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West Bengal Tourism promotes ISKCON Mayapur!

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This the video by West Bengal Tourism in their youtube channel on ISKCON Mayapur Gaura Purnima festival. ISKCON Mayapur, already being a very popular and most sought spiritual tourist destination in West Bengal, especially the festivals celebrated all round the year is the most attractive time, when thousands and thousands of visitors make their trip […]

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Srila Vakresvara Pandita – Mahaprabhu’s Dancer-in-cheif

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Dance and chant. This is best exercise. We allow them to dance very… Yes. High jump. Actually that is exercise, and at the same time ecstasy. If they dance and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, it is automatically a very big exercise and spiritual advancement. (Śrīla Prabhupāda’s lecture given on Oct. 2, 1968 in Seattle) The hall […]

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Boat of Transcendental Knowledge

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Life in this material world is just like an ocean of ignorance. We are in the midst of this terrible ocean, which has been tossing us in the repeated cycle of birth and death from time immemorial. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu addresses this ocean as “bhavāmbudhau”, ocean of birth and death, in His siksastakam prayers. Ignorance […]

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Panihati, the Festival of Punishment

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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). It was one of the leading trade centres in earlier days when the river route was the main means of communication. A special rice variety called Peneti was imported at this […]

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Mayapur Times: Jan-April 2019 Newsletter

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Mayapur Times is a newsletter of the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir. The newsletter aims to inform and inspire the local ISKCON community by reporting monthly activities, events, developments and news. You can download the Jan-April, 2019 issue here: Click here to download the Jan-April 2019 issue!

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Boat Festival Season!

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It’s the boat festival season in Mayapur. After 7 days of ecstatic boat festival of Radha Madhava, we celebrated two very sweet and ecstatic boat festivals of Sri Jagannath, Baladev Subhadra- one at Rajapur, while the other being at Srila Prabhupada Ghat to Pancaveni by Land department. HH Jayapataka Maharaj took part in the celebration. […]

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Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi!

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Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi! Today is the most auspicious appearance day of Sri Narasimhadeva. Mayapur is filled with devotees assembled to celebrate this special festival. Evening from 4 pm onwards, Abhisheka will begin. Watch the festivities live at mayapur.tv. Maha Sudarshana Yajna & adhivas took place yesterday. We thank all the donors for their kind support […]

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Vana Bihari – Frolicking in the Forest!

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Much awaited Darshan of Sri Radha-Madhava in blue Chandan today! A feast to the eyes, Sri Radha-Madhava in “Nila Kalevara”- Jayadeva Goswami’s Gita Govinda coming live… “Chandana Carcita Neela Kalevara…!” Just as Yasoda is Krsna’s perfect mother, so Vrindavana is Krsna’s perfect playground, with mountains, valleys, meadows, forests, rivers, and lakes as arenas of undulating […]

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Vastra Harana – Stealing the Gopis’ Clothes

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Entering the clear waters of the Yamuna to prepare for the incomparable worship of goddess Katyayani, the girls of Vraja left their garments on the shore. Smiling and clever Krsna stole those garments, climbed a kadamba tree, embarrassed the girls by speaking many splendid joking words, and eventually returned their garments. I take shelter of […]

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Jagannath Chandan Yatra

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Chandan Yatra is a very sweet festival to remember and meditate on various pastimes of the Lord. A festival that Lord kindly favors everyone to do some personal service for Him- grinding chandan, decorating, swinging Him etc… Summer festival has its own flavour. As per the tradition, Chandan Yatra festival started at Puri. In the […]

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