ISKCON Swami Meets With India’s President
20 August 2009. Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi: ISKCON’s Gopala Krsna Goswami met with India’s president Pratibha Devisingh Patil and presented her with a copy of the photo book Darshana, featuring images of the Deities of ISKCON centers worldwide.
Upon receiving the gift the President recalled her visit to Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihari temple in Mumbai. The President also expressed her pleasure and thanks for the wonderful work being done by ISKCON.
Bhaktivedanta Research Library Inaugurated
Kolkata, WB: The Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) library which aims to carry all existing Gaudiya Vaishnava literature was inaugurated here on June 30. The library with capacity of 15,000 books will collect, preserve, and digitize Gaudiya Vaishnava literature and will locate old manuscripts in the libraries and mathas of Bengal, Bangladesh, Orissa, Vrindavana and Jaipur.
Hare Krsna Monk Walks Around Fiji
Hare Krsna sannyasi Bhaktimarga Swami is on a walking tour covering up to thousands of kilo-metres around Fiji.
“This is not my first trek around a country,” he says. “I walked around Canada three times covering 7800 kilometres the first time. I’ve also trekked around Ireland and Guyana but this is the first trek in Fiji.”
70,000 participate in Janmastami festival in London
Around 1,200 volunteers help stage this year’s Janmastami festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor, outside London with 70,000 people attending the festival at the weekend.
New Book of Srila Prabhupada’s Poetry
A Shower of Divine Compassion, a book of Srila Prabhupada’s poetry, was released by BBT India. The book features eight poems written between 1930 and 1965. “Prabhupada usually wrote in English, even before coming to the West in 1965, because his spiritual master ordered him to preach in English,” says Dasaratha Suta Dasa who spent twelve years of his life, from 1996 to 2008, translating and polishing this anthology.
Lord Jagannatha Ratha-yatra
25 August, Agra: Hundreds of devotees from Vrindavana, New Delhi, Jhans,i and Ghaziabad thronged the streets in the Jagannatha Ratha-yatra.