BY YADUVHIR KRSNA DASA
SEBERANG JAYA, MALAYSIA – The devotees at the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Centre (BCC) got caught up with “Damodara Fever” and worked together to organize Damodara House Program and Harinam. For the first time, Damodara Harinam was introduced to the district of Seberang Perai which comprises Hujung Batu, Bagan Dalam, Kampung Manis, Taman Inderawasih, Kampung Bagan Serai and Mak Mandin. BCC managed to visit 616 houses and 4,679 people had the opportunity to offer ghee lamp to Lord Damodara. Continue reading
BY ISKCON Governing Body Commission
Ministry of Communications
It is with great shock, outrage, and sorrow that members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, (ISKCON), have learned of the horrific terrorists attacks in Mumbai, India, against hundreds of innocent people.
We thoroughly condemn such acts of violence as being in violation of all principles of law, religion, morality and human decency.
Our prayers and sympathies go out to all of the victims and their families. We also pray for Lord Krishna’s blessing for those in the police forces, medical fields and others who have sacrificed to protect those in danger and those who have been harmed. Continue reading
BY BRADLEY BOUZANE AND BECKY RYNOR, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE
PUNDIT PARANJPE / REUTERS – People duck as gunshots are fired from inside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, Nov. 27, 2008. Indian commandos freed hostages from the Taj Mahal hotel on Thursday but battled on with gun-toting Islamist
A middle-aged Canadian couple on a spiritual pilgrimage to India were forced to barricade themselves in their smoke-filled Mumbai hotel room while terrorists outside rampaged through the city core, their daughter said from Kelowna, B.C., Thursday.
“They were on the 16th floor and had to smash out the window because there was lots of soot and smoke coming through the air conditioning,” Maya Koftinoff said of her parents, Larry, 56, and Bernie, 52. “I would imagine they’d be shaken up, but they were calming me down.” Continue reading
BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – A full fledged vedic wedding was conducted for Tulasi Maharani and Salagrama in ISKCON KL on the last day of of the Damodara month. Complete with exchange of garlands, Saptapadi to tying of the mangal sutra, this auspicious event brought a glorious end to the Damodara Month celebration here. Continue reading
Furthermore, the premier underscored the fact that yoga is good for health.
He also urged all quarters to understand the content of the yoga fatwa issued by the National Fatwa Council and not twist facts which could cause confusion among the public.
“I wish to state that a physical regime with no elements of worship can continue, meaning, it is not banned. I believe that Muslims are not easily swayed into polytheism,” he told Bernama. Continue reading
BY RAMANANADA GAURA DASA
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – The Harinam Sankirtan Ministry of Iskcon KL organised the Maha Damodara Harinam on Sunday 16th November 2008. Harinams were conducted in different locations around Klang Valley. A total of 34 Harinam teams and 736 homes were visited on that day. 140 devotees participated in Rawang and approximately 90 devotees went around Klang Valley. Many first timers joined us, and judging by their response, it’s definitely not the last for them. Continue reading
BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – After what seemed an impossible and arduous task, the Malaysian congregation actually surpassed their target. In an unprecedented move, all branches of ISKCON Malaysia throughout the country came together in a consolidated team effort and achieved an outstanding performance surpassing the goal of 100,000 participants and 5,000 homes set for this Damodara Program this year. The results are still pouring in as the Karttik month only ends on 27th November 2008. The Damodara Program started on the 15th October 2008 and continues for six weeks going into the Karttik month.