Saturday, July 20, 2019

Festivals and Culture

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

Two million participate in Jagannath Rath yatra in Puri

Jagannath Puri saw an unprecedented assembly of devotees on this Rath yatra day, partly due to the Navakalevara event. A crowd of almost two...
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...

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...

Knowing more about Lord Sri Balarama on His Appearance day

We know Lord Krishna and Krishna Janmastami but not all of us know much about Lord Balarama, or Balaram, the transcendental elder brother of...

ISKCON to build another Temple at Sri Jagannath Puri

Jagannath Puri is one of the four holy “dhamas”, sacred places of pilgrimage, described in the Puranas and is visited by thousands of Hindus on a...

Community Vyasa Puja Book Waiting For Your Offering

Every year, on the day of Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja, we see a beautiful work done by hundreds of devotee hands. It is an invaluable...

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...
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 – Busting the biggest myth of all times

Mother Durga, or Ma Durga, is gorgeously worshiped all over the world during Durga puja festival. In India, especially in West Bengal, this is...
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...

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After 70 years of Hiroshima bombing did we learn anything?

As I read through the headlines as to how the world remembers the infamous Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing by the U.S., with all sympathy...

Understanding Pitta dosha in Ayurveda

Ayurveda operates on the principle of three constitutional types or doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  The doshas are further differentiated by their qualities or...
faith in God

Struggling to have absolute faith in God? Read this!

The most common explanation from people who cannot believe in God is, they don't believe in God because they don't see Him. Some others...

Your brain pattern worsens when you lie – Here is the remedy

It is said that better to be hated for what we are than loved for what we are not. What does this imply? No...

One step closer to Vedic version of extraterrestrial life

Before we read what the modern scientists have recently said, let us see what Srila Prabhupada said quoting Bhagavad Gita, spoken by Lord Krishna...