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Appearance Day of the Divine Protector – Lord Nrsimihadev

Hare Krishna dear friends, Today marks the day on which Lord Nrsimihadev appeared to remove the obstacles for a young five-year-old boy named Prahlada. The day is called Nrshima Caturdasi and is the appearance of Lord Krishna in the form of half man-lion incarnation. The obstacles Prahlada faced were the anger and wrath of his […]

Srimati Sita Devi‘s Appearance Day – Sita Navami

Hare Krishna dear friends, Today marks the appearance of Sita Devi, who was not born in any mother’s womb. She appeared from the Earth, and she went back to the Earth. Once when Maharaja Janak was ploughing fields, he found a baby girl from the earth. He accepted her as his daughter and raised her […]

Tribute to Kadamba Kanana Maharaj

Hare Krishna dear friends, Here is a beautiful tribute to Kadamba Kanana Maharaj by my dear friend Radhacaran Prabhu, who is now an initiating guru and preaching in China: A Great Vaisnava has left this world today*, with so much inspiration and enough to keep us focused on service to Srila Prabhupada. Maharaj was known […]

Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Dear Friends, February 10th is the holy Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, the beloved guru of our beloved Srila Prabhupada. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur was a lifelong celibate, first as a brahmacari, and then a sannyasi, a brilliant scholar and author, and known for his uncompromising devotion to speaking the truth, even among […]

HG Kalakantha Das – Unity in Diversity – The Need for Vaishnavi Diksha Gurus

In this interview, HG Kalakantha Dasa (disciple of Srila Prabhupada), one of the leaders of ISKCON, outlines the need for Vaisnavi Diksha Gurus in the West and why it is of vital importance to the diversification of Western ISKCON temples. Please support Vaishnavi Diksha Gurus by signing this petition launched by Kalakantha Prabhu: https://www.change.org/p/women-gurus-in-iskcon-unity-in-diversity-now For […]

Devotional Mysticism and Plant Teachers: Light Holders Through Winter

~presented by Rukmini Walker & Ashley Elenbaas Winter is the darkest season of the year. While darkness is often seen as burdensome, it is rich with gifts necessary for those on a spiritual path. In this video, herbalist Ashley Elenbaas and director of UrbanDevi, Rukmini Walker, take a deep dive into the dark and fertile […]

The Pearls of Instruction

~by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur” 1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed. 2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage. 3. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady. […]