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Pictures by Jaya Murari See slideshow here.

West Virginia’s Palace of Gold

By RAHUL MEHTA Published: October 28, 2011 , New York Times Alfred, N.Y. IT was the Taj Mahal of Appalachia, “Heaven on Earth” in “Almost Heaven West Virginia,” a sprawling, opulent affair with lush gardens, a beautiful temple, a Palace of Gold, accommodations for hundreds of devotees, statues of Radha and Krishna, and even, at […]

PRC Conference Call 9/9/11

Palace Restoration Committee Minutes, conf call September 9, 2011 Present: Gaura Shakti Dasa , Gopisa Dasa, Malati Devi Dasi, Ramesvara Dasa, Tripad Dasa, Jaya Krsna das 1. Structure: Gopisa checked the access for the dome; there is no visible support. There may be evidence in one of the 3.000 pictures of Kama. Gaura Shakti will […]

Govardhan Puja and Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day

Dear Brijabasis, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Govardhan Puja, Thursday, October 27, 2011 5.00 – 6.00pm Lecture 6.00 – 6.30pm Abhishek 6.30 – 7.00pm Story telling 7.00 – 8.00pm Maha Kirtan & Circumambulating Govardhan Hill 8.00pm Feast If you like, please bring an offering for Their Lordships by 5pm. Srila […]

New Vrindaban Marks Passing of Ex-Leader

Kirtanananda Swami, Former Leader Expelled from Krishna Community, Dies Moundsville, West Virginia – On Sunday, October 23, 2011, Kirtanananda Swami, a controversial former leader of the New Vrindaban Hare Krishna community passed away. He was expelled from the parent organization, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 1987, and removed from New Vrindavban leadership […]

Farewell To Shankya Prabhu

Shankya prabhu is a Prabhupada disciple who has been the main cook for New Vrindaban for the summer and Festivals season for many years. He has spent in winters in Alachua, Florida at the devotee community. He is now going to move there permanently so this was his last full summer here, though he has […]

PRC Minutes Conf Call August 19, 2011

Palace Restoration Committee Minutes Conference Call August 19, 2011 Present:Gaura Shakti Dasa, Gopisa Dasa, Ramesvara Dasa, Tripad Dasa, Jaya Krsna das, Malati Devi Dasi (partial), Krsna Bhava Devi Dasi (guest for the discussion of the gift shop) Agenda: 1. Minutes 2. Activity list 3. Roof 4. Design 1. The minutes of the conf call, August […]

Packing Sweets after Janamstami

It doesn’t get bigger than this – looks like a prefect motto for the Janmastami festival. Ever year hundreds of devotees descend to New Vrindavan to celebrate Janmastami with their near and divine ones. Fasting, feasting, bhajans, japa and bathing of the lord makes it the festival that has it all. This year we had […]

The end of a beautiful season of picking flowers for Krsna

As the cool weather and shorter days bring the blooming season to an end, I am savoring the last smells and touches of our “real” flowers. There are still marigolds galore and they make beautiful fall garlands. The zinnias are fading, but the dahlias are just now coming into their own. In fact, they are […]

Sweet Surrender, Mirandy, Perfect Moment, and Knock-out

by Krsna Bhava dd Sweet Surrender,  Mirandy,  Perfect Moment, and  Knock-out series have you heard these names before?  If you have, you must know Betty Hickey the master rosarian at the Palace of Gold, these are her favorite roses. Betty Hickey will retire this fall from her position as the manager of the Palace Rose […]