Srimad-Bhagavatam in Turkish
Turkish speaking people can now read Srimad-Bhagavatam in their own language. This is part of BBT’s effort to provide Srila Prabhupada’s books in all major world languages.
ISKCON Bangalore a Defunct Society
Mumbai: In a verdict that puts an end to a decade-old feud, the High Court of Karnataka on Friday ruled that the entire property of Bangalore’s International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) belongs to ISKCON Mumbai.
Hearing a petition by ISKCON Mumbai, the Division Bench comprising Justices Nagamohan Das and Arali Nagraj said that since the administration of ISKCON Bangalore happens from Mumbai, the plaintiff society cannot interfere in the administration of Mumbai. The Court also restricted any organization claiming to be from the plaintiff society in Bangalore from interfering with the affairs of the local branch of ISKCON. Stating that ISKCON Bangalore has no legal existence, the Bench upheld ISKCON Mumbai’s claim that the plaintiff society was defunct.
More Krishna Avanti Schools in Britain
London, UK: Krishna Avanti, England’s first state-funded Hindu primary school, will kick off the next school year with a brand new sister school. There were 7,000 state funded schools in the UK, but most of them were Church of England or Roman Catholic, and none were Hindu even though there are some 700,000 adherents of the religion in the UK. The religious instruction at these schools will be based on Srila Prabhupada’s teachings.
New ISKCON Temple in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan: A new ISKCON temple was opened in Tokyo. The Deities of Sri Sri Radha-Govindaji gave Their beautiful darsana for the first time in a grand ceremony on July 2-3. A Govinda’s restaurant is already functioning here since January 2011.
Worldwide Ratha-yatra Celebrations
Kolkata, WB: Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra rode on three separate chariots during the Ratha-yatra celebrations here on July 3, 2011. More than five lakh people participated, and the entire festival lasted for nine days that ended with the chariots returning back to the temple.
New York City, NY, USA: The 36th annual New York Ratha-yatra Festival took place on June 11, 2011.
Instituto de Estudios Bhaktivedanta Inaugurated Madrid, Spain: Instituto De Estudios Bhaktivedanta or, “Institute of Bhaktivedanta Studies” was inaugurated in New Vraja Mandala, Spain on April 8. The Institute is thought to be the first fully residential, structured Institute for spiritual studies offered exclusively to the Spanish-speaking world.