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February 2006
Maha Harinam On Holi
by Bhaktin Andrena
Posted February 28, 2006

The ISKCON devotees of SRI KRISHNA CAITANYA MANDIR - 111-14 101 Avenue S.Richmond Hill, NY 11419 invites all devotees to a MAHA HARINAMA on HOLI the festival of colors on Sunday march 19Th commencing at 12 pm. The parade will start at 133 Liberty Avenue (Click here for the full article)



Part 2 Of the Paintings From India Before Modern Times
by Shiva
Posted February 26, 2006


I've made available part 2 of the paintings from India before modern times. varnashrama-maui.com/paintings.html

(Click here for the full article)



Crochet Beadbags
by Malati dasi
Posted February 25, 2006

I'm making crochet beadbags, and it's made according to any colors you would prefer and also with some simple designs on it. So if anyone is interested you can email me at anya_krishna@yahoo.com or at rmolisak@yahoo.com, or you can call me at (352) 336-1579.



Shiva Ratri, the Night Of Lord Shiva
by Krishna Temple, Utah
Posted February 24, 2006

Saturday February 25, 5 PM
Krishna Temple / 8628 S, Main St. / Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
798-3559 / 787-1510/ www.utahkrishnas.com
carudas@earthlink.net.com

Schedule of Events (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Students Petition To Reinstate Lunch Program

by Lindsey Morgan, DAILY BRUIN
Posted February 21, 2006

One option for the UCLA community to eat vegetarian lunches on campus came to an abrupt end last week when a lunch program put on by a Hare Krishna monk was shut down by campus administration for violating California law. (Click here for the full article)



Book Review - Sri Guru Nityananda Prabhu And His Divine Mercy Manifestations
by Haravali devi dasi, Sri Guru Nityananda Prabhu Publications
Posted February 20, 2006


This is a classic and rare book presenting the unlimited glories of Lord Nityananda Prabhu as penned by our Gaudiya Vaisnava Acaryas. Extreme care was taken to present the teachings of our Acaryas "As it is," without making any changes to their message and writings. (Click here for the full article)



An Example Worth Following
by Dhruva Maharaja dasa
Posted February 17, 2006

On Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati's appearance day, 1996, Gour Govinda Maharaja attended Srila Prabhupada's mangal-arati at his samadhi in Mayapur early in the morning, then Radha-Madhava's mangal-arati in the main temple, chanted his rounds, attended Guru-puja and class, honored prasadam, then attended GBC meetings all day long. (Click here for the full article)



10th Annual Disappearance Festival Of Srila Gour Govinda Swami
by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami
Posted February 16, 2006


Gopal Jiu Publications is pleased to invite all Vaishnavas to attend the 10th annual disappearance festival of Srila Gour Govinda Swami.

See our blog page to read the story about his disappearance or to see photos from last years festival: sggsm.blogspot.com/

The festival will take place on the 18th and 19th of February 2006 at ISKCON Sridham Mayapur. Everyone is welcome. (Click here for the full article)



Sri Advaita Acarya
by Bhutabhavana dasa
Posted February 12, 2006

The foremost of all the Vaishnavas who reside at Navadwip is Sri Advaita Acarya, whose virtuous presence has made all the worlds blessed. He is the most preeminent preceptor in all fields including knowledge, renunciation and devotion. In explaining Krsna-bhakti he is like unto Lord Shankara (Shiva) himself, and whatever scriptures that exist within the three worlds he explains in the light of Krsna-bhakti. (Click here for the full article)



Lord Nityananda's Lotus Feet
by Radha Madhava dasa
Posted February 11, 2006


Today is the most auspicious occasion of the appearance of Lord Nityananda, and for the pleasure of the Lord and His devotees we wish to offer a small gift as an inspiration to take more shelter at His lotus feet.

