Newsletter Number #133 -  ( Mid August issue 2004 A.D. Gaurabda 518)

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All Glories To Srila Prabhupad.

/ \ All Glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.

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... Have a Happy New Year - Gaurabda 518

Prasadam Recipes: To slake the thirst of body, mind & soul
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... inspiring Vegetarian articles
... Eggless cooking - baking - cakes
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The Interactive Vaishnava Calendar page of Fasts, Festivals, Functions and Feasts. ( )

Now you can view the FULL years 1999-2000 & 2000-2001 & 2001-2002 & 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 & 2004-2005.
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Now available 2004 - 2005 Vaishnava Calendar starts March 2004

First Month of Chaturmasya Begins - Fasting from Sak, green leafy vegetables, for one month
(note Chaturmasya is not observed during Purushottam Adhika Masa.)

Sridhara masa continues after Purusottama Adhika Masa
(Chaturmasya is not observed during Purusottama Adhika Masa.)

Vyanjuli Mahadvadasi Fasting for Paramaa - Shuddha Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 12th August 2004 in NZ)

Sridhara masa continues after Purusottama Adhika Masa (Fasting from green leefy vegetables)

Simha Sankranti (Sun enters Leo)

Sri Raghunandana Thakur - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Sri Vamsidas Babaji - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Fasting  for Pavitropana Ekadasi (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 26th August 2004 in NZ)

Sri Sri Radha Govinda Jhulan Yatra begins

Srila Rupa Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Gauridas Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Sri Sri Radha Govinda's Jhulan Yatra ends.

Lord Balaram - Appearance - Jayanti  (Fasting till noon)

Second month of Chaturmasya begins (Fast from yogurt for one month.)

Srila Prabhupada's departure for the USA 1965 AD.

Father's Day -  1st Sunday in September in Aus & NZ - (3rd Sunday in June in US & UK)

Sri Krsna Janmastami: Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna (7th Sept in NZ)
(Fasting till midnight - breakfast with Ekadasi style prasadam)

Sri Nandotsava - Nanad maharaj celebrates the Jata karma of Baby Krishna

Srila A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Appearance (Fasting till noon)(Srila Prabhupada's 108th Avirbhav mahotsav)

Annada Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 10th September 2004 in NZ)

Kanya Sankranti (Sun enters Virgo)

   Sri Ganesh Chaturthi - 18 Sept in NZ (Do Not Look @ the Moon)

Srimati Sita Thakurani (Advaita's consort) - Appearance - Avirbhav

Sri Lalita sasti

Sri Radhastami : Srimati Radharani's - Appearance (Fasting till noon - 22nd September in NZ)

Trisprsa Mahadvadasi (Fasting for Parsva Ekadasi) - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 25th September 2004 in NZ)

Sri Vamana Dvadasi - Appearance of Lord Vamandeva (The fast is observed till noon on the Ekadasi)(Feasting is done tomorrow.)

Srila Jiva Goswami - Appearance - Avirbhav

Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur - Appearance - Avirbhav Utsava
(The fast is observed till noon on the Mahadvadasi)(Feasting is done today)

Sri Ananta Caturdasi Vrata

Srila Hari Das Thakur - Disappearance

Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava

Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada 1959 AD.

Srimad Bhagavatam Day

Third month of Chaturmasya begins (Fast from milk for one month.)

World Vegetarian Day ( 1st October every year)

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kasmad ekadasi jata tasyah ko va vidhir dvija
kada va kriyate kim va phalam kim va vadasva me

ka va pujyatama tatra devata sad-gunarnava
akurvatah syat ko dosa etan me vaktum arhasi

"Oh Gurudeva! When did Ekadasi take birth and from whom did she appear? What are the rules of fasting on the Ekadasi? Please describe the benefits of following this vow and when it should be followed. Who is the utmost worshippable presiding deity of Sri Ekadasi? What are the faults in not following Ekadasi properly? Please bestow your mercy upon me and tell about these subjects, as you are the only personality able to do so."

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Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 18 -  Conclusion : The Perfection of Renunciation

                        brahma-bhutah prasannatma
                          na socati na kanksati
                          samah sarvesu bhutesu
                        mad-bhaktim labhate param

   brahma-bhutah--being one with the Absolute; prasanna-atma--fully joyful; na--never; socati--laments; na--never; kanksati--desires; samah--equally disposed; sarvesu--to all; bhutesu--living entities; mat-bhaktim--My devotional service; labhate--gains; param--transcendental.

   One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful. He never laments or desires to have anything. He is equally disposed toward every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
   To the impersonalist, achieving the brahma-bhuta stage, becoming one with the Absolute, is the last word. But for the personalist, or pure devotee, one has to go still further, to become engaged in pure devotional service. This means that one who is engaged in pure devotional service to the Supreme Lord is already in a state of liberation, called brahma-bhuta, oneness with the Absolute. Without being one with the Supreme, the Absolute, one cannot render service unto Him. In the absolute conception, there is no difference between the served and the servitor; yet the distinction is there, in a higher spiritual sense.

