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Sri Bhaktivinoda Vani Vaibhava
By Isvara dasa
"The priceless volumes penned by Thakura Bhaktivinoda ...."

Sri Bhaktivinoda Vani Vaibhava, Divine Opulence of the Teachings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (Volume One)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was one of the foremost acaryas of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas and the original pioneer of the modern day Hare Krishna movement. The essence of his teachings has been presented in question-and-answer format in this new book. The answers are directly quoted from his writings.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada said:

"Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda has taken the trouble of meeting the perverse arguments of mental speculators by the superior transcendental logic of the Absolute Truth. It is thus possible for the average modern readers to profit by the perusal of his writings. That day is not far distant when the priceless volumes penned by Thakura Bhaktivinoda will be reverently translated, by the recipients of his grace, into all the languages of the world."

Great Deals on Sudarshan Chakras
From Sarvabhavana das

Great Deals on Sudarshan Chakras

Incredible low prices for any size Sudarshan Chakras plus free one 6"X 6" Stainless Steel Chakra with any order of $50 or more— a $20 value Chakra.

Now available also, 4.5" X 4.5" stainless steel Chakra for your car’s hood. It looks great! Just remove your Dodge, Buick, Mercedes or any other hood logo and replace it with the Sudarshan Chakra…

Available in three sizes — 1 foot, 2 feet, and 3 feet from three different materials: aluminum, copper, or brass.

Hurry up! We never had such a low prices before. Call or email me for your prices.


Pilgrimage to Ahobilam

Pilgrimage to Ahobilam

Journey to the jungles of south-central India where Lord Nrsimhadeva appeared to protect His devotee Prahlad and liberate Hiranyakashipu. Part of the pillar from which the Lord appeared still towers over the rugged terrain of a vast wildlife reserve where tigers and bears roam freely throughout the nava (nine) holy shrines. Over a generation ago, H.H. Indradyumna Swami explored this uninhabited region and wrote an article for Back to Godhead magazine about his amazing experiences. Now, a young Nrsimha bhakta who is one of the second generation of devotees, takes you on an intimate tour of all of the temples and additional places of interest in the region. 

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Video Sale

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Video Sale
From Siddhanta dasa 

In honor of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and the observance of the 25th year of his departure, Illumination Television is offering a 50% discount on all "Memory" and "Festival" videos. All "Memory" tapes through the end of the year are now only $10/ea. and the "Festival" videos are only $7.50/ea.

Flat in Mayapur Dham
By Koladwipdas

A Step From Chandrodaya Mandir

Fully furnished flat available only for devotees at $3600 per flat (Room+Kitchen+Lobby+Bathroom). Please contact me at my e-mail: 

or phone me: 03472 45442

Hare Krsna.

Your servant,

A Novel Way to Introduce 
the Vedic Worldview

By Krishna-kripa das

Mysteries of the Sacred Universe

One might be skeptical how much interest might be generated by presentations on the ancient Vedic world view amongst educated audiences in today's fast-pace hi-tech lifestyle. There is a great deal of responsiveness out there, according to the experience of His Holiness Romapada Swami. Romapada Swami, a longtime teacher of Krishna consciousness in the northeastern region of the United States has had remarkable success using Sadaputa Prabhu's CD Mysteries of the Sacred Universe to introduce the worldview of Srimad-Bhagavatam to both academic and professional audiences.

Romapada Swami started scheduling programs with the help of university bhakti-yoga clubs and Indian congregational members, but persons impressed with his presentation have arranged that he speak to employees within such places of business as Lucent Technology and Microsoft. Audiences ranging from 25 to 80 have attended these presentations.

Chapel Hill Ratha Yatra 
Kirtan CD

From Annamaya dd


The very first Ratha Yatra in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, recorded on April 13, 2002.

For only 10 USD+s&h!

Featuring His Grace Vrakesvara Pandit Prabhu, His Grace Vatsala Prabhu, His Grace Vaiyasaki Prabhu, His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami, and others.

+ a Free Bonus CD!

Featuring the festival announcements and credits by His Grace Garuda Prabhu and short lectures by His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami, His Holiness Indradyumna Swami, and Her Grace Mekhala Natadvara Prabhu.

For more information please contact
Anadi Krsna dasa by e-mail at: 

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Land for Sale in Vrindavan
By Vivek

Dear prabhu,

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I want to sell a piece of land in Vrindavan, India, measuring 1500 square feet about 200 meters from Sri Sri Krsna Balaram on the main road next to the Bhagavad Ashram and almost opposite Mr. Tulsiyan's bungalow. If anyone is interested, please contact me at 
or 91 124 639 8746.

