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KRISHNA’S NEW YEAR CARNIVAL : BHAGAVAT KATHA FESTIVAL

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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

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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

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For more details please contact

9657243087 (Ashwin)

Gita Premiere League (GPL) 2015

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Sublime spiritual knowledge with practical solutions

and some excitement with challenging game!

ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE IS HERE NOW WITH

Gita Premiere League 2015

An Easy Online Bhagavad Gita Quiz Contest!

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

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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 www.gitapl.com

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
topic.

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.

GYST REPORT

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We are the Gita Youth Society for Transformation (GYST), AProgram aimed at saving the youth from self-destructive habits by enlightening them with the knowledge of Vedic Wisdom through cultural programs, seminars and like-minded association.It’s a Monthly Youth Festival for the Age group 15-30 both for boys and girls.

Modern youths are suffering from tremendous pressure and stress to perform in an intensely competitive and demanding environment. They are indulging in self-destructive habits like drug addiction, suicides, illicit connections, violence, etc. Our society aims to show them an enlightened path that will empower them to achieve their ambitions and lead healthy happy lives.We have transformed lives of thousands of youths all over India including major technical institutes like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Chennai, NIT Warangal, NIT Suratkal, NIT Rourkela and many more.

This year, we have inaugurated our activities in February 2014, with an attractive cultural and seminar presentation. The program is organised at ISKCON’s New Vedic Cultural Centre that was inaugurated last year by the honourable President, Sri Pranab Mukherjee. These festivals attract thousands of youngsters from all over Pune. Our protocol for Events goes with Short Film, Cultural Dance,  Drama, Seminar, Dinner Feast and also Kirtan singing-dancing session that contains a wonderful mix of traditional musical instruments like mrdangas and cymbals, blended with modern electronic synthesizers, guitars, Drum pads and Zambay.

Some of the topics covered till date are True Love Story, Colors of India, Vote for India, Rolling of Dice, We face a crowd close to 1200 youth every month, every month it’s a new crowd, We are also conducting in Colleges & Successful Mantra Rock Show Performance in Malls. The GYST team has formed a BAND name “The Hare Krishna Chanters”. In the recent months we have also started Regular Ramayan Katha on Sunday evenings with a crowd of 50 people. We are expecting minimum 500 people to attend in the near future. This is for all age group.

For more details mail us at info@gyst.in or visit: www.gyst.in or sms us @ 8552811526

This whole event is under the direction of HG Radheysham das. HG Keshavanand das is playing a lead role as chairman and Bhakta Manjunath as a coordinator assisting in GYST service.

Kolkata dham darshan services

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We, at ISKCON Kolkata, take immense pleasure and feel divinely blessed to inform all the devotees that we have started SrilaPrabhupada Tours and Travels services in this sacred birth city of SrilaPrabhupada. Our aim is to serve all the visiting vaisnavas in taking a spiritually refreshing tour of the numerous spots in Kolkata that are forever sanctified by the divine touch of His Divine Grace. This presents us all with an opportunity to instil ourselves with sweet memories of Srila  Prabhupada pastimes at those very places where they factually happened and thereby fill our lives with supremely purifying glorification of our dear most master SrilaPrabhupada.

The details of services offered by  SrilaPrabhupada Tours and Travels are outlined below:

1)       Kolkata DhamDarshan: Kolkata, being the city where SrilaPrabhupada appeared and lived for a large part of his life, is replete with innumerable places associated with SrilaPrabhupada’s pastimes. The list includes

a)      Srila  Prabhupad’s birth place: The same jackfruit tree under which SrilaPrabhupada took birth is still there.

b)     Motilal Seal Schhol:Prabhupada did his schooling here.

c)      Scottish Church College:  SrilaPrabhupada studied in this college.

d)     RadhaGovinda Mandir:SrilaPrabhupada used to visit this temple regularly in his childhood,

e)      Khidderpore Dock:SrilaPrabhupada departed for America in Jaladuta ship from here,

f)       Ultadanga Junction road: SrilaPrabhupada met Srila Bhakti SiddhantaSaraswati Thakur for the first time etc.  (The list is very long!!!).

We are offering the facility to organize guided tours to these holy sites for visiting devotees. Devotees wishing to avail of our services in this regard can contact us via mail at  avdas@iskconkolkata.com. We request devotees to inform us well in advance to help us serve them our best. We suggest that Devotees, while going to Mayapur, can take opportunity to derive transcendental benefits of visiting these holy places.

