1. Meeting With the King of Puri

    For bhakti yogis, Jagannath Puri, on the coast of the Indian state of Orissa, is a sacred place of pilgrimage. Puri is currently abuzz with excitement in anticipation of the annual Ratha Yatra (cart festival) on July 10th. Over one million devout pilgrims throng to witness the festival of chariots, where the deity of Lord Krishna in the form of Jagannath, along with his brother and sister, ride beautiful chariots amidst chanting and dancing and joyous festivities. While millions watch the event on television, prominent citizens and spiritual leaders of...
  2. Speech at the House of Lords

    Built to advise the Crown Imperial since 1295, the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster hosted a gathering to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Bhaktivedanta Manor. The House of Lords is the upper house of the UK Parliament. With the kind permission of the Lord Speaker, the event was hosted in the Principal State Room for an intimate gathering. Honorable guests included members of royal families from the UK, Europe, Burma and Russia, as well as over one hundred celebrities. Through the philosophy and culture of Krishna Consciousness,...
  3. New Vedic Culture Center Opening in Pune

    On February 24th, 2013, Radhanath Swami took part in the inauguration of ISKCON’s New Vedic Culture Center in Pune, India. The project was initiated and completed under the guidance of his student and disciple Radheyshyam das. India’s President, Pranab Mukherjee, attended the ceremony as a guest of honor as did other dignitaries and over 40,000 guests. The New Vedic Cultural Center 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 Balaji temple, a huge multi-purpose hall,...
  4. Sri Chaitanya’s Message of Universal Brotherhood

    Radhanath Swami addressed an esteemed assembly of delegates at an international seminar in Mumbai, India, on December 1st and 2nd, 2012. The seminar was organized by the Gaudiya Mission to celebrate the 525th advent anniversary of Sri Chaitanya, and was entitled “Universal Brotherhood as Propagated by Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.” The assembly of guests included representatives from the Gaudiya Mission, ISKCON and other spiritual organizations, along with the Governor of Maharashtra, Sri K. Shankaranarayanan. Radhanath Swami inaugurated the seminar by lighting the lamp in the presence of dignitaries and senior...
  5. Celebrating the Appearance of Krishna

    On On Friday the 10th and Sunday the 12th of August, (year?), Radhanath Swami attended the Appearance celebration of Lord Krishna at Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the Hertfordshire countryside of England, outside of London. Sri Krishna Janmashtami, as the festival is more commonly known, is celebrated by Krishna devotees around the world. As in previous years, Radhanath Swami was a special guest at Bhaktivedanta Manor for the festivities. Over the course of the two days more than 70,000 people attended the festival. Each year it is the largest such celebration outside of India....