   In the material concept of life, when one works for sense gratification, there is misery, but in the absolute world, when one is engaged in pure devotional service, there is no misery. The devotee in Krsna consciousness has nothing for which to lament or desire. Since God is full, a living entity who is engaged in God's service, in Krsna consciousness, becomes also full in himself. He is just like a river cleansed of all dirty water. Because a pure devotee has no thought other than Krsna, he is naturally always joyful. He does not lament for any material loss or aspire for gain, because he is full in the service of the Lord. He has no desire for material enjoyment, because he knows that every living entity is a fragmental part and parcel of the Supreme Lord and therefore eternally a servant. He does not see, in the material world, someone as higher and someone as lower; higher and lower positions are ephemeral, and a devotee has nothing to do with ephemeral appearances or disappearances. For him stone and gold are of equal value. This is the brahma-bhuta stage, and this stage is attained very easily by the pure devotee. In that stage of existence, the idea of becoming one with the Supreme Brahman and annihilating one's individuality becomes hellish, the idea of attaining the heavenly kingdom becomes phantasmagoria, and the senses are like serpents' teeth that are broken. As there is no fear of a serpent with broken teeth, there is no fear from the senses when they are automatically controlled. The world is miserable for the materially infected person, but for a devotee the entire world is as good as Vaikuntha, or the spiritual sky. The highest personality in this material universe is no more significant than an ant for a devotee. Such a stage can be achieved by the mercy of Lord Caitanya, who preached pure devotional service in this age.

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 - His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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(here's some nectar, sometimes it comes in the form of Srutakirti prabhu's diary, other times from Govinda dasi's diary, or sometimes from a letter, but still nectar...)


While Hridayananda Gosvami was Prabhupada's secretary in Mayapur, he was pleased to see how Prabhupada liked to hear his own singing of bhajans on the tape recorder. Even while working, Prabhupada played a tape and when the recording stopped, he asked that the other side be played again. One day, in a very jolly mood while listening to his own singing of haraye namah krsna, which had full harmonium, drum and karatala accompaniment and a strong rhythm, Prabhupada began to speak.
"Just go everywhere, and play this tape and dance." He motioned with his hands to show how the devotees should dance. "Go all around the world performing like this, and people will be so much attracted that you will make a million dollars!"
As the G.B.C. secretary responsible for all of South America, Hridayananda Gosvami usually served Srila Prabhupada in a mood of separation as he worked and travelled constantly on Prabhupada's behalf. But he often enhanced his remembrance of Srila Prabhupada by playing his tapes wherever he went. Serving in separation, he felt intensely close to Srila Prabhupada, as much as when he was personally with him, if not more so. Yet late at night after the demands of travelling, preaching, and managing, Hridayananda Gosvami would put on a tape of Srila Prabhupada singing and playing harmonium and as the transcendental sound of Prabhupada entered his ears, Hridayananda felt even more increased feelings of loving reciprocation for Srila Prabhupada. Thus vani (service to the order of Srila Prabhupada) enhanced vapuh (service to the personal form of the spiritual master). And conversely, vapuh enhanced vani.

- From the Nectar by HH Satsvarupa dasa

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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.12.04
Bombay, April 15, 1976

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Pradyumna: "The brahmacari should carry in the hand pure kusa grass, dressing himself regularly with a belt of straw, a deerskin garment, a bunch of hair, a staff and waterpot, as well as the sacred thread."


bibhryad upavitam ca
darbha-panir yathoditam
 [SB 7.12.4]

So description of brahmacari is going on here, the dress. The dress should be as simple as possible. So the ajina means the deerskin. That is very essential because formerly the brahmacaris used to go to guru-grha. In those days the guru-grha was not palatial building. Now if you haven't got palatial building, nobody will come. The different stage. But actually brahmacari, the guru also, they were living in the forest, and brahmacari used to go that guru-grha. So the deerskin in the forest is very essential. Just like we take some blankets, we can spread anywhere and sit down. Deerskin, it is said that if you have got deerskin, you can sleep in the jungle; the snake will not touch you. That is the dravya-guna, the special effect of deerskin. Either tigerskin or deerskin, if you sit down, if you sleep, the snakes will not come. This is also very scientific. Therefore, because the brahmacaris used to live in the jungle, it was essential. But on the whole the huts are(?) recommended, not that gorgeous dress, very nice bedstead or... As far as possible, yavad-artha, whatever is absolutely necessary... That is Vedic civilization. Vedic civilization does not recommend that artificially you increase your necessities, life, and there is so much trouble. Just like nowadays in your country the machine is there in every respect. Even for shaving your cheek you require a machine. So this increasing the artificial necessities of life is possible when there is no higher thought. After all, we are thoughtful. We have got better consciousness in the human form of life than the animals. Our consciousness is developed. But because in this age, material world, we have no spiritual idea, so whatever power we have got in thinking, we are trying to increase artificially material way of life. "The idle brain is a devil's workshop."..............continued

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sa vai manaù kåñëa-padäravindayor
vacäàsi vaikuëöha-guëänuvarëane
karau harer mandira-märjanädiñu
çrutià cakäräcyuta-sat-kathodaye

mukunda-liìgälaya-darçane dåçau
tad-bhåtya-gätra-sparçe ’ìga-saìgamam
ghräëaà ca tat-päda-saroja-saurabhe
çrémat-tulasyä rasanäà tad-arpite

pädau hareù kñetra-padänusarpaëe
çiro håñékeça-padäbhivandane
kämaà ca däsye na tu käma-kämyayä
yathottamaçloka-janäçrayä ratiù

Mahäräja Ambaréña always engaged his mind in meditating upon the lotus feet of Kåñëa, his words in describing the glories of the Lord, his hands in cleansing the Lord’s temple, and his ears in hearing the words spoken by Kåñëa or about Kåñëa. He engaged his eyes in seeing the Deity of Kåñëa, Kåñëa’s temples and Kåñëa’s places like Mathurä and Våndävana, he engaged his sense of touch in touching the bodies of the Lord’s devotees, he engaged his sense of smell in smelling the fragrance of tulasé offered to the Lord, and he engaged his tongue in tasting the Lord’s prasäda. He engaged his legs in walking to the holy places and temples of the Lord, his head in bowing down before the Lord, and all his desires in serving the Lord, twenty-four hours a day. Indeed, Mahäräja Ambaréña never desired anything for his own sense gratification. He engaged all his senses in devotional service, in various engagements related to the Lord. This is the way to increase attachment for the Lord and be completely free from all material desires.

