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Every Town and Village: Deprogramming smashed in courts

Every Town and Village: Deprogramming smashed in courts

ISKCON has defeated a highly publicized challenge to the authority and value of its spiritual teachings. On March 17, New York State Supreme Court Justice John J. Leahy threw out…

Every Town and Village: India’s Nightingale Sings for Krishna

Every Town and Village: India’s Nightingale Sings for Krishna

Lata Mangeshkar, the world's most prolific recording artist (with more than twenty thousand songs to her credit), recently went on a rare concert tour of North America.…

Deprogramming ~ Deep Trouble

Deprogramming ~ Deep Trouble

Deprogramming groups have convinced police, judges, and district attorneys to bend the law. And deprogrammers have abducted not only Hare Krishna members but also Catholics and Protestants, among others.…

Parents Proud of Krishna Movement

Parents Proud of Krishna Movement

"Do I think that my son is brainwashed? I can best answer this by asking the question, 'Is our very society not being brainwashed daily by the advertising media (liquor…

ISKCON Festival in Calcutta

ISKCON Festival in Calcutta

Three chariots carrying Jagannatha, Balarama, and Subhadra, along with five decorated dioramas depicting the Vedic heritage of Bengal, recently journeyed through this city as part of ISKCON's annual Ratha-yatra festival.…

A New look at Lord Krsna

A New look at Lord Krsna

Krsna is a name for God. It is a Sanskrit word that means "the all-attractive one." In other words, God is the one who has created all the qualities that…

Academic Conference on ISKCON

Academic Conference on ISKCON

Twenty-five top scholars from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain assembled here in mid-July for a major academic conference titled "Krsna Consciousness in the West: A Multi-Disciplinary Critique."…

The Vedic Observer

The Vedic Observer

Although Union Carbide has stopped manufacturing methyl isocyanate in Bhopal, Union Carbide and other companies continue to produce the deadly gas at five sites in the United States.…

Philadelphia Mayor Dedicates Food for Life Center

Philadelphia Mayor Dedicates Food for Life Center

The Mayor said, "I would like to express my appreciation to the Hare Krsnas for their involvement hereā€”for this shelter and their food program."…

ISKCON Float Wins a Top Prize in Melbourne Parade

ISKCON Float Wins a Top Prize in Melbourne Parade

At the center of the float was a sculpture of two swans swimming on a pond, and on either side, wearing colorful Indian costumes, sat devotee women and children portraying…

Bombay Ratha-yatra Festival Biggest Ever

Bombay Ratha-yatra Festival Biggest Ever

This year's Ratha-yatra festival was Bombay's largest yet. The cart rolled through downtown Bombay for five hours, and the devotees on the cart tossed to the enthusiastic parade viewers half…

Governments Aid “Food For Life”

Governments Aid “Food For Life”

A new Hare Krsna Food for Life program in Paris is distributing one thousand meals daily, and a proposal was recently made to increase the distribution to three thousand meals…

ISKCON Pada-yatra Reaching Millions in India

ISKCON Pada-yatra Reaching Millions in India

ISKCON inaugurated the pada-yatra to celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of the appearance of Lord Caitanya, who is Krsna Himself appearing in the role of His own devotee to teach the…

ISKCON Opens Temple In South Africa

ISKCON Opens Temple In South Africa

Thousands attended Diwali celebrations here recently at the nearly-completed Sri Sri Radha-Radhanatha temple. The temple, covering more than four hilltop acres, is the joint effort of ISKCON devotees and South…

ISKCON Feeds Philippine Disaster Victims

ISKCON Feeds Philippine Disaster Victims

When Typhoon Nitang devastated the Philippines in September, killing 1,500 people by a tidal wave, devotees from the local Hare Krsna Food for Life program were immediately on hand here.…

ISKCON Begins 4,000-Mile Pilgrimage

ISKCON Begins 4,000-Mile Pilgrimage

The a pada-yatra, or "walking festival," is traveling a four-thousand-mile pilgrimage route, passing through all the holy places Lord Caitanya visited on His South Indian tour. …

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on “Brainwashing”

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out on “Brainwashing”

On “Brainwashing” Last October a Queens, New York, grand jury leveled charges of extortion and “imprisonment through brainwashing” against New York ISKCON Temple President Adi-Kesava Swami. In mid-February of this…

ISKCON News — Ratha Yatra Day Proclaimed in San Francisco

ISKCON News — Ratha Yatra Day Proclaimed in San Francisco

In a proclamation issued June 23, 1975, Mayor Joseph L. Alioto established July 20 as "Ratha-Yatra Day" in San Francisco. Ratha-Yatra is a large festival sponsored in San Francisco and…

ISKCON News

ISKCON News

Scholars and librarians are falling in love with Prabhupada's books. The libraries of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Swarthmore and dozens of other major universities have placed standing orders for for all…