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  • A Special Way to Observe Vamana Dvadasi

    The Lord appeared as Sri Vamanadeva in order to honor His devotees – both the demigods, who required His help to gain back their kingdom from the demons, and Bali Maharaja, whose exemplary qualities and characteristics were revealed in his dealings with Lord Vamanadeva. 

  • Bali of Mayapuris Drops New Hip-Hop Single “Three Eyes Wide”

    Balarama Tirtha Das of kirtan group The Mayapuris, better known as “Bali,” is set to release his first solo hip-hop single “Three Eyes Wide” on the well-chosen date of 10-08 (October 8th). 

  • Indonesia Adds Local Flavor to ISKCON 50 Festivities

    During its ISKCON 50 festivities this month, Indonesia added some rich local culture to proceedings as its over 5,000 devotees focused on uniting together to serve Srila Prabhupada.Celebrations included a brahmachari sankirtan party touring with a Prabhupada murti through the thirty-two ISKCON temples, centers and Namahattas on the island nation; and a youth camp bringing together youth from across the island of Bali. The highlight, however, was the International Leadership Sanga (ILS) and the Bhakti Festival and Rathayatra from July 5th through 10th.

  • Underwater Vedic Temple Garden Pemuteran Bali

    5000+ years Hindu Devata Vishnu’s temple found underwater near Bali, Indonesia. Local call this new scuba diving spot at Pemuteran Beach as “Underwater Temple Garden – Bali”

  • Senator Gives Encouraging Speech At Bali Ratha Yatra

    “Not many are aware of the fact that the ancient kings of Indonesia, in particular that of the Majapahit Kingdom, were devotees of Lord Vishnu," started his inaugural speech the senator of the Legislative Council of Indonesia, Dr. Shri Gusti Ngurah Arya Wedakarna Mahendradatta Wedasteraputra Suyasa III, who attended the Festival of the Chariots held  in Denpasar, Bali on 19th of July, 2015. 

  • Observing Silence: The Balinese New Year

    ISKCON in Indonesia with its strong roots in Vaisnava culture, but it also grasps on the Balinese culture, adopting its music, dance, art, flavors and dress.

  • Festival of the Chariots on the Island of the Gods

    "The International Society for Krishna Consciousness for Indonesia has been celebrating Ratha-yatra festival for twelwe years,” Bala Krishna das head of this year’s Ratha Yatra committee says. "Every year the festival changes its location, moves from regency to regency within Bali. Now, after twelwe years, we have reached a full circle, and the festival arrived back in Bali's provincial capital Denpasar."

  • Harinam in Bali

    People at Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia enjoying the colorful harinama procession.

  • Bali Harinama: Tirta Gangga

    Niranjana Swami and the Balinese devotees spent a wonderful day doing kirtan at Tirta Gangga, Bali. A video by Guru Gauranga Das.

  • ISKCON and Hinduism in Indonesia

    Many years ago, Indonesia and much of Southeast Asia today was a part of India and its Vedic heritage. Much resemblance of India and its culture is seen in Indonesia. This includes the moral structure, the language, the arts and to some extent, the religion. As Indonesia only recognises six official religions, all religious organisations has to be linked to either one of them. 

  • Ratha Yatra Festivals in Indonesia

    On January 18-19, ISKCON held its first Ratha-yatra Festival in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia. It was a very successful event. The mayor of Medan, the head of the Regional Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia, the head of ISKCON in Indonesia opened the event attended by over 3,000 people, who joyfully pulled the chariot of  Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva and Lady Subhadra on a 4-kilometer route.

  • Balinese Youth Get Together To Have A Unique Gita-experience

    On the 21st and 22nd of December 2013, 45 youth from all over Bali, Indonesia, gathered for a retreat to study the Bhagavad-gita. Surprisingly, none of them had to even open their Bhagavad-gitas as the entire knowledge, practical applications and philosophy of the Gita was taught through games, dramas, presentations, kirtan and moments of contemplations. 

  • ISKCON Bali Youth's Gita Sanga

    On the 21st and 22nd of December 2013, 45 youth from all over Bali, Indonesia, gathered for the Nava Yauvana Sanga 2013 to study the Bhagavad-gita in a unique way. A video by Premakanda Dasa.

  • Holy Name Week in Bali, Indonesia

    The World Holy Name Week 2013 was a great success across the entire global ISKCON community. This video captures the most memorable moments of the series of events held at Double Six Beach, Seminyak - Kuta, Bali. 

  • ISKCON Participates at the World Hindu Summit in Bali

    The purpose of the summit is to network, build cohesion, and unite Hindus of the world for common causes.

  • Temple Profile: Bali, Indonesia
    Balinese-style architecture, carved by local devotees and featuring beautiful sculptures, including Lord Narasimhadeva bursting from the stone wall above the altar. In the pond outside, there is also a sculpture of Vasuki, the famous snake king, who is commonly worshipped in Indonesia.
  • 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.
  • Varnashrama Seminar Held in Bali, Indonesia

    ISKCON of Bali, Indonesia hosted its first ever Varnashrama Global Mission seminar this August first and second. Varnashrama, a traditional Vedic social structure of natural vocations and life stages, is often confused with the birth-based caste system—which Vaishnavas consider to be a misapplication of the original ancient system.

  • The Glorification Of Vaisnanas In The Spirit Of Unity

    We the members of the Bali Vaisnavas communities are humbly requesting your participation in the up coming event "Bali Sankirtan Festival": "The Glorification Of Vaisnanas In The Spirit Of Unity" The festival will be held on 20th until 24th November 2009 in Bali.