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By Hrdaya Caitanya das
By Janice K Brewer
Submitted by Prayag Narayan Misra
“As Governor of the State of Arizona, I would like to welcome everyone to annual observance of Sri Krishna Janmashatmi.
Sri Krishna, revered as the Supreme Personality of Godhead by Hindus, appeared five thousand years ago and spoke The Bhagvad-Gita, which is treated as the best treatise on spirituality by religious clergies and philosophers all around the world. Sri Krishna Janmashtami is a worldwewide festival, celebrated to observe Sri Krishna and to promote peace,love, and joy among communities, nations, and people.
I would also like to commend ISKCON of Phoenix, for organizing this celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.
Once again,welcome and best wishes for a successful celebration!
Janice K Brewer
By Janice K Brewer
As Governor of the State of Arizona, I would like to welcome everyone to annual observance of Sri Krishna Janmashatmi. Sri Krishna, revered as the Supreme Personality of Godhead by Hindus, appeared five thousand years ago and spoke The Bhagvad-Gita, which is treated as the best treatise on spirituality by religious clergies and philosophers all around the world
Kaisori (dasi) (BBT): Several purports where missing text has been restored. In the purport to Text 6, restored to the book are more than forty words left out when a typist skipped from one instance of “ causeless mercy” to the next
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Samadhi Ceremony held for His Grace Sripad Aindra Prabhu - pics
By Adi Kesava (das) KKS (Vrindavan - IN)
The 15th of July 2010 commemorated 30 days since the passing of His Grace Sripad Aindra Prabhu. His room was just renovated covered with fresh cow dung. All the deities were moved back in and a ceremony was held establishing his Samadhi. Some of his god brothers were present; they glorified his services and activities. Gopal Prabhu on behalf of the devotees of the 24 hour kirtan department placed his sacred ashes into Samadhi and also part took in performing all the formalities led by our head pujari H. G Mukunda Datta Prabhu. A fire sacrifice was held where we offered
By Adi Kesava das
The 15th of July 2010 commemorated 30 days since the passing of His Grace Sripad Aindra Prabhu. His room was just renovated covered with fresh cow dung. All the deities were moved back in and a ceremony was held establishing his Samadhi. Some of his god brothers were present; they glorified his services and activities
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Janmastami Invitation From Iskcon Kanpur
Madhavendu (das) SSM (Vrindavan - IN): Dear Devotees and Friends of Sri Sri Radha Madhav Temple:
Please accept our most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
This year Lord Sri Krishna’s Janmashtami falls on Thursday 2nd Sept. We hope you and your family will be able to join us on this auspicious and transcendental celebration. We very much look forward to seeing all of you on that day.
As you all know ISKCON Celebrates Lord Krishna Janmastami festival in a great manner all over the world in it’s over 700 centers. Similarly ISKCON Kanpur also arranged a wonderful festivity for the peace and happiness for the people of Kanpur and the world. All the arrangements carefully made so that whoever comes for the Darshan can go happily and keep coming again and again.
Kindly note from August 20th to 24th is Jhulan Yatra (swing festivals) from
ISKCON Kanpur Janmastami Programs Schedule:
3rd Sept. Friday.
Yours in the Service of Sri Sri Radha-Madhavji
ISKCON KANPUR TEMPLE MANAGEMNT
Madhavendu (das) SSM (Vrindavan - IN): This year Lord Sri Krishna's Janmashtami falls on Thursday 2nd Sept. We hope you and your family will be able to join us on this auspicious and transcendental celebration. We very much look forward to seeing all of you on that day
Manmohini dd: Hare Krishna! A very nice lady from Amaji's group contacted me. It seems they have two sweet cows and two calfs that they are not able to care for and would like to know if anyone from ISKCON would like them
Danavir Goswami: Services Available at RVC in Kansas City. 1.Temple President 2.Desktop Publishing for books
NVcommunications: On Saturday, August 21, New Vrindaban Community will host Devananda Pandit, formerly Denis Moreau, live in concert at Prabhupada's Palace of Gold.
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New Vrindaban Revives Its Agricultural Roots
New Vrindaban Communications: “When New Vrindaban was founded, we used ox carts for transportation, just like people use in rural India. We grew our own food and had our own dairy herd. Later, however,” said Malati Dasi, one of New Vrindaban’s GBCs, “the focus of the community shifted away from agriculture.”
There is currently a new wave of interest in reviving the agricultural roots of New Vrindaban, a move which is supported by the community’s local leadership as well as the top leadership of the world-wide Hare Krishna movement. “The current petroleum-based economic system is viable for 50 years at the most. Someone needs to create an economic model to fill the impending vacuum,” said Malati. “A major part of New Vrindaban’s mission is to create, by example, the next economic model.
