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Vedic Arts Publications for Children
By Syamasundara das
13 November 2002

When I met Srila Prabhupada in early 1977 in Bombay, His Divine Grace instructed me to dedicate my artistic talents to make the children Krishna conscious through art.

We at Vedic Arts Publications are enthused and surely blessed by Srila Prabhupada for having already published more than 100 titles in most attractive presentations that include

Krsna conscious art books,
illustrated story/coloring books,
poems & rhymes coloring books,

Meeting-Place Web Site
By Preeti Bhatia
13 November 2002

Hare Krishna, Prabhus and Matajis,

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

Looking at the need for a place for devotees to meet for marriage and other purposes, my husband and I have just started building up a site. It is in the very early phases, but still can prove a place for devotees to meet right away. The URL for the site is

Lord Nityananda
Lord Nityananda
Krsna Balarama Mandir

photo: Krsna Balarama Web Site

Sri Sri Krsna Balarama 
Photo Web Site
13 November 2002

Dear Vaisnava Community,

Vrindavan.Com and Vrindavan Food for Life, are pleased to announce that the darshan image gallery is in full swing. On festival days, just after darshan, sometimes twice a day, pictures of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Krsna-Balarama, and Sri Sri Radha-Shyamsundar are posted.

Matrimonial Web Site for India
From Jivan Das

Dear Prabhus

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

For the benefit of devotees of ISKCON, India, we are starting a web site for matrimonial services, where devotees can place their ads. Please make use of this web site: http://www.geocities.com/vmarriage/ 

Thanks and Hare Krishna.

Your servant
Jivan Das (vmarriage@yahoo.com)

Thanks and appreciation from oldchakra.com to our sponsor and host,

BTG Collection for Sale
By Apurva dasa

Dear Vaisnavas,

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

I have an almost complete collection of Back to Godhead magazines dating back to 1970 — over 150 with binders. I am willing to let them go for $350 or best offer. Anyone interested please contact me at (336) 373 8809 or (336) 379 7935.

Your servant,
Apurva dasa

Moldova Needs Help
By Tapasya dasa

Dear Devotees,

I am writing this letter to ask the help of our worldwide community. I recently visited the Republic of Moldova, and the impression of that visit has affected me deeply. The country is suffering from extreme financial duress. The community of devotees are struggling to keep their small preaching effort alive. They have suffered much loss recently, including the loss of their temple building. With the approval of Niranjana Maharaja (current GBC) I have built a webpage to help generate emergency funds for this yatra: www.harekrishnamoldova.com

Book and Web Site on 
Vegetarian Restaurants

By Jada Bharata Dasa

Spiritual Guides has produced a new up-to-date, extremely detailed book called USA Vegetarian Restaurants and Natural Food Stores that lists vegetarian restaurants and natural food store all over America. It is an up-to-date 668 pages guide with over 2,500 detailed listings by city and state. It especially emphasizes are the various Govinda’s and devotee restaurants around the country.

Mother Hladini Memories: Correction
From Malati-manjari dasi

Dear Prabhus,

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

I want to thank whoever has put my request for memories about Hladini Mataji on your web site. However, I used an expression that is not really befitting to the situation, and I beg you to change that if possible. Instead of saying she was executed in Liberia it would be better to say she was murdered, as one devotee pointed out that to "execute" means to put to death especially by carrying out a lawful sentence. And that, of course, doesn't hold true for this great saint who was shot by a rebel leader.

Needed: Memories 
of Mother Hladini

From Malati-manjari dasi

Dear Devotees,

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

I am assisting Yamuna Prabhu (SDG) in writing a biography about Mother Hladini, the Prabhupada disciple who had served Lord Jagannath for many years in New Vrindavan and who was murdered in Liberia in 1990. We have already compiled many interviews, but surely there are many more devotees out there who had her association and are willing to share their valuable memories.

Please contact me directly. Thank you very much.

Your servant,
Malati-manjari dasi

Service Opportunity 
for Children’s Books

From Syamasundara das

Dear Friends and Vaishnavas,

Hare Krsna. Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

We need serious people to associate with a 'program of 10,000 years' and help a well-established publishing house of Children's Krishna Conscious Books (based on the Teachings of Srila Prabhupada) to Promote India's Ancient Wisdom.

Krsna-Balarama Web Site
From Madhusudan das

Dear Vaisnava Community,

Vrindavan.Com and Vrindavan Food for Life, are pleased to announce the Darshan image gallery is in full swing.

On festival days, just after darshan, sometimes twice a day, pictures of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Krsna-Balarama, and Sri Sri Radha-Shyamsundar are posted.

These pictures are organized first according to year and then by festival day. We pray that everyone will find some inspiration from them. We welcome suggestions to improve this service.

