ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
Wed March 25th
Arrival at airport at 9.40
Greeting at Amar in Flacq
Thurs March 26th
4.30 am: Departure by bus from Krishna Balaram temple to Grand Bassin.
On the occasion of Sri Rama Nawmi His Holiness Bhaktimarga Maharaja will be presenting a drama, "The Little Big Ramayana", on Saturday the 28th of March at the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Temple at 8pm. The drama will be followed by a dance and kirtan with Maharaja.
You are warmly invited 3 day padayatra walk:
Friday 20/03/15: 4 p.m from La Croissé Pelegrin , Sebastepol to Petit Paquet, Mt Blanche
Schedule at HKL Phoenix
19.00-19.30 Arti / Kirtan
Thursday 05th March 2015
Programme Schedule at Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Mandir, Phoenix
06.00 pm Abhishek starts
06.45 pm Offering Bhoga / Kirtan
07.00 pm Gaura arati
Schedule at Hare Krsna Land, Phoenix
11 am: Abhishek
2.30pm Guru puja
You are all invited to Ratha-yatra on Saturday 25th of January at 2pm. The procession will leave Gayanath Mandir, Bon Acceuil at 2pm and end at the market of Bon Accueil.
The festival will continue the following day, Sunday the 26th of January, in the market place of Bon Accueil with activities running from 4pm to 8pm. There will be dance, music, sketches, kirtan, exhibitions, film sho, kid's corner, questions and Answers and more.
This is an excerpt from the Prison Ministry of Iskcon and their preaching in the Petersburg facility in Virginia, USA.
This article chronicles an excerpt from the message of Vrajendranandan Das about the recent visit of his team including Radhanath Swami with the Honorable President of India. Please find herewith his message to members of the Iskcon community at large.
By Vishakha Priya Devi Dasi
Shortly before passing away in Vrindavan, a devotee requested her spiritual master to establish a “Back to Godhead” clinic there for Srila Prabhupada’s followers.
A brave group of devotees have mounted a Food For Life effort and are preparing enough sanctified vegetarian food, or prasadam, to distribute to 600 to 800 people every day in the war-ravaged city of Donetsk, South-East Ukraine.
Moscow’s first ever Kirtan Mela, which ran from Friday January 30th to Sunday February 1st, drew nearly 2,000 devotees from around Russia – and like most ISKCON Moscow events, it was a colorfuly uplifting affair on a grand scale.
After more than a decade, a mysterious attachment to a certain book yields the sweetest fruit.
Srila Prabhupada said that if someone just holds one of his books about Krishna and appreciates it, without even buying it, that is enough to ensure that person a human form or higher in the next life. The power of Srila Prabhupada’s books has touched and changed forever many thousands of lives, including my own.
Trinidad is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and the fifth largest in the West Indies. In 1498 Christopher Columbus discovered this island in his third voyage, hence the name Trinidad. Through time the French, Dutch, and others have ruled the place and finally it ended up in British hands. Due to a shortage of labor, the British government sent Indian laborers, mostly from the Eastern part of India to work in the sugar cane plantations on the island.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:18
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.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:50
By Chaitanya Charan Das
The material world is like a jail; here we eternal joyful souls are sentenced to life in temporary miserable bodies. This jail becomes especially wretched in the present dark age of Kali because people live disharmoniously and incur grievous karmic reactions. The Puranas are replete with grim references to the miseries of Kali-yuga.
Yet Srimad Bhagavatam (11.5.36) sounds a dramatically different note, declaring this abominable age to be worshipable:
kalim sabhaajayanty aaryaa guna-jnah saara-bhaaginah
yatra sankirtanenaiva sarva svaartho 'bhilabhyate
“Those who are actually advanced in knowledge are able to appreciate the essential value of this age of Kali. Such enlightened persons worship Kali-yuga because in this fallen age all perfection of life can easily be achieved by the performance of sankirtana.”