1. Radha Vrindavan Bihari Temple Opening at Wada on 15th April 2014 (Album 118 photos) — Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Vrindavan Bihari Temple Opening at Govardhan Ecovillage( Govardhan Farm) Wada, Maharashtra on 15th April 2014. More than 5000 devotees gathered for the Prana Pratishtha or Deity Installation ceremony of Their Lordships Radha Krishna and the inauguration of the Temple premises on Tuesday, 15th April 2014. This auspicious ceremony was graced by the presence of HH Bhakti Vidyapurna Swami Maharaj, HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaj, HG Jananivasa Prabhu and HG Pankajanghri Prabhu along with devotees from the Mayapur Gurukula. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4718

     
  2. Iskcon Alachua’s Festival of Colors 2014 a grand success! — By Mukhya Devi Dasi

    The Festival of Colors 2014 was a grand success with more people than last year and many more attendees from outside the devotee community coming over to play Holi. Devotees invited colleagues and friends; we networked extensively on Facebook; advertised on Google, in local print publications, press releases all over Florida and on radio, too. We borrowed friend’s mailing lists, and the word went around. We shared our community, chanting the maha mantra, prasadam, and Krisha consciousness with hundreds of people who had never even known we were tucked away in Alachua.

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  3. Lenin surely would never had imagine this! Vaishnavas in Moscow, 1992 (Album 96 photos) — Harinama in Moscow back in the 1992. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4716

     
  4. Sri Sri Tota Gopinatha Temple And Sri Gadadhara Pandita — By Chandan Yatra Das

    Sri Tota Gopinatha is exquisitely beautiful self-manifested Deity of Lord Sri Krishna. Sri Tota Gopinatha is also a most unique Deity because He is the only Krishna Deity in the world “sitting down” and playing His flute. Sri Tota Gopinatha has such a charismatic bewitching quality that draws one to His darshana over and over again. Srila Vrindavana Thakura extols His power: “Even an extreme atheist will be changed upon seeing the Deity of Gopinatha.”

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  5. Devotees For A Morning! (Album 42 photos) — Wonderful morning at the Manor helping with a promotional video about Parasuram’s Food For All program being filmed by Michael, Chris and their crew from Puplimited. Brilliant…!! Jennie, Lee, Krishna Mayi, Acintya, Arjuna, mother Kulangana, Guru dasa, Kuti and everyone else who made it a wonderful success. Especially, lead actors, John and Laura who became devotees for a morning. John shaved his head, Laura wore a sari perfectly and they danced and chanted wildly. Parasuram has a magical way of bringing so many people to Krishna. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4711

     
  6. Plans for Increasing Book Distribution — By By the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

    While ISKCON, the GBC, and the BBT are independent entities and thus the GBC cannot instruct the BBT trustees, the GBC humbly appeals to the BBT trustees to kindly get involved in pushing this process forward and making sure that the development of these plans actually happens. The Indian BBT and Indian GBCs are exempted from this resolution as they are already doing such powerful book distribution. Of course, they are welcomed and encouraged to present a plan for the coming year if they wish.

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  7. China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission! — China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.” Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4708

     
  8. Giant Hanuman Sculpture Built With 26,500 Bells (2 min video) — When you touch Lord Hanuman’s (feet), the bells start chiming and the whole structure seems to be coming alive. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4706

     
  9. Anti Racism Demo Trafalgar Square London — By Parasuram Das

    The dictionary informs us that racism “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.”

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  10. New Temporary ISKCON Temple Opens in Moscow — By Olessia Podtserob

    The Moscow Indian Cultural Center and Sri Sri Dayal-Nitai Sacisuta Temple has celebrated its opening and the Gaura Purnima festival on Sunday, March 16, 2014. 2,000 devotees from Moscow gathered for this joyful event. Gopal Krishna Goswami has cut a red ribbon. Bhakti Anugraha Janardana Swami also took part in the ceremony.

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  11. DallasObserver.com’s pics of Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots (Album 87 photos) — Kalachandji’s not only serves up delicious vegetarian food, but once a year it hosts a vibrant festival, complete with a children’s carnival, henna and face-painting, free Asana Yoga, live entertainment, and a parade. Danny Hurley was our man on the scene. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4703

     
  12. Frequently Non-answered Questions — More than half of the problems that exist today would be tackled differently if we solely knew the answer to the question that Calvin poses. Wouldn’t it? Violence, discrimination, environmental pollution, corruption – you name it – all would end if everyone just got the answer to this fundamental question – who are we? And what are we doing here? Are we in tune with our real nature? Sometimes the questions we ask are more important than answers we already have. That’s what the teachers from ancient India tell us in the Vedanta Sutras – athato brahma jigyasa – literally, “thus, let us ask the questions about the Absolute Truth, God”. This, they say, is the question of all questions. Did you spend some time thinking about the big questions of life? Why don’t you? Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4701

     
  13. Pandava Sena 20th Anniversary OFFICIAL Celebration (Playlist of 10 videos covering the whole event) — An evening of Historic pastimes from the original members of Pandava Sena, the stalwarts that headed up the campaign to ‘Save the Manor’, and many other special people who have incredible memories of Pandava sena in its early days. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4699

     
  14. Devotees partecipate at the hungexpo fair, Utazás kiállítás (Album 116 photos) — Devotees from New Vraja dham, Hungary. Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4697

     
  15. “Cows flying” in the festival of the cows’ first spring pasture, Krishna valley, Hungary (Album 166 photos) — This event would make excellent natural wonder visible to those who visit the valley Krishna Sunday April 13 th, as at the date of holding the “first spring grazing”! The first spring sprouting is one of the most joyous holiday for the cows, as after the long winter confinement for the first time and enjoy the taste of fresh grass in the soft sunlit meadow in spring Read more › http://m.dandavats.com/?p=4695