Web Site for Devotee Women
By Nitya Devi Dasi

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

After some thought and numerous requests to set up a bulletin board system for ladies in Krsna consciousness, my husband (Murari Dasa) and I announce the completion of our brainchild. The forum is called "As Devi Sees It" and the purpose is to bring Vaisnavis together to share advice and otherwise associate in this wonderful virtual satsanga environment. These forums are password protected and fairly moderated (although not by ISKCON or any other institution). For more information or to sign up, please contact me.

Your servant,
Nitya Devi Dasi

Srila Prabhupada’s 
Lectures through E-Mail

From Pragosh das

Dear devotees,

Dandavat pranams. Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

Subscribers at www.PrabhupadaVani.org are about to receive Srila Prabhupada's Srimad-Bhagavatam lectures through email (transcription and Real Audio link). The deliveries will start soon. To this date, approximately 300 lectures on Bhagavad-gita have been delivered. Anyone interested in this service is welcome.

Thank you.

Pragosh das

Available for Service
From Madhavi

Hare Krishna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Radha Krishnachandra.

This mail is from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Please accept it.

I am a deep devotee of Lord Sri Krishna. To me, He is everything. I have left everything that is material for Him. I don’t have even one percent interest in this material world. Thus, I have decided in favor of renunciation.

Sir, I am sending this mail with lots of hope. Now I am not able to lead a material life. I want to spend all my time and energy for the sake of my Lord. I have had this consciousness from my childhood. I have read many of Prabhupada's writings.

Chennai: Funds Needed
By Goura Krishna das

ISKCON Chennai needs one million dollars to complete the temple structure. We seek generous contributions from devotees around the world. We are just a few devotees, and it is our humble appeal to Chakra’s readers. Contributions can be sent in favor of ISKCON Chennai.

Your servant,
Goura Krishna das 

Vrindavan and Chandigarh Web Sites
By Vishal Gupta

All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupad. Please accept my humble obeisances.

My name is Vishal and I am from Jammu, associated with ISKCON for the last three years. I have done the web sites of the Vrindavan temple and Sri Sri Radha Madhav temple (Chandigahr).

Montreal Needs Devotees
By Vaidyarata dasa

My Dandavats Pranams.

I am writing on behalf of the temple administration of ISKCON Montreal. We are in urgent need of pujaris and devotees in good standing. Therefore, could you please post our page http://www.krishnamontreal.org/ads/. We thought that you might facilitate us by this simple favor.

Thank you very much.

Your servants
Devotees from Montreal,
Vaidyarata dasa

Looking for Service
By Gopal das

All glories to Srila Prabhupad. Please accept my humble obeisances. Hare Krsna.

I am 51 years of age. I met His Divine Grace on March 21, 22, and 23, 1973, in Hyderabad, India, when Tamal Krsna Maharaj was in charge of the temple. Because of various family reasons, I could not join.

Right now I am serving in the temple as a housekeeping contractor in Bangalore. I have a manpower staff of nearly 150, working and taking care of the cleaning of the temple and other deparments. My children are studying.

As there is problem of this ritvik etc, I am prepared to work in any temple doing service for books, selling, enrolling members, etc, taking care of guest houses if any in the temples, all free. I do not want any payment but a place to stay and render service.

Illumination Television Web Site
By Nityananda Ram das

Illumination Television, the producer of the A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami "Memories" video series has launched an extensive web site at www.HareKrishna.tv. Over the past decade Siddhanta Das, the owner of Illumination Television has produced 35 Memories videos featuring over 100 disciples of Srila Prabhupada providing memories of their association with their guru.

The web site features the largest collection of senior A.C. Bhaktivedanta disciple photographs ever assembled along with their quotes in pop up windows from the Memory video. In addition to streaming video taken from the Memories videos, the site has dozens of other Illumination Television productions from the Bhaktivedanta Video Library Series such as the newly released George Harrison Tribute.

Helper Needed
By Anumanta dasa

Dear Devotees,

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

In the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, there is a wonderful Govinda's restaurant. The head cook there is the almost-legendary Apurva Prabhu. Apurva is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, a sincere and big-hearted devotee and a famous ISKCON cook, well known to many in North America.

Apurva is looking for a reliable helper. 

Thai Books Available
By BVV Narasimha Swami

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

I would like to post a list of Thai books available to the readers of Chakra. We have available the following titles:

Bhagavad Gita in two volumes, hardbound.

Krsna in two volumes, hardbound.

Ramayana in one volume, hardbound.

Sri Isopanisad, softbound.

Anyone interested in Thai books can contact me at my e mail:

Website for 26 Second Avenue
From Palak Shah

URL: http://www.krishnanyc.com 

Description: 26 Second Avenue is a beacon of Krishna consciousness in New York City. It remains a sacred place of pilgrimage to followers of the Hare Krishna movement from all countries. It was here that Srila Prabhupada began the dynamic expansion of Krishna consciousness in New York and throughout the world.

[Complete on this page]

Girls’ School Needs Books
By Laxmimoni dasi

Dear Vaishnavas,

Hare Krsna.

