1. Radhanath Swami Attends the Kumbha Mela

    On August 28th and 29th, 2015 Radhanath Swami attended the Kumbha Mela, in Nashik, India. The Kumbha Mela is a festival held every third year at one of the four holy places of India by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain. These melas are reputed as the largest peaceful gatherings of the world. Right now a two-month-long Kumbha Mela is under way in Nashik with 10 million people expected to attend. Radhanath Swami stayed with his dear friends Lokanath Swami and Pankajhangri Prabhu at the ISKCON camp located at Sadhu...
  2. Janmastami Wishes from The Bhakti Center’s Lotus Festival

    On September 3rd, 2015, Radhanath Swami spoke at the Lotus Festival, a celebration of Sri Krishna Janmastami (the divine appearance of Sri Krishna) at New York City’s Bhakti Center. The event was attended by approximately 500 people and featured Radhanath Swami’s talk, hours of kirtan, a drama on the birth of Krishna, an 11 course prasadam feast, and the special feature – each of the guests received the opportunity to offer a real lotus flower to Radha Muralidhara (Radha and Krishna). Below is an excerpt of his talk as well as...
  3. The Golden Jubilee Celebration of Srila Prabhupad’s Journey to the West

    August 13th, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s historic voyage from India to the United States, a journey that was the prelude to his founding of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), in New York City, 1966. Srila Prabhupada’s followers around the globe remembered his arduous journey: on the cargo ship Jaladuta, penniless, to an unknown land, at age 69, suffering two heart attacks on the way. Radhanath Swami joined other ISKCON leaders in addressing an audience of 35,000, from 125 countries who gathered at Kolkata’s Nataji...
  4. Honoring Mother Earth

    On July 1st, 2014, Radhanath Swami spoke at the Bhakti Center in New York City about the Govardhan Eco Village, a project he initiated on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. An excerpt of the talk is below. The entire talk may be downloaded here. In the early 1970’s I heard a story about my beloved gurudev, Srila Prabhupada. He was in Mayapur, a very holy place in India where Lord Chaitanya appeared in this world. For many, many years, saintly people have gone there. So Srila Prabhupada, after much struggle and challenge was able to purchase a...
  5. Bhakti Retreat with Radhanath Swami

    BHAKTI RETREAT with RADHANATH SWAMI A DAY-LONG EVENT SUNDAY / SEPTEMBER 20 / 9:30am – 7:00pm THE BHAKTI CENTER / 25 FIRST AVENUE NEW YORK, NEW YORK ADMISSION: $95 / SUPPORTER PRICE $150 For more info please email draupadiranidevi.rns@gmail.com Join us for the first Bhakti Retreat with Radhanath Swami in New York City. Hosted at the Bhakti Center in the heart of New York City, you will have the opportunity to spend a day immersed in bhakti and learn...
  6. Celebrating the Divine Appearance of Sri Chaitanya

    March 5th, 2015 was the 529th anniversary of the divine appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The anniversary, called Gaur Purnima, is the most important festival of the year and the beginning of a new year in Gaudiya Vaishnavism. To celebrate the occasion, Radhanath Swami led five thousand devotees in a two day festival at Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. On the first day, in the morning and evening, Radhanath Swami spoke from the biographies of Sri Chaitanya: Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita and Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat. “Sri Chaitanya came like the rising...
  7. Chariot Festival at Galtare

    On February 22nd, 2015, Radhanath Swami led the celebrations of the Rath Yatra, an ancient traditional chariot procession, at Galtare Village, Maharashtra, India. Galtare Village is the home of Radhanath Swami’s project, Govardhan Eco Village, a model farm community and retreat center highlighting the importance of spiritual ecology. The procession, with a chariot carrying a Deity of Krishna, passed through the narrow streets of the village, as 2000 villagers pulled the chariot, sang kirtan and danced joyfully. Every house in the village had lamps lit at the doorway and rangoli...
  8. Radhanath Swami at the Journey Home Book Club Meet

    On the evening of February 20th 2015, Radhanath Swami met over 200 members of the Journey Home Book Club at Patidar Samaj Hall, Opera House, Mumbai. The club facilitates the spiritual quest of those inspired by The Journey Home. In his address Radhanath Swami said, “In every true religion of the world, throughout history and in all different countries, it is the one God and his representatives coming to remind us what we have forgotten. When my Guru Srila Prabhupada came to New York City, he was asked, ‘Swamiji, we...
  9. Flower Festival – A Festival of Unity in Diversity

    On Januray 31st, 2015 the annual Flower Festival was celebrated at Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. First an enthusiastic team of hundreds of volunteers plucked petals from 2000 pounds of flowers including white and yellow chamomile, orange and coppery marigold, yellow and white chrysanthemum, pink and red roses, jasminum molle and jasmine. The petals were then showered upon the deities of Radha and Krishna in the temple as everyone sang melodious kirtan. Finally when the same petals were showered upon the assembled devotees and guests, the ambience pulsated with colours,...
  10. Sharing the Treasure of India Through “India Rising”

    A 5-day festival entitled ‘India Rising 2015’ was held in Mumbai from 14th to 18th of January with over 100,000 people in attendence. Radhanath Swami commented on the festival: “Rising India! I am very hopeful the people of India will rediscover the supreme treasure that has been their heritage, and through our arts, through our lives, we share it with each other and share it with the world.” With hundreds of stalls displaying traditional handicrafts from different parts of India throughout the festival grounds, dance and dramas were performed on...