ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS

Visiting Guests Dec 2014

HH Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja: 9th Dec to 24th Dec (Contact Haridev das – 52569071)
HG Sankarshan Prabhu: 5th Dec to 13th Dec (Contact Prahlad das – 52553990)
HG Mahatma Prabhu: 9th Dec to 29th Dec (Contact Kaunteya das- 57565639)
HH Bhakti Dhir Damodar Maharaja: 23rd Nov to 28th Dec (Contact PremVilas das 57934551)
HH Bhakti Nrsinga Maharaja: 2nd Dec to 28th Dec (Contact Rasika Sindhu 57550453)
HH Bhakti Brhat Bhagavat Maharaja: 21st Dec to 19th Jan 2015 (Contact Premananda das 57604720)
HG Madhava Prabhu: 3rd Dec to 23rd Dec
Please find schedules below

Waterfront Festival 2014

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The seventh annual Mahebourg Waterfront Festival will be celebrated on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of December 2014! You are warmly invited to come and enjoy two days of spiritually uplifting activities and association.

Sat 13th : Jagannath Ratha Yatra, Chariot Procession starting at Beau Vallon at 2.00 pm and ending at Mahebourg Waterfront at 6.30 pm.

Sun 14th : Boat Festival starting at 3.00 pm and ending at 9.00 pm.

This special event will be graced by:

His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja
His Holiness Bhakti Dhira Damodara Maharaja
His Holiness Bhakti Narasimha Maharaja
His Grace Mahatma Das Prabhu
and other guests of honour

Special Features:
Drama, Kirtan, Music Concert
Food Court, Dance, Kids Corner
Questions and Answers
Bhagavad Gita

Bring your friends and family. A prasadam feast will be served on both days.

Gita Verses Competition

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The Sri Sri Radha Golokananda Sunday Gurukula has organised a Bhagavad-gita verse competition for children under the age of 15 years. You may find the verses and conditions here

Two Day Spiritual Festival

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Saturday 20th December at 2.30pm: Ratha-yatra from Choisy and Grand Bay junction to Grand Bay Shivala
Sunday 21st December at 3pm: Boat Festival in Grand Bay ending with concert by Mahatma prabhu in the Grand Bay Shivala at 6.30pm

His Grace Mahatma Prabhu will grace the event

Full prasadam will be served on all both days

World Holy Name Week

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Fri 5th Sept: Padayatra starting at Henrietta, Sri Ganesh Mandir at 4 pm. Finish at Shivalaa Glen Park.
Sat 6th Sept: Padayatra starting at Shivala Glen Park at 3pm. Finish at Kabir Mandir, Vacoas.
Sun 7th Sept: Padayatra starting at Kabir Mandir, Vacoas at noon. Finish at Hare Krishna Land, Phoenix.
Sun 7the Sept: Bhajans of Bhaktivinode Thakur & Kirtans, Hare Krishna Land, 9.30am to 9.30 pm
Sunday 14th Sept: 5 hour Kirtan, New Jagannath Puri Dhama, Petit-Raffray, 2-7pm

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja

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A free copy of the international Vyasa-puja book may be downloaded here. In Mauritius Syama-rupa prabhu took the initiative to prepare a local book of Vyasa-puja homages to Srila Prabhupada. The beautifully hard bound book of offerings written by over 200 Mauritian devotees was offered to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of his Vyasa-puja which was celebrated on 18th of August 2014.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura - Disappearance Centenary

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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:

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Bhakti Yoga Society wins “Most Outstanding Student Society of 2014" at Top African University

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ISKCON’s Bhakti Yoga Society (BYS) operates on campuses at some of the most prestigious universities in South Africa and is program dovetailed for university students. This year the society was awarded the accolade for the Most Outstanding Student Society for 2014 at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), one of Africa’s leading universities at a sepcial event earlier this month.

Kanpur Temple Inauguration

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On the auspicious day of Sri Rama Vijaya Dashami, aka “Dassera”, October 3, 2104, ISKCON inaugurated a grand new temple for Sri Sri Radha Madhava, on the outskirts of Kanpur city, the largest city in India’s largest and most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Sri Ram Naik, and the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri Padmanabh Acharya, presided over the inaugural ceremony.

New Painting for Italy's Villagio

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Seventeen hundred people flooded into ISKCON Italy’s Villaggio Hare Krishna on the outskirts of Milan to celebrate Janmastami, Krishna’s birthday, this August 17th, and to catch their first glimpse of

Gita Nagari - A Succes Story

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The United States Department of Agriculture has listed ISKCON’s Gita- nagari Farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania as one of the most important success stories of preservation and sustainability in 2013.

The TOVP Rising Moon


The world we experience often seems so insane and thus the desire for shelter, protection and love is present in all living entities.

Food For Life in London

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I’m a qualified accountant, I work in Croydon at the Home Office, and people there call me Ash but at the Hare Krishna temple I’m Acyuta.
I got involved with the Hare Krishna movement in my last year of uni about 10 years ago. A few monks came down, and gave a class on karma and why bad things happen to good people, and I found answers I had been looking for.

Madhudvisa pr Departs

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On August 5th, 2014, one of Srila Prabhupada's earliest disciples, Madhudvisa Das, passed away. He was a great book distributor and kirtaniya.

He was 67.

He took his initiations in 1968; the first in San Francisco, and the second in Los Angeles. Both ceremonies were performed directly by Srila Prabhupada.

In 1972 Srila Prabhupada personally requested him to become a member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC).

DEITY DARSHAN

UPCOMING EVENTS
Srila Prabhupada Disappearance
Monday 27th Oct
Schedule under Local news

Kirtan Fest - Kartik Special
16 hours of kirtan
at Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin)
Sat 1st Nov 2-6pm
Sun 2nd Nov 7am-7pm

Kirtan Sanga
Sat 15th Nov
Gaura Nitai Mandir - Grand Bois
2pm to 7pm

BLOGS

ARTICLES

Sweet Tonic of Srimad Bhagavatam

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The conditioned soul being in the diseased condition of material life is in dire need of medicine that can heal his long acquired malady of forgetfulness of Sri Krishna.

Kirtan Mela Mauritius 2015

First International Kirtan Mela in Mauritius!

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