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

We at the Vaishnava Academy for Girls are in need of small books, (ie, Beyond Birth and Death, On the Way to Krsna, Perfection of Yoga, etc.) for our book distribution. We already have someone who will buy them for us, but the problem is that the BBT is out of everything except Easy Journey to other Planets.

Research Project
By Bhakta Nikos

Dear Vaisnava Community/ies

I will shortly be going on to start my Ph.D in sociology and theology at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Professor Kim Knott, who wrote the book My Sweet Lord. The focus of the study is on relationships in general (within Vaisnavism) but specifically on friendships and marriages and the guru-disciple relationship. I am looking for people who are interested in my project and ultimately looking for sponsors. I have made a web page introducing myself, the project (proposal), samples of my work, etc.

Please do browse the site. Feedback would be appreciated — sponsors would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you and Hare Krsna

(Bhakta) Nikos Franci-Ioannou

MP3 – The Srila Prabhupada
Collection – At a Great Price

By Ranjit dasa

MP3 - The Srila Prabhupada Tape Ministry! Now available from the Bhaktivedanta Archives at a great price!

Great Discount Price – $50 for 19 CDs containing all the lectures and conversations and Krsna Book dictation tapes from the Bhaktivedanta Tape Ministry (1080 cassette tapes) in an attractive plastic holder. (shipping and sales taxes extra)

Also for an added $9.95, order 2 MP3 CDs containing all the bhajans and kirtans of Srila Prabhupada, the japa tapes, and Srila Prabhupada chanting selected verses from Bhagavad-gita and Caitanya-caritamrta.

By purchasing from the Bhaktivedanta Archives, you will be benefiting the institution that created the Bhaktivedanta Tape Ministry and is hard at work making more programs by His Divine Grace available from the original tapes. The Bhaktivedanta Archives is also engaged in preserving all the tapes, photo images, manuscripts, and other paraphernalia of Srila Prabhupada. Please help support these efforts.

Mayapur Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) 
2002 - 2003 Schedule and Course Offerings

By Janmastami dasa

Krishna has blessed the MIHE with the best line up of teachers ever.

The MIHE staff is eager to serve devotees in Sri Mayapur Dham as they hear and chant,
and sharpen their devotional and practical skills.

We hope to see you in Mayapur.

2002 - 2003 Schedule

Wigs for the Deities
By Akunthita d.d.

Hare Krishna!

I just wanted to let the devotee community know about a real wonderful web site I found. It is called monique.com. They sell doll wigs of all sizes, styles, and colors. We just received some wigs from them for our Gaura-Nitai and small Radha-Krishna Deities for the Phoenix temple.

They are beautiful! Soft, shiny, and curly with an adjustable Velcro strap inside. The price was also right. We are very happy with them. I know that temples or devotees who worship Deities at home often have a hard time finding nice wigs for their Deities, not to speak of finding the right size. So I just wanted to share this good news.

Your servant,
Akunthita d.d.

Preachers Needed in Chennai
By Sumithra Krishna Das

ISKCON Chennai in South India is building a gorgeous Radha-Krishna temple. We are just a few devotees and need life-membership preachers urgently. Any devotee wishing to participate in our project please contact:

Sumithra Krishna Das
Vice-President ISKCON Chennai
phone: 4343266/4348610
32, Burkit Road,
T. Nagar
Chennai 17

Hare Krishna Youth Website

The Distributor's Outlet!

For anyone wanting to distribute Srila Prabhupada's books or just wanting buy Srila Prabhupada's books and get a great deal, go to: http://www.hkyonline.com 

The original 1972 Edition of Bhagavad Gita As It Is is only $9.95!

The Hare Krishna Youth, Vaishnava youth, and gurukulis, have just opened up a shop online that promotes and encourages book distribution by offering Srila Prabhupada's books for low, low rates! 30-60% off retail. Our goal is to spread Srila Prabhupada's teachings, not make money.

London Rathayatra Website
From Parama Karuna das

Dear Chakra,

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

Thanking all devotees for a wonderful Rathayatra festival in London 23rd June.

Please click this link:
for pictures of the festival.

Jaya Jagannatha, Subhadra, Balaram ki jaya!

Your servant,
Parama Karuna das

The Midwest Rave Scene
By Bhakta Matthew

I'm writing to see if there are any devotees out there that are connected in any way with the rave scene. We're trying to start up a promotion group in the Midwest area to throw all-night parties with a Krsna-conscious-centered theme. This seems to be an almost untapped area here in Iowa and a fertile ground to plant some bhakti seeds.

As of yet we haven't begun, but we're very enthusiastic that this could become a great preaching vehicle à la the early Mantra Rock concerts in San Francisco.

Hospice Website Error
From Akrura dasa

Dear Webmaster,

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

There is an error on 

The website address is wrong: "Please visit us at our website at www.vaisnvavscare.com to find out more about this new project."

It should be: www.vaisnavascare.com 

Your servant,
Akrura dasa

[Thanks for letting us know. The article has been corrected.]

