The Kitchen of Lord Jagannath, Biggest in the World

By Saroj Kumar Panda Submitted by Amogha das Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. His Kitchen is considered as the largest and the biggest Kitchen in the world. It is situated south-east direction of the outer compound of Srimandir. The length of the Kitchen is 150 feet, breadth is 100 … Read More

The Dwindling Parampara

By Sita Rama das According to the ISKCON foundational document “Srila Prabhupada: The Founder Acarya of ISKCON” (The Founder Acarya) two ideas exist which are a rejection of Srila Prabhupada’s instruction for continuing the disciplic succession. One idea is to reject individual gurus, the other is to eliminate the GBC and have … Read More

Adventures in Mail Order By Swarupa das

I began my service with the Mail Order Department in September of 1969 and although two and a half years had gone by since that ad not much had changed nor was there much growth. The address had changed from 26 Second Avenue to 61 Second Avenue and two more books, Teachings … Read More

Devotional Services

(English version of the ‘Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu’ by Sri Rupa Goswami) Edited by Tridandi Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Swami Text Akhilla, Rasa, Amrita, Murti, Prasrmara, Ruci, Ruddha, Taraka, Pali, Kalita, Syama, Lalita, Radha, Preyan, Bidhu, Jayati. Akhila=All inclusive, Rasa=Mellow, Zest, Amrita=Nectar, Murti=Form, Prasrmara=Expanding, Ruchi=Attractive features, Ruddha=Controlling, Taraka=of the name, Pali=of the name, … Read More


By Caitanya Caran Das A two inch tongue can kill a six feet man. This traditional saying is being confirmed by modern obesity statistics. The prosperity of the Indian middle class is showing up – in a not-so-pleasant way in the burgeoning waistline, of over 25% of urban Indians. Obesity is the … Read More

All you ever wanted to know about the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre By Govardhana Seva dasa

Recently we were privileged to have Hari Sauri das visiting New Govardhana and share his knowledge with us. Hari Sauri prabhu, who spent nearly two years as Srila Prabhupada’s personal servant, was requested in 2008 to start a Vedic Cosmology library for the Mayapur TOVP. A large room was located in a … Read More

Watch the Historic Consciousness in Science Conference Online

Can physicalism fully explain all features of the phenomenal world? The international conference to be held in Gainesville, Florida, from January 18 to 20, 2019, organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies is a  multi-disciplinary exploration of the possibilities and challenges of the topic of consciousness in science with the participation of scientists and scholars – physicists, … Read More

Youth for Sustainability

By Kamala Priya Dasi    More than sixty ISKCON youths and twelve youth leaders participated in a project that included four inspiring youth exchanges during 2017 and 2018.  Two years ago, six devotees from different yatras started to organize youth exchanges at several ISKCON temples in Europe. They saw a need for ISKCON’s … Read More

Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts By Kesava Krsna Dasa

We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as they say. Technology has enabled soya to transform into burgers, sausages, prawns, chicken breasts, steaks and more. … Read More

Where Technology Falls Short

By Chaitanya Charana Dasa “Infatuated by promises of a hi-tech paradise, people don’t even think about the spiritual purpose of life, erroneously considering it unscientific and outdated.” We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobile phones. The media and the Internet … Read More

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