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Rock Concert - 
Tribute to George Harrison

from Hare Krishna Youth

This will be part of the Hare Krishna New Years Eve Fest!!!! The Rock Concert will be a tribute to George Harrison, so a few of his songs will be performed and another song dedicated to him. Plus other hits will be performed. There will be a Feast, Play (Drama), Puppet Shows, Multimedia Shows (Offerings to Srila Prabhupada and Bhagavad Gita Presentations), Kirtana's, Arati's, Children's Activities, Games, and more!!! 
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Thanks and appreciation from oldchakra.com to our sponsor and host,

Hare Krishna New Year's Eve 
Festival 2001!

by ISKCON Berkeley Hare Krishna Youth

Spread the word! Hare Krishna New Year's Eve 2001 Festival is Coming Soon! You are invited to come to Berkeley at Northern California. We are taking a night that is normally conquered by maya and converting it into a Krsna Conscious event for everybody to enjoy and experience. 

Lord Krishna Back to Vrindavan
by Maha Mantra Das
[from Free Forum]

We have the pleasure of informing you that a historical Ratha Yatra starting from Kurukshetra to Vrindavan under the auspicious title "Lord Krishna Back to Vrindavan" will be celebrated from 26th January to 25th February 2002. The Ratha Yatra will be unique and it will pass through Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Delhi, Badarpur, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Kosi, Nandgaon, Barsana, Govardhan, and Mathura and will terminate at Vrindavan.

North American 
Communications Course
from Anuttama Dasa

Alachua: January 11-14, 2002
Chicago: January 18-10, 2002

This 3½-day course will provide a hands-on training program that stresses interactive learning. That is, we will learn to do communications, so that you can apply the practical skills you learn in your area.   

Delhi Ratha Yatra
by Kratu Das
[reprinted from Free Forum]

I have the pleasure to inform you that Delhi Ratha Yatra is scheduled to take place on the 20th November 2001. I hereby extend my invitation to you all to attend the Ratha Yatra with your friends and guests and make it successful.

Speech of His Excellency Alexander KADAKIN,
Ambassador of Russia in India
at the opening of 
New Delhi ISKCON
Glory of India Museum

In today's world we have seen how bad it is when people are driven by horror, when people are driven by a desire to impose something on others. And in this connection, compassion and peace, harmony and coexistence, respect for each other's ideas and beliefs, respect for each other's faith has been a very constant and one of the brilliant features of the ISKCON movement.

Padayatra Returns to Jhansi
by Deena Bandhu das

On September 20, Srila Prabhupada's Sankirtan Padayatra on their way to Dwarka to complete four times around India arrived again in Jhansi. They were greeted by many of the leading citizens of the city....

The people of Jhansi have become very proud of Srila Prabhupada, who made Jhansi famous all over the world. Although previously, the many young people who flocked to Srila Prabhupada in the 50's did not have the influence to help Srila Prabhupada keep his League of Devotees in the Radha Memorial, now the leading citizens have promised land and assistance in opening a center in Jhansi. 

More about 
Detroit's 25th Anniversary

Thanks so much for posting the message about our upcoming 25th Anniversary/Reunion. We met last night and were wondering if you could kindly add the following sentence at the end of our message?

All accomodations, prasadam and airport pick-up will be provided for you by the Temple.

[The line has been added. —Ed]

The Glory of India Experience, Opens in New Delhi
by Dina-natha Das

The grand opening of The Glory of India Experience museum in New Delhi happened this morning on the 2nd of October at 11.30AM and proved to be a great success.

The Ambassador of Russia, Mr. Alexander Kanakin, visited the opening and also gave a very favorable speech in the auditorium praising ISKCON's activities, among which is also opening of the museum in New Delhi. After he was given a museum tour together with other VIPs, he expressed his appreciation for the exhibits and also told the cultural director of the Russian Embassy in New Delhi that all children attending the Russian school at the Embassy should come and visit the museum.

The Glory of India Experience,
to Open in New Delhi

by Sri Balarama das
[reprinted from Pamho]

Dear Devotees,

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

Tomorrow, October 2nd, 2001, we will have the grand opening of a Museum at our ISKCON Glory of India Vedic Cultural Centre, First floor. The museum will present the glorious ancient Vedic culture and will have exhibits of Mahabharata, Ramayana, Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrita.

Guadalajara Ratha-Yatra 2001

In the name of the organizers of Ratha-Yatra Guadalajara 2001, we are pleased to invite you to the twenty-fifth Festival of the Gigantic Cars in this city, November 2-4.

We will provide various cultural events. For music we will have Titiksava Karunika Dasa Prabhu, Brakesvara Pandit Pabhu, and Krishna-Ksetra’s band, among others. ...

