Latest Updates From ISKCON Malaysia 30/3/2015

Sita Swayambara in Sri Jaganatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur


KUALA LUMPUR – In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Sītā marries Rama, the only one strong enough to lift the Shivа Dhanushа (Lord Shiva’s bow) and string it. In Valmiki Ramayana Janak raja tells that he has promised to marry Sita to the person who can lift Dhanusha and string it. continue…


MALACCA – The 2nd Malaysian Chinese Hare Krishna Global Convention was held on 31 December 2014. The guest of honour, was Dato’ Subramaniam, continue…


KUALA LUMPUR – During the past month we had the fortune to associate with 60 year old Peter Quest (not Richard Quest of CNN) from Darlington,continue…


SEBERANG JAYA – We are working as much as possible to schedule to.complete the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple continue…


​LANCANG, PAHANG, MALAYSIA – A few days ago I read that the Meteorological Department is preparing for extreme weather such as cyclones and hurricanes  continue…


KLANG – The second Bhakti Groove Youth gathering for this year was held on 21st March 2015 hosted by the ISKCON Klang Youth.. continue…

KUALA LUMPUR – We have now started a small weekly Sunday morning farm produce and fresh harvests table at Sri Jagannatha Mandir continue…


SEBERANG JAYA, PENANG – I was at the temple project site for the last week and had a series of meeting on many aspects of the project continue…


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What A Week!

What a week it had been! One full of activities with preparations of the advent of Sri Krishna. At Sri Jagannatha Mandir, it was one of the best Janmastami ever experienced. Thousands of people showed up. Stage show coupled with abhishek of our beloved Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda was a joy to watch. The children from both Sri Jagannatha Mandir as well as Kuching entertained the crowd with such enthusiasm, vigor and zest depicting various dances moves to usher the appearance of Sri Krishna.
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An Emblem of All Vaishnava Qualities



MAYAPUR – It was a great pleasure for me to have had the association of Kalidas prabhu. He was an emblem of all Vaisnava qualities. Gentle and reserved, compassionate and caring, generous and loving.  I was deeply impressed by his service attitude.  Whenever I came to the Klang center he was always by my side looking after me and seeing to my needs. Continue reading

HG Kalidascaran Prabhu A True Friend

KLANG – Kalidascharan prabhu and his family have always been serving ISKCON Malaysia so wonderfully.
I met Kalidascharan prabhu, a disciple of HH Srila Jayapataka Swami Maharaj, in the very early 80’s (I think 1982) and during that visit to the temple at Jalan Anak Gasing the Temple President at that time announced that the temple was starting a Prabhupada Book Marathon for the month. It was at this time I met Kalidascharan prabhu and I purchased the The Golden Avatar from him. It was probably the first book I purchased from a sankirtan devotee. Since then we have always been good friends. He and his family have always helped me in my service to ISKCON. Whenever we meet he will always come and give a hug and ask me how are you? And always offer good wishes. He is truly a well wishing friend to me. He would always say “Guru’s mercy, Krishna’s mercy”. Continue reading

Tribute to Kalidascaran Prabhu




KUALA LUMPUR – From the early eighties, when he became a practising devotee and started distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books, until his health failed him recently, Kalidascaran prabhu was an indefatigable preacher of Krishna consciousness.

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HG Kalidascaran Prabhu Leaves His Body



KLANG – Kalidascaran prabhu, left his body about 5.20pm on 22/1/2012. He is an exemplary devotee in that he and his wife remained in ISKCON despite facing great personal and spiritual tribulations. He also served as Temple President of ISKCON Klang. He resigned when his kidneys failed. However, he always attended the local ISKCON programs and major programs in SJMKL. He also always attended ratha yatras despite personal difficulties.  Continue reading

Candrika Hails New Year in ISKCON Malaysia


As we start into the new year, we see a new calf, Candrika born at our new farm, Gokulam in Janda Baik, making it all so auspicious. I guess more good things are stored for us this year in Malaysia.

Anyway, just a note on how to view the photos and albums on our website
1. Move your cursor to the end of window showing “Photos” and click on “View all” at the bottom right. You can then choose to see “All albums” or “All photos” from there for the last few years. Or you could simply click on “Slideshow” and watch the photos as you sip your favorite drink. Continue reading

Launch of New Website –


With 35 centers in Malaysia, we decided to have a new website now and  consolidate all ISKCON activities in Malaysia there. Check us out at

Upcoming Events:
1. App: Sita Thakurani, Consort Of Advaita Acarya
2. Ratha Yatra: Sitiawan September 3
3. Radhastami September 5
4. Ekadasi Nirjala Fast September 8
5. Sri Vamana Dvadasi, App. Srila Jiva Gosvami September 9
6. World Holy Name Festival September 10, 2011 to September 20, 2011 Continue reading

One year since Aindra prabhu departed

Saturday the 16th of July marks one year since His Grace Aindra Prabhu departed the world in Sri Vrndavana dhama. One of the greatest inspirations and influences on the ISKCON kirtan world. Saturday the 16th of July marks one year since His Grace Aindra Prabhu departed the world in Sri Vrndavana dhama. One of the greatest inspirations and influences on the ISKCON kirtan world.