Vaisnava Hospice Project Begins
by Sangita devi dasi and Jusaniya devi dasi

With the book, authored by Sangita devi dasi, The Final Journey—Complete Hospice Care for Departing Vaisnavas, soon to be released by Torchlight Publishing, a few of us felt the time had come to organize some type of end-of-life care within our Krsna conscious movement.

In this regard Bhaktavatsala dasa, RN (TP San Jose); Jusaniya devi dasi, RN, BSN; and Sangita devi dasi, RN, formed a non-profit corporation called Vaisnavas C.A.R.E. Inc. (Counseling, Assistance, Resource, and Education for the terminally ill and their family). Other board members include Vamanadeva dasa and His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami.

Tamal Krishna Goswami 
Audio Page

From Krsna Kirtana dasa

Dear Devotees,

Shortly after the departure of His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami, we put up an Audio In Memoriam Page at http://tkgtm.com. It contains many remembrance talks and discussions from his godbrothers, godsisters, and disciples. Please visit the page.

If you have cassette tapes or digital recordings of remembrance talks not available on the page, please contact me at tkgtm@tkgtm.com. We would like to get the recordings from different devotees from different places. We will reimburse the cost of tapes and postage if requested.

Your servant,
Krsna Kirtana dasa

Polish Festival Website
From Sri Rangavati dasi

Dear Editors

Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

On page http://oldchakra.com/chakralinks.htm can you please include a link to the official Polish Festival Tour Website. The url is www.festivalofindia.org.pl 


Your servant
Sri Rangavati dasi

Ghana School 
Needs Teachers

From Kavicandra Swami

There is a posting about the Ghana School needing help. Another that is needed there is devotee teachers. So far the curriculum is only elementary school. If there are any qualified teachers, English speaking, who would like to do some missionary work, the opportunity is there.

Contact: iladevi.mvs@webmail.co.za 

Hoping this meets you in the best of health,

Your servant,
Kavicandra Swami

[See "Ghana School Needs Help," Chakra, May 7, 2002]

Our Traveling Experience 
in Dwaraka Dham

By Muralidhara das (Kosovo,Yugoslavia)
and Kalachakra Das (Minneapolis, USA)

We recently visited Dwaraka Dhama for the first time. This is why we have decided to share with all of you our first impressions of Dwaraka Dham. Indeed, Dwaraka is the dham where, as we all know, Lord Krishna resided for over 100 years, but what many of us don't know is that ISKCON has a small guest house there with 20 beautiful rooms (see more photos on http://photos.yahoo.com/murli038). 

There are Sri Sri Rukmini-Dwarakadhish Deities (photo) and very enthusiastic devotees who under the care and constant supervision of the founder of the Dwaraka project, HH Maha Vishnu Goswami (photo), are progressing nicely, with the construction of a nice ISKCON temple for the pleasure of Sri Sri Rukimi Devi Dwarakadhish. The special feature of this temple is that it is made entirely of stone— the first of its kind in the history of ISKCON. The construction has come up to the first floor (photo), and we hope that by the year 2003-2004 it will be finished. As we spoke with HH Maha Vishnu Goswami, he enthusiastically explained to us the importance of this pioneer ISKCON project for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada.

Looking for 
Construction Service

From SayKrishna

Hare Krsna.

Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am writing you today in the hope that you can assist me in finding out where there are temple construction projects going on right now or in the near future. It is my desire to assist the movement by assisting in temple construction. So often I see pictures of so many wonderful temples that are about to celebrate their openings and wish I could have been there to help. I do not desire any money. I do desire the association of devotees and prasadam.

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna.


Srila Prabhupada’s 
Books for the Needy

By Ravinder Sihra

Here is some good news for a change.

A great devotee friend of mine wishes to sponsor Srila Prabhupada’s books for temples that are in desperate need of these holy books, and I am acting as an agent for my good friend.

We need the following information:

1. Name and address of the temple.

2. The temple president’s name and e-mail address.

3. Names of the books required, the quantity, and in which language.

Once we get the above information from the temples that need books desperately, we will do our best to supply them with the books they require.

Your obedient servant,
Ravi (the all auspicious one) 

Archives: New 
Online Store

From Dulal Chandra dasa (ACBSP)

The Bhaktivedanta Archives is pleased to announce the launch of our new online store. Please visit today, as we are currently offering discounts of up to 60% on selected items.

[Complete on this page.]

Children’s Videos on ITV
From Nrsimhananda dasa

Re request by Rasada dasa for children's videos

Please check out our web site  <www.itvproductions.net> for children's videos. We have four puppet show video and 30 PG-type Indian devotional movies that are subtitled. Parents can read to their children as the movies play (acting out the parts is kinda fun and makes for great bonding!).

Your servant,
Nrsimhananda dasa

Director, ITV

[See "Need Children’s Videos," Chakra, April 30, 2002]

Service Opportunity 
in Philadelphia

From Keshava Das

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

ISKCON Philadelphia would require the services of a full-time devotee who is capable of doing book distribution, arranging Harinama sankirtan, Deity worship (not mandatory), cooking bhoga offerings for their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Saradbihari (assistance can be provided), and doing regular temple services.

