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HG Haripad Prabhu’s Visit @ ISKCON PUNE NVCC

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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!!

MRIDANGA LEARN TRADITIONAL

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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

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Gau Vigyan Parishad Program was organised on 23rd July

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प्रेस नोट – गो – विज्ञान परिषद २३ जूलै २०१७

आयोजक : आंतरराष्ट्रीय कृष्णभावनामृत संघ (इस्कॉन) आणि विराट हिंदुस्तान संगम

स्थळ : इस्कॉन – कमलनयन बजाज अतिथी भवन, कात्रज – कोंढवा बायपास रोड, पुणे

प्रमुख उपस्थिती : डॉ. सुभ्रमण्यम स्वामी

 

गो हिंसा थांबवावी – डॉ सुब्रमण्यम स्वामी

विराट हिंदुस्थान संगम आणि इस्कॉन पुणे यांच्या संयुक्त विद्यमाने कात्रज कोंढवा रोडवरील इस्कॉन मंदिराच्या प्रांगणात डॉ सुब्रमण्यम स्वामींच्या उपस्थितीत गो विज्ञान परिषद आयोजित करण्यात आलेली होती.
या परिषदेसाठी पुणे आणि परिसरातील ७००हुन अधिक गो प्रेमींनी उपस्थिती लावली.
भारतीय देशी गायींचे संगोपन,जतन, अध्यात्मिक व वैज्ञानिक महत्त्व ,सेंद्रिय शेती तसेच विविध व्याधींवर उपयोग , उपचार तसेच गायींचे ग्रामीण उत्थानासाठीचे महत्व या विषयांवर चर्चा झाली.
परिषदेत प्रख्यात लेखक श्री सहदेव दास, गुजरातचे प्रसिद्ध गोपालक श्री गोपाळ सुतारिया, भाजपच्या प्रवक्त्या सुश्री श्वेता शालिनी, डॉ अभिषेक कुकेमनी, श्री संदीप संघवी  या प्रभूतींनी मार्गदर्शन केले.
परिषदेची सुरुवात श्रीरूप गोस्वामींच्या हस्ते गो पूजनाने झाली. डॉ स्वामी यांनी आपल्या भाषणात पाश्चात्य देश आपल्या योगांचं जसा अनुकरण करत आहेत तसेच लवकरच भारतीय वंशाच्या गो रक्षणाचा देखील कित्ता गिरवतील असे म्हणाले किंबहुना आपण आपल्या संस्कृतीचे म्हणजे आपल्याच देशी भारतीय गायींचे रक्षण करण्यात जी कमतरता दाखवत आहोत त्यावर प्रहार केला. आधीच्या सरकाराने  हेतुपुरस्सर  केलेल्या भारतीय गो वंशाचा अतोनात नुकसान याबद्दल तीव्र नाराजी व्यक्त केली.
या पुढे तरी किमान गो हत्या विषयात कडक कायदे करण्यासंबंधी सूचना केल्या , तसेच याचा पाठपुराव करून मार्गी लावण्याचे सूतोवाच केले.

भारतीय गाय एक साधारण प्राणी नसून भारतीय संस्कृतीचे आणि मनुष्यजातीचे मूळ प्रतीक असून याचे संरक्षण हे जातीयवादी नसून मनुष्यवाद असल्याचे सांगितले. गौहत्याबंदी ही हिंदुत्ववादी च्या रक्षणासाठी नव्हे तर आरोग्यदायी जीवनशैलीसाठी उपयुक्त आहे. जसे मोर हा राष्ट्रीय पक्षी आहे तसेच गाय हा राष्ट्रीय पशु घोषित करण्याची मागणी त्यांनी केली ह्या मुळे मग ही राष्ट्रीय संरक्षणाची जबाबदारी होईल .
कार्यक्रमात डॉ स्वामींच्या हस्ते श्री प्रमोद जगताप – गोपालन , श्री मिलिंद एकबोटे -गो रक्षण , पुणे पंजरापोलचे श्री बोथरा आणि श्री रांका- गो संवर्धन, डॉ माने –  गो चिकित्सा यांनी या विषयांत केलेल्या कार्याबद्दल स्मृतिचिन्ह देऊन सत्कार करण्यात आला.
कार्यक्रमाचे सूत्रसंचालन श्री संजय भोसले यांनी केले. इस्कॉन मंदिराचे उपाध्यक्ष श्री गुरुचरण प्रभू , डॉ जनार्दन चितोडे -सेक्रेटरी गो विज्ञान परिषद , प्रसाद कारखानीस -इस्कॉन चे प्रवक्ते तसेच  विराट हिंदुस्थान संगम चे जनरल सेक्रेटरी जगदीश शेट्टी , प्रदेश अध्यक्ष् डॉ अजय संख्ये , सुश्री राजलक्ष्मी जोशी, श्री राजीव हरसोरा, पुणे विभाग प्रमुख मिलिंद भावसार, शंतनू नंदगुडे इतर उपस्थित होते.

 

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Bharatnatyam Dance Performance on 25 Jun 2017 at ISKCON NVCC, Pune

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 For the pleasure of Shri Shri Radha Vrindavan Chandra and all devotees/visitors to the ISKCON Temple Pune, on 25 Jun 2017, Aundh Branch of Kalavardhini Charitable Trust of the renowned Bharatnatyam exponent Rohini Bhide-Chaphekar, gave a mesmerising devotional performance of Bharatnatyam Dance from 6 to 7 pm.  

The Bharatnatyam Dance performance of Mrs Anjali Bagal and her team of 10 students included the following items:-

  • Tishra Alarippu. ‘Alarippu’ … means blooming of a flower. This pure dance composition was choreographed depicting Lord Krishna and Gopis dancing with each-other.
  • Shabdam. This was picturesque presentation of different Leelas (Pastimes) of Lord Krishna which included Little Krishna stealing butter, Krishna teasing Gopis etc.
  • Maadu Meikum Kanney. This is a Padam in which dialogues between Mother Yashoda and Little Krishna were expressed with Nritya (Dance) and Abhinay (Acting).
  • Tillana. In this pure dance composition various patterns were created to form beautiful designs. This Tillana was in Raga ‘Hindolam’ and Taal ‘Aadi’. The dance performance was concluded with a Prayer in praise of Lord Vishnu.

At the end of this wonderful Bharatnatyam performance, Mrs Anjali Bagal, the Director of Aundh Branch of Kalavardhini Charitable Trust, thanked ISKCON Pune for giving them the opportunity to perform at Shri Shri Radha Vrindavan Chandra Mandir and remarked: “It has been amazing experience performing Bharatnatyam in the Radha-Krishna Temple for the pleasure of Their Lordships!”_DSC6968 _DSC6978 _DSC6979 _DSC6994 _DSC6997 _DSC7001 _DSC7006 _DSC7007 _DSC7008 _DSC7010 _DSC7014 _DSC7017 _DSC7019 _DSC7020 _DSC7022 _DSC7027 _DSC7031 _DSC7035 _DSC7040 _DSC7041 _DSC7045 _DSC7046 _DSC7047 _DSC7049 _DSC7052 _DSC7055 _DSC7056 _DSC7059 _DSC7060 _DSC7062