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HG Radheshyam Prabhu the Book Marathon topper

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We are very happy to inform you that this year HG Radheshyam Prabhu, the temple president of ISKCON Pune, stood 1st Rank in the world in the distribution of full sets of Srimad Bhagavatam and Chaitanya Charitamrita.

He distributed 150 full sets in cities like Pune, Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Adilabad. He also visited the homes of most devotees and personally installed the Srimad Bhagavatam sets there.

Also, by his inspiration ISKCON Pune stood 3rd Rank in World by distributing more than 1, 58,000 Bhagavad-gitas

HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami Maharaj’s Pune Visit


ISKCON Pune is immensely glad to announce the schedule of upcoming Pune visit of His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami Maharaj. Maharaj is visiting Pune from 7th to 9th Feb. He is adored by devotees all over the world for his eloquent, lucid and succinct discourses which convey the deepest philosophical truth with a praiseworthy ease of understanding and at the same time captivate the audiences with enchanting descriptions of Lord’s pastimes.

Maharaj accepted renounced order of life on the auspicious day of Rama Navami, 24th March, 2010; before which he was renowned by the name Devamrita Prabhu. He has served as temple president in Mumbai, Belgaum and Vrindavan. In his more than 23 years of dedicated devotional life in ISKCON, he has preached in many countries of America, Europe and USSR, and continues to do so. He is overseeing the development of a “self- sufficient vedic eco village” (Gokul Dham) in 450 acres of land near Belgaum.

Commemorating the hundredth birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in the year 1996, he travelled widely and conducted National level theistic debate competitions in various colleges and Universities across India and Nepal, covering 250 cities and over 5000 colleges.

We extend you a warm welcome to take full advantage of his rare and uplifting holy association. The schedule of his visit is delineated in the picture attached herein.

HHBRSM Visit to pune

Naad Rang – A unique cultural program by Children

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Performing arts in its various forms, for the pleasure of their lordships has been a very important and integral part of ISKCON. In ISKCON Pune, Bhaktivedanta Kala Kshetra offers this platform under the guidance of Bal Govind Prabhu and team.

Lord Krishna is very pleased when His devotees offer their beautiful artistic offerings to Him and He shows his love for arts in forms like Rasaraj, Natavar, Murlidhar and so on. When lord Krishna appeared as his own devotee as Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, then also he established Hari Naam Sankirtan as the Yuga dharma and He used to relish sankirtan with his associates for long times. In the same way, many of the prominent Acharyas in Vaishnava Parampara have expressed their feelings in form of devotional songs that inspire millions of devotees now and forever.


On Dec 14th 2014, a unique cultural program was organized at ISKCON NVCC at Pune for the pleasure of their lordships. This program named “Naad Rang” was special as all the artists performing in this program were children from the congregation of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra temple.


During this 2 hour long program children of different age groups presented a number of performances on Indian classical, South Indian classical, Tabla, Kuchipudi dance, Bharatnatyam dances and a unique live painting.


The names of the children artists are Riddhima, Vaishnavi, Kush, Hrishikesh, Vishnu, Sara, Gopileela, Khushi, Priyavrat, Ashutosh, Gauranga, Nandrani, Bhakti, Anaya and Govinda.


This program was a glimpse of how creative expression in the field of performing arts develops the child’s inner self and creative discipline also helps in developing child’s personality.

The program was graced by the auspicious presence of HG Jahanava Mataji, HG Rupa Goswami Prabhu, HG Bal Govind Prabhu and many other senior devotees. The program was coordinated by HG Jayanarsimha Prabhu and HG Yashoda Rani Mataji.


Gita Dana Yajna

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Hare Krishna

Please accept our humble obeisances.

Dear devotees

This whole month we collect donation for sponsoring Bhagavad Gita partly and then we distribute Gita in subsidized price especially to the school students all over India.

On 28th December 2014, we are celebrating Gita Dana Yajna at ISKCON NVCC, Pune evening 5:00 P.M.

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By sponsoring Bhagavad Gita partly you can participate in this yajna.

Kindly contact 9552790595.

Your Servant

Dayasindhu Das

Devotional Classical evenings at ISKCON Pune

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Hare Krishna ,

Please accept my humble obeisances,

All glories to Srila Prabhupada,

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga,

For the pleasure of all The Lordships and all the Vaishnavas. on behalf of the kirtan team of Cultural department and Bhaktivedanta Kala Kshetra of NVCC, we feel privileged to announce following few events.

Kirtan Sandhya

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Place: ISKCON NVCC, Pune

Date: 31st December 2014

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

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Place: ISKCON Camp, Pune

Date: 31st December 2014

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.

For more details please contact:

Murli Govind das (9762032659).

Swar Sandhya

Like last year, this year too, we are holding a grand classical concert of Vaishnava Bhajans and Kirtans to welcome the new English year 2015 in Krsna Conscious way !!!

