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

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...
Navadvipa mandala parikrama

This one thing can save the world – Navadvipa mandala parikrama

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura wondered, “when will that day come when the fair-skinned foreigners will come to Sri Mayapur dham and join with the Bengali...
New Year 2017

Welcome New Year 2017

As we step into the new year, we would like to thank you for your support during year 2016. Last year Mayapur Voice saw...
Diwali thoughts

Why my heart went out to them this Diwali

As I was walking towards the temple to attend a special Diwali function, I noticed something unusual for this day. Diwali is known for...

Thanking Lord Dhanvantari, the Founder of Ayurveda, on Dhanteras

Diwali festival in India is a 5-day celebration starting from Dhanteras with every single day having its own significance. Out of this, on the...
Kartik month ghee lamps

Month full of Dancing – What makes Kartik month so special?

We have heard of people dancing on the new year day, on birthdays, in clubs and in parties. Such dancing lasts for a day...

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mexico earthquake

What does the Mexico earthquake tell us?

Number of Earthquakes is on the rise across the world. Killings 100s, sometimes 1000s, and making tens of thousands homeless, these earthquakes stand to...
human origins

Science accepts Vedic version of Human origins

A new study has left the scientists dumbfounded. The findings are in sharp contrast to the ill-founded Darwin's theory of evolution. Learning about human...
ima chief praises mahabharata

Analysis – Medical chief says Mahabharata has the remedy to psychiatric issues

National President of the Indian Medical Association, Mr K K Aggarwal, a Padma Shri award recipient, believes that Lord Krishna, who advised Arjuna during...
overpopulation is a myth

Confirmed! Overpopulation propaganda are misleading

The ongoing propaganda about overpopulation is a reminder of the miserly son who, not knowing his father's opulence, panics when guests stay at his house. He...