The pictures show him in kirtan and other situations, and his worshipable Deities of Gaura Nitai and numerous Silas. Shots of Radha Shyamasundara in Vrndavana were taken on days when They were dressed by Aindra Prabhu himself.

Note: See the photos and video that have been uploaded at our photos section of this website

ISKCON set for a World-stopper


Source: Times Of India

14 Lakh (1.4 million) Devotees Expected To Converge In 48 Hours For A Glimpse Of The World’s Largest Janmashtami Celebrations

Fourteen lakh cups made of dry leaves, or dronas as they are called, are stacked in the store room of the ISKCON temple in Juhu, waiting to receive the delectable ‘halwa prasad’ that is bubbling in huge cauldrons in the kitchen. One of the largest gatherings in the world on Janmashtami will unfold at this signature Krishna temple where up to 14 lakh devotees converge to pray over two days.

Photo: The main deities, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari Continue reading

Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila


Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila from Ananda Vrindavan Champu by Srila Kavi Karnapura
Translated by Bhanu Swami & Subhaga Swami, Published by Mahanidhi Swami

Now we will discuss the truth about the transcendental birthplace of Bhagavan and the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna. Once upon a time, Bhumi, the predominating deity of the earth, felt overburdened by different demons posing as members of the royal order. Feeling aggrieved upon seeing her miserable condition, the lotus-born Brahma appealed to Ksirodakasayi Visnu, the maintainer of the universe, saying, “Please deliver Goddess Bhumi who is feeling greatly distressed by these demoniac kings. Only You can remove this terrible influence from the earth.”

The time for an appearance of the Lord coincided with two internal desires of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. First the Lord desired to descend on earth to increase the fortune of Yasoda and Nanda. Also at that time Krishna wanted to relish the sweet mellow of smgara rasa (paramour love) while enacting His worldly pastimes. For these two reasons the Lord appeared within the material creation on Bhuloka, (earth planet), along with His parents, friends, and other eternal associates.

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Why Is God Doing This To Me?


We waited. And waited. It was a sweltering summer day in the Florida panhandle. The morning sun glared through the expansive windows of an airport departure gate. There, a young blond haired lady, neatly uniformed with a blue vest over a pressed white shirt and matching blue pants, stepped up to the counter, timidly surveyed the room, then announced a one hour delay. Passengers sighed, edgy to escape from the heat and travel north. With cellular phones pressed to their ears, they persistently glanced at their wristwatches. Among them stood a middle-aged woman. She had nicely coiffed reddish-brown hair. Her dress and demeanor hinted that she was a lady of wealth and taste.

Suddenly, she flushed red, flung her boarding pass and screamed, “No! You can’t do this to me.” Her outrage jolted the assembly. Everyone stared as she stomped to the counter, stuck her finger in the face of the receptionist and shouted, “I warn you, do not anger me. Put me on that plane, at once!” The airline hostess cowered. “But ma’am, there’s nothing I can do. The air conditioning system of the plane has broken down.”

The woman’s lips quivered. Her eyes burned and she screeched louder, “Don’t you fight with me, you stupid child. You don’t know who I am. Damn it, do something. Now! I can’t take it.” She ranted on and on. After finishing her verbal lashing, she fumed and scanned the lounge. Her eyes landed on me sitting alone in a corner of the room in my saffron colored swami robes. She stormed toward me while everyone looked on. Now, standing almost on top of me, her face distorted with anger, she yelled, “Are you a monk?”Oh God, I thought, why me. I really didn’t need this. After an arduous week of lectures and meetings, I just wanted to be left alone. “Answer me,” she persisted. “Are you a monk?” “Something like that,” I whispered. Continue reading

Crookedness in Devotional Service


Source: Krishna Katha-mrita Bindu (Gopal-Jiu publications)

Due to the presence of many offenses, the Lord does not accept service from the crooked, even if they offer him many valuable items. This was seen when Krishna went to the capital of Duryodhan as a messenger on behalf of the Pandavas. Although Duryodhan tried to win Krishna over with a royal reception and great opulence, Krishna rejected Duryodhana’s hospitality because of Duryodhana’s offensive attitude towards Krishna’s devotees. Continue reading