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  • Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day and the TOVP

    Forty-four years ago this year, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left this world for the divine abode of Sri Krishna and His pastimes. During his empowered life as a preacher of Krishna consciousness from 1965-1977, he accomplished more than practically any acharya in history, bringing the opportunity for the highest attainment of Goloka Vrindaban to millions of souls throughout the world. We are brought to tears no longer having his association in our midst.

  • Srila Prabhupada’s College Celebrates his 125th Birth Anniversary

    On the auspicious commemoration of Srila Prabhupada's 125th birth anniversary, the Scottish Church College, which recognizes Srila Prabhupada as one of their eminent Alumni, is organizing an online essay competition. The topic chosen is ‘Spirituality in the Modern World’ which clearly indicates the institution’s acknowledgment of Srila Prabhupada’s contribution in to spirituality in contemporary times. 

  • “Chasing Rhinos” Volume 3 Captures Srila Prabhupada’s Adventurous Spirit

    Shyamasundar Das's new book is a thrilling firsthand account of the ISKCON Founder-Acharya’s unbending energy, uncanny intelligence, sidesplitting humor and adventurous spirit as he travels around the world.

  • A Plea to Help His Grace Sriman Locana Das (ACBSP)

    In almost every ISKCON temple and center worldwide, a large or small murti of ISKCON Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada can be found. The murti is worshiped daily no different from any deity of the Lord, and Srila Prabhupada is thus considered to be personally present to accept our service and bless his devotees and followers.

  • Srila Prabhupada Lecture: Radhastami, Montreal, August 30, 1968

    Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. So when param brahma wants to enjoy... That enjoying spirit is there in the param brahma. Otherwise we cannot have this enjoying spirit. Because we are part and parcel, therefore we have got that enjoying spirit; but that is materially contaminated. But the fact is there, because Krishna,

  • Guyana's President Dr. Irfaan Ali Honors Srila Prabhupada with a Visit to Hare Krishna Study Centre in Cummings Lodge

    The celebrations that marked the 125th birth anniversary of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada were attended by many guests of honor. Srila Prabhupada, who passed away in 1977, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also in Guyana knows as the Hare Krishna Movement. The festival spanned five days - from 27 to 31 August 2021, with the Guyanese President's visit and reception on 29 August being the highlight of the diverse program of celebrations.

  • Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 Available Online for Free

    Sri Vyasa-Puja is Now Available Online for Free: You can obtain the complete Sri Vyasa-Puja 2021 book, published by the BBT, for FREE

  • Prime Minister Modi Releases a Special Coin to Commemorate the Life and Teachings of Srila Prabhupada

    September 1, 2021, New Delhi: The Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 125th Birth Anniversary of ISKCON's Founder Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and released a Rs 125 Commemorative Coin in his honor via video conferencing.  

  • Prayer to Srila Prabhupada, Abhaya Caranavrinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    I pray to Srila Prabhupada who is Abhaya, fearless in preaching Krishna Consciousness to help me become fixed and fearless in my own path of Krishna Consciousness  

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Birthplace Inaugurated on His Appearance Day

    Srila Prabhupada’s birthplace at Tollygunge, Kolkata has been acquired by ISKCON and was offered to him today, on his 125th appearance day.

  • Sep. 1st, Live, Prime Minister of India Inauguration of 125th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Birth Celebrations

    The global online celebrations will be hosted on September 1st by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to inaugurate the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. ISKCON centers worldwide will participate. The event is open to the public here: Broadcast in English - [with interpreter]

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  • Srila Prabhupada departs for the USA, 1965

    On this date in 1965, at the age of sixty-nine, Srila Prabhupada left India on a steamship bound for the United States, with the intention of bringing the teachings of Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the English-speaking world. With him was a trunk full of his translations and commentary on the First Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, and about forty rupees in cash.

  • Devotees in Gainesville, Florida, Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Visit

    Last weekend devotees celebrated the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s 1971 vist to Gainesville, Florida, as well as his 125th birth anniversary with a three-day festival. The event, which ran from July 29th to 31st, included speeches from pioneer devotees as well as appreciative words from the Mayor of Gainesville and the President of the University of Florida.

  • Senior Devotees Share Prabhupada Memories With Youth for 125th Anniversary Zoom Series

    In honor of Srila Prabhupada’s 125th birth anniversary, a special Zoom series for teens and youth will run this August, in which Prabhupada disciples will share memories of serving the ISKCON Founder-Acharya during their own youth. 