(Srima Bhagavatam 9:4:18-20.)

Çrémad-Bhägavatam (1.5.17) Çré Närada Muni instructs Vyäsadeva as follows:

tyaktvä sva-dharmaà caraëämbujaà harer
bhajann apakvo ’tha patet tato yadi
yatra kva väbhadram abhüd amuñya kià
ko värtha äpto ’bhajatäà sva-dharmataù

“If someone gives up all material prospects and takes complete shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, there is no loss or degradation in any way. On the other hand a nondevotee may fully engage in his occupational duties and yet not gain anything.”

aho bata çva-paco ’to garéyän
yaj-jihvägre vartate näma tubhyam
tepus tapas te juhuvuù sasnur äryä
brahmänücur näma gåëanti ye te

“O my Lord! Persons who chant the holy names of Your Lordship are far, far advanced in spiritual life, even if born in families of dog-eaters. Such chanters have undoubtedly performed all kinds of austerities and sacrifices, bathed in all sacred places, and finished all scriptural studies.”
Çrémad-Bhägavatam (3.33.7)

yeñäà tv anta-gataà päpaà
janänäà puëya-karmaëäm
te dvandva-moha-nirmuktä
bhajante mäà dåòha-vratäù

“After many, many births of executing pious activities, when one is completely freed from all contaminations, and from all illusory dualities, one becomes engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord.”
(Bhagavad-gétä 7.28)

yasya deve parä bhaktir
yathä deve tathä gurau
tasyaite kathitä hy arthäù
prakäçante mahätmanaù

“Unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master, all the imports of Vedic knowledge are automatically revealed.” (Çvetäçvatara Upaniñad 6.23)

ataù çré-kåñëa-nämädi
na bhaved grähyam indriyaiù
sevonmukhe hi jihvädau
svayam eva sphuraty adaù

“No one can understand Kåñëa as He is by the blunt material senses. But He reveals Himself to the devotees, being pleased with them for their transcendental loving service unto Him.” (Bhakti-rasämåta-sindhu 1.2.234)

bhaktyä mäm abhijänäti
yävän yaç cäsmi tattvataù
tato mäà tattvato jïätvä
viçate tad-anantaram

“One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.” (Bg. 18.55)

These are Vedic instructions. One must have full faith in the words of the spiritual master and similar faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Then the real knowledge of ätmä and Paramätmä and the distinction between matter and spirit will be automatically revealed. This ätma-tattva, or spiritual knowledge, will be revealed within the core of a devotee’s heart because of his having taken shelter of the lotus feet of  a mahäjana such as Prahläda Mahäräja.

Bhaktir asya bhajanaà
tad ihämutropädhi-nairäsyena
amuñmin manaù-kalpanam,
etad eva naiñkarmyam.

“Bhakti means devotional service to the Lord which is free from desire for material profit, either in this life or in the next. Devoid of such inclinations, one should fully absorb the mind in the Supreme. That is the purpose of naiñkarmya.” (Gopäla-täpané Upaniñad 1.15)

"By the grace of the Lord, a devotee can easily understand how the Lord can appear in any form He likes. Therefore the devotee is never afraid of such a form. Because of special favor bestowed upon Prahlada Maharaja, he remained silent and unafraid, even though all the demigods, including even Laksmidevi, were afraid of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Narayana-parah sarve na kutascana bibhyati (Bhag. 6.17.28). Not only is a pure devotee of Narayana like Prahlada Maharaja unafraid of any dangerous condition of material life, but also if the Lord appears to mitigate the fear of a devotee, the devotee maintains his status of fearlessness in all circumstances."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 7.9.2, Purport)

"In this age it is very difficult to follow thoroughly the regulative principles and studies of the Vedas which were formerly recommended. However, if one gives aural reception to the sound vibrated by great devotees and acaryas, that alone will give him relief from all material contamination. Therefore it is the recommendation of Caitanya Mahaprabhu that one should simply hear from authorities who are actually devotees of the Lord. Hearing from professional men will not help. If we hear from those who are actually self-realized, then the nectarean rivers, like those which are flowing on the moon planet, will flow into our ears."

(Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 10)

"The servants of God come to propagate God consciousness, and intelligent people should cooperate with them in every respect. By serving the servant of God, one can please God more than by directly serving the Lord. The Lord is more pleased when He sees that His servants are properly respected because such servants risk everything for the service of the Lord and so are very dear to the Lord. The Lord declares in the
Bhagavad-gita (18.69) that no one is dearer to Him than one who risks everything to preach His glory."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 1.2.16, Purport)

"By the grace of Lord Sri Krsna, we had the chance of being born in a Vaisnava family, and in our childhood we imitated the worship of Lord Krsna by imitating our father. Our father encouraged us in all respects to observe all functions such as the Ratha-yatra and Dola-yatra ceremonies, and he used to spend money liberally for distributing prasada to us children and our friends. Our spiritual master, who also took his birth in a Vaisnava family, got all inspirations from his great Vaisnava father, Thakura Bhaktivinoda. That is the way of all lucky Vaisnava families."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 2.3.16, Purport)

"Because the common man is unable to control the senses and the mind, it is his duty to accept the shelter of a great soul or a great devotee of the Lord and just try to please him. That will make his life perfect."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.22.6, Purport)

"Never think that I am absent from you. Physical presence is not essential; presence by message (or hearing) is real touch. Lord Krishna is present by His message which was delivered 5,000 years ago. We feel always the presence of our past Acharyas simply by their immutable instructions. I hope you will understand me right and do the needful."

