Bhagavad Gita As It Is Ban Case Dismissed In Russian Court
Jul02

Bhagavad Gita As It Is Ban Case Dismissed In Russian Court

On 28 December 2011, the court in the Siberian city of Tomsk dismissed the state prosecutor's stand that the "Bhagavad Gita As It Is" be branded as an "extremist" literature. The case had been going on in the Tomsk city court since June 2011. The judge, after reviewing the petition from the state prosecutors and the responses against it, dismissed the plea. The Government of India and the Russian Embassy in...

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Bhagavad Gita Reaches Citizens of Mumbai
Jul02

Bhagavad Gita Reaches Citizens of Mumbai

Bhagavad-gita reaches citizens of Mumbai and jails across Maharastra Every December, devotees at ISKCON across the world distribute Bhagavad-gita As It Is and several other spiritual books published by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust as part of the book Marathon. Devotees at ISKCON Juhu hope to distribute more than 1.5 lakh books to citizens of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. During the last week of November 2010, several devotees...

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Bhagavat Gita as it is Bring Joy to Arthur Road Jail Inmates
Jul02

Bhagavat Gita as it is Bring Joy to Arthur Road Jail Inmates

Devotees from ISKCON Juhu visited Arthur Road jail to distribute the timeless message of Bhagavad Gita on the occasion of Gita Jayanti which fell on 17 December this year. The program began with enlivining kirtan by RadhaKrishna Das, Director – Life Membership and received active participation from the jail inmates. Thereafter, Bhima Das, Zonal Secretary – ISKCON Juhu, spoke about the spiritual principles as mentioned in...

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ISKCON Juhu secures third position in Bhagavad Gita Book Distribution Marathon
Jul02

ISKCON Juhu secures third position in Bhagavad Gita Book Distribution Marathon

ISKCON Juhu secured third position as part of Prabhupada Bhagavad-gita book distribution Marathon organized worldwide. The book marathon was originally initiated by Srila Prabhupada in the 70s to encourage and inspire devotees to sell large numbers of Bhagavad-gita during the Christmas season when people in the Western world are inclined to shop and in mood for a celebration. This initial spirit to distribute books caught on with...

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Another Avenue for Book Distribution – Inside our House
Jul01

Another Avenue for Book Distribution – Inside our House

By Rupa Raghunatha das In Sydney, I mainly do book distribution on the street. We are also very fortunate to have a strong team of six Devamrita Swamis bramacaris opening the storehouse of love of God on the streets of hundreds of suburbs in Sydney. Since I took to the Grhasta asram, I have found another avenue for book distribution – inside our house. We set up a shop in the foyer with mainly books but other paraphenalia also....

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Krishna Krishna!
Jul01

Krishna Krishna!

By Krishna-kumara Dasa I’m out traveling again, and yesterday our party visited the University of Santa Barbara in California. After a full day of sankirtan, it was time to go back to the van. So, praying to do something to please my spiritual master and Krsna, I decided to try to distribute one more book. As I passed by a young couple, I didn’t even seriously approach them because they appeared to be stereotypical...

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