Besides this, Nearby Kolkata, There are several places associated with of pastimes of Sri ChaitanyaMahaprabhu and  NtyanandaPrabhu; such as Panihati (The famous dahichida festival took place here), Khardaha (House of NityanandaPr ) etc.. If devotees wish, we can assist them to visit these places as well.

2)      Car and Bus Rental services:  We have also started car and bus rental services from Kolkata for various places like Mayapur, Panihati, Ganga sagar and other holy places in and around Kolkata and devotees may take advantage of this facility as well.

We would request all the devotees to kindly spread the word around so that countless souls may come and bathe their consciousness in the spiritually surcharged places which are imbued with the holy dust of SrilaPrabhupada’s Lotus Feet

Looking forward for  opportunities to serve all the devotees  with all our heart and soul for the pleasure of Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas and glorifying  Srila  Prabhupada  throughout the world.

Please CLICK HERE to see a slide show wherein some of the glimpses of aforementioned holy places are included.

Your Servant,

Ananda Vardhan Das (B.Tech, IIT Kharagpur),

Incharge: SrilaPrabhupada Tours and Travels,

ISKCON Kolkata.

 

DINDI : WORLD’S GREATEST WALKING FESTIVAL

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Participate & Be Happy!!!
Every year we ISKCON Pune organizing Dindi from Dehu to Pandharpur.
This is the successful 18th year of The Hare Krishna Sankirtan Dindi.
So we would like to Invite all the devotees of your temple to
participate and inspire all of us in this year for  Dehu to Pandarpur ,
“Hare Krishna Dindi ¨.

Special features of this Dindi are:-

  • Three times sumptuous prasadam (Anna Daan)
  • Filtered Drinking water (Jala Daan)
  • Nice Accommodation
  • Everyday Mangal Arati, Nrisimha Arati, Bhagawatam Class
  • Wonderful Dramas, skits
  •  Harinam Sankirtan with enthusiastic dancing (Naam Daan)
  • Book Distribution (Grantha Daan)
  • Everyday Pravachana (Gyan Daan)
  •  Participation of Dynamic young youth
  •  No meat eating, No intoxication, No gambling, No illicit sex
  • Bathing in Chandrabhaga River (Snana)
  • Entry fee 1500/- only  (for 18 days including three times prasadam and accommodation*)

 

Please try come for any part of the Dindi or spend your weekends with us.
If you are not able to come or send devotees for this you can also sponsor for Srila Prabhupada books or food for life, so we can serve as many warkaris as possible.
Dindi will start on  June 20, 2014 and will reach on July  07, 2014 to Pandharpur.
On  July 9  we will be observing fast for Devashayani Ashadhi Ekadashi.
On  10th  Mahadvadashi and Khichadi Distribution to lacks of Warkaris.
So please participate and take the benefits of these occasions and if you
want to render any service you can sponsor any part of this events. For that  you can donate.

For further detail  information you can contact us on following numbers.
or send your suggestions, ideas or feed backs on sadhusang@iskconpune.in, sadhusang@gmail.com

——– Dindi Management Team ——
Director Laxminarayan Das :  09657160054
Manager Parthsarathi Das : 08308819255

COOLING BREEZES IN HOT SUMMER

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(A review of Pune-Mumbai Sankirtan Dindi)
The supreme personality of Godhead the most munificent Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared 500 years back in Navadweep Dham in West Bengol. During His auspicious presence He travelled whole south India for propagating chanting of the holy names. Hence this is year exactly 500 years are complete for His Maharashtra visit. For remembrance of this glorious event;under auspicious blessing & guidance of HH Loknath Swami Maharaj, the grand walking Sankirtan festival which means sankirtan Dindi is arranged which will traverse the path in Maharashtra where Lord traversed during Maharashtra visit. This Dindi has started in Kolhapur& will go through Aravade, Pandharpur, Satara, Pune, Mumbai, Wada & will reach at Nasik. Hence recently devotees from ISKCON Pune temple have completed this Sankirtan Dindi from Pune to Kharghar (Mumbai).This Dindi was led by HG Parthasarthi Pr(Brahmachari from Pune). Devotees started on 1st May from Pune & reached Kharghar on 9th May.