(Srila Prabhupada, letter to "My dear Students," 2nd August, 1967)

"Academic knowledge, scholarship, high position, etc., are all useless in solving the problems of life; help can only be given by a spiritual master like Krsna. Therefore the conclusion is that a spiritual master who is one hundred percent Krsna conscious is the bona fide spiritual master, for he can solve the problems of life."

(Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 2.8, Purport)

"This Krsna consciousness movement is not something new, something that we have introduced or manufactured. It is authorized on the Vedic principles, authorized by acaryas like Caitanya Mahaprabhu and others. And the method is very simple; there is no loss. We are not charging anything, we are not asking for fees and giving the people some secret mantra and promising them that they will become God. No. This is open for everyone -- children, women, girls, boys, old people -- everyone can chant and see the results."

(Science of Self-Realization, Chapter 5)

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"IN EVERY TOWN AND VILLAGE the chanting of the Holy Name of Krishna shall be heard. This was the forecast made by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu almost 500 years ago in India. Today, as the Hare Krishna Mantra -- Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare -- resounds in Bombay and New York, Nairobi and Sydney, and in Paris and Hong Kong, the prophecy of Lord Caitanya stands fulfilled. The universal import of this "Samkirtan Movement" (the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord) was expressed by Lord Caitanya as follows:

"Glory to the Sri Krishna Samkirtan which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years together. Thus the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death, is extinguished. The Samkirtan Movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction Moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge, it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it helps us to have a taste of the full nectar for which we are always anxious."

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There are subtle influences in the Universe that, for thousands of years gone by, advanced cultures have honoured, respected and utilised. Before the corruption of the Vedik literatures by the Christian and Moslem invaders to India all these things were used; Ayurvedik Medicine; Vedik Astrology; etc. Today there's a rennaisance among many to revive these arts.

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"But it is I who am the ritual, I the sacrifice, the offering to the ancestors, the healing herb,
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“All the lists of the incarnations of Godhead submitted herewith are either plenary expansions or parts of the plenary expansions of the Supreme Godhead, but Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.28)

rämädi-mürtiñu kalä-niyamena tiñöhan
nänävatäram akarod bhuvaneñu kintu
kåñëaù svayaà samabhavat paramaù pumän yo
govindam ädi-puruñaà tam ahaà bhajämi

“I worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda [Kåñëa], who is always situated in various incarnations such as Räma, Nåsiàha and many subincarnations as well, but who is the original Personality of Godhead known as Kåñëa, and who incarnates personally also.” (Brahma samhita 5:39.)

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"The religious principles taught by Mohammed and Jesus Christ are similar to the religious principles taught by Vaishnava sects. Buddhism and Jainism are similar to Saiva-dharma. This is scientific consideration of truths regarding religious principles. Those who consider their own religious principles as real dharma and others religious principles as irreligion or subreligion are unable to ascertain the truth due to being influenced by prejudice. Actually religious principles followed by people in general are different only due to the different qualifications of the practitioners, but the constitutional religious principles of all living entities are one." (Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Sri Krsna Samhita.)

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 Hare Krishna's in Moscow build new temple

Hare Krishna. Dear prabhu, as you may know the Moscow devotees are moving forward to build a grand new preaching and cultural center, as a favor to me, as I have done so this morning, please forward this announcement below to everyone in your email address book that might be interested. This will be a great service to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Chaitanya's preaching mission. Thank you

Your servant,

Janaka Mahajana Dasa

Here is an exciting announcement:

 The devotees in Moscow Russia have opened a beautiful website today dedicated to the new $12,000,000 Cultural Center/Temple they are building. Srila Prabhupada was very keen on having a Moscow temple. Devotees are extremely excited by the startling success in having the land for the complex donated by the Russian Government. They have drawn up plans for a Vedic style temple complete with 2 restaurants, café, auditorium with stage, boutique, meeting rooms, and a huge temple room. This a grand step forward for Lord Chaitanya's preaching mission, a beautiful feather in Srila Prabhupada's "swami hat".

Come and see the plans and pictures. Don't miss the current news and progress reports at;  or

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Bhakti-Vijnana Gosvami-GBC, and all the Russian devotees.

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Organic Farming of Rice Promoted in Tamil Nadu

TAMIL NADU, INDIA, July 8, 2004: Mr. N.G. Anbalagan, an eco-agricultural technologist and a strong advocate of organic farming, used his own farmland to demonstrate that traditional rice can be grown organically and will produce a viable and marketable end product. The article says, "He grew GEB 24 variety rice (also called Kichili Samba) successfully in his farm in Thottanaval village near Uthiramerur in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, and harvested good yields." Mr. Anbalagan says, "I raised this crop in about 0.2 hectares as a demonstration plot, and it responded well to organic nutrition. I harvested about 800 kg paddy and 1.5 tons of high quality straw." Before the introduction of rice varieties that responded well to chemical fertilizers, GEB was widely grown. For his farm, Mr. Anbalagam had to obtain 30 kg. of seeds from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore. The article explains how the seeds were treated with cow urine, how they began their life in a nursery where they were planted in soil rich in green leaf manure, and then how the fields where they were finally planted were rich in ripe farmyard manure. In addition, the field only required one manual weeding and spiders, frogs, dragonflies, and insect devouring birds kept the field pest proof. The article says, "The cost of cultivation of rice in 0.2 hectares was Rs. 4500. The gross returns from the paddy at the current market price will be Rs. 8000, and the value of the straw will be Rs. 500." Mr. Anbalagan firmly believes that organic farming can be re-introduced to farmers as a way of making a living if the "time honoured farming knowledge of our ancestors" is reintroduced.

