ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS

Bhumi Puja for New Temple

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Sri Sri Radhagolokananda's new temple - ground breaking (bhumi puja and Ananta Sesa installation)
Friday 9th December
11h00 to 14h00 – sankalpa

Bhaktivedanta Asrama and Vatsayla Asrama Opening

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The Bhaktivedanta College of Education and Culture (BCEC) will be celebrating the opening of two new asrama buildings and the installation of a life-size deity of Srila Prabhupada during the weekend of Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th of December 2016. The new project is situated at Shivala Road, Montagne Blanche.

The Bhaktivedanta Asrama, a two story building, will comprise of a temple hall and residence for brahmacaris (celibate students) and senior devotees.The Vatsalya Asrama building will be used for children's programmes. Children will have their own Sunday programs, classes and prasad seperately from the Bhaktivedanta Asrama. The building will also be used for camps for children, and courses for both children and parents so please log in to www.iskconmauritius.com regularly to receive updates about these programmes.

You are all invited to the three day event. You may view the schedule here and the children's camp programme here

Srimad Bhagatam Katha

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Chaitya Guru prabhu in collaboration with ISKCON invites you a full recitation of Srimad Bhagavatam from the Monday the 5th of December to Saturday the 10th of December at Caitya Guru prabhu's residence at Clavet Road, Sebastapol. The speaker, His Grace Sriman Lal Govind prabhu will come from Vrindavan for the event.
The programme is as follows:

Visit of HG Shubha Vilas Pr

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His Grace Shubha Vilas Prabhu, author of a six volume series "Ramayana - The Game of Life" and world travelling ISKCON preacher, will be in Mauritius at the end of October.

Janmasthami 2016

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Weeks before the most awaited festival Sri Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsava, devotees and well wishers started to prepare for the appearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna.

HH Kadamba Kanana Swami - visit

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His Holiness Kadamba Kanan Swami is a senior devotee and initiating guru of ISKCON. Born April 12, 1953 in Amsterdam; he later ventured to India on a quest to seek out a greater meaning to life.

Sri Radhasthami 2016

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Friday 9th September
Programme at Hare Krishna Land, Phoenix begins at 11 am with abhishek, kirtan, lecture and prasadam at 2pm.
Evening programme 7pm to 9pm - prasadam will be served

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

ISKCON 50th Gala in DC

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The renowned International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding by revered spiritual leader A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada with an elaborate black-tie gala in Washington DC late last month. The event brought together scores of religious, academic and political leaders from across the country to celebrate the life of Swami Prabhupada and the influential, global organization his work inspired.

Diwali at 10 Downing Street

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Srutidharma das was invited to the Diwali function at Number 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British Prime Minister, Theresa May MP.

Along with the Prime Minister and other dignitaries such as the Indian High Commissioner Mr Dinesh Patnail, Srutidharma das lit the ceremonial lamp before being invited to say a few words and lead the Diwali prayers.

Italian Parliament Hosts ISKCON 50 Conference

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The conference was entitled “Fifty Years of the Krishna Consciousness Movement: Srila Prabhupada, Messenger of Peace and Spiritual Knowledge” and it was held at the Chamber of Deputies, one of two houses in the Italian Parliament’s bicameral legislature and a spot where all major political decisions are made. At least one hundred devotees of different ages and “ashramas” or stages of life represented ISKCON at the conference, and the Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies introduced it.

Appreciation at DC Gala Night

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Many international religious and political leaders honored ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s achievements and contributions at a special ISKCON 50th Anniversary Gala Event in Washington D.C. on Tuesday September 13th.

Books at Railway Station

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Devotees of ISKCON Brahmapur in the Indian state of Orissa made a unique offering to Srila Prabhupada on 16thAugust for the 50th anniversary: they have opened a permanent book store inside their local railway station with the permission of the railway authorities.

Ramayana Musical Premiers at West Liberty University

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A two-and-a-half hour musical production of India’s ancient epic the Ramayana entitled “Ramayana: Past in Present” premiered from August 25th to 28th in the Kelley Theater at West Liberty University, West Virginia, USA. Opening on Janmastami night with an auspicious 108 people in the audience, the musical carried students and faculty into a whole new world of culture, adventure and philosophy.

Youtube Channel attracts Thousands

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The 3t Path, a new YouTube channel started by Giridhari Das, a Brazilian devotee who in the past has been in charge of the Portuguese BBT and been the President of the ISKCON Brazil National Council, has gotten over 30 thousand views since starting just three weeks ago, with 12 thousand views just on his japa meditation video.

DEITY DARSHAN

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bhumi Puja for New Temple
Hare Krsna Land, Phoenix
9 Dec to 11 Dec

See local news for details


Bhagavat Katha
Clavet Rd. Sebastopol
5 Dec to 11 Dec

See local news for details


Mahebourg Waterfront Festival
Fri 18th to Sun 20th Dec



BCEC New Asramas Opening
Fri 18th to Sun 20th Dec

See local news for details


Chant:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

And be happy

BLOGS

ARTICLES

The glories of Sri Giriraja

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This article takes the form of a conversation excerpted from Garga Samhita (Canto 3, Chapter 1) in which are described the pastimes of Lord Krishna and Giriraj Govardhan. The conversation between Lord Krishna, Nanda Maharaj and Sannanda is described leading upto the events of the lifting of Govardhan Hill to protect the residents of Sri Vrindavan Dham from the deluge created by Indra.

Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature

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According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance.
There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material nature.

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