  • New Vrindaban to Hold Quiz Tournament on Prabhupada’s Life and Teachings

    To celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON New Vrindaban in West Virginia is set to hold the Prabhupada 125 Tournament from Friday September 24th to Sunday September 26th.

  • 125th Anniversary Coin of Srila Prabhupada from the Government of India

    Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,  A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada shall be honored by the Government of India through a special issue of a 125 Indian Rupees commemorative coin on the grand occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada. 

  • Your Ever Well-Wisher: Stories of Srila Prabhupada’s Care for All

    ISKCON News is commemorating Srila Prabhupada's 125th appearance anniversary with a series of articles glorifying his achievements, contributions and qualities. 

  • BBT to Release Giriraj Swami's New Book, "I’ll Build You a Temple: The Juhu Story"

    The new book has been published by the BBT and is set to be released on January 14th, 2021, the anniversary of the grand opening of the Juhu temple.

  • New Vaisesika Dasa Webinar Will Teach You How to Upgrade Your Life by Reading Prabhupada’s Books

    The interactive webinar, to be held on August 22nd on Zoom, Facebook and Youtube, will teach participants how to upgrade their lives by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. 

  • Volume 2 of Shyamasundar’s Prabhupada Saga “Chasing Rhinos” Arrives

    Shyamasundar Das, one of ISKCON’s earliest pioneers, has released Volume Two in his two-part series “Chasing Rhinos,” which gives a personal, insider’s account of major events in ISKCON’s history and a sense of the “anything’s possible” excitement and drive of those early days.

  • Srila Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Posters for Free Download

    By releasing a Vyasa-puja pack, with its booklet, posters, postcards, banners, videos and more, the Srila Prabhupada Position Committee aims to inspire and facilitate ISKCON temples and communities worldwide to enhance the celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s annual Vyasa-puja festivities.

  • Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Travels
  • Govinda Swami's Talk on Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day

    On this auspicious day of Srila Prabhupad's disappearance Govinda Swami have shared his wonderful memories about last moments with Him.

  • Acharya Preview Clip (2016) - Jaladuta

    ACHARYA, The Life and Legacy of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Directed by Yadubara Das. Coming Soon. For more information, visit

  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada - by Gaurangi Devi

    Gaurangi devi & The Romford nama hatta choir, performed at Srila Prabhupada's centennial year celebration in Sri Dhama Mayapur in 1996.

  • 50 Years Ago Today: How One Sadhu Changed the World

    By the time Srila Prabhupada passed away, there were more than 100 branches of his ISKCON all over the world. 

  • Prabhupada’s Diaries Available as ISKCON’s 50th Nears

    The two books will be celebrating their twentieth year since publication this year and next year respectively.

  • Acharya - Official Trailer

    ACHARYA, The Life and Legacy of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Directed by Yadubara Das. Due for release September 17th, 2015. For more information, visit

  • ISKCON Launches Official Website on Prabhupada

    ISKCON now has an official website on its founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The website is full of information on Prabhupada's accomplishments and teachings, and it includes a graphic timeline of Prabhupada's life, photos, videos, and links to Srila Prabhupada's books.

  • ISKCON India Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Leaving for U.S.

    ISKCON celebrates both Prabhupada’s leaving Kolkata on a steamship on August 13th, 1965, and his arriving in Boston.

  • New Book: “Prabhupada Now’

    The purpose of this book is to inspire and enliven all devotees as to the reality of the living presence of ISKCON-founder Srila Prabhupada now.

  • New Book “Swamiji” Fills in ISKCON’s Early History

    “Swamiji,” a new book that recounts Brahmananda Dasa’s memories of his guru Srila Prabhupada, has been called “a long overdue addition to the early history of ISKCON [that] fills in many details only an insider would know” by scholar Thomas J. Hopkins. Author Satyaraja Das (Steven Rosen), whose previous books include biographies of Bhakti Tirtha Swami and Sridhara Swami, interviewed Brahmananda for two weeks, yielding some twenty 90-minute tapes.

  • Martial Mystics

    The aged and wise are special – irreplaceable constituents of any family or society, what to speak of a spiritual movement. While many may have knowledge, the seasoned spiritualists bring something special to the table.