Accompanying this message is a digital painting of the Lotus Feet of Lord Nityananda. It is formatted to use for your computer's desktop wallpaper. (1280x1024, 548kb) (Click here for the full article)



Veggie Garden In Puerto Rico Seeks Experienced Cooks
by Nandini (Nancy Rossi - owner Veggie Garden)
Posted February 10, 2006

We have finalized a contract with a major mall here in Puerto Rico to open a Veggie Garden II . Our present Veggie Garden location serves 50 plus every day for lunch. And we anticipate 10 times a day that in this new location. (Click here for the full article)



Sri Nityananda Trayodasi - Appearance Day Of Lord Nityananda Prabhu
by New York ISKCON
Posted February 9, 2006

You are all cordially invited to celebrate the Transcendental appearance day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir on Friday February 10, 2006.

Their Lordships, Sri Sri Dayal-Nitai Vijay Gauranga, the deities of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram in New York City (Click here for the full article)



Octagon House In Saranagati Village
by Jnana-sakti das
Posted February 6, 2006


An octaganal house with 5 acres of partially wooded land is for sale at Saranagati Village near Ashcroft, BC Canada. Our community is approximately 4 hours drive from ISKCON Vancouver. (Click here for the full article)



For Sale - Devotee Home In Alachua County, Florida
by Pancha Tattva dasa and Yauvanananda dasi (Steve and Rosalie McGlinn)
Posted February 5, 2006

10-year-old house, built and owned by Hare Krsna devotees. House is on 2 acres, plus contiguous 1-acre parcel, for a total of 3 acres. On paved road three minutes' drive from New Raman Reti, 5 minutes from Alachua, 15 minutes from Gainesville. (Click here for the full article)



Photos Of Chandi Prabhu
by Yadunandana Pada Dasa
Posted February 4, 2006


Photos of Chandi Prabhu in followup to: Chandi Prabhu Leaves This World. (Click here for the full article)



ISKCON Prison Ministry
by Shyama Priya
Posted February 4, 2006

We have a new member to the Prison Ministry. Bhakta Jerry in Chicago ISKCON temple. He is producing a Newsletter and collecting the funds for it and the postage to mail it out to everyone on our mailing list. (Click here for the full article)



Vyasa Puja Collection for Sale
by Narayani
Posted February 2, 2006

Narayani is wanting to sell Sri Rama's collection of Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja books. There are 14 books in all. The years are 1975-1982, 1986-1988, 1990, 1991 and 1995.

She is also wanting to sell Sri Rama's Roland V-Guitar System (VG-88). (Click here for the full article)



Please Come To the Festival Of Inspiration
by Malati Devi Dasi
Posted February 1, 2006

May 12, 13, 14th at New Vrindaban, WV, USA. More news to come. Until then, please visit our Web Site in progress: festivalofinspiration.com/



  Daily Reports GBC Meetings - Day 1 - 16th Of February 2006
by Lilasuka (das) BCS (GBC Secretariat)
Posted February 28, 2006

The 2006 Annual General Meeting of the GBC began at 10 am today with an arati to Srila Prabhupada, gurupuja kirtan by HH Bhakti Marga Swami and reading from Srimad Bhagavatam (7.8.1) by HH Bhanu Swami. HH Devamrita Swami, the GBC Executive Committee Chairman, began by welcoming all attendees and giving an overview of the past year's activities. (Click here for the full article)



New Website for Russian Campaign Launched
by Romapada Dasa, Bhaktivedanta Manor Dham
Posted February 26, 2006

A new website has been launched for defending the rights of the Russian devotees.

It was put together by the media team at Bhaktivedanta Manor on behalf of the Defend Russian Hindus Campaign supported by national Hindu organisations from UK, India, Australia, Africa, Canada and America.

Please log on to www.defendrussianhindus.org

(Click here for the full article)



Food for Life Global Seeks Secretary
by Priyavrata Das, Food for Life Global
Posted February 25, 2006

Food for Life Global is searching for a secretary to work both onsite and offsite. This is a paid position and duties will include:

Email correspondence, filing, writing letters, sending out packages, membership management, phone calls, banking, etc. (Click here for the full article)



Palm Trees Mean Paradise
by Gunamai d.d.
Posted February 24, 2006

Srila Prabhupad said this

In FEB1970 when we first moved into the LA on Watseka ave. Srila Prabhupada called it the world head quarters of Iskcon. This is what I remember. I was here when Srila Prabhupada and so many of His disciples moved into these buildings. (Click here for the full article)



Skilled Editor Needed for Devotional Book
by Dayananda das
Posted February 21, 2006

I am now retired and writing Krishna-conscious material fulltime. I seek a skilled editor with expert knowledge of English grammar and prose style to help me polish a manuscript.

