ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS

Ratha Yatra - Chant For Change

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A mega international kirtan-celebration: "Chant for Change" is being organized on the occasion of the Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath in Jagannath Puri Dham. On Saturday July 18th (the actual day of Nabakelabara), all the 4 Vaishnav Sampradayas will be performing sankirtan in temples and mathas around the world to mark the welcoming of Lord Jagannath, Baldev & Subadra in Their new form. It is a major opportunity to unify devotees around the world in the yuga-dharma of nama-sankirtana. In Mauritius "Chant for Change" will be celebrated with a Ratha-yatra.

Kirtan Sangas During Purushottam Maas

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The auspicious month of Purushottam is a perfect opportunity for devotees to increase their hearing and chanting of the Holy Names, study of the holy scriptures and engage in increased service to the Lord. When devotees come together to chant, study or serve together, the effects of their prayer are multiplied and become very attractive to the Lord. To give the devotees the opportunity to chant the Holy Names together, Kirtan Sangas throughout Mauritius have been organised. This is the schedule:
From Noon to 8pm
Sat 27th June: New Jagannath Puri Dham, Petit Raffray
Sat 27th June: Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarkadisa Temple, Triolet
Sat 4th July: Rose Belle Preaching Centre
Sat 11th July: Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Temple, Phoenix

Advent of Srimad Bhagavatam

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Seminar on Advent of Srimad Bhagatam
Tues 9th, Wed 10th, Thurs 11th June at Vrindavan Garden at 6.30pm to 8.30pm by Her Grace Siddhi Lalasa Mataji.

Visit of His Grace Sriman Sankarshan prabhu

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Forthcoming visit of His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari from 29 May to 06 June 2015

Click here for programme Schedule

Snan Yatra Festival

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Sun 31st May to Tues 2nd June
Kalimaye Road
Morcellement St. Andre
Sun 31 May: 5pm to 7.30pm
Kirtan, Lecture by HH Navayogendra Maharaja, Arti
Prasadam as from 5pm
Mon 1 June:7pm to 9.30pm
Kirtan, Lecture by HH Navayogendra Maharaja, Sketch, Arti
Prasadam as from 6pm
Tues 2 June: Snana Yatra Day
5pm to 9pm
Precession, abhishek and kirtan, Lecture by HH Navayogendra Maharaja, Arti
Prasadam as from 6pm

First Visit of HH Bhakti Janardana Maharaja to Mauritius

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Forthcoming visit of HH Bhakti Anugraha Janardana Maharaja from 21 to 30 May 2015.


HH Bhakti Janardana Swami is Vice President at ISKCON Vrindavan, India. His Holiness, who has been serving ISKCON Vrindavan for many years, has been awarded sannyasa by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj On 13th November 2013, on the most auspicious month of Kartik’s last Ekadasi day.

Born in Philippines, His Holiness has studied and graduated in Surveying Engineering.

Programme Schedule below:

Ratha Yatra in St. Pierre

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Sat 23rd May 2015
Will be graced by HH Bhakti Anugraha Janardana Swami
2pm: Starting at LAvenir (Alouette Parking)
Towards Circonstance, St. Pierre Center
Ending at Lagrement Football Field
Programme will continue until 8pm with dance, music, sketches, kirtan and exhibitions
For more information please contact Sukdadev dasa 59187401, Vraja Dulal dasa 52517958 or Gokuleswar dasa 57388506

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Prabhupada Festival in LA

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Over Memorial Day weekend, ISKCON Los Angeles hosted the 24th Annual Prabhupada Festival in honor of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Some of the highlights of the festival weekend were the special talks and remembrances given by senior Prabhupada disciples.

50th Anniversary Website

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As the 50th anniversary rapidly approaches, the ISKCON 50 Global Office launched their website today which went live at www.iskcon50.org from 00:01 hrs GMT on 28th May.

The website will be the hub for all communications, resources and news about the 50th anniversary which will be celebrated in 75 countries across 600 cities from August 2015 to December 2016.

The President of India meets the GCL Competition 2015 winner

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Gita Champions League(GCL) is a Bhagavad Gita contest organized by ISKCON Chowpatty since last 4 years.This year 2015, the winner of the contest was Ms. Maryam Asif Siddiqui, aged 12 from Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Radhanath Swami addresses MIT University India Conference

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On May 2, 2015 the graduate students of MIT University in Cambridge, Massachusetts hosted one of the largest India conferences in the US. The MIT India conference, in its 11th year, has established itself as an important forum for leaders in industry, academia, and policy to discuss current issues and future innovations in the context of India, in the region and abroad. Radhanath Swami was invited as a distinguished speaker to participate in MIT India conference.

Bhakti Without Borders

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When you press play on the first track of “Bhakti Without Borders,” there’s no build up.

The instant you hear that first phrase – “Radhe, Radhe Govinda, Radhe Gopal” – already stuck in listeners’ heads a few days after release – you know this is one of the catchiest kirtan albums you’re likely to hear.

TOVP Newsletter Apr-Jun 2015

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To view the newsletter of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, click here

ISKCON Nepal's Relief Efforts

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The following is a report ISKCON News received from ISKCON Nepal on April 29th, 2015:

"The devastating earthquake that took place on Saturday, 25 April 2015 has destroyed many houses and has disrupted basic services such as electricity, water and communication. The World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur have been completely damaged. The ISKCON Temple in Kathmandu and Dharan, however, remain unscathed but the BBT building in Kathmandu has suffered cracks on the walls. Though many temples and deities within Bhaktapur Durbar Square have been reduced to rubble, the Jagannath Temple, which is under ISKCON management, has stood firm in the face of the earthquake, with minor damages to the roof. Many devotees have lost their near and dear ones and also their homes.

DEITY DARSHAN

UPCOMING EVENTS
Kirtan Sangas
From Noon to 8pm
Sat 27th June: New Jagannath Puri Dham, Petit Raffray
Sat 27th June: Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarkadisa Temple, Triolet
Sat 4th July: Rose Belle Preaching Centre
Sat 11th July: Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Temple, Phoenix

Ratha Yatra
Saturday 18th July
Morc.St Andre to Fon Du Sac

BLOGS

ARTICLES

Kirtana-Yoga and the Maha-mantra

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Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God.

The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to glorification of God in song, especially in call-and-response style. There are different categories of kirtana. For example, nama-kirtana refers to singing God’s sacred names, lila-kirtana celebrates the transcendental activities of God and His associates, sankirtana is group singing, and nagara-sankirtana is public chanting in the streets. There are numerous variations of these.

Final Words of a Dying Father

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Every December, the book marathon promises to be an exciting event. While travelling from door to door, village to village, through remote parts of India, we invariably meet someone who has been miraculously touched by Krishna’s mercy. One such person was Chandu, whom we met in Srirampur, Maharashtra. His tall posture and heavy built contrasted with his soft, humble demeanor. Curious to know his background, I requested him to narrate his story of choosing the path of Krishna consciousness.

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