First day many brahmacharis participated enthusiastically from Iskcon Pune camp and afternoon Dindi reached at Kalewadi center. There HG AprameyaMukunda Pr (father of Brahmachari HG AnandMurari Pr) had arranged grand feast for all. The main attraction of feast was Maharashtriyan special Puranpoli. Next day along with many Kalewadi congregation devotees thisDindi started for Sridham Dehu, abode of Tukaram Maharaj. In the afternoon devotees reached Dehu dham. There a sumptuous feast had arrived cooked in Nigdi temple. There ISKCON Dehu center had done a wonderful stay arrangement in their small but very sweettemple. In the evening one congregation devotee showed us various auspicious places where Saint Tukaram performed various past times exhibiting his exalted devotional qualities. Next morning devotees again started in early morning & reached Iskcon Talegaon center. To our surprise one congregation devotee there had constructed a very gorgeous temple having beautiful Sri Sri GaurNitai deities. After taking darshan of deity all devotees fatigue went away. Devotees got opportunity to stay in this very temple. The local congregation devotees had arranged very nice dinner feast.
Next day early morning Dindi started again. A big challenge was ahead. Devotees had to travel 28Km on that day. But patient & confident leadership of HG Parthasarthi Pr made it possible. On this day one street dog surprisingly walked contentiously with Dindi& he accompanied further four days walking with devotees. On that day our staying arrangement was in a very auspicious place. It was a place where Sant Tukaram Maharaj used to visit for taking rest when he used to go from Dehu to Mumbai for business purpose. The same trees are still present under which he used to take place. As a remembrance of that event the Vaarkari Sampradaya has built a nice ashram in which we got opportunity to stay free of cost. In that ashram devotees had done Katha depicting past times for Tukaram Maharaj. Next morning Dindi again stated. In the afternoon Dindi reached at ‘Khopoli’ where very senior congregation devotees from ISKCON Mira Road done our staying arrangements. Dindi devotees were amazed by seeing enthusiasm & service attitude of these congregation devotees who helped us a lot in staying as well as prasadam arrangements. Two devotees of them were awake till 1am in the night for next day breakfast preparations. Thus next day Dindi as usual started & reached in a very beautiful village ‘Chauk’ which is blessed by nature & which is the birth place of HG SundarShyam Pr a senior Brahmachari in Pune temple. There Bhakta Avinash the brother of SundarShyam Pr had done staying arrangement in a local beautiful Vitthal temple. He had brought all necessary ingredients needed for cooking. In the evening we had a grand sankirtan in village followed by Katha in Vitthal temple.

Next afternoon Dindi reached Panvel, a heavily crowed city. But still devotees connected to ISKCON Chopati temple had done very nice staying arrangements. Also few initiated devotees cooked a sumptuous feast for all of Dindi participants. To our surprise there was weekly satsang program arranged there where around 200 people come regularly. Hence we put our beautiful cart there for darshan for all devotees came for Satsang. In next morning to our surprise around 50 congregation devotees had come in very morning at 6am to participate in Dindi. They accompanied half the way with enthu & bid a farewell to us. Thus within a short time with uproarious sankirtan our Dindi reached to destination ie to Kharghar temple where vice president HG Shikshashtakam Pr welcomed us.

There were around twenty five devotees throughout performing various services in this Dindi. Among them three cooks were from Solapur, few grihasthas also were from Satara, Kolhapur,Pandharpur, Nagar etc. In the whole Dindi their Lordships Shri Shri Gaur Nitai who were resembling a nice glowing yellow color were so beautiful on the carts attracting thousands people on the roads. Although we were far from temple but it was appearing that as if we are constantly with a ‘walking temple’ only. HG Satchidanandvigraha Pr (Brahmachari from NVCC) single handedly took care of deities very nicely which includes daily dressing & bhoga offering etc.HG Sarvalakshan Pr & HG Jugalkishor Pr along with three cooks from Solapur worked hard to prepare various nice feast items for all Dindi devotees. Although waking in hot sun was tiring but nice sumptuous prasadam was able to conquer the fatigue of devotees. Devotees performed nice dancing kirtans throughout. In throughout Dindi two beautiful white bulls named as Sonya & Raja were done herculean task to pull the heavy wooden Dindi cart. Thus they got profuse blessings & of Shri Gaur Nitai. Although it was hot summer of May month, it was appearing to be very difficult to have walking sankirtan from Pune to Mumbai but by mercy of Shri Shri Gaur Nitai & Shrila Prabhupada & under nice leadership of HG Parthasarthi Pr the whole Dindi became a wonderful unforgettable incident. It became golden moments in the life of those who attended this Dindi.