All facilities such as proper accommodations, etc., will be provided.

Bhagavata Cosmology Project
By Danavir Goswami

We are involved with a project concerning cosmology— specifically, substantiating the size of the universe according to the Srimad Bhagavatam and other Vedic literature. This involves:

A) examining appropriate Vedic sastric evidence

B) examining historical views of cosmology in other traditions

C) examining current Western scientific theories of cosmology and their derivations

I would welcome any persons interested in participating in this work. 

ISKCON Chicago Website
From Sacikumara Das and Bhakta Vivek

We are happy to announce the launch of our new Website, www.iskconchicago.com, which will be our mouthpiece not just to inform but also to invite your participation with family, relatives, and friends in the various programs at our Sri Sri Kishore Kishori ISKCON Temple in Chicago. Of all ISKCON temples, this is the only temple in which Krishna's name appears before Radharani's name— Kishore Kishori. When asked why he had named these Deities so, Srila Prabhupada explained, "In this case, we have saved the best for last."

Service Opportunities at ISKCON DC
By Sri Trikalajna Das

ISKCON temple of Washington D.C. is inviting enthusiastic devotees primarily interested and skilled in preaching activities to join its community and help develop activities such as sankirtan (book distribution), Harinama, school and university programs, congregation development, etc.

We will provide you with the facilities you need such as vehicles, rooms, prasadam, association of devotees, and the space for creative expression of your talents and desires.

All other details are negotiable, and we are ready to listen, help, and cooperate so that both sides become satisfied.

Hare Krishna Rural Life Web Site
By Vyapaka dasa

We would like to announce to all devotees the opening of a new web site entitled "Hare Krishna Rural Life."

Its goals are 1) to begin a discussion on how to practically implement the vision and instructions, in regards to rural development, of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder and acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON); 2) to develop a network with others who are focused on this aspect of Srila Prabhupada's instructions and 3) to make information and advice available to those developing their own rural projects.

Service Opportunity at Malaga
From Gaura dasa

Hare Krsna

ISKCON Malaga needs more devotees at our temple in sunny southern Spain. We can offer two options: you can come as a full time devotee or as a visitor. What we can offer is good Krsna conscious association, good weather, an established ISKCON temple with Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai Deities, and a large garden. We have accommodations for single people, men and/or women.

Please apply to us with a description of yourself and a reference from your local ISKCON authority or temple president. Everyone is required to attend the morning program and do some devotional service for the temple in the daytime. Visitors not wishing to engage in five or more hours of service a day can opt to donate 10 eu per day instead.

Contact us at; Temple President, ISKCON Malaga, Carretera de Alora, No 3, Churriana, Malaga 29140, Spain

Phone (0034) 952-621038
e-mail gaura77@hotmail.com 

Fix Your Teeth 
and Build A Temple

Article removed at author's request

Making the Big Time in Poland
By Bhaktin Julie

Where can you travel for four months with 150 other devotees; put on 50 major festivals; play to crowds of 320,000 people; whilst on Harinama be welcomed into towns by smiling, waving crowds, and distribute 73,000 plates of prasadam in just three days?

Any ideas?

Of course! It's Poland!

Now in its twelfth year, the Polish Festival of India is bigger than ever. We can now offer you the opportunity to relish the color and excitement of this historic cultural festival tour with the launch of our new web site http://www.festivalofindia.org.pl On the site, you can read quotes about the impact of the festival tour, learn more about what equipment and supplies it takes to stage these most successful festivals, and find out how you can become involved.

Vrindavan MVT Website
From Caitanya Candra das


The Gateway to Vrindavan Opens.

What has been called the best website on Krishna's Holy Land of Vrindavan is now online. The site, http://www.vrindavanmvt.com,  is sponsored by the Mayapur Vrindavan Trust.

Now you can take a virtual tour of the holy places in and around Vrindavan. Perform online Arati for the Pleasure of Sri Sri Radhe Shama. Plan your trip to Vrindavan or to nearby Jaipur, Delhi, or the Taj Mahal. Important tips for the savvy traveler, a selection of spiritual guidebooks to the area and India, festival dates, useful links to other sites, and much more are at your fingertips.

Devotee in New York City 
Needs Roommate

From Krsna-nama das

Bronx, New York– Male devotee has unfurnished room available in an apartment in a quiet neighborhood. Close to public transportation. I follow the 4 regulative principles, chant 16 rounds, and visit the Brooklyn temple when my schedule permits. I also do virtual seva for Krishna.com. You would share kitchen. $500 a month includes utilities. Initiated or uninitiated devotees may inquire. Contact me at:

Website Dealing with 
Narayana Maharaja's 

From Prithu das Adhikary (ACBSP)

Please visit my website 

The site serves as a clearing-house for GBC papers in the Narayana Maharaja issue— contributions of Badri, Ravindra, Drutakarma, Datta, Dravida and more. Plus everything Srila Prabhupada instructed on how to deal with the Gaudya Math, plus a whole section with Narayana Maharaja's own statements.

