Sochi is located on the Black Sea in southern Russia. It is Russia’s largest resort city. It hosted the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. ISKCON has an attractive temple in a forested area 15 minutes from the city center. Devotees regularly do harinama and book distribution throughout the beautiful city.
ON THE ROAD
Indradyumna Swami is back on his preaching and travel around the world along with his travel companion HG Bada Haridas Prabhu! They are on their Russian tour visiting Moscow, Kazan, Tatar and other places in Russia.
While they happily sing and dance with the devotees and sharing their realizations, they are also sharing their journey through their pictures. To view them, click here.
The Raja Rishi
Indradyumna Swami's new class, on the role of a king in Vedic culture and other wonderful lectures on Bhagavad Gita, while on the Russian tour is now available for listening on narottam.com.
NEW DIARY CHAPTER
Inspiring The Inspired
"Our team of 300 devotees was exhausted. We had already done 24 festivals along the Baltic Sea coast plus a "Krsna’s Village of Peace" festival at Woodstock, and now we were faced with the blissful but daunting prospect of doing 24 more over the second half of the summer." Read more here.
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Krasnodar is located on the Kuban River about 148 kilometers northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk in Russia. It was founded on January 12, 1794 as Yekaterinodar, meaning “Catherine’s Gift”
Rostov-on-Don is known as one of the toughest cities in Russia. Add to that the constant flow of military vehicles, Russian troops and weapons across the nearby border with Ukraine and you have a very volatile situation. As a result, Krsna consciousness has great appeal amongst many of the people of Rostov,
The Final Moments of Hiranyakashipu From the Subhasita-ratna-bhandagara [When Hiranyakashipu saw his servant running towards him in fear, he spoke as follows:] Hiranyakashipu: “What is it? What is it?” Servant: “O Lord! It is a lion!” Hiranyakashipu: “So what?” Servant: “O Lord! He has a human body! I have never seen such a strange creature.” [...]
“In the midst of the age of quarrel, devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu hear songs glorifying the bonefide spirtual master. With much enthusiasm they sing the maha mantra of Lord Hari’s names. They adore their spiritual masters and all saintly devotees of the Lord.” [ Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Sri-Susloka-sloka-satakam, sloka 81 ]