sure this Prasadam attraction will make our neighbors friendly and surely they will come in number in future so that New Vrindaban will be ideal place for visiting from the neighboring provinces [&] counties.” – Srila Prabhupada, 1968. Click here to read the rest of the letter at the Vanipedia website.