Your servant,

Mayapur Apartment for Sale
By Jaya Kesava das

Mayapur Apartment for Sale

Dear devotees,

Hari bol.

There is small apartment for sale in Mayapur. It is about 500 sq. feet, on the second floor, and consists of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a balcony. We are asking $16,000 US. There is also possibility of negotiation.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 

Yours in the service of devotees and Srila Prabhupada,
Jaya Kesava das

Indradyumna Swami: New Video
by Siddhanta dasa

Indradyumna Swami

Illumination Television is proud to announce it’s new "Memories of Srila Prabhupada" Part 33 video featuring Indradyumna Swami. You’ve read his "Traveling Diaries" and now you can hear his personal stories of his association with his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami.

Indradyumna Swami will entertain you with his first encounter with Srila Prabhupada in Detroit and his travels with His Divine Grace through Europe. Through Indradyumna’s engaging style of storytelling you will learn more about the transcendental qualities of Srila Prabhhupada and lessons that we all can imbibe in our own lives through the personal instructions that Indradyumna Swami received.

Divine Protection Is Now Yours
By Sarvabhavana Dasa

Sudarshan Chakra

One of the worlds most advanced technologies has been used to make the most powerful weapon in the universe, LORD VISHNU’S SUDARSHAN CHAKRA!

This auspicious and beautifully rendered symbol offers powerful protection for all devotees of the Lord. Crafted from solid metal, it can guard the top of your altar, stand proudly on the roof of your house, or decorate a door, wall, child's room, or your car.

The Chakra, or disc, is a divine weapon and personal associate of Lord Vishnu, Who engages this worshipable servant to protect surrendered souls. In Srimad-Bhagavatam (6.8.23) the great sage Visvarupa described it to Lord Indra:

Set into motion by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and wandering in all the four directions, the disc [Sudarshan Chakra] of the Supreme Lord has sharp edges as destructive as the fire of devastation at the end of the millennium. As a blazing fire burns dry grass to ashes with the assistance of the breeze, may that Sudarshan Chakra burn our enemies to ashes.

Prabhupada Toothpaste Available
From Janaka Mahajana Dasa

As some of you may know, Srila Prabhupada manufactured his own toothpaste and later gave the secret of the magic formula to his disciples. To tell you quite frankly, I have tried many brands and many different ways to keep my teeth fit. Due to the constant contact with Bhagavat Prasadam (especially maha-sweets) our teeth have a tendency to merge into the transcendental platform and become invisible to mundane vision, but with this simple and great Srila Prabhupada toothpaste we’ll be safe.

Srila Prabhupada is so wonderful. Not only did he give us the best food but he also took care of our health, both physical and mental in so many ways. Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

Web Design
From Pelle Handén

I've been a bhakta since 1980

Working as a Webdesigner and Multimedia/Flash, 3D creator, in Stockholm Sweden. Planning to open up my own web design company during the spring after several years of work as an employee in the field. I would be delighted to be able to get some Krishna related projects in the field, or help with applications for web/multimedia, cd-rom etc.

I can offer a very good price for highly creative multimedia/art and design work by us.

Pelle Handén

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Flat for Sale in Mayapur 
by Bhakta Dean

The flat was built by Mayapur's professional building company, and it is situated behind Prabhupada's samadhi in the grihasta area. It's modern, clean, practical, and very spacious, about 110-120 sq metres.

It consists of a large lounge, two bedrooms, a kitchen a bathroom, and a balcony. It is being sold for around thirty thousand dollars, which includes all the furniture needed for living comfortably.

Dreams of Living in Mayapur
by Janmastami dasa
Dreams of Living in Mayapur

Imagine getting up in the morning, and walking two minutes to take darshan of Srila Prabhupada in his samadhi. You chant your rounds as you slowly circumambulate him. You feel his mercy and the mercy of Sridhama Mayapur enter deeply into your heart and nurture your creeper as you go round and round.

My family and I have been living in Mayapur for the last five years, and we love it. Yes, we have had our share of challenges, but even the challenges are ecstatic.

Donating CSA Shares to the Deities
by Madhava Gosh

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA as it is referred to, is a method being employed by some local growers (more common amongst organic growers) to help compete against the big ugrakarmic farms that dominate agriculture. It is like a magazine subscription, where the buyer pays up front for a share of the production, then weekly receives a package with whatever is currently fresh from the farm, instead of the chemically drenched produce that has spent days in transport that is offered by the mass market. It makes a sure market for the growers so they can concentrate on production.

Hot Air Balloon Sankirtan
by Ugresa Dasa ACBSP
Hot Air Balloon Sankirtan

I wish to inform the Vaisnava community of my humble effort to serve Srila Prabhupada's mission.