The site has been seen as very effective in repelling Narayana Maharaja's influence.

Please send your contributions. They will be up and running the next day.

Your servant,
Prithu das Adhikary

Will Transcribe Lectures
From Christi Rose

Hare Krsna.

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

I would be happy to transcribe any lecture or class (with permission) and post it anywhere on the net where there's room. If anyone has facilities (ie, web space with lots of room) and if anyone is willing to send me the tapes, I would be pleased to be of service in this way.

My email is christi_rose@msn.com

Thank you.

Vrindavan Gurukula Website
From Panca-pandava dasa

Dear Devotees,

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

I would like to announce a new website for Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School in Vrindavan. The site gives information about the school.

The site address www.bgis.org 

The site is in its early stages so please forgive any shortcomings.

Your servant,
Panca-pandava dasa.

The Prabhupada Connection
By Padmapani das

I'm writing to inform you that a new website — "The Prabhupada Connection" — will be appearing online soon:


The purpose of this site is to provide devotees with a place to share their memories, experiences, and realizations of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness.

As we know, Srila Prabhupada's glories and pastimes are unlimited. Therefore all devotees are humbly invited to share in this exchange of transcendental subject matter. In order to relish and preserve a loving spiritual atmosphere, no politics will be allowed— nectar only!

This position has been filled
Job Opportunity 
at Hare Krishna World

Full time, paid position

Hare Krishna World, a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Alachua, Florida, seeks a "Computer Professional" to join its Information Technology Services staff.

The successful applicant will be responsible for web development, web design, maintenance of the office workstations, associated hardware, and completing backups. Additional responsibilities include database services.

Some experience in computer operations, specifically with web development is required. Also required is knowledge of principles and techniques applied to the operation of computer equipment, related peripheral data processing equipment. Experience with Microsoft operating systems is required.

For over 20 years, HKW has provided high-quality products and services to temples of all types and sizes throughout the US and around the world. These services include news, a full-service database management, bulk mailing, and cataloging.

The Debut of ISKCONpa.org
by Sundara Nanda-gopala dasa 
and Sesasayi-Visnu dasa

Dear Vaisnavas:

Hare Krsna. Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

By the grace of Srila Ravindra-svarupa Prabhu, GBC and Temple President of ISKCON Philadelphia, we are pleased to announce the release of the Official GBC Authorized Website for ISKCON of Philadelphia, at www.iskconpa.org. The site is wonderfully dynamic, highly and easily navigateable, and user-friendly and is updated on a regular basis.

Sacinandana Maharaja Vyasa Puja Website
From Dario

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

At this address you can find recent pictures from Sacinandana Maharaja’s Vyasa Puja festival: 

Your servant,

PS. Pictures are optimized for 1024x768 pixel resolution.
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Toronto E-Bhaktivrksa Program
by Adi-Kurma Dasa

E-mail, e-commerce— and now the congregation youths of Toronto temple have started E-Bhaktivrksa, an electonic version of the Bhaktivrksa program. The Bhaktivrksa program is run by Harimadhav and mother Bindumalini in Toronto to help the temple to multiply the congregation and make devotees. The youth groups liked the concept, and some among them started something like a conference (like that on COM/PAMHO) under the guidance of several devotees like Bhakta Sanjeev, Bh.Manohar, Bhaktin Rina, and Bhakta Siva.

Service in Hawaii
By Yadunandana Pada dasa

Seeking Mature Partner & Volunteers for a Hilo, Hawaii Preaching Center.

I have just purchased 12 acres of rolling hills for the mission of Srila Prabhupada and the devotees of Lord Hari. Surrounded by two streams, with 20-foot waterfalls, swimming hole, and great ocean views, the Chintamani Ecology Gardens ( www.easternwisdom.com/Hilo ) are dedicated to preaching the teachings of the Vedas and as a refuge for non-partisan Vaishnavas who are seeking a devotional lifestyle in the association of open-minded devotees.

Service Opportunity in Encinitas
by Vaikuntha Dasa and Aisvarya Dasa

A small home-run temple in Southern California is in need of a devotee or devotee family to run it. It is in the small beach town of Encinitas which lies 20 miles north of San Diego.

Even more beautiful than the coast are the marble Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai that reside there. There is an already existent small community of devotees and aspiring devotees in the surrounding areas, plus plenty of opportunity to expand.

Mahabharata Adaptation Coming
by Bhakta Wallace Vaikuntha

The Vedic Theatre Company is pleased to announce the addition of Indian actor Ronnie Guha to our cast. He is playing several roles that are at once challenging and rewarding, and we are sure Krsna will bless him for this valuable service.

We would also be interested in future booking requests for the 2003 season and would like to hear from temples and colleges interested in presenting this unique adaptation to their congregations or students.

