ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
Monday 18th of August 2014
Fasting Until Noon
11 am to 3.30pm
His Grace Shubha Vilas prabhu is an experienced teacher and counsellor in ISKCON. He also conducts several corporate training programmes in Mumbai. The CIVE (Caitanya Institute of Vedic Education) has invited prabhu to give seminars in Mauritius from the 26th to the 30th of August. His seminar schedule is as follows and will be updated when confirmation of venues is obtained.
Venue: James Burty David Municipal Complex
Live Not Exist a 3 day seminar based on the Ramayana.
Fri 29th – Day 1:Hunting down the enemies of the Heart – 19.00 -21.00
Sat 30th– Day 2: Appreciating the sanctity of Life - 10.00 -12.00
31st August– Day 3: You rise when your pride falls – 10.00 -12.00
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our Vaisnava line. This year marks his hundredth disappearance anniversary. In many ways Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura chartered the course and lay the foundation for the modern-day bhakti movements. He is most commonly remembered for his establishment of the nama-hatta system, a programme both to facilitate the practice of devotional life while living in one's home and to engage householders in preaching. To mark the hundredth disappearance day anniversary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, on Friday the 27th of June 2014, you are invited to attend one of the following programmes:
Bhakti Sadachar - Grand Bois
Sat 28/Sun 29 June
Sat 5/Sun 6 July
9am to 2pm - Rs. 1000
Pls contact: 52511250/59454484
Namamrta Prog Level 1 at BCEC, Bon Acceuil
Sat 26/ Sun 27/Mon 28th July and on Eid (29th or 3oth)
Pls contact: 57604720/57773619
It is the duty of every ISKCON devotee to publicly glorify Srila Prabhupada during his annual Vyasa-puja celebration. This year Syama rupa prabhu of Bon Acceuil has taken the initiative to revive the Mauritius Vyasa-puja offering book to Srila Prabhupada. You may write your offering in English, French or Hindi and submit it by email to
On Sunday the 15th of June 2014, with much excitement, the children of the Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Sunday Gurukul at Phoenix celebrated Ratha yatra. The Sunday school teachers had requested them to prepare offerings for Lord Jagannath and bring flowers to decorate His cart.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON held its prize giving ceremony and the launch of the Gita Champions League 2015 on June 7, 2014 at the Vacoas-Phoenix municipal townhall. His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari, initiating guru and well known disciple of His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Her Grace Vishnupriya Mataji, wife of Sankarshan Das Adhikari Prabhu and her Grace, Siddhi-Lalasa Mataji graced the function and enlivened the audience with their inspiring addresses. They also encouraged the organizers, Acharya Ratna das Prabhu and Shyama Vilasini dasi to run this competition annually to attract more and more newcomers to study the Bhagavad Gita As It Is.
Although World Cup host Brazil is still reeling from a 7 – 1 loss to Germany on Tuesday July 8th, football fever still grips the country as the World Cup barrels towards the Germany vs Argentina final on Sunday June 13th.
In the midst of it all, a large Harinama party of ISKCON devotees has been a hit as they travel to the major cities where World Cup games are being held, as well as to viewing parties in nearby locales.
The devotees are bringing their own message – celebration of God’s names. And the audience for them is huge.
ISKCON Governing Body Commissioner and Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) trustee Gopal Krishna Goswami met the honorable President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on 12th June, 2014 at the President’s official residence in New Delhi and presented him the BBT’s deluxe edition of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is along with the maha-prasad of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi.
The May 26th grand swearing-in ceremony of India’s new Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, in the capital city of New Delhi, turned out to be a high-profile event with several head of states, leading businessmen, scholars, spiritual leaders, movie stars and sports players participating in it. ISKCON was also specially invited to this carefully tailored event and was represented by its Indian Communications Director, Vrajendranandan Dasa.
An incredible 11,000 people from the US and around the world attended the grand opening of ISKCON Houston’s brand new Vedic temple from May 16th to 18th this spring.
The attendees included nine sannyasis and many senior devotees such as Giriraj Swami, Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami, Romapada Swami, Jayadvaita Swami, Hanuman Presaka Swami, Kalakantha Das and Dina Bandhu Das.
All expressed how impressed they were at the 24,000 square foot temple with its 72-foot high central dome, which has been under construction since 2004.
Srila Prabhupada had a vision for a unique temple in Sri Mayapur Dham: The Temple of The Vedic Planetarium which would present the Vedic perspective of life, including a gigantic display of the material and spiritual worlds, which could be viewed by pilgrims on different levels as they travel through the Planetarium. This phenomenal project is presently under construction. You may read of it's progress in the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium Newsletter 2
It’s 7:30 on a February morning at New Vrindaban. The sun rises into an orange sky, setting the leafless silhouettes of the trees ablaze and giving the snow packed on the rooftops a golden hue. Devotees crunch over the snow to the temple for Deity Greeting, wrapped up warmly with shoulders hunched against the crisp cold.
Head pujari Abhinanda Das is dressing Sri Sri Radha-Vrindabanchandra this morning. He’s already been up for four-and-a-half hours – since 3:00am. Deity worship services will continue until 8:30pm, and he’s not likely to go to sleep until 10:30 at night.
Intrepid ISKCON Guru and GBC Bhaktimarga Swami, known colloquially as “The Walking Monk,” is planning his next big adventure. Bhakti Marga Swami intends to cross the United States to promote the 50th anniversary of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada's arrival in the US.
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First International Kirtan Mela in Mauritius!
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When hungry a child not only cries but tries to put anything and everything in his tiny little mouth.