I have been flying hot air balloons since 1991, first in San Diego, California, and now in Toronto, Canada. I was fortunate enough to be invited to bring my balloon to Srila Prabhupada's Centennial celebration in Vancouver, Canada some years ago.

Fitted with a banner 25 feet by 10 feet that read "HARE KRISHNA," the balloon was inflated on the temple grounds. Once inflated, the balloon stood 60 feet high and actually stopped traffic in all directions.

It was a glorious event that saw the Radha Krishna Deities take a tethered ride aboard the balloon while the kirtan exploded below. This, I believe, was a first for Their Lordships, anywhere on this planet.

New Book on Festivals by Lokanath Swami
New Book on Festivals by Lokanath Swami
from Premanjana das

This book has especially been published in the light of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the first Mayapur festival, which will be celebrated in a grand way.

Festivals takes us onsite with Srila Prabhupada when he attended the Mayapur-Vrndavana festivals from 1972 till 1977. The book is filled with the memories of more than seventy devotees who themselves attended these festivals with Srila Prabhupada. This beautifully illustrated book is a historical account meant to preserve the passed memory of Srila Prabhupada at these festivals.

Devotee House in Kansas for Sale
by Indranuja dasa

Baldwin City, Kansas

4000-sq.-ft. custom-built devotee house on 8 acres in beautiful rural setting. Devotee neighbors w/ cow-protection (lots of fresh milk) and yoga studio on surrounding 33 acres. 300-sq.-ft. temple room with beautiful carved altar, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, office, rec room w/wet bar, 2 storage rooms, whole-house water filtration system, wood stove, central h/ac, double garage w/workshop area, very large decks on north and south, new fruit trees, fenced raised-bed organic garden, root cellar. Job relocation necessitates sale. $280,000.

Please contact Indranuja dasa at 
or 785-594-7061.
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Home For Sale in 
Prabhupada Village,
North Carolina, USA

by Suresvara dasa
House in Prabhupada Village

Built for devotees in 1996. Three bedrooms, two baths, suchi kitchen/dinette; central heat/ac with woodstove/fans backup; room addition with separate entrance for guests, family, or business; deck, two outbuildings on 1.29 scenic acres in solid devotee community; well-kept within and without. 1334 sq. ft. Price: $108,000.

Call (336)593-3642 or (808)590-2337
or email Suresvara dasa at

Thank you for carrying on your CHAKRA service despite the impediments that always arise in this world.

Hare Krishna.

Yours in service,
Suresvara dasa

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SOMA School of Musical Arts
from Kunjabihari dasa

SOMA School of Musical Arts is now accepting applications for the Spring Semester training in classical music:

percussion— mridunga, pakhawaj, tabla

Music instructor: Dr.Hare Krsna Sharma
M.A.,Ph.D. Music / Indra Kala Sangit Visva Vidyalay M.P.

Mysterious Sunken City Found Near Surat
Recent Indian Archeological Find Could Rewrite History
from Lori Erbs

WARANGAL, India – Could the recent discovery of a sunken city off the Northwest Coast of India near Surat revolutionize our concept of history? Michael A. Cremo, historian of archeology and author of Forbidden Archeology, claims that all the history textbooks would have to be rewritten if this ancient find proves to be of Vedic origin. He recently attended a meeting of ranking Indian governmental officials at which Murli Monohar Joshi, Minister for Science and Technology, confirmed the archeological find by an Indian oceanographic survey team.

Radiocarbon testing of a piece of wood from the underwater site yielded an age of 9,500 years, making it four thousand years older than earliest cities now recognized. According to Cremo, "The ancient Sanskrit writings of India speak of cities existing on the Indian subcontinent in very primeval times. Although historians tend to dismiss such accounts as mythological, these new discoveries promise to confirm the old literary accounts."

More Memories
by Siddhanta dasa

Illumination Television is proud to announce the release of two new "Memories of Srila Prabhupada" videos, Pt. 31 and Pt. 32.

Pt. 31 contains fantastic stories from Nanda Kishore dasa, Guru Kripa dasa, Vaikunthanath dasa, Madhavananda dasa, Pariksit dasa, Krsna Kanti dasa, Pavamana dasa, and Havi dasa. Among other things you will hear how Srila Prabhupada inspired the producer of the musical "Hair" to include the chanting of the maha-mantra. Learn the answer when Vaikunthanath asks Srila Prabhupada what happens to all those people who have purchased books from devotees but have not taken formal initiation. Nanda Kishore entertains us with his story telling of many accounts he has had with His Divine Grace and guests who visited him. Guru Kripa dasa informs us of the mercy one receives by being chastised by Srila Prabhupada as he experienced more than once. And Havi dasa humorously recounts the time he washed Srila Prabhupada’s feet for the first time.