We Want Pure Cow Ghee 
and Pure Honey

by Shyamsundar

Dear Prabhus,

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

Hare Krishna. Anyone coming to Vrindavan is requested to bring pure ghee and pure honey, as much as you can, for the seva of Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar. 

Thanks for your devotional service. Haribol!

© CHAKRA 27 September 2001
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Rooms in Vrndavana
( Sri Vaishnavi Shaktipeeth Ashram) 
By Devki Nandana Das
(Disciple of His Holiness 
Radha Govinda Maharaja)

Dear Devotees,

It’s my pleasure to inform you that, Sri Vaishnavi Shaktipeeth Ashram has staying facilities, especially for ISKCON devotees for the upcoming Kartik Festival and also for long-term living. The Ashram is located within 3 minutes walking distance from the ISKCON Krishna Balarama Temple.

The Sri Vaishnavi Shaktipeeth Ashram provides various facilities like Sweet-water, Generator, Neat & Clean rooms, etc. Also there is a peaceful environment. 

Detroit's Devasadhan Mandir to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by Ambarisa dasa & 
Lekhasravanti dasi

It’s been 25 years since Srila Prabhupada requested us to purchase the Fisher Mansion in Detroit to serve as his Hare Krishna Temple. Srila Prabhupada personally named it Devasadhan Mandir, meaning "the Abode of the Demigods." On Saturday, October 20, 2001, we invite all devotees who have served here in Detroit to please COME HOME and help us celebrate Devasadhan Mandir's 25th Anniversary.

Christmas Employment 
in Puerto Rico

by Jaysri dasi

Hare Krsna

We at Amrita International (A business partnership of four devotees including the temple president and GBC representative for Puerto Rico, His Grace Vakresvara Pandit prabhu) are seeking responsible devotees for Christmas employment at our malls in Puerto Rico.

We are selling a demonstration type, all natural, nail care system in the best malls in Puerto Rico. 

Jaipur Ratha Yatra Invitation
By Pancaratna dasa

I would like to invite each and every one of you to attend the first Rathayatra in Jaipur. It is to be held on the 10th of November. We will be arranging buses from Vrindavan and Delhi for the devotees on the 9th afternoon returning on the 11th morning. All traveling, accommodation and prasadam expenses will be taken care of by our committee. We are arranging dormitory style accommodations for devotees and limited double rooms for senior devotees.
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© CHAKRA 30-October-2000

Invitation to All Devotees
By Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami

CHAKRA (Manipur, India) - October 16th 2000: It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the programs are now finalized for the Grand Inauguration of the Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra Mani Mandir, the Centerpiece of the University of Bhagavata Culture. The event will begin on the auspicious full moon day at the end of Kartika, Saturday, November 11th 2000.  
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© CHAKRA 25-October-2000

Santanu Kund to Radha Kund
Bhakta Damon

CHAKRA (Vraja Mandala Parikrama) - Krishna has played on every square inch of our parikrama path. There is no such spot that you can choose and say "Krishna didn't perform pastimes here." Not even one space the size of a pin. We meditate on all the wonderful activities Krishna performed in His manifested pastimes. There are too many places to visit at one time, and not enough time to tell all the pastimes that have occurred in these forests of Vrindavan.
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© CHAKRA 25-October-2000

Grand Opening of New Temple in Gita Nagari, USA
By Mangala-Arotik dasi

Please join the residents of Sri Gita-nagari Dhama and special guests at the auspicious Grand Opening of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara's new temple. Gita Nagari is an ISKCON farm located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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© CHAKRA 22-October-2000

Parikrama News
By Lokanatha Swami

CHAKRA (Vraja Mandala, India) - The devotees unpacked their gear at a guest house across the road from Sri Krishna Janmastan. Devotees entered the prison cell where Devaki gave birth to Lord Krishna. There was a quote written on the wall from the Hari bhakti vilas "Anyone who enters this place during the month of Karttika achieves the supreme destination." Everyone shouted Haribol, Jaya! They were delighted to get this news.  
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© CHAKRA 22-October-2000

14th Annual Vraja Mandal Parikrama 2000 - Schedule
By Lokanatha Swami

Registration and payment can be done on the day of departure. There is plenty of room for everyone so there is no need to book a space.
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© CHAKRA 20-September-2000

Inauguration of Temple in Manipur, India
By Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami

CHAKRA (Manipur, India) - The Grand Inauguration of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra Manimandir, the centerpiece of University of Bhagavata Culture, is scheduled on the auspicious Kartika Purnima, Saturday, November 11, 2000.
>Full Story

© CHAKRA 20-September-2000

Vraja Mandala Parikrama 2000
By Lokanath Swami

I have received many enquires about the ISKCON Vraj Mandal Parikrama, and here is the advance information.  

