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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. It belongs to the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
(1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. Srila Prabhupada came to New York in 1965 and in twelve short years made the chanting of ‘Hare Krishna’ known throughout the world.
Friday Night Bhagavad Gita class
by His Holiness Dayananda Swami
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You are cordially invited to the most glorious event Radhastami 2016 at ISKCON Newcastle Friday 9th September, from 6.00pm & Sunday 11th September, from 3.00pm We are celebrating Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day on Friday 9th September & Sunday 11th...
You are cordially invited to the most glorious event Sri Krishna Janmastami 2016 at ISKCON Newcastle Thursday 25th August, from 6.00pm We are celebrating Lord Krishna’s Appearance Day on Thursday 25th August 2016. Please come and join us in this glorious event...
You are cordially invited to the most heartwarming event Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day 2016 at ISKCON Newcastle Friday 26th August, from 11am We are celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day on Friday 26th August 2016. Please come and join us in...
What is Mantra?
Mantra means ‘that which delivers one from the influence of the mind’, and is the only process of meditation recommended by scriptural authority of attaining self-realisation in this age.
What is Maha-Mantra?
Lord Chaitanya stressed that the chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare is the easiest means of self-realization.
Meaning of the words?
‘Krishna’ means the all-attractive, and because God has all the opulence’s in full; Beauty, Fame, Strength, Wealth, Knowledge, and Renunciation, He has the ability to attract all living beings to His association.
‘Rama’ means the reservoir of all pleasure, and since every living entity by constitution is pleasure-seeking, they can only satisfy this propensity when directed towards the Supreme Lord.
‘Hare’ refers to the pleasure giving energy of the Lord, personified in His eternal consort – Srimati Radharani, only through whom can we attain the favour of Lord Krishna.
Sacred Street Party – The Happiness Party
Kirtan Festival – April 2017
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