Eight and Ninth ISKCON Temples in Delhi New Delhi: The eight ISKCON temples opened in the Dwarka suburb of Delhi on August 21 this year, the appearance day of Lord Balarama. Deities of Sri Sri Rukmini Dvarakadhisa preside the temple. Construction will start on a 9,680 square yard plot within around one year.
In addition, another major temple is under construction in the Noida area, and is scheduled to open on February 12, 2014.
ISKCON Temple in Kenya Mombasa, Kenya: Four thousand devotees from all over the world attended the opening of the New Dvarakadhama complex here from April 9 to April 13 this year. The new complex is named not only after its worshipable Lords, Sri Sri Rukmini Dvarakadhisa, but also because Mombasa, the second largest city in the East African country of Kenya, is a collection of four islands off the shore, similar to Lord Krishna's ancient city of Dvaraka,
Museum of Spiritual Art Opens in Florence: On July 14, ISKCON's 200-acre Villa Vrindavan opened the Museum of Spiritual Art (MOSA). The first phase of the museum fills five large rooms with twenty grand sized paintings of India's classic literature, the Mahabharata. The paintings reveal in vibrant colors the drama, emotion, intrigue, and divine purposes of the Mahabharata and its epic battle between the forces of good and evil.
ISKCON Participates at the World Hindu Summit in Bali : The second annual World Hindu Summit event (WHS) was held in Denpasar of Bali, Indonesia. The purpose of the summit is to network, build cohesion, and unite Hindus of the world for common causes. The five-day seminars covered areas including education, health, environment, and women's empowerment. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
(lSKCON) Was present at the grand event, represented by Kavicandra Swami and Subhaga Swami (Indonesian Governing Body Council for ISKCON) and Mahaprabhu Dasa,
25th Anniversary of ISKCON Moscow's Registration Celebrated : Five thousand devotees visited ISKCON Moscow from June 28-30 to celebrate 25 years since the Moscow Society for Krishna Consciousness and with it, other ISKCON communities all over Russia was officially registered in 1988.
The festival also celebrated the 21'1 anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Dayala Nitai Sacisuta, the presiding Deities of ISKCON Moscow.
Clinical Chaplaincy Course in ISKCON UK London, UK: "For the first time in ISKCON UK, a five-day Certificate Course for Clinical Chaplaincy was organized in Bhaktivedanta Manor by the Department of Spiritual Care of Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. V.C. Shanbhag (Vishwarup Dasa), Deputy Director of Bhaktivedanta Hospital and Rajesh Kadam (Ramasarana Dasa), Manager, Department Of Spiritual Care, conducted this course for the congregational devotees of London.
Fast-paced Mahabharata : Professional storyteller Sankirtana Dasa (Andy Fraenkel) has just published his own retelling of the great Vedic epic Mahabharata with its unique fast-paced approach. The book, Mahabharata: The Eternal Quest is the culmination of years of experience in the dramatic arts, as well as a long relationship with the Mahabharata.
Rathayatra Celebrations: Mombasa, Kenya: ISKCON devotees celebrated the Festival of Chariots here between July 28 and August 3.