Category Archives: Uncategorized

Kirtan Festival By HG Madhava Prabhu on 11th Feb 2018


Yesterday 11th Feb, 2018 the devotees of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra Mandir, ISKCON PUNE NVCC were privileged by the presence of HG Madhava Pr,

a world renowned kirtan leader, especially known for his deep and absorbing kirtans.

Owing to a Sunday, the temple hall was bustling with activity and a huge throng of people leading even to the balcony, eager in anticipation of the

event.The team of devotees were busy since last two days making different arrangements including travel, prasadam,

volunteering, event management, etc. for Madhava pr and team. Their hard work bearing fruit, the Kirtan event was smooth and hassle free.

The kirtan began at 4.45 pm and went on till 7.15 pm, beginning with the introduction of Madhava pr. He began by giving a short talk

on the holy name from a quotation by Srila Prabhupada. He was assisted on mrdanga by HG Vrindavan Kirtan Pr along with other

instruments like the flute, violin and guitar. The Kirtan lifted the spirits of one and all – the brahmacharis, the congregation

devotees, the children (who are a special favorite of Madhava pr) and all other temple visitors who attended the Kirtan.

Madhava Pr was extremely happy with the overall reception this time also as he was in the previous year.DSC_9287 DSC_9309 DSC_9316 DSC_9329 DSC_9337 DSC_9347 DSC_9366 DSC_9379 DSC_9392 DSC_9407 DSC_9409 DSC_9420 DSC_9423 DSC_9447 DSC_9449 DSC_9451 DSC_9471 DSC_9493 DSC_9499 DSC_9500 DSC_9533 DSC_9537 DSC_9539 DSC_9543 DSC_9550 DSC_9551 DSC_9590 DSC_9596 DSC_9597

HG Haripad Prabhu’s Visit @ ISKCON PUNE NVCC

HG Haripada Prabhu ws

Recently from 29th Sept – 1st Oct, the devotees of ISKCON PUNE, NVCC were highly privileged by the divine association of illustrious disciples of Srila Prabhupada – HG Haripad Pr and HG Phalini Mataji.

HG Haripada PrabhuHG Haripad Pr joined ISKCON in 1973 and served as a Sankirtan Leader and also the leader for the bus party for 7 years. Prabhuji joined after reading the Bhagavad-gita in just 3 days!!! He is currently based in Udupi in Karnataka. HG Phalini Mataji is a very dedicated devotee of Lord Rama and is famous for her Ramakatha. She did the service of proofreading for Srila Prabhupada’s books, esp. Teachings of Lord Chaitanya. Additionally, she is an expert cook and a musician. Both of them travel all over India by train visiting places like Bangalore, Mumbai, Baroda, Kharaghar, Surat, Bharuch, etc. and also Sri Lanka spreading the message of Lord Chaitanya and teachings of Srila Prabhupada. They are out for almost 11 months a year and are especially known for their devotional, meticulous and enlivening Kirtans.

They gave series of programs in a period of 3 days. On 29th, they visited Mithila Yoga and DY Patil student center. On 30th, they gave consecutive programs in Jejuri and Barsana Yoga in Hinjewadi. Finally, 1st Oct was a happening day for NVCC. HG Haripad Pr gave a wonderful Bhagavatam class in the morning focusing on the importance of giving up the flickering pleasures of this world for the service of the Lord. He explained it by his own example describing how both of them live very simply in their home, without even a refrigerator!!! He described his home in Udupi as ‘opulent’ because of the worship of the Gaur Nitai Deities and performance of Sankirtan. Prabhuji also explained that whatever we do, its purpose should be to gain the favor of the Lord. In the class, he also narrated his story of coming to Krsna Consciousness in the United States.

The next powerful session was the Kirtan Reform seminar in the Bhaktivedanta Hall and was well attended by the local Kirtan leaders in congregation and Brahmacharis and other interested devotees. In the seminar, they focused that the most important part of Kirtan is the call and response without being distracted by the fanciful playing of the instruments. Everyone should be sincerely chanting in the Kirtan because in Kirtan, they emphasized: we are glorifying the Lord, associating with the Lord and begging the Lord to engage us in His service.

The final and most exciting part of the day and the practical demo of what they taught, was the 3 hours special Kirtan in the temple hall. The temple was bustling with activity because of the Sunday. To make it even more auspicious, it was the day of Ekadashi when 24 hour Kirtan goes on in the temple. They uplifted the spirits of one and all, devotees and common people alike, by their simple yet devotionally surcharged Kirtan. They were very happy with the attendance and response of the devotees and expressed to come regularly to NVCC temple.

Harinam Sankirtan Ki Jay!! Srila Prabhupada Ki Jay!!


f ws

Good news , we are starting Mridanga Teaching in most traditional style, right from basic to the advance by Bablu Master .

Bablu Master born in 1967, in Godrumadwip , brought up in a very traditional Bengali vaishnava culture. He started his learning of Mridanga from age of 5, from various experts. When his mridanga education was completed then he started teaching in Mayapur Gurukula under of HH Bhakti Vidyapurna swami Maharaja for 12 years. After that he was teaching in vrindavan Gurukula for 34 years. Also he does performance of Mridanga on professional level and he has written many books on Gaudiya Kirtan Standards and Mridanga. More details about the Masterji is available on ISKCON Desire Tree.

>Starting from: August 20th,

>For registration and more details of the Course contact: 7064130012

>Last date for registration: 7th August

Bablu Prabhu