The Hare Krishna movement around the world is making headway in the field of sustainable agriculture. Therefore, New Vrindaban is fortunate to have access to some of the world’s experts. Earlier this year, the community hosted Sivarama Swami from Hungary, Bhakti Raghava Swami from India, and Dhanesvara Dasa from the Ukraine. Sivarama Swami is a co-founder of Hungary’s Eco-Valley, a Hare Krishna community in Hungary which is practically self-sufficient regarding agricultural products as well as electricity. Eco-Valley draws 30,000 visitors a year in eco-tourism, and economists have found that the standard of living in Eco-Valley is 150% the standard of living of the surrounding community. Bhakti Raghava Swami, originally from Canada, is now based in southern India where his team is researching and reviving India’s ancient agricultural techniques in areas such as irrigation and pressing oil from seed. New Vrindaban also hosted Dhanesvara Dasa, a member of Ukraine’s Gitagrad Community and author of the book Lessons in Spiritual Economics.
“New Vrindaban’s next public festival is a celebration of agriculture and agriculturalists,” said Malati. On Tuesday, August 24, New Vrindaban will celebrate Balarama Purnima, or the day on which Lord Balarama (the elder brother of Lord Krishna) descended from the spiritual world to the material world. All events are free and open to the public.
This festival is based on the ancient Vedic scripture, Srimad-Bhagavatam, which was written approximately 5,000 years ago in Sanskrit, the oldest language known to mankind. Over the centuries, India’s greatest mystic sages and pundits wrote voluminous commentaries on Srimad-Bhagavatam. The first English translation and commentary were written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Although Prabhupada opened more than 100 temples and centers around the world and initiated over five thousand disciples, Prabhupada said Srimad-Bhagavatam would be his “lasting contribution to the world.”
According to Srimad-Bhagavatam, Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama spend their childhood in Vrindaban, the most exalted place in the spiritual world. When the two brothers descend to the planet Earth, they descend to Vrindaban located in north central India, which is an exact replica of its celestial counter-part. It was Prabhupada’s instruction that New Vrindaban in Marshall County, WV, be developed as another replica of its namesake.
“Vrindaban is a place of natural beauty with forests and rolling hills, just like West Virginia. Vrindaban is an agricultural community, which is why Lord Balarama carries a plow,” explained Malati.
“In New Vrindaban, our model for sustainable agriculture is based on Srimad-Bhagavatam and it begins with Lord Balarama and his plow,” said Malati. “We want New Vrindaban to truly reflect the spiritual world.”
New Vrindaban will celebrate Balarama Purnima on Tuesday, August 24. It is an evening event, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, followed by a fabulous vegetarian feast. All events are free and open to the public.
On December 3 – 6, New Vrindaban will be hosting North America’s first annual “Farms, Food & Faith” conference. The conference will address issues such as hunger, community building, renewable energy, and small-scale organic farming.
New Vrindaban Community is located south of Moundsville – Wheeling, off Route 250. For more information about Balarama Purnima or about the “Farms, Food and Faith” conference, contact Malati Dasi at
New Vrindaban Communications: "When New Vrindaban was founded, we used ox carts for transportation, just like people use in rural India. We grew our own food and had our own dairy herd
1,497 Views / EMail This Post / Print This Post / Home » Arcana, the Journal of the ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry, Vol Four, 2010
With beautiful pictures of deities, pujaris, paraphernalia, and Krishna’s temples from all over the world the latest edition of Arcana, the Journal of the Deity Worship Ministry is now available. Arcana is filled to the brim with articles, profiles, instructions, recipes, poetry, interviews, and stories from the community of assembled devotees. It’s hard to believe all this can all fit in one publication.
Printed in full, glossy colour, this issue of the Arcana Journal contains two posters in a double sided, pull-out centrefold. There are also two frame-able deity pictures. The Journal is a rich resource for anyone interested in deity worship. Lush graphics and pictures adorn the articles filling the pages from beginning to end.
Get your copy and find out about the ?big secret? of the summer in The Lord’s Summer Pastimes in Mayapur. Brush up on your knowledge and practice of Acamana in Sipping Water for Purification. Read about The Pancatattva in Hawaii, and The Groves of Belfast, There is a pujari profile of HG Caturatma Dasa, an article about worshipping the Salagrama Sila and even more.
Is deity worship the same as idol worship? Read what Srila Prabhupada has to say. Read and Think Across Religious Boundaries with Krsna Ksetra Dasa, and come to grips with a misunderstood form of worship with Satyaraja Dasa and Vrinda Devi Dasi.
In Train up pujaris read about the work of the Mayapur Academy in creating a brahminical vision and a spiritual future. There is a profile on Bhaktivedanta Manor in England, and you can follow along with the relocation of Sri Sri Radha Parisisvara into their new temple in Paris, France.