  • Prabhupada’s First Bengali Disciple Remembers Cooking With Pishi Ma

    It was Prabhupada's own sister Pishi Ma who trained Saci mata, Prabhupada's first Bengali dispicle to cook in such a way that pleases Krishna. Saci Mata, now a gentle lady in her late sixties was touring South India along with her husband, inspiring second generation ISKCON devotees by narrating their sweet encounters with their spiritual master Srila Prabhupada. 

  • Homages to ISKCON-founder Srila Prabhupada

    Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Each year, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishes a limited number of copies of a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.

  • Acharya: One Who Teaches By Example - Trailer

    On August 18th, ISKCON celebrates the birthday of its founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977). This upcoming film celebrates his life and echievements. For more information please visit:

  • Madhu-dvisa Remembers Prabhupada

    On August 6th, 2014, one of Srila Prabhupada's earliest disciples Madhu-dvisa Das (67) has passed away. In the video Madhu-dvisa remembers Prabhupada.

  • Rare Archival Footage: Prabhupada Bathing in the Yamuna

    A rare colered film from 1971: ISKCON-founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada takes a ritual bath in the holy river Yamuna at Vrindavana's Keshi Ghat.

  • 10 People Whose Life Begun After 60

    10 amazing individuals whose creativity and ambition kept their quality of life enviable beyod the age when most people are thinking about retiring. 

  • GBC Releases Book On Srila Prabhupada’s Position

    “Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON,” was written by ISKCON scholar Ravindra Svarupa Das and published by ISKCON GBC Press. “Our main concern [in writing this book] was that, in the very near future, our movement faces a time when all the devotees who had direct experience of Srila Prabhupada will no longer be on the planet,” says Ravindra Svarupa. “And I know from the history of religions that this is always a critical time.”

  • Devotees Discover Prabhupada’s Belongings at Delhi Residence

    Devotees overseeing the restoration of the Delhi temple where Srila Prabhupada stayed in the early 1960s before leaving for the US have discovered a treasure of his personal belongings. Breaking open the locks on a door that had not been opened for 25 years, they were amazed to find the items still in his room at the Chippiwada Sri Sri Radha-Vallabha Mandir in Delhi’s busiest market, Chandni Chowk, after so long.

  • Quietly Confident

    Real confidence comes from humility. We realise our inherent limitations, but gain firm conviction from knowing that the all-powerful will of providence is on our side.

  • Acharya: One Who Teaches By Example - Trailer

    The incredible story of one devoted soul's mission to re-spiritualize humanity. Coming in 2015 a feature documentary about International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977).

  • Bhaktivedanta Manor Unveils New Vision Statement

    On the 11th of September, the brand new Bhaktivedanta Manor Vision Statement for the next ten years was unveiled. “The document is a very important one,” Sitarama says, “Because it really helps to redress imbalances and sharpen the Manor’s alignment to Srila Prabhupada’s directions. It’s a road map for the coming years.”

  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada

    A glorification of ISKCON-founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the auspicious occasion of his appearance day. A prayer sung by Indradyumna Swami.

  • Srila Prabhupada Festival in Los Angeles
    This year marks the 22nd Annual Prabhupada Festival at the New Dwaraka temple in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Prabhupada Festival was founded with the purpose of allowing everyone and anyone to come together to hear about and glorify His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada – The Founder-Acharya of ISKCON.
  • Kolkata Devotees Purchase Srila Prabhupada’s Birthplace
    Fifteen years ago, devotees acquired a house and land in the Tollygunge suburb of Kolkata that had belonged to Prabhupada’s maternal grandfather. But the exact site where Prabhupada was born on September 1st, 1896 remained elusive until now.
  • Top Gear
    In worldly spheres, as people grow in age they tend to slow down and do less. Work now, retire later. The youthful years are considered the most fruitful. In spiritual spheres, however, the older years may well be considered the “business end.”
  • GBC Statement on Srila Prabhupada's Preeminent Position

    GBC Statement on Srila Prabhupada's Preeminent Position

  • GBC Releases Statement on Founder’s “Preeminent Position”
    During its Annual General Meeting, the GBC released an official statement regarding the “preeminent position” of ISKCON's Founder-Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
  • The Jaladuta Journey of Srila Prabhupada

    A compilation of images and video of Srila Prabhupada and his journey to America on the steamship Jaladuta Narrated by Ravi das and produced by Mohan.

