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

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Mythology is a wrong word for Vedas and Puranas

It's almost like an established tradition today that the super-science and the mind-boggling stories of historical value found in the ancient Vedic texts, called...
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Stunning 5-minute visuals of Lord Nrsimha Abhishek in Sridham Mayapur

This year was a special Nrsimha Chaturdashi festival in Sridham Mayapur. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government imposed lockdown, only a few devotees...
panihati chida-dahi festival

Why Panihati chida-dahi festival is known as the festival of punishment

Panihati is the name of a village located in the state of West Bengal, on the banks of River Ganges (10 miles north of Kolkata)....
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A heartfelt prayer to Lord Narasimha Dev

Devotees worship Lord Narasimha Dev for different reasons depending on their faith and needs but in all their prayers one aspect that stands out...
Gaura Purnima - Lord Chaitanya showing He is non-different from Sri Sri Radha-Krishna

Gaura Purnima – The day Lord Krishna descended as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Commonly known as Holi, the day of phalgun purnima is celebrated around the world by ISKCON and other Gaudiya vaishnavas as Gaura Purnima as...
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Mayapur Kirtan Mela 2019 – Devotees from over 60 countries chant together

In 2019, kirtan is readily available anywhere in the world. Kirtan is daily performed in temples and on the streets across the globe. Every...
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...
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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...
vasanta panchami

It’s Springtime! Celebrating Vasanta Panchami in Sridham Mayapur

The spring season is considered to be the best of all seasons, for its attractive qualities are especially pleasing to Lord Krishna. Krishna Himself...
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Sri Mayapur celebrates Sri Krishna Pushya Abhishek

In November 1973, the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada said - “So we...

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Learning more about Lord Nrsimha dev on His appearance day

Today is the most auspicious day of Lord Nrsimha dev. All glories to Lord Nrsimha deva, the half man half lion incarnation of Lord...

Latest research on Forgetfulness links to Bhagavad Gita

It naturally gets interesting when researchers come up with something that concurs with what is stated in India's ancient literature. Among those who believe that...

Are asteroids really a threat to Earth? Here is a reality check

The latest claim by modern scientists on an asteroid makes me tell you a joke. A child was sitting in his room continuously shredding papers....