We also seek an additional male devotee actor to complete our cast. Actor must be free to travel and have acting experience. There is pay.

Kindly contact us through our website for more information:
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Introducing the Hare Krishna Foundation

Hare Krishna Foundation Press Release

GAINESVILLE, Florida– We're certain you'll agree that with the ongoing expansion of the Hare Krishna movement, it can be quite difficult to stay in touch with the worldwide devotee community. Isn't it about time for a change? In this day and age devotees need a stronger communication infrastructure, an international exchange that is accessible around the clock on every day of the year.

If you are ready for a change, the Hare Krishna Foundation has spawned an innovative project utilizing online communication technology to reunite Srila Prabhupada's spiritual family, assist his preaching mission, and offer financial assistance to devotees and projects.

The Hidden Vrindavana
by Yajna Murti dasa

Dear Devotees,

We have just returned from an ecstatic trip to Jaipur and would like to share with you some transcendental nectar. To see the original beloved Deities of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Jiva Goswami, Srila Madhu Pandit Goswami, and Srila Lokanatha Goswami, just click on the following link:


Your servant,
Yajna Murti das

Shanti Guesthouse in Puri
from Carana dasa

My wife and I visited Jagannatha Puri in early January and would like to inform the devotees of a nice guesthouse situated near the beach and close to the Birla guesthouse. It is called the Shanti guesthouse and the rooms were clean, moderately priced, and quiet. It was in stark contrast to the hotel where we first stayed, which was noisy and full of parties and the drinking of alcohol.

Houston Deity Website
by Pandava Vijaya dasa

Hari bol.

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

Every single day, at about 11 am, photos of Radha Nila Madhava, the Deities in Houston, Texas, are updated, and Their Lordships give darshan.

Check it out... http://www.iskconhouston.org/now.php 

Your servant behind the camera,
Pandava Vijaya dasa
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Jayapataka Swami 
Tape Ministry on the Web

by Tusti Mohan Krsna das

Dear Devotees,

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

By the Mercy of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga, we would like to announce that we have a site on the web dedicated to serving the devotees in offering the possibility of hearing the audio lectures of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja in different languages. You can download the desired lectures as well.

This is part of the service of the JPS Tape Ministry under the production and supervision of HG Deva Gaura Hari Prabhu from Australia.

The website is www.hearjps.com 

Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada,

Tusti Mohan Krsna das
JPS Office – Mayapur
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Service Opportunity in Hawaii
from Madhumati devi dasi

Successful retreat/workshop center on the Big Island of Hawaii looking for competent and experienced operations manager. Duties include managing staff of eight, subcontractors, and guest services. Devotee owned and operated business. Live and work in paradise with excellent growth opportunities and good compensation. Applicant should have excellent people skills and good business background. The center includes a wonderful temple with worship of Radha Krsna and Mahaprabhu.

Please send all emails/résumés to rkd@mandala.org 
or fax to 415-482-0213.

Website at www.earthmediahawaii.com 
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Puerto Rico Needs a Gardener
by Jayasri Dasi

Here in Puerto Rico there is about an acre of land that has been transformed into a beautiful botanical garden, with fountains, walkways, and sitting/japa places. It's beautiful. We are losing our present gardener and need a replacement.

The temple is great with strong leadership, good programs, steady sadhana and puja, great sankirtan, good prasadam, living facilities, and good association. In addition, the island is beautiful: peaceful beaches and a wonderful rainforest with freshwater swiming.

Come and serve Puerto Rico's Krsna Balarama, Radha Shymasundar, and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai. Please contact Jayasri dasi at

or call 787-7374265.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
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Opportunity for Service in Australia
by Ajita das

Murwillumbah, December 18th 2001

A great service opportunity for a couple desiring to reside on the foremost farming project in Australia.

The New Govardhana community in Murwillumbah, Northern New South Wales, Australia requires a brahminically inclined couple to supplement their existing Deity worship team.

The applicants will be required to do an average of 20 hours service on the altar per week. The devotees would need to be flexible, peaceful, and adept at cooking and puja for the beautiful Gaura Nitai, Krishna Balaram, Radha Govardhandhari, and Giriraja Deities.

Saragrahi Website
by Robert Newman

For the pleasure of the Vaishnava community, we're happy to announce the launch of a new website, called Saragrahi (www.saragrahi.org).

We are not affiliated with any organization, but we acknowledge the foundational teachings of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada, and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. We invite all thoughtful people to participate in these discussions, and we welcome the sharing of relevant ideas from any viewpoint.

Hare Krsna,
Robert Newman

[For those who followed the debate about Srila Prabhupada on Chakra last year: This website is staffed by Niscala devi dasi, Maharani devi dasi, and Robert Newman. — Ed]

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by Radha @Krishna.com

Hare Krishna!

