1. Installation Ceremony of Sri Caitanya Deity at Govardhan Eco Village

    On November 14th, 2016 Radhanath Swami visited Govardhan Eco Village outside of Mumbai, India, for the welcoming ceremony, (prana pratista) of the form of Sri Chaitanya, to the Eco Village’s temple. Govardhan Eco Village is a model farm community and retreat center, inspired by Radhanath Swami in the service of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s vision, highlighting the need to live in harmony with ourselves, nature and the sacred. Sri Chaitanya now accompanies Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanbihari on the main altar. The ceremony was held on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima – the day Sri Chaitanya, the...
  2. Govardhan Eco Village Wins The International Green Apple Environment Award

    ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) a 100 acre sustainable farming community and retreat center, based near Mumbai, India has won the Green Apple Environment Award in Gold category in an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. ISKCON GEV’s participation was amongst 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and were presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster ,London on Monday, November 16 2015. Srutidharma Prabhu, Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor, on behalf...
  3. 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...
  4. Confluence of Vedic Wisdom and Modern Business at Govardhan Eco Village

    On the 10th and 11th January 2015, 130 industrialists and corporate leaders from around the world converged at Govardhan Eco Village to participate in talks and panel discussions that concerned the ‘Confluence of Vedic Wisdom and Modern Business’. The conference was organized by Artha Forum, an online community dedicated to raising awareness amoung professionals and business leaders of the relevance of ancient wisdom and literature in modern business. Radhanath Swami guides the forum’s activities. Compassion was the keynote of most of the proceedings. During the panel discussion entitled ‘Art of...
  5. Radhanath Swami Hosts a Western Yoga Group at Govardhan Eco-village

    26th January 2012 – a day when the entire nation of India was celebrating the Republic day, a group of western yoga students arrived at Govardhan Eco-village.  Govardhan Eco-village is spread across 60 acres near the Sahyadri mountain range, a two hour drive from the city of Mumbai. The group of 16 yoga students from different parts of the US, was led by Gopi Manjari Devi, the founder of Yoga Mandali in Saratoga Springs NY. Also accompanying them was the angelic singer of Vedic hymns, Gauravani, of the famed band ‘As Kindred...