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Why don’t we remember the beggars at the time of eating meat or drinking alcohol?

When God is present everywhere, why should we worship him in the temple images? Certainly, God is present everywhere, but is he accessible to us everywhere? Water is present everywhere in the air as water vapor, but can we just hang out our tongue and access that water whenever we feel thirsty? No; we need to go to a tap. Similarly, though God is present everywhere; we need his accessible form as ...

So much money on spent on expensive religious rituals when beggars are starving outside the temples?

It’s certainly sad to see anyone starving. If the social culture were more spiritual and less materialistic, the state officials as well as the wealthy would have a spirit of compassion and a system of charity to care for the needy. And they would also have gorgeous worship of God in temples. Certainly, the needy should be cared for, but are caring for them and opulently worshiping God mutually ex...

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Here’s an analogy to understand the answer. In villages, grain is often stored in huge vertical containers; fresh grain is poured into the top, and old stored grain is taken out from the bottom. A farmer may have produced poor quality grain of, say, brand Z for the past four years and stocked it in his container. This year he produces high quality grain of, say, brand A and stores it at the top. H...

Festival of chariots

Poda Pitha After the 9 days sojourn at the Gundicha Temple, the Lord Jagannath return to the temple, but stop once during the journey. Can you guess why? Well, that’s because Lord can’t be back home without tasting his favorite sweet, Poda Pitha, a special kind of pancake made in Odisha, on the way! When Lord Jagannath  from moving Legend has it that Lord Jagannath would be unwilling to visit his ...

Test Blog Vish

SHRILA PRABHUPADA For millennia the teachings and the rich culture of bhakti-yoga, or Krishna Consciousness, had been hidden within the borders of India. Today, millions around the globe express their gratitude to Srila Prabhupada for revealing the timeless wisdom of bhakti to a world. Born as Abhay Charan De on September 1, 1896, in Calcutta, as a young man he joined Mahatma Gandhi’s civil disobe...

HARE KRISHNA! the movie

Hare Krishna! is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada–the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrived in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s. It explores how he ignited the worldwide cultural revolution of spiritual consciousness, known as the Hare Krishna movement.

Real JOY through Harinam

Real JOY..                      Sharing the gifts of Krishna Consciousness with others through Harinam. The first principle in devotional service is to chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra (maha means “great”; mantra means “sound that liberates the mind from ignorance”). Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare You can chant these holy names of the ...

The Founder of ISKCON

SRILA PRABHUPADA For millennia the teachings and the rich culture of bhakti-yoga, or Krishna Consciousness, had been hidden within the borders of India. Today, millions around the globe express their gratitude to Srila Prabhupada for revealing the timeless wisdom of bhakti to a world. Born as Abhay Charan De on September 1, 1896, in Calcutta, as a young man he joined Mahatma Gandhi’s civil disobed...

Hear Kurt Cobain

SHRILA PRABHUPADA For millennia the teachings and the rich culture of bhakti-yoga, or Krishna Consciousness, had been hidden within the borders of India. Today, millions around the globe express their gratitude to Srila Prabhupada for revealing the timeless wisdom of bhakti to a world. Born as Abhay Charan De on September 1, 1896, in Calcutta, as a young man he joined Mahatma Gandhi’s civil disobe...

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known in the West as the Hare Krishna movement, is a monotheistic branch of the Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual tradition. ISKCON's teachings are non-sectarian, following the principle of sanatana dharma or eternal religion, which denotes the eternal activity of all living beings – loving devotional service (bhakti-yoga) to God. Es...

Ratha Yatra (The Festival of Chariots)

Ratha-yatra, or the Festival of Chariots, is a joyous event celebrated for thousands of years in the Indian holy city of Jagannatha Puri and by Hare Krishna devotees in cities around the world. Jagannatha refers to the ecstatic form of the Lord with large eyes and rugged features who is carried on a gigantic chariot during this festival. As the story goes, Lord Krishna once overheard a conversatio...