My project is a book-length work on the Bhagavad-gita, of which my first draft is half finished. (Click here for the full article)



Searching for Artists
by Dasarath, Sedona Vedic Culture
Posted February 20, 2006

In order to help facilitate the initial overhead of the $61 million Jagannath Temple project in Sedona, USA, we are opening an art gallery. We are looking for anyone with exceptional artist abilities who would be interested in painting the unique Sedona landscapes with the famous Red Rock formations. (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
From sublime to lime

by Shafi Rahman, New Indian Express
Posted February 17, 2006


New Indian Express article

Listen to that voice. My world is crumbling down," says Bihari Das as his voice drowns in the shrill crescendo of dynamite explosions that envelop the heritage hills. With people like Das, a priest at the Sita Devi Temple in Charan Pahadi, ready to take on the mining mafia in Krishna's land, life couldn't be 'Hindutva-happy' for the BJP. (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
Appeal To President Mr. Putin for Protection Of Hindu Dharma In Moscow

by PetitionOnline.com
Posted February 13, 2006

Subject: The Mayor of Moscow cancelled the order issued by the Moscow Government one and a half years ago giving ISKCON Moscow a plot of land for construction of a new temple to replace the old temple building.

Dear President Mr. Putin:

I was very upset to learn that the land in Moscow (Click here for the full article)



North Carolina To Hold Gaura Purnima Festival
by Nirguna. ISKCON North Carolina
Posted February 12, 2006

March 11-14 in Prabhupada Village, North Carolina. We invite everyone to a gathering of chanting, harinams, feasting, drama, music, healing and rejuvenation and whatever talent you wish to add. In the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains (Click here for the full article)



H H Bhakti Tirtha Swami Samadhi
by Samadhi Fundraising Team
Posted February 11, 2006


We thank you all for the wonderful heartfelt prayers and blessings that you offered to His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja, during his final pastimes in this world. He desired his departure, as well as his life to be an offering to Srila Prabhupada, Sri Sri Radha Damodara, and also to us all (Click here for the full article)



Looking for Caitanya Bhagavat and All-In-One Volume of Caitanya-Caritamrta
by Mohini dasi
Posted February 10, 2006

I am looking for the Caitanya-Bhagavat by Vrndaban Das Thakur. If someone has it and he does not need it anymore, I would be happy to get it. I am looking foreward to reading it. I am also looking for the all-in-one volume of Caitanya-Caritamrta.

Please respond to: meena.zala@gmx.ch



Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day Festival In Laguna Beach
by Bhaktin Molly
Posted February 9, 2006


Please join us on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm to celebrate Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day. The schedule is as follows:
6:30 Bhajans
7:15 Lecture and Discussion
8:00 Arati and Kirtan
8:30 Feast (Click here for the full article)



Reconciling Ritvik
by Niscala Prabhus
Posted February 6, 2006

[Editor's note: With the posting of these two articles by Visnurata and Niscala Prabhus, Chakra closes the current discussion of ritvik initiations. Those who are interested in reading more on the topic are encouraged to visit Click Here for many relevant articles, including the 1999 debate between Adridharan and Ajamila Prabhus, or the many cyber discussion forums where this discussion is still ongoing]

I just wanted to let Madhava know that I appreciate his focus on the problems that disciples have with their gurus in ISKCON. This is I feel a greater problem than ritvik. That is why I supported ritvik for a short while, and I still believe it is the lesser of two evils. (Click here for the full article)



Need Flat in MVT, Vrindavan
by Mahabhagavata dasi
Posted February 5, 2006

My husband, Ksetrajna, and I are wanting to buy a flat in the MVT compound. We were hoping for a two bedroom but would be very happy with a one bedroom.

