Srila Prabhupada Samadhi Mandir, Vrndavana

As we look forward to this coming Kartika Festival, I would like to propose a contest, comprising of the wonderful meditation for ideas for my next project in Srila Prabhupada's Museum upstairs:

Bas-relief diorama type of exhibits of parallel pastimes of Krishna/Balarama and Gaura/Nitai. I have some ideas, but I'd love to have some international participation. There is no entry fee for this contest, save and except your enthusiasm. No reward for the topics finally used (maybe all of them!) save and except the mellow experienced by your contemplation and reflection upon the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead—and the satisfaction of knowing that you had something to with helping to apprise the public of Srila Prabhupada's desire to illustrate They are non-different from each other.

Let the competitions begin! I await your fondest choices at the above email address.

Parvati devi dasi

Posted by Parvati devi dasi, Oct 05, 2017

New Children's Book

I am preparing a children's "Childhood Pastimes of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda" in English and Hindi. If any BBTs or temples would like to translate into their languages, I could probably print at the same time. The text is around 30 pages, with about 50 pictures, if anyone has someone who could translate it sooner than later. Also, kindly let me know quatities required (in any language, including English).

You can contact me at:

Posted by Parvati devi dasi, Sep 23, 2017

Vrndavan Samadhi Donations

Due to all the changes and extra red tape of record keeping and reporting in the Indian Government's accounting infrastructure, the temple has pared down the accounts. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience, but I'm informed these previously ever changing details are now good for at least 5 years. If you need to know, the Samadhi is now using the following:

Rupee donation within India:
Andhra Bank, Samadhi Ac/#1885-10100030840
< IFSC code ANDB0001885 Andhra Bank, Vrndavan Branch

On-line donations:

Checks or Online donations in Foreign Currency:
Axis Bank, ISKCON Foreign Ac#9100100-1456-5239
IFSC code UTIB0000794 AXIS Bank Vrndavan

For U.S. Tax Exemption: .

For more information and inquiries, and confirming the receipt of your donation, please contact Thank you all for your participation.

Parvati devi dasi, for the Samadhi

Posted by Parvati devi dasi, Sep 15, 2017

Samadhi Project Appeal for Help

This is an appeal for your help for Srila Prabhupada's Vrndavana Samadhi Project.

This year, somehow the donation level has fallen below normal. For the first time in 17 years, I had to break a small Fixed Deposit to put in the working account. More than that, we must re-seal the dome after 25 monsoons, to ensure no leaking or concomitant structural damage. Removing the grouting on all the dome tiles from top to bottom to maintain the waterproofing, then applying the clear silicon coating so the moisture cannot come through the marble, will cost at least Rs. 5 laks, or $7,500.

This year, we found 3 leaks in the dome, which we sealed up immediately. It is urgent we begin the work without delay to protect the whole dome. Best would be if there were some forthcoming donations. But at this point, the work cannot wait.

Srila Prabhupada's Samadhi needs extra funding on an ordinary basis, but this work is the first order. I need help to cover at least our present crisis now. Therefore I am requesting your help to find donors for this Samadhi work. Though it is an urgent situation, I prefer not to dip into the Samadhi Maintenance Fund if I don't have to.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Your servant,

Parvati devi dasi

Posted by Parvati devi dasi, Jul 16, 2017

Samadhi Donor

Recently, a real estate builder in Vrndavana offered to give a donation to Srila Prabhupada's Samadh of 10% of the sales for the last 30 apartments he still has. These apartments are only for devotees, not for anyone else.

If anyone is looking for a place to retire with good facilities right around the corner from the temple, you can contact me for more information. Additionally, he said that anyone who mentions my name when you contact him, will get 5% off the price.

Thank you for helping me with this unusual type of donation!

Posted by Parvati devi dasi, Jul 10, 2017

ISKCON Hawaii Truly Needs Devotional Service

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident, and age 18 to 25, please contact our Temple President to come to Hawaii Temple and help with daily seva in the temple and temple resident. Best recipes here in Hawaii. Award winning Govinda's vegetarian buffet. Delicious.

Hawaii is lovely and friendly and you are needed. Please contact Temple President Sundarananda Prabhu, 51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Cell: (808) 384 - 5498

Posted by Sundarananda das, March 26, 2017

Brahmans Needed in ISKCON Honolulu, Hawaii

Must have legal residency in USA. ISKCON Honolulu, Hawaii needs young, strong, joyful brahmans. Please call temple president, Sundarananda prabhu, (808) 384-5498.

Posted by Sundarananda das, November 15, 2016

Service at ISKCON Honolulu

Please come and enjoy ISKCON Honolulu Pancha Tattva and Jagannath Deities. Srila Prabhupada said some parts of Hawaii are like the heavenly planets! Please, all young and strong devotees who love a warm tropical climate and blue ocean, come help our young East Indian gurukuli temple president to maintain this lovely Hawaiian ISKCON temple. Aloha

Contact Sundarananda prabhu at (808) 384-5498

Posted by Sundarananda das, November 13, 2016

Varnasrama Project, Northern California

To all bona fide disciples of HDG Srila Prabhupada and aspiring devotees who want to help establish Varna Ashram in the USA: We have purchased a secluded 5 acre parcel with a big creekside house and other buildings, including guest rooms, animal sheds, solar showers, and a huge greenhouse for growing non-GMO free organic food and flowers for the Lord and his devotees!

I am the owner, Murari Krsna dasa, and a siksa disciple of Srila Prahupada since 1975. I chant at least 16 rounds and follow all principles of ISKCON Vaisnavas. No 420 friendly or other items allowed like drinking, smoking, drug use, gambling etc.

If we want to establish a future for the Vaisnava culture we must be very serious ourselves. Anyone who wants to live in a beautiful spiritual community who will work hard for Lord Krsna can apply. We are located near Hwy 5 close to the large city of Redding in Northern California, and just 40 minutes from the famous spiritual retreat, Mt Shastra. Send your personal contact info to:

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Posted by Murari Krsna dasa, May 31, 2016


Six-month old trained ox team for sale to responsible buyer -- $600.00. Please respond asap or they will be auctioned for slaughter.

Whatcom County, Washington State (Northwest WA, just one hour from Canadian border). Garrett Franz from The Off Ox Project is offering to re-train them if necessary and transport them (a reasonable distance) to the purchaser.

For more information please contact:
Lavanya: (360) 595-0481 -
Garrett: (206) 393-2123

Posted by Lavanya Mangala dd, Apr 19, 2016


We are looking for a full-time pujari to join our team serving Sri Sri Radha Madhava. Experience is preferred but we will consider a trainee if you are enthusiastic, clean, tidy & punctual. You need to be an E.C. citizen, second-initiated & have a recommendation from a temple president or GBC. We need a minimum commitment of six months.

We can offer you your own room, Wi-Fi & cover expenses. Other terms & conditions are negotiable.

The temple is a grade two listed building set in an acre of gardens.

For further information contact Krsna Sundari dasi at

Posted by Alexander Tur, Apr 11, 2016

Telugu and Chinese Gitas

Looking for several Telugu gitas and Chinese gitas ASAP. I have sets of books to trade, if need be. Or outright buy it. Please contact:

Ronald Singh
(916) 672-8517

Posted by Ronald Singh, Mar 16, 2016


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