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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 3 years 3 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Last month I was with my family in New York city and we joined devotees of Krishna in a street kirtan in Union Square. The Square is well known for gatherings and protests of all kinds. The devotees regularly go there to perform kirtan and anyone who is there often comes to listen, tap their feet, clap their hands, or jump into their own form of dance. Here’s what happened when I led kirtan for a few minutes: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=366262530078915&set=vb.100000855125822...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 3 years 3 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Preparation this afternoon for one of our seasonal celebrations, the appearance of Narasimha. In our house it means we go to class at the temple followed by festive street chanting down in London, then take a break from the crowds to do a ceremonial abishek to our home deity when we return. Fruit juice, milk, cream, sweet water, coconut water – all poured over the deity along with kirtan. Here’s how Srila Prabhupada sang prayers to Narasimha, then how a Narasimha abhishek looks in...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 3 years 3 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Yesterday I attended the Queens Day (Koninginnedag) in Amsterdam, a festive day when up to a million people flock to the city to celebrate. They all sport clothes, hats, garlands, feather boas and socks coloured bright orange, the colour associated with the royal family of the Netherlands. They do it to honour Queen Beatrix who celebrates her official birthday on the birthday of the former Queen Juliana. So what do the devotees of Krishna do at a festival where everyone dresses in orange? Well...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 3 years 4 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. In March, we talked some about Mitt Romney and his Mormonism. But since then Romney has become the presumptive GOP nominee. This has led to a number of pieces about the so-...
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    Posted: 3 years 4 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    I have written before about Ramanujacarya, the great Vaishnava saint who lived between 1017 and 1137. If you look at his year of birth you’ll see that his 1,000th anniversary will be coming up in 2017. Already preparations are being made for grand events all over India and indeed the world. Today is his appearance day, so I thought I would at least write a few words. It is the measure of a man, they say, how he is remembered after his passing. And for how long. One thousand years is a...
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