Bhakti Homes – Bhakti Steps

Dear Prabhus and Matajis, Hare Krsna. Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! We, at ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM) are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the new and improved Bhakti Home program together with its brand-new website packed full of useful tools and resources to help your congregations to …

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Pioneering Days Of Nama-hatta In ISKCON

Join us for an exclusive Live interview session with HH Bhakti Raghava Swami where he will be speaking about the ‘Pioneering Days of Nama-hatta in ISKCON. LIVE @ 11:00 A.M IST 27th February 2021 You can watch it on Facebook and YouTube Channels: https://www.facebook.com/cdmayapur https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKagZH_JujV57bgdgOVltyw You can ask your questions in the comment box during …

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Music & Krsna Consciousness

Sri Bhakti Das, a lawyer and a music teacher share his journey with Music in Krsna Consciousness.  The bhakti-yoga tradition emphasizes music and singing as its core practice and the easiest method for connecting with the Self and the Supreme. Aside from the repetition of the mantra kirtan, an ocean of poetic devotional songs has …

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Nama-Hatta The Basis of All Congregational Preaching

In the nineteenth century, Bhaktivinoda Thakura organized this method of preaching more systematically and set up a base for this preaching effort in Godrumadvipa, which he dubbed the “Nama-hatta” or the market place of the Holy Name. From here, he traveled to so many places and established over five hundred Nama-hatta sangas or associations headed …

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Sri Advaita Acarya Appearance Day

Advaita Ācārya having appeared, He found the world devoid of devotional service to Śrī Kṛṣṇa because people were engrossed in material affairs. Everyone was engaged in material enjoyment, whether sinfully or virtuously. No one was interested in the transcendental service of the Lord, which can give total relief from the repetition of birth and death. …

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Thank You, Lord, For Giving Me A Second Chance

Hare Krsna. My name is Andharupa dasi initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1975 at Miami Florida. I was asked to tell my story of my cure from Hepatitis C. The summer of 2004 His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja visited New Ramana Reti temple in Alachua Florida. I approached Maharaja and asked him for his blessings for …

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Surabhi Kunja – The Birthplace of NAMA-HATTA | Marketplace of Holy Name

Surbhi Kunja situated in Godruma Dvipa is the place where Lord Nityananda started His Nama-hatta – Marketplace of the Holy Name. This Nama-hatta spread all over Bengal in due course. In later years Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur pioneered the Nama-hatta and did his bhajan in this place. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur describes the marketplace in his book Sri …

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Dealing With Aggression and Anger

– By His Holiness Kadamba Kānana Swami — This is dependent on the seriousness of one’s anger and aggression. If it is very serious, then the person may need counseling. Kṛṣṇa consciousness cannot resolve psychiatric or psychological problems. By chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, one becomes purified, and eventually, both psychological and psychiatric problems can …

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Lord Nrsimhadeva Resolves A Father’s Dilemma -9th September 2006-

My father and mother, living at Bakura district, Catna village, are initiated devotees of the Gaudiya Math. My name is Gauranga. I had joined the ISKCON Sri Mayapur temple six months ago, and after finishing the three months bhakta training course, I was put in the school preaching service. A few days ago, just before …

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Nama-Hatta In ISKCON

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s modern-day Nama-hatta mission continued with Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness (ISKCON), His disciples including HH Jayapataka Swami (Minister for Congregational Preaching), HH Bhakti Raghava Maharaja, HH Bhakti Purushottama Swami, and HH Gauranga Prem Swami have expanded these Nama-hatta by the thousands throughout West Bengal, Bihar, and …

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