Who is Srila Prabhupada?

“He was a genuine holy person with enormous integrity and compassion, and he had a powerful impact on those who met him. He never claimed authority and respect for himself; what he said and did was always in the name of Krishna…” – Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins View the following

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Sri Vakreshwar Pandit


Sri Vakreshwar Pandit was present with Sriman Mahaprabhu during His pastimes in Navadwipa and after his acceptance of Sannyasa he also accompanied Him to Jagannath Puri. During the time of the Lord’s residence in Puri he continued to live with Him there as well. Sri Vakreshwar Pandit took birth in the village of Guptipara near […]

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Snana Yatra Celebrations at Rajapur


Devasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra is a festival of Lord Jagannath and is said to be one of the oldest. According to Skanda Purana when Raja Indradyumna installed the deities he arranged this bathing ceremony. This day is considered to be the birth-day of Lord Jagannath. Held in the full-moon day of the month of […]

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Panihati Chida-Dadhi Festival


The Chida-dadhi Mahotsav, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. This astonishing pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Chida-dadhi Mahotsav remembers how the Lord mercifully reciprocated […]

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Winter Courses 2016-2017 Schedule from Mayapur Institute


Deepen Your Devotional Roots With MI “Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhaktivedanta, and Bhakti-sarvabhauma. All our brahmanas and anyone wanting to become brahmana, will have to sit for examination once a year at Mayapur. They will be expected to know Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, Sri Isopanisad, a book soon to be published on Deity worship, […]

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Ganga Puja Celebrations


Ganga Dusshera is a famous festival celebrated on the occasion of her merciful descent to earth.  A grand Ganga Puja was offered at Prabhupad ghat, highlight being the spectacular Ganga Arthi with big, bright lamps.  Srimati Ganga Devi, seated on her carrier crocodile, decorated in a new Sari and many flower garlands, accepted the puja […]

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Panihati Cidha Dahi Festival in SMIS


The school’s Panihati festival which marks the end of Sri Mayapur International School academic year, took place on Thursday June 9. This festival is particularly dedicated to His holiness Jayapataka swami who brought and made this wonderful pastime of the Lord known all over the world. Inspired and re-enacting the glorious passage of Caitanya Caritamrita […]

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Donate for Snana Yatra


Dear Patrons / Bhaktas, Jaya Jagannath! All glories to Srila Prabhupada.With immense pleasure, we like to invite you with your family to participate inthe Snana-Yatra Festival of Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva & Subhadra Maharani at Simantadvipa (Rajapur).

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Sri Jagannath Snana Yatra


With great pleasure, we invite you to join us in celebrating Snana Purnima festival at Sri Rajapur Jagannath Mandir, Simantadvipa.  This year the festival falls on 20th June. Snana yatra is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra Maharani. On this day Jagannath Deva, Balabhadra and Subhadra Devi will accept abhishek […]

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Vrindavan Das Thakura Appearance Day


Vrindavan das Thakur is the incarnation of Srila Vyasadev in Chaitanya Lila. He appeared as the son of Narayani who is the niece of Srivas Thakura. Narayani received immense mercy from Mahaprabhu when she lived in Srivas Thakur’s house as a small girl. Narayani got wedded in Mamgachi and became a widow. She then served […]

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Chandan Yatra Day 21


Small Madhava dressed as a bumble bee enjoys Srimati Radharani the most nectarine flower. Small Madhava had a chandan of black and yellow strips with golden wings, while Srimati Radharani wore a flower dress. Sri Madhava had full chandan on His body being the last day of Chandana Yatra. To see all the photos of […]

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