  • Srila Prabhupada's 2012 Vyasa Puja Book Is Available Online
    Each year on A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami's Appearance Day the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust presents a Vyasa-puja book, a collection of homages written by his followers from all over the world.
  • Tamal Krishna Goswami Remembers Prabhupada`s "Key System"
  • Yamuna Dasi Remembers Srila Prabhupada

    Yamuna Dasi`s part starts at around 1 `30:

  • Stunning New Bas Relief Panels Unveiled at Prabhupada’s Samadhi
    Two beautiful new bronze bas relief panels depicting the life, works and mission of ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada were revealed on October 29th, the day before his Disappearance Day, in his Samadhi, or mausoleum, in Vrindavana, India.
  • Srila Prabhupada's Arrival Anniversary to Boston (1965-2010)

    Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in the USA Anniversary Festival. Boston, September 16, 2010. A video taken by Gangambupada Das.

  • Celebration of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the UK
    On Saturday 10th September almost forty initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada, along with up to 60 others who had chanted and rendered together in ISKCON’s formative 1970’s era assembled outside 7 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London, the site of the first ISKCON temple established by Srila Prabhupada on 14th Sep 1969.
  • ISKCON Mayapur Honors Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance over Seven Days
    At this year's Vyasa-Puja festival in Mayapur, India, seven very different groups of devotees get the chance to glorify the ISKCON Founder in their own special way.
  • Srila Prabhupada - The Teacher Behind the Hare Krishna Revolution
    The 115th birth anniversary of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCON was celebrated with great fanfare at his birthplace in Kolkata. Thirty devotees also visited the house at Tollygunge, where Srila Prabhupada was born.
  • Fulfilling Prabhupada`s Mission

    "During the final kirtan, I watched a lady rush to our Restaurant Tent from a nearby apartment building in her pajamas and a long robe, her hair in curlers. For a moment I thought the building might be on fire, but a few minutes later she headed back to her apartment armed with two plates of prasadam." Indradumna Swami`s offering on Srila Prabhupada`s appearance day.

  • The Greater The Risk, The Greater The Gain
    One of the Dalai Lama's 'Instructions for Life' in the new millennium is to'take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk'. It's a fine line between risk and foolhardiness, rushing in where angels fear to tread, and all that. Srila Prabhupada's risk-taking is what drew people toward him, and gave birth to ISKCON as a global organization.
  • Prabhupada In a British Museum Book
    ISKCON-founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s name and fame is highlighted in a book called Hindu Visions of the Sacred, by A.L. Dallapiccola, published by the British Museum Press.
  • Millions See Prabhupada on Wikipedia Homepage
    On January 29th, 2011, millions of people saw Srila Prabhupada and read his name and a blurb about the Mantra-rock dance. A poster advertising the event was pictured on Wikipedia’s homepage on that day, the forty-fourth anniversary of the dance.
  • Book Distribution - A Complete Form of Worship
    Book distribution is sankirtana. `Kirtana` means `glorification` and `sam` means `complete`. Glorification of Krishna is complete when many devotees participate. Who worships Lord Caitanya by sankirtana? Those who are highly intelligent. Of course, sometimes someone might not be so intelligent–he might just be fortunate.
  • Books for the Future
    Like everything else in the material world, books have only transitory value. Even the so-called great classics will one day be reduced to footnotes and ultimately disappear from view.
  • Amazing Late Bloomers
    From religious leaders to the occasional sex adviser, NEWSWEEK takes a look at some of the world's most impressive late-life success stories. Among the fourteen most successful "late-bloomers" Prabhupada is mentioned as the fifth.
  • Srila Prabhupada at the Moscow Book Fair
    The Moscow International Book Fair is by considered to be one of the major events in the cultural and business life of Russia. Since 1979, the BBT has been giving the Russian people the chance to aquiant themselves with the glorious knowledge of the Vedas.
  • Our Srila Prabhupada A Friend To All, Early Contemporaries Remember Him
    The book "Our Srila Prabhupada A Friend To All, Early Contemporaries Remember Him" has been reprinted. Inside the readers will find a rare glimpse into the early years of the most important spiritual figure of modern times; a man who has transformed the spiritual landscape of the entire world.
  • ISKCON Bali Installs Prabhupada Murti During 24-Hour Kirtan
    ISKCON gurus Kavicandra Swami and Ramai Swami attended the festival, along with Purnaprjna Dasa and many local devotees as well as others from across Bali.
  • An Ancient Power
    I pondered how Srila Prabhupada's books continue to change lives to this very day, even though he's no longer on the planet.
  • The Curious Case of the Traveling Bhagavatams
    Some of the first books published in India by Prabhupada are still traveling the world, making a difference in the lives of devotees and others.
  • Homage to Srila Prabhupada
    Vyasa-puja is an annual celebration by devotees of Lord Krishna to offer homage to their guru, or spiritual teacher. Each year, the BBT publishes a Vyasa-puja book—a collection of homages to Srila Prabhupada from devotees and temples all over the world.
  • Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival Festival and Boston Harbor Cruise
    On September 18th & 19th, 2010, organized by ISKCON Boston there will be a celebration of the 45th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the West.
  • Famous Folks Launched Careers After 50
    Srila Prabhupada, founder of the Hare Krishna movement, is among those who achieved remarkable success after the age of fifty.
  • The Last Conversation Between Srila Prabhupada and H.H. Narayana Maharaja
  • New GBC Paper Clarifies Relationship Between Srila Prabhupada and Narayana Maharaja

    ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission has just released a forty-page document that clarifies the relationship between Srila Prabhupada—ISKCON’s founder—and His Holiness Narayana Maharaja, a prominent leader of the Vaishnava group the Gaudiya Math.

  • Unreleased Recordings of Srila Prabhupada?
    Are there audio recordings of Srila Prabhupada that the Bhaktivedanta Archives refuses to release or provide access to? Some seem to think so. They've suggested a conspiracy to keep the Founder-Acharya’s words from devotees, and have even started a petition demanding immediate online release of all audio files. Thousands have signed on to date.
  • Gender-Specific Pronouns in Prabhupada's Books
    From time to time we hear, or hear about, complaints regarding Srila Prabhupada’s use of gender-specific words as if they were generic.
  • ISKCON Founder’s Passing a Day of Celebration and Sweetness
    For ISKCON devotees around the world this October 22nd, the 32nd Disappearance Day of their founder Srila Prabhupada was a celebratory occasion.
  • This Month in Year 1939, 1969, 2009

    This month is the month we went to war – 70 years ago. In early September 1939 Britain responded to Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland by declaring that war now existed between us. Rationing of food, defeat in France, the nightly ‘blackouts’ and enemy bombing raids, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz – all were shortly to come. Britain would not be the same for many years.

  • ISKCON Boston Celebrates Prabhupada’s Arrival on US Shores
    On the weekend of September 19th to 20th, four hundred ISKCON devotees will congregate at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier to celebrate the day that changed their lives forever. For it was at the Pier that ISKCON’s founder Srila Prabhupada first stepped onto American soil on September 17, 1965. Determined to fulfil his guru’s request to preach Krishna consciousness in the West, he had endured a thirty-five-day sea journey from Calcutta on board the cargo ship, Jaladuta.
  • BBT Releases New Book of Srila Prabhupada’s Poetry

    A Shower of Divine Compassion, a book of Srila Prabhupada’s poetry, was released by BBT India in March this year on the auspicious occasion of Gaura Purnima. The book features eight poems written between 1930 and 1965.

  • The Soul of Compassion

    It is December of 1936. Abhaya Caraṇāravinda Dāsa, a forty-year-old pharmaceutical distributor then in Bombay on business, feels a sudden impulse to write a letter to his spiritual master, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. It is December 9, 1968, thirty-two years later. The same disciple—now a renunciant and spiritual master himself—finds himself in the city of Los Angeles where he relates to a gathering of his own disciples the story of his 1936 letter. He is observing with them the “Disappearance Day” of his spiritual master.

  • Internet: The Prabhupada Connection

    Internet access has provided ISKCON members with the opportunity to create web sites which reach out to the world in a variety of ways. These web sites become transcendental when they continue Srila Prabhupada’s mission.

    In the 1980's Padmapani Dasa published the The Vaisnava Journal which he posted to devotees in many countries. “I've always wanted to help spread Srila Prabhupada's glories around the world,” Padmapani says.