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Date: 1st January 2015, Thursday

Time: 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Venue: Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra Temple hall, NVCC.

For more details please contact:

Sameer Krishna das (9604559639).

Details are as follows:

Singers: HG Manjiri Gopi DD, HG Priya Sundari DD, HG Param Shakti DD, HG Sharnya Radha DD, HG Parth Hari Das, HG Shankar Pandit Das, HG Sameer Krsna Das, Bh Nitin Mehendale, Bh Rohan J., Bh Keshu, Bh Palash and other artists

Vaishnava Dasavani

Few Vaishnava artists from Udupi are going to have a performance of Vaishnava Songs in Carnatic style of singing by Karnataka Sangha, Pune. These will be compositions of Shripada Madhvacharya and other saints like Purandara Dasa etc.

Date: 4 January 2015

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Venue: ISKCON NVCC, Pune

For more details please contact:

Rasamrita Sindhu das (8421184921).

Kindly be there with your family and friends to relish and absorb in glorification of the Lord in classical melodies.

Your Servant

Dayasindhu das


Kirtal Mandali, Bhaktivedanta Kala Kshetra.



Bhagavata Katha

Bored with hackneyed New Year parties?? Looking for an adventurous and enriching experience while marching forward towards the beginning of another New Year of dreams, hopes and opportunities?? Then we would urge you to do away with so called not so new ‘New Year parties’ and extend to you a warm and hearty invitation to Krishna’s New Year Carnival, which has been enthralling the hearts of Puneites (or Poonaites) for last 12 years. We would like to welcome you to a week-long extravaganza of soul-stirring music, enchanting discourses and mesmerizing feast for your taste buds!!!

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ISKCON Pune welcomes you to annual Bhagavat Katha festival by His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaj, a world renowned and widely acclaimed Kirtan singer and Bhagavat Katha speaker. His holiness speaks to large gatherings in USA, Mauritius and all over India in annually celebrated Bhagavat Katha festivals. As a spiritual guru within ISKCON, Lokanath Maharaj has been associated with Krishna Consciousness since 1972. His holiness has worked on many spiritual and educational projects such as Padayatra festival, World Holy Name Week Festival, Bhaktivedanta Academy for Spiritual Sciences (BASS), etc. Serving as ISKCON’s Padyatra Minister, He has organized Padyatras in 108 countries. His holiness has served as an ISKCON Minister for the ‘Srila Prabhupada Centennial’, whereby he coordinated a global campaign in the year 1996, and the magnificent Centennial celebrations achieved unmatched success with respect to the number of Srila Prabhupada’s books distributed, plates of prasadam served, and festivals conducted worldwide.

The Bhagavat Katha will be conducted at one of the most prestigious as well as spacious auditorium in Pune city, “Ganesh Kala Krida Manch” near Swargate from 25th to 31st Dec, 2014. The entire week will be marked by various festivities such as Jhulan yatra on 26th December, Deepotsava on 27th December, Jagannath rath yatra mahotsava on 28th December, Puspabhisheka on 31st December and many more similar events. The most significant part of carnival is daily Bhagavat Katha from 6 to 9 pm throughout the week. The katha will be followed by sumptuous prasadam.

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So, let us gather together to welcome the New Year in most sublime, enlightening and mouth-watering way possible, and thereby explore the sweetness and universal harmony within and without.

New Attraction at ISKCON NVCC: Govinda’s Restaurant – The Higher Taste

Govinda's Restaurant - The Higher Taste

Refreshing welcome drinks and nutritious salads act as instant eye catchers as one enters the premises of recently inaugurated pure vegetarian restaurant Govinda’s. The tagline “the higher taste” literally lives up to its literal meaning. The sanctified vegetarian restaurant is a great place for holistic culinary experience. Food and ingredients are fresh and organic. The delicious food served here is something much beyond, than just being pure vegetarian delicacies. It’s “prasadam” that is, food stuffs are first offered to Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna and then accepted as the remnants of their mercy. Therefore, this prasadam not only nourishes both body and mind but also soothes the soul of each partaker.

The restaurant is located just outside the temple complex of ISKCON’s New Vedic Cultural Centre at Katraj-Kondhwa by pass, on the left side of main entrance. Govinda’s has a seating capacity of around 70 people in its main dining hall. As per the needs, the verandah outside can also be utilized to accommodate more visitors. This is especially useful during birthdays or similar such parties

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The ambience gives an experience of rich Indian Vedic culture. Walls are colorfully painted and decorated. As you enter the restaurant you will be greeted by well-dressed attendants with “Hare Krishna”. Their friendly demeanor will make you feel at home. These attendants keep the restaurant sparkling clean and Soothing kirtan is played in the background exuding a positive vibe supporting a nice atmosphere. The restaurant serves lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Prasadam is served in the format of unlimited, buffet (Self Service).

