1. Sanctified Food for One Million Children Daily

    On February 6th, 2014, Radhanath Swami attended “Abhar,” a festival hosted by Annamrita, to celebrate the success of ten years of feeding healthy meals daily to slum and tribal children. All the meals provided by Annamrita are pasadam (sanctified food prepared with devotion for God). The event was held at Yogi Sabhagraha Hall in Mumbai and also provided an opportunity for Annamrita to thank its donors for their continued support. The festival was attended by over 3,000 guests. Radhanath Swami shared a spiritual outlook on this noble cause: “The more we give...
  2. Festival of India – Mumbai

    On January 16th, 2014, a three-day festival began in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, with the themes of self-sustainability, cow protection, living in harmony with nature, and devotion to Lord Krishna. More than 50,000 guests participated, extolling these Vedic ideals of “simple living and high thinking.”  Radhanath Swami addressed the participants and guests during the Ratha Yatra, a traditional chariot festival, on the second day. Around 40,000 people from all over the state of Maharashtra attended the chariot festival and heard Radhanath Swami speak on the topic of “Unity in Diversity.” The deity...
  3. Flower Festival 2014

    On January 25th, 2014, the Radha Gopinath temple in Mumbai resounded with excitement as Radhanath Swami led an enthusiastic team of volunteers to pluck over 3,000 pounds of flowers for the annual flower festival. The flowers – consisting of red, light pink and dark pink roses; orange, yellow and brown marigolds; and yellow and white chrysanthemums – were first showered on the forms of Radha and Krishna (Radha Gopinath) in the evening, and then showered upon all the guests amidst ecstatic and melodious chanting and dancing. Special guests at the...
  4. Sharing at the India Non Fiction Festival

    Radhanath Swami addressed two hundred participants at Asia’s first non-fiction festival, held at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, on the 24th of January’ 2014. The three day event focused on the theme ‘Be Bold, Stay Real’ and dealt with non-fiction writing. Experts from various fields came together to share their insights on a wide range of subjects- from business, management and economics to media, cinema, lifestyle, health, politics and globalization. In his hour long address Radhanath Swami narrated his initial reluctance to write the book The Journey Home and how his best...
  5. Annual Day Program at the Bhaktivedanta Hospital

    On the 10th of January’ 2014, Radhanath Swami addressed guests, doctors and the Directors of the Bhaktivedanta Hospital. He was attending the 16th Annual Day celebrations of the hospital, which was founded, and is presently managed, under his direct vision. Radhanath Swami was accompanied by his dear friend Giriraj Swami, Dr. Ajay Sankhe, the Director of the hospital, and the Trustees Rishikesh Mafatlal, ND Desai, and Sanjeev Maheshwari. Addressing over a fifteen hundred people, Radhanath Swami spoke of the need to constantly meditate on the purpose of the hospital; that...
  6. Speaking to Mumbai Youth on ‘The Power to Change’

    Under the inspiration of Radhanath Swami, since July of 2002 monthly youth festivals have been organized in Mumbai for addressing issues relevant to youth. On the 4th of January at the Shri Shri Radha Gopinath Temple in Chowpatty, Mumbai, Radhanath Swami spoke to over 1,000 young men at the monthly festival, called Prerana. During his talk, Radhanath Swami elaborated on the Vedic aphorism: “The Absolute Truth is that from whom everything emanates.” He said that this phrase has the power to positively change the world because it reveals we have...
  7. Visiting Pune’s New Vedic Cultural Centre

    On December 22nd, 2013, Radhanath Swami addressed a gathering of over three thousand guests at Pune’s New Vedic Cultural Centre (NVCC) including visitors from all over the State of Maharashtra. The NVCC is a project initiated and completed under the guidance of  Radhanath Swami’s student and disciple Radheyshyam das. It was inaugurated in February’ 2013 with the President of India, Mr Pranab Muinkherjee attending as a guest of honor. NVCC is one of Pune’s largest temples and cultural centers. Spread across six acres, it includes a spectacular Radha-Krishna temple, a South Indian style...
  8. Radhanath Swami Meets Legendary Social Activist Sindhutai Sapkal

    On the evening of 22nd of December’ 2013, at Gangadham ground chowk, Pune, both Radhanath Swami and Sindhutai Sapkal were honored as the chief guests at the performance of ‘Jaoo Devayacha gava’, a Marathi rendition of a drama on the life of Saint Tukaram (1577-1650), one of the most important and popular saints of bhakti tradition. Over five thousand people viewed the show directed by Sanjay Bhosle. Sindhutai is a legendary social activist who has won almost three hundred national and international awards for her contributions, especially in the field...
  9. Thanksgiving in New York

    The following is a excerpt from a talk given by Radhanath Swami on Thanksgiving day November 28th, 2013 at the Bhakti Center in New York City. Bhakti is the nature of our true self. It is unconditional, unselfish love, which everyone is ultimately looking for. Bhakti is also a process by which our love is awakened from within our hearts. It is not that we obtain love of God, or bhakti. It’s just that we remove all of those things that are obscuring our spiritual vision so we can see...
  10. Govardhan Eco Village Wins Coveted Skoch Award

    On November 12, 2013, the Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), a project started under the direct inspiration and supervision of Radhanath Swami, was honored at the 34th Skoch Summit in New Delhi. Skoch Awards are the highest independently-instituted civilian honor in India, recognizing people, projects, and institutions for their extraordinary contributions to society. They are coveted due to the exceptional research and rigorous process of selection of the Skoch Development Foundation. This year, the GEV won the Skoch Platinum Renaissance award for Water Conservation. “The award is a due recognition of...