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Europe's Oldest Altar Found

The Globe and Mail

SOFIA (AP) -- A recently unearthed sacrificial altar where ancient villagers left offerings to their gods may be up to 8,000-years-old, making it the oldest of its kind found in Europe, a Bulgarian archeologist said Thursday.

The altar was discovered earlier this week in a mound that contained many traces of Stone and Copper Age settlements near the village of Kapitan Dimitrievo, some 100 kilometres southeast of the capital, Sofia.

"The archeological layer where the sacrificial altar was found dates back to 6,000 BC," said Vasil Nikolov, the head of the excavation team.

"In the fifth and sixth millennium BC, these lands used to be Europe's civilization core," Mr. Nikolov said. "The people who lived there were among the first farmers in Europe."

The altar is 1.85 metres deep. Three steps lead to the bottom of the cylindrical hole where religious rituals were performed.

"The cylindrical bottom of the altar is meant to symbolize the womb of the Mother Goddess of Earth," he said. "The religious rituals ñ mainly food sacrifices ñ were supposed to secure a rich harvest."

In the mound's earliest Neolithic layer, the archeologists discovered an ancient wood and clay lodging with three rooms, a grain depot and a domed fireplace. The sacrificial altar, where people left offerings of grain and cereals, was found near the fireplace.

"An altar well of such dimensions dating back to the sixth millennium BC is a first-time discovery in Europe," Mr. Nikolov said.

The mound where the altar was found is 13 metres high, with a diameter of 140 metres.

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There is a story about how habit is second nature.  There was a thief, and he went on pilgrimage with some friends.  So at night when the others were sleeping, because his habit was to steal at night, he got up and was taking someone's baggage.  But then he was thinking, "Oh, I have come to this holy place of pilgrimage, but still I am continuing theft by habit.  No, I shall not do it."  So then he took someone's bag and put it in another's place, and for the whole night the poor fellow moved the bags of the pilgrims from here to there.  But due to his conscience, because he was on a holy pilgrimage, he did not actually take anything.  So in the morning when everyone got up, they looked around and said, "Where is my bag?  I don't see it."  And another man says, "Oh, there is your bag."  There was some row, so they thought, "What is the matter?  How has it happened?"  Then the thief rose up and told all of the friends, "My dear gentlemen, I am a thief by occupation, and because I have that habit to steal at night, I couldn't stop myself.  But I thought, `I have come to this holy place, so I won't do it.'  Therefore I placed one person's bag in another man's place.  Please excuse me.

MORAL:  This is habit.  He doesn't want to, but he has a habit of doing it.  Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah.  What is the question of independence.

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Hare KrishnaSchool & Playgroup

Krishna Conscious education for children

Hare Krishna School in Riverhead, Auckland is a government funded school that runs from 9am – 3pm five days a week. We cover all core subjects in the New Zealand Curriculum and in addition teach Sanskrit, Sastra and Vedic arts. Children who come to this school get everything that children at state schools get plus Vedic culture and values in a serene rural environment.

We also run a preschool program for children 3 and up.

A school bus service provides transport from Auckland suburbs.

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2 days per week serving about 100 plates each day.

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Auckland Veda club.
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Its a simple weekly program thats been running for a few years, at Clubspace,
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New CD of Bhaktivinoda Thakur bhajans

by Ashok Krishna das and Syamabiharini dasi

By the mercy of Guru, Gauranga and Radha Krishna, (after our first bhajan album Bhajanamrtam) we have managed to produce a new CD entitled "Bhaktivinoda", a collection of bhajans of Saccidananda Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and other Vaisnava acaryas in Orissi classical ragas.

The CD includes 8 bhajans and a 12-page booklet with all lyrics and a translation of the songs:
Gurudeva! Kabe Mora Sei Din Habe
Hari Hari, Kabe More Hoibe Sudina
Kabe Sri Caitanya More
Narada Muni
Janama Saphala Ta'ra
Brajendranadana, Bhaje Jei Jana
Kabe Ha'be Bolo

Price, inclusive of shipping, is 15 Euros per CD. If you want to order this CD, please transfer the amount to the following account (and send us your shipping address by mail or email):

Account number 3125628, Ashok Jagram, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bank details: Postbank, Foreign operations, P.O. Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam [Swiftcode: PSTB NL2]

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These recipes are specifically used in the Brahma-Madhwa Vaishnava community for shaaka haara vrata - first month of Chaturmasya where one fasts from Greem leafy vegetables - spinach:

Bharda Palya(Dry curry)
Most common dish in north karnataka.

     Soaked Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
     Red Chillies - 2 to 3
     Coriander powder - 1 tsp
     jeera (cummin) powder - 1 tsp
     salt ot taste
     Sauteed vegetables (like, okra, bell pepper, methi/fenugreek, gawar(chaulikai))

Grind the soaked chana dal and red chillies with salt, dhania powder, jeera powder, and a pinch of hing. Add very little water if necessary.
Grind it coarse.
Heat the oil an a curry pan. Add mustards, turmeric and hing. After mustards stop popping add any of the above mentioned vegetable and saute them. Do not add water. Allow it to get tender and well cooked. To this add ground chana dal paste. Mix it well and allow it to sit on the stove for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve hot with Chapatis.

