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

Sri Sri Pancha-tattva Maha Abhishek Sri Mayapur

Maha Abhishek 2019 and what the viewers said about it

It is said in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila 7.20-22 that the Characteristics of Krishna are understood to be a storehouse of transcendental love. "Although that...
jayapataka swami

Thousands of devotees welcome Srila Jayapataka Swami back home

Amidst chanting, dancing and happily crying thousands of devotees, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, the seniormost sannyasi and guru in ISKCON (founder-acharya His Divine Grace...
diwali wishes

Unconventional Diwali wishes specially for this year

When nothing seems around to help, a simple positive thought can change people's life. Diwali is a unique festival when positive thoughts, well wishes,...
Ganga Devi

“O Ganga Devi, your waters are the ambrosia of love of Godhead”

"The waters of the Ganges are always carrying the flavor of tulasi offered at the lotus feet of Sri Krishna, and as such the...

Purushottam month – The pinnacle of all months

One of the symptoms of the people of Kaliyuga described in the Vedic scripture, even before the Kaliyuga began, is manda-mati, meaning they will...
shaktipeeth

The lost aspects of Shaktipeeth Temples – Things to know

The marriage of Lord Shiva and Devi Sati is one of the most important events marked in the Shaiva and Shaakta sects of present-day...
Navadvipa mandala parikrama

Inconceivable benefits of performing Sri Navadvipa mandal parikrama

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVYpj7ouh_g?rel=0] Every year thousands of people from around the world gather in Sridham Maypaur to participate in the annual Navadvip Mandal parikrama organized by...
srila prabhupada

Srila Prabhupada tirobhava tithi – Carrying forth our inherited legacy

In 1965, when Srila Prabhupada left the auspicious land of Vrindavan to come to the west, no one thought he would be so successful;...

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...

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humility quote Mayapur Voice

Genuine humility cannot be cultivated artificially – Here is why

It is natural for a civilized society to consciously appreciate the value of humility. Unlike the colonial era when aristocracy was adorned with honorific...

Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur’s not-so-known contribution

History has witnessed the dark age that descended on earth after the disappearance of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates. Those unable to understand...
narsinh mehta

Narsinh Mehta – The devotee who wrote Vaishnava jana to song

In a truly unique initiative to spread India's ancient wisdom across the world, this year the Indian government came up with an out of...

Krishna consciousness does not exclude mundane ethics; it goes beyond them

It is observed over and over again that many religious and spiritual leaders tend to take their popularity for granted and indulge in acts...

Archaeologists baffled again – 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered

It's a golden enigma. Boeslunde is in Zealand, the large island that sits between mainland Denmark and the tip of Sweden. It's a hotbed...