ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS
His Grace Agnideva prabhu has been invited to Mauritius by the Kirtan Mela Mauritius Team. He will be in on the island from Wednesday the 14th to Wednesday the 21st of October. His programmes are as follows:
Friday 16th: Ramlagan Hall, Pave Rd, Petit Raffray - 6.30 to 9pm (coordinators Raghunath prabhu and Sudama prabhu)
Saturday 17th: 5pm to 8pm at ISKCON Vedic Farm, Bon Acceuil. Prasadam will be served at 8pm (cooridnator Vishal prabhu)
Sunday 18th (morning): Srimad Bhagavatam class at ISKCON Vedic Farm.
Sunday 18th (afternoon):3pm to 5.15pm and 7pm arti at Hare Krishna Land, Phoenix (Coordinator Ajay Caitanya prabhu).
Monday 19th: Gita Centre by invitation only.
Tuesday 20th:Harinam, La Valette Bambous starting in the beginning of the village at 7pm– prasadam will be served at the end of harinam. (coordinator Vrshabhanu prabhu)
1st venue: Pointe aux Sables (Social Welfare Center).
Wed 30th Sept - Harinam, Celebrating the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s visit to Mauritius - A documentary(6.00 - 8.30 pm ) .
Thu 1st Oct – Harinam - Opening Ceremony, History of ISKCON in Mauritius, Exhibition and Cultural program.Guest Speaker: His Grace Arjuna prabhu (6-9 pm)
Fri 2nd Oct - Greeting Ceremony, Srila Prabhupada Speaks-out, ISKCON Legacy, Memories and Witnesses. Guest Speaker: His Grace Sriniketan prabhu (6-9 pm)
Sat 3rd Oct - Harinaml, Chanting, kirtan, ITV Presentation and Prasadam
Distribution. (6-9 pm)
Forty years ago, in September/October 1975, Srila Prabhupada visited Mauritius twice. During his first visit he had a very enlivening exchange with an enthusiastic young man named Ramoo who suggested to Srila Prabhupada that if Srila Prabhupada addressed the youth in the villages, through evening programmes, many would be attracted to join ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada was so agreeable to this proposal that he told Ramoo: "so if you can organize like that, then I will come personally. I will come and encourage you". As part of the ISKCON 50 Global Celebrations which mark the Golden Jubilee of Srila Prabhupada's voyage to the West this year, and of the incorporation of ISKCON, next year ISKCON Mauritius is also celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's visit to Mauritius. Inspired by Srila Prabhupada's conversation with Ramoo, Kunjabihari prabhu took the initiative to organise a series of programmes under the theme: "Travelling with Srila Prabhupada on the Path of Perfection to Every Town and Village."
The programmes will include talks on Krishna consciousness, power point presentations, memories by personalities who were present, chanting and prasadam.
Sunday 6th September
Devotees may prepare offerings cooked in ghee for Srila Prabhupada. Offering to be made at 1pm.
SSKB Bon Acceuil
Guest Speaker: His Grace Deena Bandhu Prabhu
Saturday 5th September
Darshan all day
Evening programme: 7pm
Fasting until Midnight
Classes by HH Brhad Bhagavat Maharaja
Saturday 29 August (Appearance Day of Lord Balarama)
Srimad Bhagavatam class at Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Temple, Phoenix
Tuesday 1st September: Krsna Katha + Srila Prabhupada Nectar and anecdotes after Gaura Aarti (7.30pm).
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.
Villa Vrindavana’s Renaissance salons host MOSA, the Museum of Sacred Art, an artistic space that is quite unique in Italy. The gallery displays impressive artistic works portraying religious and devotional subjects from ancient India lore and its epics. Here are displayed imposing works by the Italian contemporary artist Giampaolo Tomassetti, together with other beautiful pieces of art by other international painters.
On Thursday September 17th, at 10:00am, Boston City Hall raised the Indian flag in honor of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada.
It was on the same day fifty years ago in 1965, that Prabhupada arrived in Boston’s Commonwealth Pier on the steamship Jaladuta with his message of God consciousness.
What follows is an exhaustive list of videos related to the Culcutta celebrations of the 50th Iskcon Anniversary celebrations.
By Jagannath Das
By Madhava Smullen for Iskcon News
From August 13th to 16th a massive event in Kolkata – celebrating the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s journey to the U.S. – drew 35,000 people, including representatives of 125 countries and many prominent politicians and VIPs.
On Thursday 13th August, ISKCON-London officially launched their year-and-a-half long celebrations across 2015 and 2016 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON by holding a festival to mark 50 years since Srila Prabhupada departed from India to the US aboard the Jaladuta.
On 13th Aug'15, the entire community of devotees at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Historic Jaladuta journey.
It officially marked the launch of Iskcon's 50th Anniversary as well.
It was an evening of expression of gratitude to Srila Prabhupada and about the opportunity we have for celebrating 50th Anniversary.
By Simheswara Dasa
KUALA LUMPUR – On July 11, 1966, Srila Prabhupada officially registered his International Society for Krishna Consciousness in New York. At that time, he had one small storefront on New York’s Lower East-Side, and a handful of students. Today, there are nearly four hundred ISKCON centers all over the world, and thousands of ISKCON devotees. ISKCON is now gearing up for its 50th anniversary, with plans for celebratory events all over the world throughout 2016.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:51
This paper aims to present the contribution of Bhaktivinoda Thakur to the establishment and development of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It regards his personal life as the role model for the practitioners of Vaisnavism, and it considers his input in expanding preaching techniques, both innovative and traditional ones.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/11/2015 - 21:52
On the 19th June 2015, HH Sivarama Swami had a mock debate on the existence of God at the Pandava Sena Alumni program.
HG Bhuta Bhavana prabhu played the role of an aggressive atheistic interviewer but HH Sivarama Swami soundly defeated him.