Daily all devotees used to start walking early in the morning at 6am in order to avoid hot sun. Walking after 10am was quite tiring because of hot sun. Wherever Dindi made the stay, all local congregation devotees there extended themselves to help a lot. Few were awake till night 1am in order to help in making next day’s prasadam arrangements. Although all these devotees never mate each other previously still they helped with complete love & without any reservation. This kind of amazing reciprocation which is rarely seen in this material world was possible because Krishna was in center. Although Dindi was conducted in hot summer; because of this wonderful loving affection showed by local congregation devotees all of Dindi participants felt ‘cooling breezes’ of transcendental love of devotees. All devotees who participated as well as who assisted in this holy attempt experienced this beautiful aspect of Krishna consciousness of sharing Krishna with each other. Nothing is impossible when Krishna is in center.

Sankirtan Dindi Padayatra Ki Jaaay…

For pictures of the Dindi, please visit Media > Photo Gallery > Event Gallery.

Art of Parenting- @ International Conference

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ISKCON’S “Art of Parenting book” got full appreciation in the “International Conference on “Reverence to Parents -The Successful Art of Parenting” – At Pune on 06- Apr-2014

Conference was organized by “World Foundation on Reverence for all life”

Conference called to order by Dr J G Patil followed by National Anthem and multi-religious prayers.

Mr Bahri B R Malhotra, the President of WFRAL briefed about the background of this conference and how it evolved from its conception.

Dr S B Mujumdar, the Founder President of Symbiosis, the premier educational institution in Pune addressed the audience on the various kinds of parenting styles like Authoritative parenting, Authoritarian parenting, Un-involved parenting etc and what are their effects on the society at large.

Other speakers include Prof V D Karad, Founder President of MIT, Col K C Mishra, Ms Vinita Deshmukh and Mr Ramesh Deo, the noted veteran Actor, who is the chief Guest.

Rev Dada J P Vaswani, spiritual head of Sadhu Vaswani Mission addressed the audience on few simple practical tips on successful parenting right from child birth like how important it is for child to be with the mother especially at the infant stage and when the child is growing and how important it is for father to spend quality time with the children as they grow to become teenagers.

Panel discussion with various representative authors/co-authors include HG Radheshyam Prabhu, HG Ram Sevak Prabhu from ISKCON, Representative from Siddha Samadhi Yoga mission along with the panel coordinator Dr Edison Samraj.

HG Radheshyam Prabhu, President of ISKCON Pune spoke about how with more and more spiritual consciousness /awareness, one gets more and more service mentality with example and mentioned that the divine qualities will manifest as one goes closer to the lotus feet of the god and materialism is on the opposite vector. Farther we go from god, selfish we become. We are in a age where the joint family system has broken down and children are becoming part of the nuclear families, where both parents are working and they hardly have time for the children with no emotional support to the children. One of the published statistics shows that 87% of the Parents do not know what their children are doing and 66% of the children are watching internet pornography and exposed too much to the media, TV, Movie, Radio, internet which display all kinds of complex things of the world where sex and violence is most common. This is really a great challenge for a child to exhibit divine qualities. On the contrary, in the Vedic system in the joint family, we can see lot of divine qualities like humility, tolerance, simplicity, patience, courtesy, integrity, loyalty etc. Further he gave reference to 16th Chapter of Bhagavad Gita on divine and demoniac qualities. Also mentioned that, one of his service in ISKCON is to reach out to the schools and teach divine values centered around god and he stressed the need for children to understand who they are and what is their relationship with god. In India, in the name of secularism, we are trying to follow certain western atheistic philosophies because of which all the values are watered down though all religions have their own foundational truth.

Hence we as parents have great responsibility as the mother is referred as matru devo bhava and the father is refered as pitru evo bhava…and mentioned how Srila Prabhupada, the founder acharya of ISKCON worldwide movement wonderfully spread this message to the entire world and demonstrated how in today’s day and age, one can live a god centered life and revive divine qualities.

He ended his speech with a message to re-kindle wisdom and revive love for god, nature and all living entities.

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HG Ram Sevak Prabhu briefed the audience about the ISKCON Pune published book on “Art of Parenting” and credentials of the authors/personalities contributed to this book and also addressed the questions from the audience.

Towards the end, few identified ideal joint families from different walks of life been felicitated.

Mr Mukesh Malhotra tirelessly coordinated and managed the entire event.

Report by: Sridhar Krishna das