Ankush Chaudhari (Marathi: अंकुश चौधरी) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer and theatre personality. He is widely regarded as one of the most popular actors of the Marathi cinema . visited ISKCON’s Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra temple and took darshan of Their Lordships, also he visited Sri Balaji temple of ISKCON. He had a soulful talk with temple vice president Bala Govinda Das & Shweta Dwipa Das. Here he also had a discussion about “Lifestyle Management based on 6 principles of Srimad Bhagvad Gita” with Bala Govinda Das. Mr Vivek Lokhande (look designer, V98Hair & make up Studios) arranged his visit to ISKCON temple. He thanked ISKCON cultural team for this wonderful visit and experience
of the holy names of the Lord. Sri Sachinandana incarnates to establish this
CB Adi 2.22Today, 26th April, we had weekly Harinaam sankirtan in Katraj- Gokul Nagar
area. It was very inspiring to see how citizens were responding to
enthusiastic participation of all bramhachari and congregation devotees.
More than 25 bramhachari and few Grihasta devotees along with their children
participated in this. It was well coordinated under the HG Anant Gopa pr and
team. Kirtan was led by HG Mantrarupa pr, HG Yugal Shyam pr, and HG Sudar
Shyam pr and accompanied by HG Tarak Krishna pr, HG Akshay Lila Pr,
In the sankirtan there was also announcement by HG Girivardhari pr
and team about importance of chanting of Holy name and Sankirtan, with
wonderful examples, analogy and temple address and other activities. Same
time there was distribution of prasadam and Srila Prabhupada’s books and
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“There is no limit to the wonderful things people can do working together,
if it doesn’t matter who gets the Credit.”
Srila Prabhupad has said, ‘Sankirtan — congregational chanting and by engagement in the service of Krishna, anyone who takes part will experience the state of “Samadhi,” ecstatic absorption in God-consciousness, 24 hours a day!’, Our kids kirtan on this Sunday 23rd April, gave a glimpse of this experience to all those who visited Balaji temple on an auspicious day of Varuttini Ekadashi.
Around 10 devotee children ranging from 4 to 7 yrs age sang with their innocent devotion, Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, delighting hearts of everyone. Lord Balaji standing in the altar appeared pleased in His beaming smile, blessing the little ones. Elder children assisted on mridanga & kartaal, although had to be little patient as younger ones would struggle with the rhythm, never failed to encourage and inspire them with their steady accompaniment.
All of those who had come to take darshan of Lord Balaji had later gathered around this team of little ones who were singing Hare Krishna Maha Mantra sitting right in front of Lord Balaji. Oblivious to who was around them, children singing in their sweet demeanor captured hearts of all the visiting devotees. Wonderstruck crowd couldn’t stop participating by singing mahamantra & catching rhythm with their dancing feet.
Kirtan went on for more than an hour, ended with Lord Balaji’s Mahaprasadam for children and their parents.
It was eminent that all the parents had taken efforts in preparing their little one with a nice tune of maha mantra, sitting next to them helped them to serve the Lord by singing with confidence and devotion.
We wish to thank all the children along with their parents for their efforts and persistence in offering this service at the lotus feet of Lord Balalji, month after month. All our thanks to team of devotees for arranging instruments and sound system, also Mahaprasad which children enjoy the most.
We wish to thank our temple president HG Radheshyam Pr, other temple authorities from Kirtan seva mandali for giving children this service opportunity with such wonderful arrangements.
We wish to pray for the children that they remain innocent, active servants of the Lord, always engaged in enthusiastically serving the Lord & His devotees.
Always aspiring to serve the Lord and His devotees,
Next Kids Kirtan Mela is on 30th April at Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra Mandir for age above 15yr from 5 to 7.30 contact: 9370010242 and
At Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari Mandir at 4.30 to 7pm Contact:8805011402
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“So far Sankirtan is concerned, that should be continued in all circumstances. Chanting of Hare Krishna, Sankirtan is our life and soul…..Srila Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada Says “anything that kids do, has lot of impact on the society. On 16th April-Sunday, we had the Kids Kirtan mela between age 7 to 15 yrs. It was very enthusiastic ‘n energetic participation by more than 10 kids and parents. All the kids sang very nicely, confidently and devotionally. They were well practiced for presenting their seva and in vaishnava attire and small girls decorated their faces by gopi dots, just looking like small manjiries. All the rhythms of kartals and mridanga were given by kids only, it was well co-ordinated event.
Its wonderful moment for visitors for them it was a great joy in seeing small kids doing Kirtan, singing , playing instrument and coordinating with each other so energetically, they also became enthusiastic, and by clapping their hands and dancing they also encourage kids to sing and play.
Event ended with the special mahaprasad for all Kids , special mercy of the Lord .We thank Bhakta Sarvesh for playing of mridanga long hrs. and singing . We also thank Jagtap Prabhu and Family for coordinating the event and we thank all the parents to support and encourage their child for this seva we also thank HG Radheshyam Prabhuji , Temple management, for facilitating this forum and giving Kids a chance to Serve the Lord.
Next Kids Kirtan will be on April 23rd , at Sri Balaji Temple Hall , for age bellow 7yrs . For registering your kids for this contact Varsha Mataji 09881722728 Please join to encourage and Inspire Kids and pray for them to become powerful soldiers of Sankirtan army.
Sarvamangal Devi Dasi .
(Kids Kirtan Team)
“There is no limit to the wonderful things people can do working together, if it doesn’t matter who gets the Credit.”
HH Prabhudanand Swami Maharaj
On 14th April Friday and 15th April Saturday, SB class in NVCC @ 8:40 am by HH Prabhodanand Sarswati Swami Maharaj. At 8 am there will be Breakfast Prasad on both days for all. Please Join.
On 5th April ’17 Rama Navami festival was celebrated at our temple.
Devotees participated in large numbers although it was a weekday. The celebration began at 9am in the morning with a melodious kirtan and wonderful morning class by HG Lal Govinda Pr.
At 4pm there was a cultural program by Santrika team, the cultural wing of Iskcon Pune, which included kirtans, bhajans etc.
This was followed by abhishek of Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanumaan. Later HG Sri Keshava Pr gave a short speech about the appearance of the four divine brothers Rama, Laxman, Bharat and Shatrughna.
After which there was a Maha-Arati followed by ecstatic prasadam for all devotees.
The abhishek was also live on Facebook.com/IskconNvcc.
Prabhuji began the class with the pastimes from Ayodhya Kanda section of Ramayana.
He explained how Laxman would serve Lord Rama and Mother Sita while they were in the forest for many years.
The first member of Ravana’s family to meet them was Shurpanakha who wanted to enjoy Rama separate from Mother Sita and in the course even wanted to kill Her.
Laxman cut off her nose and threw it on the other side of river Godavari and the place later came to be known as Nashik city.
Shurpanakha called her brothers Khara and Dushana to take revenge. They came with 14,000 demon soldiers but Lord Rama finished them off in just a matter of 1 hour.
Later Shurpanakha incited the lust of Ravana to kidnap Mother Sita with the help of Maricha, who took the form of a Golden deer.
The session ended with Lord Rama’s meeting Hanuman and forming allies with Sugriva to search for Mother Sita.
Jai Sri Rama