© CHAKRA 2-September-2000

Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival 2000 Summary of Dates and Prices
By Author

Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival 2000 Summary of Dates and Prices

20 Feb - Pre-meetings 23 Feb - GBC meetings 29 Feb - Iskcon Managers meetings

03 March - Gaura Purnima Festival starts 08 March - Gaura Mandala Parikrama starts 14 March - Gaura Mandala Parikrama ends 20 March - Gaura Purnima 21 March - Gaura Purnima Festival end - departures day.
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© CHAKRA 17-Feb-2000

Help from Vancouver to Orissa in memory of Srila Prabhupada
By Krsna Kanta devi dasi

Particularly moved by the various reports given on CHAKRA by Bhima, Basu Gosh, and Mukunda Madhava Prabhus, I contacted Jaya Govinda, our previous temple president but current temple authority, about what I thought would be a way to gather some funds to help the situation there. To my surprise, as I was mentioning various local individuals who had immediately pledged at my place of business upon hearing these reports, various hands started to raise from the audience, pledging 10, 50, 100, 200 dollars. One person even pledged 500 dollars! Devotees’ hearts were touched!  
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© CHAKRA 27-Nov-1999

Obituary - Nigama dasa
By Jahnavi dasi

Nigama Dasa - Another Child of Krishna Died 9-2-99

Nigama was born on April 27th 1976 in Slovenia, (former Yugoslavia) to a Muslim family. He met the devotees at age 14 and at age 16 moved into the temple.
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© CHAKRA 13-Sep-1999

Temples destroyed in Turkmenistan
Wednesday 8 September 
by Felix Corley, Keston News Service

The Turkmen authorities - who are inflicting the harshest religious policy in the whole of the former Soviet Union - have turned their attention to the Hare Krishna community after taking steps to try to halt the activities of Protestant Christian communities. Two Hare Krishna temples - in the capital Ashgabad and in the eastern town of Mary - were destroyed in August and the leader of the Ashgabad community, ALEKSANDR PRINKUR (ACHARYA DAS), was forcibly deported from the country.
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© CHAKRA 11-Sep-1999

VIHE Classes

Dear Maharajas and Prabhus

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

The following is information about the 1999 VIHE Bhakti Sastri courses for men and women in Vrindavana. This information has been sent by mail to all ISKCON temples.
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© CHAKRA 6-Mar-99

Lodging in the Dhama
MVT House in Vrindavana

MVT has opened its brand new guesthouse adjacent to ISKCON Vrindavan. The world famous Krishna Balaram Temple is literally a leisurely two-minute stroll away through ISKCON property.

Each of the 30 guesthouse rooms have been designed, built and furnished to existing superlative MVT standards. We pride ourselves that internationally accepted norms of cleanliness and hygiene are adhered to throughout the MVT complex.

Features of the rooms:

- two beds
- attached toilet and shower with 24 hour hot water

- private attached kitchen, finished to modern Western standards with stainless steel sink, polished single-piece granite countertop, teakwood cupboards, etc. and a private professional wall safe

- 30% of the rooms are air-conditioned

>Click Here

The Dhama: Advice from
Jayapataka Swami
Jayapataka Swami wrote the following advice to a disciple who asked, "You have a lot of experience serving the Lord in India. Since I will have an opportunity to visit Mayapur and Vrindavana during this Gaura Purnima with a group of devotees from Riga, could you please give us some essential instructions: what to seek in the Holy Dhama and what to avoid? Thus we will be able to set up our minds properly."


SERVICE: since you get 1000 times the benefit for seva done in the Dham.

ASSOCIATION: To get the association with advanced devotees who reveal the glories of the Holy Dhama and devotional service is most important.

GOOD SADHANA: To practice spiritual activities very carefully--chanting, mangal arotik, evening arotik, etc. since this also gives 1000 times the benefit.

KNOWLEDGE: To take advantage of various opportunities to learn more about Krishna consciousness through classes, seminars, parikrama, etc.

...and more
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Stay Healthy in the Dhama
Useful tips from
Kaviraj Partap S. Chauhan

During all my years of working with the devotees, I have analyzed some points, which I feel are the causes of problems that devotees face while they are in Vrindavana, especially during festivals. I would like to share these points with all of you who are coming to Vrindavana festival.

Stomach disorders like diarrhea and dysentery, stomachache, and vomiting are some the most common problems. The most common reason for getting sick in Vrindavan is the water, which is heavy and is difficult to digest. Although many devotees use the bottled water, the water used for cooking or making lemonade, lassi etc. is the regular water.

Another important factor is the changeable weather during the Gaura Purnima festival. It is generally the spring season and the climate starts getting warmer, but it is still cool in the evening, late night, and early morning (mangala arti time). The climate seems quite pleasant, but if proper care is not taken, devotees can catch cold, cough, and flu very easily.

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