Tomato Rice
Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 2 tsp
Green Chillies(split in halves) - 2
Tomatoes - 1 big
Curry leaves - 15-20 leaves
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Salt to taste

Heat the oil in a vessel. Add cumin seeds in the vessel. Once they splutter add turmeric, hing, Chana Dal. Once the chana dal turns brown add cinnamon, cloves, and bay leaves. Now, add green chillies, tomatoes and curry leaves. Once the tomatoes are cooked add cooked rice to it. Mix it well and garnish with cilantro.

Aloo Bonda
     Bengal gram flour (Besan) -1 cup
     Rice flour -1/2 cup
     Salt - as required
     Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
     Baking Soda - a pinch.

For stuffing :-
Cooked potatoes - 4 medium sized
Cooked green peas - 1/2 cup
Minced green chillies - 2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
Salt - as required
Minced Ginger(fresh) - 1 tsp

1. Prepare a thick batter by mixing Bengal gram flour (Besan), salt, red chilli powder and soda. Mix well by adding enough water and keep aside.
2. Peel outer skin from cooked potatoes. Mash the potatoes well when it is still warm . mix cooked green peas, minced green chillies, salt and coriander leaves. Add minced ginger. Put this mixture aside. Take a small pan and add 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds. After they are popped, add turmeric and a pinch of hing. Now, add the mashed potato mixture and mix well in the low flame. Finally you can add a tbsp of fresh lemon juice.
3. Make lemon sized balls from the prepared potato mixture and dip it in the prepared besan batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden color. Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce.

     1 cup of rice flour
     1/4 cup of maida
     2 tbsps of soaked chana dal
     2 tsps of chilli powder
     1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger
     salt to taste
     a pinch of hing

Mix all the above ingredients except chana dal and make a dough. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium setting. Take a small ball of dough on a greased sheet of aluminum foil. press the ball gently and take 5 to 6 chana dal and place it on the dough patti. Now pat it gently . Now, gingerly flip the foil and transfer the patti in the oil. Deep fry it and remove them as they turn to a brown color.

It is a North Karnataka dish.
     Buttermilk/water - 4 cup(32 oz)
     Besan - 1/4 cup
     green chillies - 2 to 3
     cilantro - one handful
     curry leaves - 15-20
     salt to taste
     vegetables like:
         Potatoes in combo with Tomatoes - 2 cups
         Indian eggplant in combo with tomato - 2 cups

 Cook the required vegetables in a pan. If using buttermilk, Churn and keep it aside. Add besan to the buttermilk and blend it well.
 Pour this into a pan. Allow it boil. It gets thickened a little bit.
 Goes well with rotis and even rice.

Shavigi Paayasa
         Ingredients and Method:
         Please refer to vermicelli paayasa.The only difference is for naivedyas, we
         use home made shaavigi and not the commercial one's. If you do not have
         home made shaavigi, you still can use commercial ones that are available,
         as your aim is to please our loving Lord.

Vermicelli Paayasa(shaavigi Paayasa)

     2 cups of roasted vermicelli(roasted in a tbsp of ghee)
     1 and 3/4 cup of sugar
     1/2 tsp of saffron threads
     1 and 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder
     2 tbsp of cashews
     2 tbsp of raisins
     4 cups of whole milk/2% milk

Roast cashews and raisins in a tsp of ghee and keep it aside. Pour required amount of milk and allow it to boil. To the boiled milk add roasted vermicelli. Once the vermicelli gets cooked in the milk, add sugar. Then add roasted cashews, raisins, ground cardamom, and saffron threads. Allow it to boil and serve it warm or cold.

Ingredients and Method:
Pleae refer to Rava Kesari.
The only differences are as follows:
1. Do with pure and happy heart.
2.Do not add food colors (saffron will do)
3.Finally add one finely cut banana and mix well.

Rava Kesari
     2 cups of roasted cream of wheat (roasted in a tbsp of ghee)
     1 and 3/4 cup of sugar
     1/2 tsp of saffron threads
     1 and 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder
     2 tbsp of cashews
     2 tbsp of raisins
     4 cups of whole milk/2% milk

Roast cashews and raisins in a tsp of ghee and keep it aside. Pour required amount of milk and allow it to boil. To the boiled milk add roasted rava. Once rava gets cooked in the milk add sugar. Then add roasted cashews, raisins, ground cardamom, and saffron threads.If necessary add orange food color. Allow it to boil and serve hot

Vege update:
Social scientists and law enforcement officials have identified animal abuse as a symptom of emotional illness and a precursor to violent crimes against human beings. To allow individuals guilty of perpetrating such cruel acts to go unpunished or not sufficiently punished would be to sanction these horrific crimes and would permit them to go on to possibly commit violent crimes against humans.

The Animal Spirit Newsletter - Issue #2 -  4/21/03-4/27/03

Higher Taste cook book

All the Meatless Pasta preparations you'd like to prepare:
(some need some adjustment, as they contain onion and garlic)

Different Shapes of pasta:

OVER 100 EGGLESS CAKE recipes can be found on our Main index and
on many other pages at:

Visit our Award winning site - Vegetarianism & Beyond
Interesting articles - information - history - arguments - links............ (been re-vamped) fact everything you want to know about Vegetarianism and Beyond:
... last updated 8th August 2004

Offering our food to Krishna:
....excerpt from lecture by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.1-3 -- San Francisco, March 28, 1968

The Vedic literature says like this, that God has no leg, no hand. Therefore the impersonalists take advantage of it. "Oh, here it is stated God has no legs, no hands." But the next line is, javana grhita: "He can accept everything which you offer Him in devotion."