The purpose of Arcana Journal is to be a forum for devotees engaged in deity worship and to describe the challenges and glories of deity worship and related matters. Arcana Journal seeks to provide inspiration for maintaining and expanding the proper worship of deities in ISKCON, based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada. Arcana promotes awareness of the importance of deity worship as an integral feature of devotional service and of the preaching mission of the Krishna consciousness movement.
Get Arcana Journal for yourself, for your temple pujari, or for anyone you know who
worships the deity of the Lord.
To get your copy contact or click here to visit www.brihadmrdanga.com
Antony Brennan: With beautiful pictures of deities, pujaris, paraphernalia, and Krishna's temples from all over the world the latest edition of Arcana, the Journal of the Deity Worship Ministry is now available
Lakshman (das) Vrindavan (IN): A wonderful opportunity awaits you to visit the holiest land of Vrindavan Dham and drink the sweetest honey of Bhagavat Katha from one of the celebrated veteran speakers. On the auspicious occasion of Sri Janmastami festival - 2010, the nectarine Bhagvat Katha will be held in Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir. The festivity will be open to all and we invite all devotees to participate and accept the best honour from us.
Topic : Sri Giriraj Dharan Lila
Speaker : HH Radha Govinda Goswami Maharaj
Date : 24th August to 2nd September 2010
Time : 8 AM to 10 AM
Venue : Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir Prasadam Pandel
All are most welcome to attend the katha and enjoy delicious Krishna-prasadam.
Special attraction: Wonderful drama will be enacted by the devotees.
Topic : Giriraj Dharan Lila with annakut bhoga offering to their Lordship.
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Don’t miss the excellent opportunity to be showered upon with the blessings of Lord Krishna and the holy devotees and enjoy the delicious Krishna-prasadam in the Holy land of Vrindavan.
A few messages from the holy Bhagavatam on the importance of attending the Janmasthami festivals and in hearing the Bhagavatha Katha and eating the Prasadam offered to the Lord.
A brief narration from the holy Bhagavatam (7.14. 17)
na hy agni-mukhato ‘yam vai bhagavan sarva-yajna-bhuk
ijyeta havisa rajan yatha vipra-mukhe hutaih
Translation by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupapada: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, is the enjoyer of sacrificial offerings. Yet although His Lordship eats the oblations offered in the fire, my dear King, He is still more satisfied when nice food made of grains and ghee is offered to Him through the mouths of qualified brahmanas.
Lord Krshna tells to Uddhava in Bhagavatam (11.27.44-47) how to worship Him celebrating the festivals like Janmasthami :
upagayan grnan nrtyan karmny abhinayan mama
mat-kathah sravayan shrunvan muhurtam kshaniko bhavet
stavair uccavacaih stotraih pauranaih prakrtair api
stutva prasida bhagavann iti vandeta danda-vat
shiro mat-padayoh krtva bahubhyam ca parasparam
prapannam pahi mam isha bhitam mrtyu-graharnavat
iti shesam maya dattam shirasy adhaya sadaram
udvasayec ced udvasyam jyotir jyotisi tat punah
Translation by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupapada: Singing along with others, chanting loudly and dancing, acting out My transcendental pastimes, and hearing and telling stories about Me, the devotee should for some time absorb himself in such festivity. The devotee should offer homage to the Lord with all kinds of hymns and prayers, both from the Puranas and from other ancient scriptures, and also from ordinary traditions. Praying, “O Lord, please be merciful to me! “he should fall down flat like a rod to offer his obeisances. Placing his head at the feet of the Deity, he should then stand with folded hands before the Lord and pray, “O my Lord, please protect me, who am surrendered unto You. I am most fearful of this ocean of material existence, standing as I am in the mouth of death.” Praying in this way, the devotee should respectfully place upon his head the remnants I offer to him. And if the particular Deity is meant to be sent away at the end of the worship, then this should be performed, the devotee once again placing the light of the Deity’s presence inside the light of the lotus within his own heart.
This is a golden opportunity for all devotees of Lord Krshna to visit the beautiful Krshna Balaram Temple at Vrindavan, where the Lord is always present and enchanting everyone with His scintillating lilas with Radharani. Anyone who visits this place will be blessed by Radharani and it will enable the person to easily attain Shyamsunder. Anyone who misses may wait for long to receive another opportunity to meet the Lord on this auspicious occasion of Janmashtami. We stand out to invite you to this glorious place and be blessed in life, for it will award you forever an eternal life in association with Radha-Krishna and participate in their mesmerising nitya-lilas together with the eternal Gopis and Gopas in Goloka Vrindavan.
Lakshman (das) Vrindavan (IN): A wonderful opportunity awaits you to visit the holiest land of Vrindavan Dham and drink the sweetest honey of Bhagavat Katha from one of the celebrated veteran speakers
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