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Why follow Caturmasya?

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“The real purpose behind the vow taken during these four months is to minimize the quantity of sense gratification. This is not very difficult.” –  Caitanya-caritamrita, Madhya Lila 4.169, Purport In the purport to Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Madhya-lila 4.169, Srila Prabhupada writes that “the Caturmasya period begins in the month of Ashadha (June-July) from the day […]

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Sayana Ekadashi

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This Ekadasi is also known as Ashada Ekadasi or Padma Ekadasi. In the holy townof Pandarpur in Maharastra, today lakhs and lakhs of pilgrims will assemble, known as wara-karis to take darshna of Lord Vittala and His consort Rukmini. At Mayapur, 24 hour Harinam Sankirtan is going on. Devotees and pilgrims in large numbers take […]

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A Treasure Trove of Vaishnava Literature

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In South Kolkata, a treasure trove of Vaishnava literature can be found in ISKCON Mayapur’s Bhaktivedanta Research Centre. This library is a gem hidden in a quiet Kolkata neighborhood, in which can be found copies of almost every book written by the previous acharyas going back to Srila Rupa Gosvami, and many rare and out […]

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Festival of the Chariots in the Land of Lord Caitanya

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“The Ratha-yatra festival observed by Lord Caitanya is the emotional process of taking Krishna back to Vrindavana. Sramati Radharaṇi refused to go with Krishna to Dvaraka to enjoy His company in the atmosphere of royal opulence, for She wanted to enjoy His company in the original Vrindavana atmosphere. Lord Krishna, being profoundly attached to the gopis, never […]

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Gundica Marjana – The Festival of Cleansing the Heart

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“I request…that everything in the Temple should be kept nice and clean… We should always remember that Krishna is the purest & similarly only the pure can associate with Him. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” –  Letter to: Nandarani, Krsna Devi, Subala and Uddhava, Delhi, 3 October, 1967 Srila Prabhupada always emphasised the importance of […]

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Sri Mayapur International School Celebrates the Panihati Chida Dahi Utsava

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“Panihati is the place where Gaura Nitai would assemble for Sankirtana performance and where Raghunath das Goswami supplied a big feast of prasadam for all the devotees.” – Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Balavanta, October 20, 1974, Atlanta The Panihati Chida Dahi Utsava literally translates to the festival of chipped rice and yogurt, and is a festival […]

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Gaura Purnima Festival 2019 Schedule

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ISKCON Mayapur management invites worldwide devotees for Gaura Purnima festival 2019, from 27th February to 23rd March. This year, the most awaited Sri Panca-tattva Maha abhisheka will be celebrated on 1st March 2019. Once in five years, the big deities of Sri Panca-tattva will be offered Maha Abhisheka. Kirtan Mela will be from 5th March […]

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Are you growing in your spiritual life?

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It is an arduous journey for a seed to grow into a plant and ultimately into a fruit yielding tree. Left alone in the wild, a seed may not grow as it falls on a rocky ground instead of soil. There may be too little water or too much, not enough sun light, temperatures may […]

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HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami Disappearance day

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Bhakti Tirtha Swami- A Spiritual Warrior! On the auspicious disappearance day of   HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami, disciples , well wishers and Mayapur community members came together to glorify Maharaja, remember & share his wonderful pastimes, offer pushpanjali and arati at his Samadhi Mandir. Everyone honored prasadam together at noon. Bhakti Tirtha Swami was born John […]

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Daily Darshan: July 01,2018

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