Now how He can accept? If He has no hand, how He can accept things from us? That means He hasn't got a hand like us. His hand is different. Therefore even though He is situated in the spiritual world, which is far, far away from us, still, He says in the Bhagavad-gita, it is said,

patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
asnami prayatatmanah

Krsna says that "A little flower or little water or a little leaf, whatever My devotee offers Me in love and devotion, I accept it." And tad aham bhakty-upahrtam. "And because he has brought it with great devotion, therefore I eat." Tad aham bhakty-upahrtam asnami. Asnami means "I eat." Now you can say, "All right, I'll offer these fruits and flower to God, but it is the same. It is remaining. How He is eating?" But His eating is not like my eating, because He hasn't got a body like this. This body is material. If you bring me a plate of fruits, this body immediately swallows it. But He has got spiritual body. He eats... Simply as soon as He knows that you have offered it in devotion, He eats immediately.

Go here to follow the simple system for offering foodstuffs to the Lord
... and always with the Magic ingredient - Offer it to Krishna.....
... with L'n D (love and devotion)

Why do we offer our food to God before eating?

Nutrition and Health - vitamins, a balanced diet, through prasadam:

Vegetarian Update - newsletter from NZ Vegetarian Socity in Wellington:

“If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat.
That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it.
Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.”
--Sir Paul McCartney


Check out heaps of information on Vegetarianism, Prasadam-ism,
download books, Vegetarian Recipe programs, and more.


A Beginners Guide to Vegetarianism:

How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat - very nice Vegetarian pages:

Vegetarian recipes:

Heaps of Quick Vegetarian Recipies:

101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian:

Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking Recipes:

Excellent "Meat Substitute" recipes

Hundreds of Vegetarian recipes

Fat-free vegetarian meals:
A lot of inspiring Vegetarian preparations here, some have onion and garlic in,
so replace that with hing or omit that altogether as you see fit, still this page is well worth a serious look for ideas.


"You Mean That's in the Bible" - expose on meat eating:

- oxymoron of the yuga:

Protect both our species, two-legged and four-legged. Both food and water for their needs supply.
May they with us increase in stature and strength. Save us from hurt all our days, O Powers!

Rig Veda Samhita 10.37.11.

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McDeath - the facts about Ronnie McDonalds:

Meet your Meat FREECDRoms
This is a must for those who live in the illusion of animal killing is somehow acceptable or humane.

I have converted the "Meet your Meat" video into a CD rom & will send a copy of it for free to anyone with a Cd burner & a pledge to make at least 4 copies to give to their meat eating friends.

Meet your meat - shocking live footage of the TRUTH in the meat industry:

This is the new version
I sent out a total of over 750 CD's last year to 60 different countries. My goal in 2003 is to double that number.
I would appreciate if you would forward this message to your readers.
Anyone willing to participate, please forward my mailing address as


Vegetarians BEWARE of Orange Softdrinks
Coca-Cola (manufacturer) - Not suitable for vegetarians; lists the following products as not vegetarian
These products contain traces of fish gelatine, which are used as a stabiliser for beta-carotene colour.

Fanta Orange
Diet Fanta Orange
Lilt Pineapple & Grapefruit
Diet Lilt Pineapple & Grapefruit

Soft Drinks - Some canned Orange drinks use gelatine as a carrier for added Beta Caratine.
(This would not appear on the ingredients panel).
(Text PAMHO:5891790) ---------------------------------------

According to recent communications with Chelsea Sugar group - NZ Sugars their Sugars are now free from "Bone Char" bleaching process and so devotees can again use and offer White Sugar safely.

See more details HERE

As of last week in November 2003 Yopliat the yogurt people now put gelatine in their products
See here for pointers of okay ones

 Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes

Healing with humour: Taking better care of ourselves  =>;-))

Visit our Hasya Rasa pages

FOR YOUR INTEREST: This one is not a joke but I thought you might like to know. These are the names of Lord Caitanya taken from the book "Sri Caitanya Sahasra Nama Stotra", i.e. "A Thousand Names of Lord Caitanya" by Srila Kavi Karnapura (as translated by HG Kusakratha Prabhu from the Krsna Institute)...

        So Lord Caitanya is known as the one:

 - hasya-kari  &  hasya-yuk  ==> who laughs & jokes

 - hasya-priya  ==> who is fond of joking

 - hasya-nagara ==> who is the hero of those expert in speaking joking words

 - hasya-grami  &  hasya-kara  ==> is expert at joking

 - pushpa-hasa  ==> whose smile & laugh are as charminng as flowers.

Lord Gauranga's smiling & laughing qualities ki...

                                                ys Radhe Govinda dasa

P.S. One of the qualities of Srimati Radharani is that she is very expert in the art of joking.

This is a MUST READ =>;-Q

Four Wives parable:

A circus owner walked into a bar to find everyone crowded about a table watching a little show. On the table was an upside-down pot and a duck tap dancing on it.

The circus owner was so impressed that he offered to buy the duck from its owner. After some wheeling and dealing they settled for $10,000 for the duck and the stainless steel pot.

Three days later the circus owner runs back to the bar in anger, "Your duck is a rip-off! I put him on the pot before a whole audience and he didn't dance a single step!"

