Worldwide Activities of Krishna Consciousness
Madhavas Sankirtana Rock Band Wins Third Prize
Mumbai: Madhavas, India’s first sankirtana music band, took up the challenge of spreading holy name using contemporary music and performances. They participated in a talent show called India’s Got Talent, hosted by Colors TV, and won the third prize of Rs. 1 lakh during the finals held in Mumbai on October 1, 2011.
Germany Hosts Kirtana-mela
Berlin, Germany: From August 29 to September 4, devotees in Germany headed by Sacinandana Swami and local GBC Dina-sarana Devi Dasi have organized a kirtana-mela, where more than 1,000 devotees from all over the world participated in four days of uninterrupted kirtana. “In this age of Kali the most effective yajna [sacrifice] is the nama-yajna, which will spread auspiciousness all over the planet. Our kirtana-mela performed with the desire to not only bless ISKCON Germany but to benefit many devotees all over the world and ultimately the planet Earth.”
BBT Books in African Languages
Durban, South Africa: The new African BBT has resolved to focus on translations into African languages, as well as to promote greater distribution of French and English books. Africa, the second largest continent in the world, has fifty-three countries, 2,000 languages, and a population of over 900 million.
ISKCON Boise Celebrates Silver Jubilee
Boise, Idaho, USA: The family of ISKCON Boise is a big one, but the same spirit of togetherness holds from when Ananta Rüpa Dasa and his wife Aruddha Dasi started the temple in their home in 1986. Today, things have come full circle as their son Radhika Ramana Dasa serves as chairman of the temple board. August 21 has been declared as Hare Krishna Temple Day in Idaho.
World Holy Name Week Celebrated
World Holy Name Week (WHNW) was celebrated all over the world between September 10 and 20, 2011. The sole purpose was to share the treasure of the holy name with others.
40TH Anniversary of ISKCON LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA: ISKCON Los Angeles celebrated the 40th installation anniversary of Sri Sri Rukmini-Dvarakadhisha over the Janmashtami weekend. The festival spanned over two days and attracted many devotees from all parts of the world.
Contributed by Madhava Smullens, Manish Goel, Navina Radhika Dasi, Nandini Radha Dasi, Radha Mohana Dasa and Divyanama Dasa.