They are dancing like peacocks


KUALA LUMPUR – Last night about 400 devotees were at the temple to greet Lord Jagannatha, Who returned from the 6 hour Ratha yatra at 10pm. The kirtan was so jubilant, devotees dancing together in several clusters across the temple floor. They were spinning, dancing in circles, moving in and out of the center raising their hands, and going nuts. One turning circle of devotees (joined by holding hands) surrounded another circle going the opposite direction. Both went faster and faster until the spin force broke them apart. Continue reading

Battling it Out with Kali


14/June/2010 KUALA LUMPUR – At the present moment the personality of Kali has taken charge of this planet in every nation around the globe. Therefore there is nothing more important for the welfare of the human society than to spread this Krishna consciousness movement all over the world so that Kali’s influence can be counteracted and everyone can be happy. At the present moment we are very much blessed by the most auspicious opportunity to spread the Krishna consciousness movement in another one of Kali’s capitals, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Continue reading

Snana Yatra – Deities in a tub


KUALA LUMPUR –  It’s time again for Their Lordships, Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhatra mayi to take Their yearly bath. But there was a difference, instead of taking bath in their usual manner, They were placed in a tub and abhisheked with milk, yoghurt, honey and fruit juices. They seemed to enjoy it tremendously seeing from Their beaming wide smiles. Continue reading

Rendition Of South Indian Style Song For Lord Nrsimha


KUALA LUMPUR – Watch this video which was captured during the recent celebration of the Nrsimha Caturdasi in Sri Jagannatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur. The Temple President, Visnu Caitanya das renders a beautiful rendition to Lord Nrsimha with the accompaniment of his sitar and tabla by his son, Arvind Raj as well as the flute.

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Padayatra deities rembark on their journey around Malaysia



KUALA LUMPUR – Teary faces flooded Sri Jagannatha Mandir as Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Sunder neem deities left the temple to continue their journey touring various places in Malaysia to spread the love of Godhead.

They came to the Malaysia sent by HH Bhakti Purushottama Maharaj in 1991 and began their tour in Malaysia. Somehow, due to unforeseen circumstances, They stopped Their journey in 1993 and stayed in Sri Jagannatha mandir until last year when the Sankirtan Team requested that they were now ready to take the deities for their journey again. It was heart-breaking for the devotees here as the timing coincided with Snana Yatra when Sri Sri Jagannatha Baladeva and Subhatra deities go in convalescence, leaving no deities on the altar. Continue reading

And He Left Us So Suddenly…..


uttamaKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA  – He left us on 18/7/09, coinciding with Kamika Ekadasi. He was playing futsal in Klang. About 40 members all over the country were attending the Congregational Development meeting which his team had organized. They came from all over the country. That morning he had told them in their meeting that all the branches in Malaysia must come together and spread the movement. States which were not active should gear up as well he told them. Representatives from neighboring countries like Thailand, Bali and Singapore were also present.

rosesAfter that was lunch and they had a short break before the futsal game. He was doing a full fast even without water. He apologized that they overlooked that it was ekadasi that day and it also clashed with a National Council meeting and a Bhagavad-gita contest,  when they planned the meeting.

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Damodara Nagar Sankirtan


lc_harinamKUALA 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

We made it!! Results as at 21/11/2008


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.

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Damodara in Orphanages


BANDAR TASIK SELATAN, KUALA LUMPUR (29/11/2008) – The ladies division of the Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (V.O.I.C.E) organized a Damodara Orphanage Program in Senbhagavalli Ashram. This event was coordinated and led by Bhaktin Rohyini. The program was organized to provide an opportunity for the children to offer ghee lamps to Lord Damodara and also to show our love and support to the underprivileged children. Continue reading

Malaysian student genius educates teacher


malaysia_primary_school_girlsKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – It’s a known fact that the school text books carry a biased view on our culture, certainly negative and cynical. The facts of the religion are distorted and to add salt to the injury its thought by those completely alien to our culture and dharma usually ending with ridicule and mockery. And guess who is at the receiving end, a group of pathetic branded Hindu students completely defenceless and at the mercy of the predators.

Systematic deprogramming exercise at its best. The Hindu students are left in such contempt and they are left to feel ashamed and small belonging to this culture and religion. Personally I went thru this ordeal. Seems nothing has changed even after achieving developed and civilised nation status.

You may be wondering why bring this up as we are Hindus and a bunch of self proclaimed tolerant beings.

Yesterday we were invited to be with Mr Rajaram and family as this was their maiden Damodara Harinam Voyage. We were more than willing to assist them.

Mr Rajaram and wife were more than elated over their youngest daughter Bhaktin Revathi’s exam results, straight A’s and I remarked it was not surprising as his elder two also did remarkably well with all straight A’s. Continue reading

To Mumbai with Love


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Imbued with love from all of us in Kuala Lumpur, this mail is offered unto YDG’s lotus feet.

This episode of Gurudeva’s is amazing revelation that shows how much love the devotees have for Gurudeva. In an almost unprecedented show of unity and solidarity in ISKCON, the devotees are praying together for Gurudeva.

Gurudeva, your love for us is immense and irresistible. How can one not reciprocate equally or even more?

It is our humble realization that from your present condition, Gurudeva is showing us that the most powerful binding force is real love and trust amongst the devotees. YDG has bound us together with a rope of love. Continue reading