"That's strange" said the duck's former owner, "did you remember to light the candle under the stainless steel pot?"

(no ducks were harmed in the telling of this joke)

There was once a hat-seller who passed by a forest on his way back. The weather was very hot and he decided to take a nap under one of the trees, so he left his whole basket of hats by the side. A few hours later, he woke up by some sounds. The next thing he realized was that all his hats were gone. Then he heard some monkeys on top of the tree and he looked up. To his surprise, the tree was full of monkeys. They have taken all his hats!

The hat-seller sits down and tries to think of how he can get the hats down. He started to think and scratched his head. The next moment, he realized that the monkeys were doing the same action. Next, he took down his own hat and fanned himself. The monkeys did exactly the same! An idea strike him - he took his hat and threw it on the floor. And the monkeys did the same too. At last , he managed to get all his hats back.

Fifty years later, his grandson also became a hat- seller and had heard this monkey story from his grandfather. One day, just like his grandfather, he passed by the same forest. Feeling very hot, he took a nap under the same tree and left the hats on the floor Again, when he woke up, he realized that all his hats were gone.

He looked up and found that the monkeys had taken all his hats. Remembering what his grandfather had told him, he started scratching his head and the monkeys followed. He took down his hat and fanned himself and again the monkeys followed. Now, very convinced of his grandfather's idea, he threw his hat on the floor... but to his surprise, the monkeys still held on to all the hats!

Then one monkey climbed down the tree, grabbed the hat on the floor, gave him a slap and said, "You think only you have a grandfather!!"

Six retired Scotsmen were playing poker in the club when Willie loses £500 on a single hand, clutches his chest and drops dead at the table.

Showing respect for their fallen mate, the other five complete their playing time, standing at the table.

Angus looks around and asks, "Now, who is going to tell the wife?"
They draw straws and Jock picks the short one.

They tell him to be discreet, be gentle, don't make a bad situation any worse.

"Gentlemen ! Discreet ? I'm the most discreet person you will ever meet.
Discretion is ma middle name, leave it to me."

Jock goes over to Willie's flat, knocks on the door, the wife answers, and asks what he wants.

Jock says, "Your husband just lost £500, and is afraid to come home."

She shouts, "TELL HIM TO DROP DEAD!"

Jock says, "I'll go tell him."

A pirate walked into a bar and the bartender said, "Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible."

"What do you mean?" said the pirate, "I feel fine."

"What about the wooden leg? You didn't have that before."

"Well, we were in a battle and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I'm fine now."

"Well, ok, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?"

"We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight.

My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook. I'm fine, really."

"What about that eye patch?"

"Oh, one day we were at sea and a flock of birds flew over. I looked up and one of them unloaded its dropping in my eye."

"You're kidding," said the bartender, "you couldn't lose an eye just from some bird pooh."

"Na, It was my first day with the hook."

Did you ever wonder?

Kermit Frog  - Frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.
"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a £30,000 loan to take a holiday."
Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager. Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.
 The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow £30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

(You're going to love this)
 (It's a real treat)
 (A masterpiece)
(Wait for it)
 The bank manager looks back at her and says... "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

(You're singing it, aren't you?)

from Pauline Archell-Thompson in UK

Jasbinda Singh: "My wife can talk for two hours on any given subject."

Banta Singh: "My wife doesn't need a subject."

For every person with a spark of genius,
there are a hundred with ignition trouble.

The United Brethren church in Parsons, Kansas was having a program, and one of the women was supposed to say, "The ass stuck his head out the window and brayed."  The woman didn't want to say "ass" in church and asked if she could change the word to "donkey". The other members insisted that she call it an ass, because that's what it was called in the Bible.  One person reminded her of the story about Jesus riding an ass into Jerusalem.

The woman worried about her line right up until the fateful day of the program. When her turn came, she stood up in front of the congregation and said, "The donkey stuck his ass out the window and brayed."

The ways of this material world - strange but true

What do you call a three legged donkey?

A wonkey.......

What is like an Orange but isn't one?

a carrot !!!!

 A drunk man who smelled like beer sat down on a subway seat next to a priest.

 The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket.

 He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked,"

 Say, Father, what causes arthritis?"

 My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol and a contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of bath."

 "Well, I'll be damned," the drunk muttered, returning tohis paper..

 The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized.

 "I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?"

 "I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does"

thanx Bh Gary in Q8 for that one

No one is ever completely worthless.
They can at least be used as a bad example!

If God had really intended men to fly,
he'd make it easier to get to the airport.

George Winters

and don't forget...


You might like to check out Krishna-conscious jokes -
Also check out the Humour section of the Main Index:

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Tentative Program:
11am – Reception of VIPs and public
11.30am – Dhananjaya Prabhu, one of the first disciples of Srila Prabhupada, and others speak on SP interspersed with poetic musical recitations.
12.30pm – Simultaneous :
*Mayapur style gurukulis/youth choir singing Brahma samhita
  * joyous conch blowing, ringing of bells and bhajan

  *offering of grains by VIPs and public

1.30pm - Guru-puja of Srila Prabhupada and puspanjali (offering of flowers)
1.45pm – Drama by children
2.30pm – Prasad feast for all

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – where the children have their own abhiseka, kirtanas, displays and offerings.

FESTIVAL OF INDIA – for displays, books, devotional items, shops and all-day distribution of prasad.



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*bhoga items for the feast and the public prasad distribution
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*art work for the displays and exhibits
*other festival costs

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