Krishna.com You may have heard the rumors and this one is true— The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) and Back to Godhead Magazine are combining their online efforts to create a useful and informative website. We need to know what you think. Take our quick survey, sign up for updates, or claim your @krishna.com email forwarding account. Please visit us at http://www.krishna.com

Mindit Goes off the Air
from Richard Wyndham

Mindit is be being taken off the air


Use Spyonit http://www.spyonit.com/Home  instead.


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Thought of the Week: 
The Scriptures and Their Relevance

from ISKCON, Washington, D.C.

Although many of us are blessed with good fortune and have much to be grateful for, at any moment suffering, fear and grief can invade our lives. In helplessness and dependence, recognizing that our existence is as fragile as a drop of water on a lotus leaf, we may ask, "Why am I suffering?" "Why is there evil in the world?" and "Will I exist beyond this life?"

Such questions make us natural students of the scriptures that form the philosophical tradition of the East: Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Charitamrita. These, along with many auxiliary works, are the books that the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has been publishing since it was founded in 1972.

Lord Krsna Runs the Whole Show!

Welcome to the KrishnaSoft’s Electronic Newsletter. This is the November 2001 issue entitled: "Lord Krsna Runs the Whole Show!"

This newsletter goes to over 1100 people who either have an interest in Vedic science and/or spiritually entertaining multimedia technology.

Table of Contents
(1) Lord Krsna Runs the Whole Show! 
(2) Preaching or Blaspheming? 
(3) Feedback: Miscellaneous 
(4) Editorial Policy and Product List

More about ITV’s 
George Harrison Video

From Nrsimhanananda dasa

The video will also be available on DVD for 19.95 from ITV Los Angeles. It will include extra footage and features.

See New ITV Release on George Harrison, Chakra Dec 10
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New ITV Release on George Harrison
by Nrsimhananda dasa

ISKCON TV (ITV) has recorded an exclusive interview with HH Mukunda Goswami, videotaped an exclusive Rolling Stone magazine interview with Syamsundara dasa, and obtained never-before-seen photographs of George Harrison with devotees — all of which is being compiled with footage of Gurudas speaking at the LA memorial service to offer an in-depth portrait of Harrison's association with the Hare Krsna Movement. Never mind the rumors in the press; this is the real scoop.

Correction for 
"Mantra Meditation Kit" Ad

by Syamasundara das

This is our humble request to correct an error in our ad on Chakra, "Mantra Meditation Kit." The price appears as $2.00, but it should be be $5.00.

Your humble servant,
Syamasundara das
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Mantra Meditation Kit 
Based on Srila Prabhupada’s Teachings

by Syamasundara das

In our endeavor, we came out with the novel idea of distributing the Holy Name to one and all through our new product, called Mantra Meditation Kit.

This pack contains four items:
1. Japamala,
2. Bead Bag,
3. Cassette (Prabhupada chanting japa
and Hare Krsna with purport),
4. Handbook, all in one pack.

Web Site for Tribhuvannatha Prabhu
by Nila

I built a website for Tribhuvannatha. It’s designed so people can post stories about him and leave thoughts and prayers, etc. for him.

Srila Prabhupada's Radio 
by Pragosh das

I am presenting to you an Internet Radio where you can hear Srila Prabhupada 24 hours a day. Requirements: PC (IBM technology), Internet Explorer (version 5+), a fast CPU (450 Mhz+), Windows Media Player, and a fast connection. 

Vaisnava Primer Online

Learn, Refresh, Enjoy Krishna Consciousness!!!

Visit http://vedalearn.com 

This project has been launched with the blessings of the New Govardhana (Australia) authorities.
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Web Site for Cake Recipes

If you liked the Four Great Banana Cake Recipes and the Cake Recipes by Acyuta Radhika devi dasi, there’s plenty more at www.Eggless.Com 
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My Visit to Krishna’s Village of Peace—
Indradyumna Swami’s Camp
at the Polish Woodstock Festival

by Krishna-kripa das

This past summer I attended the Polish Woodstock festival and Indradyumna Swami’s "Krishna’s Village of Peace." It was the best festival I had ever gone to, so I felt inspired to make a web page to share my experience with my family, friends, and the people in general.

Download Damodarastakam
by Murli Krsna Das

Kartik month or damodar maas is starting from this ekadashi ( Sunday 27 Oct. ). Alternate date for Kartik month is 1 Nov (Full moon night) and thus conclusion on next full moon night (1 Dec).

I have attached Damodarastakam in pdf format. You must have Acrobatreader to view. If you do not have one then visit www.adobe.com  to obtain it.

Announcing Mayapur Trust Website
from David Kingston (aka Divya simha)

This is just a short announcement of the existence of Mayapur Trust's website at

Mayapur Trust was set up with funding from ISKCON's Mayapur Project in 1998, but has been run as an independent charity, relying on grants and individual donations since 1999. 

Krsna Conscious Message Board
by Sudama das

We have an enlivening Krishna conscious message board set up at www.harekrishnatemple.com . Devotees are welcome to come and discuss Krishna conscious philosophy, current events, ISKCON, or any other spiritual topics. Here's the direct link to the forums:
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