BY ONDREJ HLADEK
Many know him as King of Kirtans but very few know he had immense love for deity worship. The reason why he could put deep impressions in everyone’s heart was because of his eternal loving service to his silas and Sri Sri Radha Shyamsunder…
Undoubtedly all the gopis, cowherd boys, cows and everyone else who served Krishna in Vrindavana with love and affection were liberated from the miserable condition of material existence.
— Krishna Book
If one attains perfection in Deity worship, that is called Arcana Siddhi. Arcana Siddhi means simply by Deity worship one goes back to Godhead, immediately after this life.
— Srila Prabhupada, Letter, 18 March, 1969
BY AINDRA DAS
TRANSCRIBED BY JAI SITA RANI DEVI DASI
Please remember and I beseech you again and again, please remember, world wide ISKCON grassroots Nama Sankirtan revolution. Revolution means revolution. It means we have to shed pounds, and gallons and gallons of blood to get the job done. We have to turn this movement inside out, upside down whatever we have to do but we have to put Nama Sankirtan back into its rightful place of dignity in the forefront of our movement. It is absolutely essential and proper growth of our movement. Those who understood this, are awake in the need of the hour and those who haven’t understood this, are still sleeping.
It’s time to wake up and understand what is the responsibility of every man, woman and child in this movement, to take seriously that dharma when Lord Caitanya himself inaugurated for the deliverance for all fallen conditioned souls for the rest of the Kali Yuga. There is another 427,000 years left in Kali Yuga. And the Yuga dharma doesn’t change. The next yuga is Satya Yuga where contemplated peaceful meditation is where it stands. Continue reading
BY SHYAM GOPAL DAS AND VIJAY RADHIKA DASI
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Filming the documentary project of BB Govinda Swami about Vrindavan we’ve became witness of Aindra Prabhu’s passing away. Please take also your last darshan of this great personality..
Last darshan of the great chanter of the holy names, Srila Aindra Prabhu.
July 17, 2010. Vrindavan
BY SRILA PRABHUPADA
FROM SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM 1.6.27
TRANSLATION And so, O Brahmana Vyasadeva, in due course of time I, who was fully absorbed in thinking of Krsna and who therefore had no attachments, being completely freed from all material taints, met with death, as lightning and illumination occur simultaneously. Continue reading
BY RADHANATH SWAMI DISCIPLES NETWORK
VRINDAVAN, INDIA – We just got sad news from Vrindavan that His Grace Aindra prabhu suddenly left his body in Vrindavan few hours back. There was an accidental gas leak in his room in Vrindavan. He was found by devotees looking for him to be paying his obeisances to his Deity and Salagramas. He was in samadhi in that position. He was scheduled to do his regular dressing today morning of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar, Vrindavan.
Devotees would very much miss this great devotee & kirtan singer. His appearance day was celebrated this year on Papamocani Ekadasi, 12th of March 2010. He spend his last 25 years in Vrindavan inspiring millions. Continue reading
BY JAI SITA RANI DEVI DASI
VIDEO BY MULAKARANAM DASA
PHOTOS BY ISKCON MALAYSIA DEVOTEES
CAMERON HIGHLANDS, MALAYSIA – For the first time, a Ratha Yatra or Chariot Festival was held in Cameron Highlands. Malaysia’s largest and best-known hill resort, once the retreat of 19th century British settlers and today easily reached by road from Kuala Lumpur. Here, a mile above sea-level, stretch the cool rolling vistas of Malaysia’s green bowl, whose fruits and vegetables feed the nation’s cities. It has a charm of its own with its Tudor architecture style buildings, strawberry farms, vegetable markets, fresh flowers, tea plantation with its soothing greenery and breathtaking scenery.
BY MULAKARANAM DASA
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.
This video was inspired by Mangalananda (Michael Cassidy) and his wonderful Change of Heart album.
A beautiful song with video and words to sing along to, lets say its Krishna Karaoke, “Lover of the Lord”
BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
HH Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaj recalls memories of the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada
Paramahamsa: They say originally there was just a cell, and by adaptation in some circumstances, one kind would live and another would die. So all these varieties adapted to different conditions.
Prabhupada: Who adapted this? Who managed?
Paramahamsa: Well they just… accidentally. Continue reading
HH Jayapataka Swami Vyasa Puja in Mayapur.
HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj remembers a time when Srila Prabhupada imparted to him the importance of counting his rounds.
BY SHYAMAGOPIKA DD
MAYAPUR, INDIA – A community hall for the resident devotees in Mayapur was inaugurated in a colorful function on 11th Feb.09. HH Radhanath Swami, HH Umapati Swami, HH Bhakti Raghava Swami, HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami, HG Visuddha sattva prabhu participated in the inaugural ceremony and blessed the activities of Mayapur Community Sevaks. Maharajas danced to the ecstatic kirtan by Harinam devotees.