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A typical Govinda’s menu comprises of welcome drinks (fruit juices, Jaljeera etc.), Salads (for e.g. green salad, macaroni salad etc.), Starters like kachoris, dhoklas followed by main course which includes vegetables (such as Paneer Tikka Masala, Veg Afgani, Veg Jhalfrezi etc.), Rice (Both plain as well as special rice preparations), Dals, Assorted Rotis (such as Fulka, puri, chapatti, kulcha, Naan etc.). The last but not the least part of menu is its variety of desserts which includes Ice cream, Rabadi, sweet rice etc.

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By now, I am damn sure that you will be convinced of a delightful and sumptuous experience for your taste buds upon every visit. Rates are reasonable and taste is enticing. So, if you are fond of “Higher Taste” then do visit “Govinda’s – The Higher Taste”, and what’s more? The taste of the pudding lies in eating it.

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A Six Session Certificate Course on Bhagavad Gita As It Is

Lord Krishna Instructs The Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna

An invitation to study a lifetime self-help Book

Don’t miss the Nectarean Bhagvad Gita course starting soon :- Get to
know what Krishna really spoke on the battlefield of Kuruksetra….and also

Get to know WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU ?!!! practical
relevance of it in YOUR life…….

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Speaker : H.G. Ramnitai Das (M.Tech, IIT Chennai)

Date : Every Saturday 20 December 2014 onwards
Time : 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.

Venue: Balaji Hall, ISKCON NVCC, Pune

Bhagavad Gita Hindi

Speaker : H.G. Ramnitai Das (M.Tech, IIT Chennai)
Date : Every Sunday 21 December 2014 onwards
Time : 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Venue: Hall H-21, Voice Building, NVCC

Bhagavad Gita English

bhagavad gita course Hindi Pamphlet

For more details please contact

9657243087 (Ashwin)

Gita Premiere League (GPL) 2015



Sublime spiritual knowledge with practical solutions

and some excitement with challenging game!


Gita Premiere League 2015

An Easy Online Bhagavad Gita Quiz Contest!

For Anyone and Everyone! Write from home! Win Prizes!


Grand Prizes:

Gita-Ratna Award Rs 1,00,000

Gita-Bhushan Award Rs 50,000

Gita-Shree Award Rs 25,000

and 100 Gita-Puraskar Awards

International Certificate for each passing participant

Contest Application Fees (online registraton and payment):

Option 1: Rs 200 ~ Bhagavad Gita + 6-page colour calendar + Multimedia DVD + Question Bank + Online Gita Course

Option 2: Rs 100 ~ Multimedia DVD + Question Bank + Online Gita Course

For Registration:

SMS “REG” to 8605413415

Or visit

Or Scan the QR Code from your smartphone

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Please participate yourself and encourage your friends, relatives, neighbours to take part today!



For more details contact:

Mandali Bhadra Prabhu (8605413415)

Krishna’s talent search

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- Competitions on occasion of Balarama Jayanti

ISKCON Pune is organizing various competitions on the occasion of Balarama
Jayanti, sunday 10th august at 10.30 to 12.30 at NVCC above Prasadam hall.

Attached herewith is the soft copy of the poster displaying the various
categories namely
1. Shloka recitation
2. Collage making
3. Poem writing
4. Essay writing
5. Handwriting
6. Extempo or Just a minute
7. Sketching/painting

The main theme of the event is
“Krsna’s Six Opulences”

These completions are open to all-congregation and others. There are two age brackets for purpose of judging:
Age group under 15 and
Age group above 15

There is no pre-registration needed and anybody can walk in to participate at the venue.
There will be an entry fee of Rs10/- per entry.

Papers, pen and pencil will be provided. Any other materials such as
paints, colour pens etc for painting/sketching should be brought by the
participants if they wish to use these.

The detailed topics area as follows
1.Shloka recitation- 10.30 to 12.30
Participants can come prepared with any verse of their choice from any
scriptures (Srila Prabhupada’s books) or any verses from Vaishnava Songs (to be recited not sung), but these shlokas should be describing or
related to any of the six opulences of The Lord Krsna. Participants will
be judged for accuracy, pronunciation and relevance of the verse to the

2. Collage making- pre-prepared and submitted anytime between 10.30-12.30 at the venue. The topic is again- The six opulences of Krsna. The size is to be A4 paper size. The entries will be judged as per beauty, relevance of depiction and skill. More than one entry is allowed. Participants to write their name on the entry.

3. Poem writing-  pre-prepared and submitted anytime between 10.30-12.30 at the venue. The topic is again- The six opulences of Krsna. The restriction for the poem entries is 32 lines and handwritten on an A4 paper.Poems could be in English, Hindi or Marathi and has to be a personal attempt not previously published. The entries will be judged based on originality, composition and accuracy of language and its relevance to the topic given. More than one entry is allowed. Participant to write their name on the sheet submitted.

4. Essay writing- a specific topic from amongst the Six opulences of Lord
Krsna, will be given on the spot to the participants. the competition.