"Harer Nama" album poster
"Harer Nama: No Other Way" 
Album by Sri Prahlada das

from Jananivasa das

We are happy to announce the release of the first professional album of kirtans by Sri Prahlada das. It is called "Harer Nama: No Other Way" (Part 1) and contains 65 minutes of ecstatic kirtans recorded at Nest studio, one of the best studios in Moscow, Russia. The album is available on CD and tape. It is produced by the Golden Millennium Records Company, which is planning to put out a few more of Sri Prahlada's albums during the year.

Rooms for Holi Festival in Shri Ram Sharnam Ashram, Vrindavan, India
by Swami Govindanand

Jai Jai Ram ji

Hare Krishna,the world famous Holi Festival in Vrindavan, Holy Land, India, and wish to book a room in advance at nominal maintenance charges, please see the Shri Ram Sharnam Ashram site at 

Jai Jai Ram ji,

Yours Sincerely,
Swami Govindanand
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New Book by Lokanath Swami
from Premanjana das

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

On the 14th of January H.H. Lokanath Maharaja released his new book titled Festivals, Srila Prabhupada at the Mayapur-Vrndavana Festivals.

This book has especially been published in the light of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the first Mayapur Festival, which will be celebrated in a grandiose way.

Festivals takes us onsite with Srila Prabhupada as he attended the Mayapur-Vrndavana Festivals from 1972 till 1977. 

House for Sale
in North Carolina Devotee Community

by Suresvara Das

Lovely 1356 sq. ft. house for sale at Prabhupada Village, North Carolina, USA.

Built for devotees in 1996, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus new room addition with separate entrance. Central heat/ac with fans/woodstove backup. Spacious deck, 2 outbuildings on 1.29 scenic acres in senior devotee community, home to Festival of India and Bhaktivedanta Archives, with temple under construction. Home-schooling network.

Will Help You Get to India
by Ganadhiraja das

Dear Devotees,

A helping hand for you and your family!

We are here to help you with your hassle-free trip to India. Get your confirmed train ticket reservation and be 100% free from anxiety beforehand.

Hassle-Free Home Delivery

We aim to deliver your ticket by post within 15 days to one month, or you can collect it from us here in Mayapur.

Are you worried about your safe arrival in Mayapur?

Try our 24-hour taxi service in Mayapur.

We can pick you up anywhere in Calcutta on your way to Sridham Mayapur.

Bhakta George Leads 
Bhajan on Video

by Siddhanta dasa

Illumination Television has uncovered from its library exclusive footage of Sriman George Hari’s son leading a bhajan on harmonium in Srila Prabhupada’s room at the Bhaktivedanta Manor in 1993. He is chanting Hare Krishna along with Tribhuvanath on mrdunga as well as Mukunda Goswami, Guru dasa, Shyamasundar, Smara Hari, and others.

Two New Books from 
the Harinama Press

by Jambavati dasi, Harinama Press

The Harinama Press has two new books by Bhakti-Tirtha Swami that will be made available at a 20% discount for those who order before January 1st. The first book is Volume Three of his Beggar series. The title is False Ego: The Greatest Enemy of the Spiritual Leader in soft cover. The Beggar series are short prayers and meditations using the ten common types of Vaishnava prayers mentioned by Srila Narottama Dasa Thakur in his book Prarthana. These same types of prayers were practically all exhibited in the writings of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. 

The Song Divine

The Song Divine

December 25th is Gita Jayanti!

Celebrate this holy day with Bhagavad-gita, The Song Divine, the ideal gift edition of the world’s greatest spiritual dialog.

Kalakantha dasa’s poetic rendition of the Gita makes this classic enjoyable for any audience. Its dramatic, easy-to-read format seems to roll off the tongue and fills the reader’s ears and heart with pleasure.

"Himalayan Roadtrip" Video
from Nistraigunya das announces the release of "Himalayan Roadtrip," a documentary on the pilgrimage to Badrinath Dham and Kedarnath Mandir— two of the revered Char (four) Dhams found in the Land of Eternal Snows in northern Uttar Pradesh. Visit the interactive website to preview several video clips from this intimate journey.

For Accommodations in London, Contact Ravi

I have been staying in London for over 20 years. A lot of devotees have asked me for suitable accommodations so I approached friends and families who visit Hare Krishna Temples, and I compiled a list of those that were willing to give accommodations to devotees visiting England. Some agreed to provide free accommodations, and some for a small donation.


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