ISKCON MAURITIUS NEWS

Ratha Yatra & Spiritual Festival

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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.

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

Harinam Sankirtan Weekend

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From 10am to 4pm on both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st Dec 2014 at the New Parking Area (ex-market), Central Flacq
Kirtan, Book Distribution, Exhibition, Questions and Answers, Free Prasadam

Maha Harinam

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New Jagannath Puri Dham, Royal Road, Petit Raffray on the 27th of December 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. Starting at Trois Bras Engen Filling Station and ending at the Ghoorbin residence, Mahatma Gandhi Rd., Petit Raffray. HH Bhakti Dhir Damodar Maharaja, HH Bhakti Narasimha Maharaja and HG Mahatma Prabhu will be present. Prasadam will be served to all!

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

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

TOVP January/March 2015 Issue Newsletter

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2014 was a banner year for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Sridham Mayapur. Construction continued to outpace expectations, buoyed by a robust fundraising campaign. The construction of the main dome is nearing completion, and the auxiliary domes are now being constructed. The project has entered a new phase of construction beginning a new contract for laying the brick walls. The brickwork reveals a new dimension of progress as the construction site becomes gradually transformed into a recognizable and massive temple.

Swamiji : Recounting Early Days With Srila Prabhupada

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Swamiji by Steven J. Rosen is a recent and particularly delightful addition to the growing body of books recording the memories of direct disciples of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement (more formally the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKCON). These memoirs seek to supplement more formal hagiographies, such as the multi-volume ISKCON-commissioned biography of Prabhupada penned by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami.

Russian Bookstore Chain Sells Srila Prabhupada's Books

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Moscow Vaisnavas have prepared a gift for all the Russian readers. Now A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's books are available in one of the leading bookstore chains in the country. All BBT books can be bought in 204 stores of the chain in 80 Russian cities.

New Srila Prabhupada Website

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ISKCON now has an official website on its founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The website is full of information on Prabhupada's accomplishments and teachings, and it includes a graphic timeline of Prabhupada's life, photos, videos, and links to Srila Prabhupada's books.

New Meditation App

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Whether you want to meditate on a train, in a park or at home you will be amazed at how quickly you will begin to feel the benefits of the new app."

ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor has just made a meditation app available on iTunes and Playstore.

Jayadvaita Swami Addresses SA’s Constitutional Court

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The 10th of December 2014 marked the 18th Anniversary of the signing of the South African Constitution. This day was also the commemoration of the disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. These two seemingly arbitrary events in history converged in the shape of a lecture entitled The Law Meets The Vedas delivered by ISKCON-guru Jayadvaita Swami at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Srila Prabhupada's Books Bring Relief To War Torn Ukraine

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In a country torn apart by war and suffering a plunging economy, Ukranian devotees are braving sub zero winter temperatures to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books this December. And they’re being rewarded by a receptive public.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Ratha Yatra & Spiritual Festival
Bon Acceuil
Sat 25 and Sun 26 Jan
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