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News and articles on cultural events, celebrations, and festivals like Rath yatras, appearance days of the Lord and His devotees.

vijaya dashami

Vijaya Dashami celebrated in Sridham Mayapur

In Sri Chaitanya Charitamrta Madhya-lila, 15.32-35, it describes Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mood during this festival: “On the victory day celebrating the conquest of Lanka –...

How Ma Durga clears many misconceptions about female energy

Every Durga puja we experience a fresh air of enthusiasm and excitement in the atmosphere. This is not just religious sentiments as some people,...
Nataraja as source of Indian temple dance

Divine purpose of ancient Indian Temple dance

The Natya Shastra of Bharatmuni describes the divine origin of classical dance. As Lord Brahma created the fifth Veda by incorporating the “Pathyam” or...
bhaktivinod thakur

Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur and his glorious contribution to the Sankirtan movement

Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, formerly known as Kedarnath Datta, was born in 1838 in Birnagar, West Bengal. Growing up, Kedarnath Datta preferred to sit and...
janmastami

This is how we celebrate Janmastami in Sri Mayapur

Ever wondered how Sri Krishna Janmastami is celebrated in Sridham Mayapur, the spiritual headquarters of ISKCON? Ever had the good fortune to personally participate...
srila prabhupada

Honouring Srila Prabhupada, the crest jewel of all Gurus

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja celebration is one of the most important festivals for every ISKCON devotee, because it is only due to the mercy of...

Lord Balarama – Understanding God’s elder brother

We know God is the one who created all of us. Fine, but then how come we hear that He has father, mother and...
Jagannath Ratha yatra

Hundreds of thousands pull Lord Jagannath’s Chariot despite pouring rain

It has always been a weekful of joyous devotional activities around the world for those who understand who Lord Jagannath is! Knowing that not...
Akshaya tritiya wishes

Did you know this about Akshaya Tritiya?

Generally known as a Hindu auspicious day, akshaya tritiya holds a much greater significance for the entire human society. Due to this, many great...
Jayapataka Swami

Sri Mayapur ISKCON celebrates His Holiness Jayapataka Swami’s 68th appearance day

ISKCON's Sri Mayapur center saw an unprecedented crowd in the temple on the 68th appearance day, called Vyas puja, celebration of His Holiness Jayapataka...

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