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Festivals and Culture

Festivals and Culture

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

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...

Half-Lion Half-Man form appears! Devotees offer worship to Sri Narasimha

Reality does not change by negating it! What happened millions of years ago and what happens today in India and around the world has...

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Is Hinduism not a Religion?

I was surprised when I came across a politician's comment on Hinduism. He said that the word Hindu does not figure in Vedas and...

Why ISKCON turning 50 is a milestone achieved for humanity

When the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna movement, was founded in 1966, hardly did anyone believe that it would spread...

Researchers get closer to Varnashrama dharma concept

A recently published news story quickly caught my attention. It suggested that there are principally four types of personalities. After carrying out a research project of...

Knowing Sri Mayapur As It Is – 5

Recently a friend disturbed my firmly rooted illusion. He asked some group members to reveal what attracts them the most about Sri Mayapur. A...

Brexit – Beaten Britain or Fall of Europe?

Out of curiosity, today I Googled "Brexit" and found a whooping ~14,40,00,000 results in 0.43 seconds. Compared to that, the word "economy" returned about...

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