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

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...

Ma Durga – The Mightiest Mother

If you ever think that strength is only male's domain, meet Mother Durga! She is not only a fearsome fighter celebrated across the three worlds as Mahishasura-mardini...

Negation cannot grant realization of the Absolute Truth – Bhaktivinod Thakur

Appearance of an acharya in this world is by no means an ordinary thing. Such acharyas are some of the most confidential servants of...

The Biggest Mystery of Srimad Bhagavatam – Srimati Radha

Popularly known as a Hindu scripture, Srimad Bhagavatam, also known as Bhagavat Purana, is actually a post graduation study in the subject matter of self...

Immortal words of Lord Krishna in a Soul-lifting slideshow

Immortal words of Lord Krishna is a series of stunning slides produced from Lord Krishna's timeless instructions to His dear devotee Arjuna in Bhagavad...

Innovative Outreach Event for celebrating ISKCON 50th Anniversary

On account of the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON, we, at ISKCON Ahmedabad, have been working together as team, for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada....

Balarama Purnima – The Appearance day of Lord Balaram

Just like Lord Krishna's appearance day is known as Krishna Janmastami, the appearance day of Lord Balaram, who is the elder brother of Krishna,...

ISKCON devotees celebrate Lord Jagannath Snan yatra

On the auspicious day of jyesht purnima ,  which falls this year on Monday, June 20, 2016, ISKCON Baroda will observe the ancient festival...

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Understanding Kapha dosha in Ayurveda

The ancient healing system of Ayurveda provides us with the opportunity to take responsibility for our own healing.  One method is by allowing us...

Knowing Sri Mayapur As It Is -1

"Do you know Mayapur? Yes! Have you been to Mayapur? So many times! Wait a minute-which Mayapur are you talking about? The one that...

Why you should not have any doubt in Vedic science

The difference between belief and knowledge is, a belief is based on assumptions and experiments but the knowledge is based on experience and hearing...

Art of speaking bitter truth

Ever came across a situation when you felt a pressing need to say something but did not say fearing the other party would get...

Surprisingly long, 50 ft, dragon-like skeleton unearthed in China

Whenever there is a new discovery of an archaeological evidence of a large skeleton, it invariably accompanies a good number of assumptions as to...

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