If you have one or know of anyone who has one please contact us. mahabhagavata@msn.com



Required House/flat/land In Vrindavan
by Manoj Sachdeva
Posted February 4, 2006

Good location preferred. I would prefer a good plot of land in or around Iskcon temple or a reasonably built up house which is not very expensive as I do not need a big accommodation, but the land has to be at least 150 sq. mts. admin@delhipropmart.com



Sri Adwaita Acarya's Appearance - Sat Feb 4
by Hare Krsna dasi
Posted February 4, 2006


A for Advaita Acarya
    Pure devotee and saintly sage
He Prayed, "O Lord, advent Yourself,
    And save us from this fallen age."



The Universal Teacher
by Devavision Productions
Posted February 2, 2006

Devavision Productions is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited video THE UNIVERSAL TEACHER [a documentary on the life and teachings of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura].

The official DVD release of THE UNIVERSAL TEACHER was originally planned for this year's ISKCON Vaisnava Film Festival and also the WVA [World Vaisnava Association] meeting (Click here for the full article)



Chandi Prabhu Leaves This World
by Yadunandana Pada Dasa
Posted February 1, 2006

This is to regretfully inform you that Chandi Prabhu, a good disciple of Srila Prabhupada from Mexico, left his body at approximately 8 PM this evening, Monday January 30 while he was recuperating from Pneumonia at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. (Click here for the full article)



  Announcing the Nominees for the First Vaisnava Film / Video Festival Awards
by Nrsimhananda dasa
Posted February 28, 2006

March 11th evening - Mayapur


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • to be announced on March 11th

Best Graphics/Special Effects

  • Gaura Gopal das (The Universal Teacher)
  • Sol Guerisoli/Ezequiel Guerisoli (Mother Ganga)
  • Bharadvaja das (Peace Formula)
  • Roce das (Channai)

(Click here for the full article)



Artbook: Windows To the Spiritual World
by Puskar
Posted February 26, 2006

Windows to the Spiritual World , the art of Puskar is available for 240$ a box {14 copies per box' about 17$ ea.} .originally retailing at 45$. Shipping is not included. puskar0101@aol.com or phone 386 462 0144
puskarpaintings.com



Residential Flats At Vrindavan
by Gaurav Harsh
Posted February 25, 2006

Ravindra Home Developers bring to you residential flats at Vrindavan with all amenities, suited to pursuing spiritual interests. Located at the holy city of Vrindavan, all flats come with the following salient features: (Click here for the full article)



An Appearance Day Of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur
by Krishan Kanti Dasa
Posted February 24, 2006


An Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur ji was celebrated at ISKCON Ludhiana with great enthusiasm and dedication. Devotees offered pushpanjali and Chhapan Bhogas. (Click here for the full article)



In the News:
ISKCON Hubli Temple Consecration

by Prabhupada.org
Posted February 21, 2006

SOUTHERN NEWS - KARNATAKA Feb 10, 2006 ISKCON temple consecration in Hubli on February 12 Thursday February 9 2006 09:24 IST HUBLI: A part of the newly constructed ISKCON temple at Rayapur will be open to devotees from February 12. It will take another five years for the temple built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at a cost of Rs 26.5 crore to be ready. (Click here for the full article)



Complete Set Of Prabhupada's Recordings
by Scott Viesselman
Posted February 20, 2006

Complete set of Prabhupada's recordings MP3 format 24 discs brand new perfect condition inculding all music, lectures, addresses, interviews, bhajans, classes. Complete MP3 Audio Library from Bhaktivedanta Tape Ministry New Edition Digitally Enhanced. $80.00 for entire boxed set. email scottviesselman@charter.net or call (828) 648-9811.



