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Reminiscing on Dr. Kalam’s visit to ISKCON Bangalore

The sudden news of Dr. Abdul Kalam’s passing away shocked the entire nation. Dr. Kalam set the highest standards of public life in India.

When he was President of India, he insisted on paying from his own pocket for the travel, food and other expenses of his relatives and friends who stayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan, as they were his personal guests. His house in Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu is a simple cottage with a few rooms, no ornamentation whatsoever. 

This brings to mind an anecdote about Chanakya Pandita who was the Prime Minister at Emperor Chandragupta Maurya’s court. One evening a guest came to Chanakya’s residence. Chanakya was busy with some official work. There were two oil lamps by his side, but only one was burning. On completing his work, Chanaky...

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Krishna Katha

Lord Jagannathaa’s Navakalevara Ceremony by Patitapavan Dasa “O unborn one, learned Vedic scholars who are advanced in spiritual knowledge certainly know that this material world is perishable, as do ...    Read more
One Hundred and Eight Holy Names of Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu Composed by Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya sriman-nityananda-candraya namah “I offer my humble obeisances to the transcendental moon Lord Sr...    Read more
Narottama Dasa Thakura, one of the acharyas in the Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya writes in glorification of the Lord that one will get the soothing moonlight of millions of moons when one takes shelter of Lord Nityananda's lo...    Read more
Nammalwar stands fifth among the twelve alwars of the Srivaishnava Sampradaya. Nammalwar was born as the son of Kariyar on the full moon day of Vaikasi month in the very first year of Kali-yuga, which is called Pramathi-nama-sam...    Read more

Drops of Nectar

The following article is based on a lecture given by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Los Angeles on December 13, 1973 - the Disappearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada. nama om visnu-padaya&n...    Read more
His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhakti Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj the celebrated acharya (Spiritual Head) of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas spoke the following few lines as His Message just a few days (23rd December, 1936) before His passing away from this mortal w...    Read more
The following poem is one of the many poetic works of Srila Prabhupada. This was his Vyasa-puja offering to his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada wrote this song in the year 1935. Bhaktisiddhanta was very touched b...    Read more

Timeless Wisdom

Lecture by Sri Shukadeva Dasa kas tam tv anadrtya paranucintam rte pasun asatim nama kuryat pasyan janam patitam va...    Read more
Lecture by Sri Stoka Krishna Dasa yavat prthaktvam idam atmana indriyartha- maya-balam bhagavato jana isa pasyet ta...    Read more
Lecture by His Grace Madhu Pandit Dasa   arvak-srotas tu navamah ksattar eka-vidho nrnam rajo 'dhi...    Read more
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the pioneer of the modern Hare Krishna movement, appeared in Mayapur, West Bengal over 500 years ago....    Read more