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Every Town and Village: New Era For ISKCON in India

Every Town and Village: New Era For ISKCON in India

When Bhakti Vikash Maha-yogi Maharaja saw the vigorous missionary work of the ISKCON devotees, he knew that they and their spiritual master Srila Prabhupada are bona fide followers of Srila…

Krsna Celebrations Draw Thousands

Krsna Celebrations Draw Thousands

Recently, Western and Indian devotees came together at ISKCON centers worldwide to celebrate the day, some fifty centuries ago, when Lord Krsna made His appearance on earth.…

ISKCON News: Kidnapped Devotee’s Ordeal Ends

ISKCON News: Kidnapped Devotee’s Ordeal Ends

Professional "deprogrammers" forcibly abducted her. For five days they threatened her with physical torture, confiscated her prayer beads, and derided the Bhagavad-gita. On the sixth day she escaped.…

Every Town and Village: Fiji Welcomes a Dancing Krishna

Every Town and Village: Fiji Welcomes a Dancing Krishna

There's a striking new landmark in Lautoka, the second largest city in the Fiji Islands. It's the Krishna-Kaliya temple, opened last August 28 by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.…

Every Town and Village: ISKCON Goes on the Air in Memphis

Every Town and Village: ISKCON Goes on the Air in Memphis

Every Tuesday night in Memphis, Tennessee, the transcendental sounds of a two-and-a-half-hour Hare Krishna radio show fill the Southern airwaves, courtesy of station WEVL, 90.3-FM.…

Every Town and Village: Book Distribution Breakthrough

Every Town and Village: Book Distribution Breakthrough

The Hare Krishna [people] are in the airports—protected by the First Amendment—and they will remain in the airports. So what do we do about it? Manage it.…

Every Town and Village – Devotee Foils “Deprogrammers”

Every Town and Village – Devotee Foils “Deprogrammers”

Titled "Deprogramming Failure," the Post article recounts twenty-four-year-old Megha-devi dasi's kidnapping, her attempted "deprogramming," and her successful effort to fool her captors and return to the Washington, D. C., Radha-Krishna…

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 here—for this shelter and their food program."…

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…