  • Prabhupada Seminars: "Loving Prabhupada is Easy"
    Srutakirti Dasa became Prabhupada’s personal servant in August 1972. His service was to be by Prabhupada’s side twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He traveled with Prabhupada for 2 ½ years, and around the world five times. Srutakirti always felt very cared for by Prabhupada, his eternal father. His biological father died when he was only three years old, so he felt Prabhupada was truly his father in every way.
  • 'Vanipedia' Project Celebrates First Year Online

    March 21 marked the first anniversary of Vanipedia, the multifaceted and ambitious web-based encyclopedia dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

  • Media Review: “Memories of Srila Prabhupada”

    The widely popular DVD series, “Memories of Srila Prabhupada,” now has three volumes, with an incredible total of 48 DVDs. “Memories” includes personal interviews with people who spent time with His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada traveled from India to the United States in 1965. During the next eleven years, he traveled around the world eleven times and spread Krishna consciousness on every continent except Antarctica.

  • Gopal Agarwal Visits ISKCON Juhu

    On 19 September 1965, when Srila Prabhupada had arrived for the first time in USA and exited the Jaladuta steamship at the Brooklyn pier, one of his contacts in the new land was Gopal Agarwal, the son of a Mathura businessman who had requested his son to host Prabhupada to America. This week, Gopal Agarwal, who resides in USA, and his son Brij spent a couple of days in ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai.

  • Key Supporter of ISKCON Mumbai Passes Away at 88

    P.L. Sethi, a building contractor who assisted Srila Prabhupada in acquiring and building ISKCON’s Juhu temple, passed away on February 16 in Mumbai, India. He was 88. Although he was never officially initiated into ISKCON, Sethi always regarded Prabhupada as his guru. From the moment the two first met in 1971, Sethi became a life member and a staunch, loyal follower of Srila Prabhupada.

  • From Knowledge Comes World Enlightenment

    World Enlightenment Day for ISKCON signifies a thrust for radical social change. On this day, thousands of Hare Krishna devotees expect to achieve a world record by distributing the greatest number of Srila Prabhupada's books ever in one day. But what exactly are these books, and what is their value to ISKCON and society at large?

  • Srila Prabhupada’s Voice

    “Voice” is the aspect of a literary work which conveys the distinct power and flavor of the narrator’s personality. Voice is different from style, although it depends on style for its realization.

  • Vanipedia Takes Prabhupada’s Teachings Online
    Free online encyclopedia Wikipedia has become as integral a part of the internet as Google. Type virtually any word, place or famous name into a search engine and the Wiki entry will be in the top three hits. Can you imagine an encyclopedia of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings with the same scope?
  • ISKCON Ludhiana Honors Srila Prabhupada's Passing Away

    The 2nd of November marked the anniversary of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's passing away or 'disappearance day'. The ISKCON temple in Ludhiana, India observed the occasion, known in sanskrit as tirobhava tithi maha-mahotsava, with great pomp and affection.

  • Short Story: Mad Mick Meets His Maker

    A few years ago, in a small village in Roscommon County, one of the most rural parts of Ireland, there lived a man by the name of Michael Henmore. He never married and at an early point in his life he became a hermit. He had few possessions except a cow, a horse and a cart, and a small house that time had forgotten. He lived without running water or electricity.

  • The Making of 'Srila Prabhupada' the Book
    After the visual tour-de-force of deity meditation that was Darsana, it made sense to the Mediterranean BBT that their next book should be about the person who gave us darsana: Srila Prabhupada. When the BBT trustees responded, “Why do we need another book of Prabhupada pictures?” photographer Nitya-tripta Dasi set out to show them by searching through every photo of Prabhupada available.
  • Krishna's Pastimes are Jubilant

    This clip is an excerpt from a lecture given the Founder Acarya of ISKCON, namely His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupda, in New York around April of 1973.

    Here he discusses the temporary nature of our material existence and the permanently blissful activities of the spiritual realm.

  • Thoughts on 'Back To Prabhupada'

    Not so long ago, I read a magazine that arrived in my letterbox. I had an hour to spare during my daughter's Indian dance class and wanted to study its pages so that I could properly reply to the sender. Back to Prabhupada was sent to me by someone who espouses the ritvik doctrine, the conclusion that since Srila Prabhupada is the spiritual master of every ISKCON member, that consequently there should be no other initiations or gurus.