Celebrate Gaura Purnima Immersed In The Sweet All-Merciful Pastimes Of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu In Sri Navadvipa From Anywhere In The World
by Manjari dasi
Posted February 16, 2006


Whether you will be in the West or in Mayapur for Gaura Purnima, it does not matter. The dhama and its mercy are not limited by time, place, or space. Bhaktivenoda Thakura explains this in Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya -- we get the same spiritual benefit just by meditating on the dhama as if we were actually there. This is so easy with "Gauradesa, A Devotional Guide to Navadvipa Dhama," the best-selling book on Navadvipa dhama. (Click here for the full article)



Release Of Long-awaited Book, Sri Prema Vilasa
by Isvara dasa
Posted February 12, 2006


We are happy to announce the release of long-awaited book, Sri Prema Vilasa, originally composed by Nityananda dasa, a disciple of Jahnavi Mata. Prema Vilasa, is one of the several histories that were written by Gaudiya Vaisnavas just after Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu's disappearance. (Click here for the full article)



Crochet Beadbags
by Malati dd
Posted February 11, 2006

I'm making crochet beadbags, and it's made according to any colors you would prefer and also with some simple designs on it. So if anyone is interested you can email me at anya_krishna@yahoo.com or at rmolisak@yahoo.com.



In Memory Of Chandi Prabhu
by James Yadu Ordonez
Posted February 10, 2006

Chandi Prabhu's family has shared with me his life's story to publish on the various networks in his memory:

Candi Das (Roberto Lavin) born June 11, 1947 . His day of passage was January 30 th, 2006.

As a young boy he sang in a Catholic Church choir. As a teenager from the age of 16 to 24 he was in a musical band, played rock & roll in Mexico City. (Click here for the full article)



Feb.9, 2006- Divine Appearance Day Of Lord Varahadeva
by Sri Srimad Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Gosvami Maharaja
Posted February 9, 2006


Feb.9, 2006- Divine Appearance Day of Lord Varahadeva. Following is a expert from a new book of the "Dasavatara- The Ten Manifestations of God". For more information visit: www.sreecgmath.org

Varaha-avatara is the third among the Dasavatara. When Brahmaji was ordered (Click here for the full article)



Dallas Book Distribution Seminar Feb 16th-19th
by Vaisesika dasa
Posted February 9, 2006


From Beginners to Pros... EVERYONE is welcome to attend this FREE seminar!!

Featuring:

  • Innovative and painless Book Distribution methods
  • How to upgrade our temple's Book Distribution

(Click here for the full article)



From Now Onwards
by Visnurata das
Posted February 6, 2006

[Editor's note: With the posting of these two articles by Visnurata and Niscala Prabhus, Chakra closes the current discussion of ritvik initiations. Those who are interested in reading more on the topic are encouraged to visit Click Here for many relevant articles, including the 1999 debate between Adridharan and Ajamila Prabhus, or the many cyber discussion forums where this discussion is still ongoing]

In the second part of her article, Niscala prabhu accuses me of "not trying to avoid conflict but in seeking it out". Yet it was Niscala who attacked both the ritviks and the GBC in her first article. She wrote: (Click here for the full article)



The Krishna Cast Network
by GOKUL/Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
Posted February 4, 2006


A podcast network featuring Audio content about Devotional Music, Lord Krishna, Spirituality and Hinduism from the Vedic viewpoint.

We have started a new project, The Krishna Cast Network www.krishnacast.org/. It is part of our Spiritual Discourses and Devotional Music section. (Click here for the full article)



Looking for Devotees Who Knew My Father
by Saraswati dd. (Shakuntala Jacques)
Posted February 4, 2006

I am hoping find devotees who new my father Vamsi Vardhan (Edward Leo Jacques), a Prabhupada disciple who joined ISKCON in 1972 in San Francisco. He then travelled with Guru Kripa Prabhu's Nama Hatta Sankirtan party for several years before leaving for India and then Australia in early 1977. (Click here for the full article)



Kusakratha Memorial Library Website
by Radha Caran das and Dina Sharana das
Posted February 2, 2006

Last Fall, Sriman Kusakratha dasa, a disciple of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada left his body in Vrndavana. He was known and adored by many for his translating dozens of books by the Six Gosvamis and other Vaisnava Acaryas...

In his honor a website is now open, the "Kusakratha Memorial Library Website". (Click here for the full article)



New Vrindaban Newsletter for the Month Of January 2006
by Shyam Pandey, Webmaster for Newvrindaban.com
Posted February 1, 2006

Click Here for the latest Newsletter of New Vrindaban Community for the month of January 2006



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