Activities

Narsimha Caturdasi celebration on 24 May 2013

Narsimha Caturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Narsimha, the protector of the devotees, was celebrated by ISKCON Pondicherry on 24th may 2013.

The form of Lord Narsimhadeva is especially merciful to His devotees, who pray very hard to Him for protection from ignorance and freedom from fear in their devotional lives. The devotees fasted for the day and enthusiastically chanted the Lord’s names. The evening program started with the Tulsi Puja for the peace and chanting of 108 names of Lord Narasimha Dev.This was followed by the lecture on the appearance of Narasimhadev was delivered by H.G. Sarvananda Das, Vedic scriptures mention that anyone who takes the darshan of the Lord’s abhishek does not have to return to this material world again. Congregation members, life members and visitors had darshan of the Lord in Their exquisite outfits and participated in the festivities wholeheartedly. The devotees took this opportunity to fervently pray to the Lord to remove all their anarthas and ended their fast at dusk with a sumptuous feast prepared for all!

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Rama Navami – 2013 Celebrations in ISKCON Pondicherry

Ram Navami-2013 was celebrated with lot of enthusiasm & devotion in ISKCON Puducherry on 20th April 2013, Saturday. The temple deity Sri Sri Radha Madhav decorated nicely with lot of fowers and Shri Sita-Ram-Laxman-Hanuman pictured in the altar. This year Rama Navami special in ISKCON Puducherry is installation of HDG A.C. Bhakthivedanta Swami Prabhupada murthi in the temple.

The program started with Guru Puja to Srila Prabhupada, followed by Thulsi puja, Gaura arathi and lecture on Rama Lilla is given by H. G. Sarvananda Prabhu, Temple Manager. The Lecture on Ram-lila took the audience into history, thousands of years back, when these incidents actually happened. Finally the programme end up with Maha-prasadham.

Thank you very much to one and all for all your contribution in terms of blessings, good wishes, attendance, voluntary services, sponsorships, etc. to make this program a grand success. The happiness on the faces of all who assembled was the testimony to this. Volunteers were focused to serve the Supreme Lord & His devotees forgetting their personal comfort and with pure & selfless motivation.

Shri Ramchandra Bhagavan ki Jai !!!!!

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Gaura Purnima Celebration at ISKCON Pondicherry 

Everyone was given an opportunity to float in the ocean of mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu with day long programs organised at the temple. Over 450 devotees gathered to relish nectarian Gaura Lila, witness grand abhishek to the deities of Sri Gaura Nitai, participate in melodious kirtan, enjoy a skit on Mahaprapu's pastime and honour sumptuous Mahaprasadam.
 
All were privileged to have the presence of HG Mahasundar prabhu who gave a wonderful class on glorious of chanting the word "Gauranga" by quoting reference from various scriptures.
Devotees renewed their commitment to chanting the Holy Names with continued enthusiasm soaking in as much mercy as they could.

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Devotees of ISKCON Puducherry have been feeding the needy for the last 2 years!

FFL

On the face of it, Food Relief Programme (FRP) is the largest vegetarian food distribution program in the world with 1000 volunteers serving more than 40,000 free meals in over 60 countries every day. However, its activities have a deeper history, sweeter motive and farther-reaching impact than your common altruistic organisation.

Culture

In the village life of ancient India the religious householders, or grhasthas, of Vedic times saw themselves as providers for all living beings, including the animals. Not even a rat or a snake would go without food during the pinnacle of Vedic civilization in India, what to speak of human beings. During a room conversation in Tokyo, the founder of Food Relief programme, Srila Prabhupada explained:

"It is the duty of a householder to loudly cry, "If anyone is hungry, please come. We have still got food." That is the duty of a grhastha. If one does not come, then the chief of the house, he takes prasada. If somebody says, "I am hungry," so he should offer his own food. "You eat." This is duty of a religious householder: Bhunjate te tv agham papa ye pacanti. Those who are cooking for themselves, they are simply eating sinful things. That's all. Bhunjate te tv agham papa ye pacanty atma-karanat. So hospitality is one of the duties of the householder." (Room Conversation Tokyo, April 22, 1972)

Food for the soul

The main impetus for any of ISKCONs activities is a mood of devotion and love for the Supreme Person, Sri Krsna. Once prepared, the food is offered to Krsna in a gesture of love. The food is then called prasadam meaning the Lords mercy. Imbued with this spiritual ambience, prasadam satisfies and nourishes, not just on the physical level but also on a spiritual level. Subsequently, prasadam is distributed to all, whether to address the hunger of the stomach, or to quell the thirst of the heart and soul.

The order

In 1974, Srila Prabhupada was looking out from his room at ISKCON's temple in Mayapura (West Bengal), when he noticed a group of village children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. Shocked and saddened by what he saw, Srila Prabhupada turned to his disciples and said, "Imagine how hungry they are…. "God is the Father. Wherever there is the Father, the children should not be hungry? A temple therefore means: free food distribution…. "No one within a ten mile radius of our temples should go hungry…. ". I want you to begin distributing food immediately."

These prophetic words rang loudly, inspiring his followers. A global network of free food kitchens, cafes, vans, and emergency services were soon established. Hare Krishna Food for Life has emerged as the world's largest vegetarian/vegan food-relief program with 170 free food kitchens, home delivery programs, mobile kitchens, school services and disaster relief programs. From the time of the order up to the turn of the century over 100 million meals had been served worldwide.

FRP in ISKCON Puducherry

At present, the food relief programme team based at ISKCON Puducherry is operating once in a week on a purely voluntary basis. Different meals are freshly prepared and distributed, mostly at slums and to the hungry souls gather in anticipation.

Hare Krishna Food Relief Programme

This project is in keeping with India´s spiritual culture, promoting vegetarian diet for health and well being and feeding vulnerable groups such as the homeless and people living in slums.

If you are interested to participate in this programme and for further details contact:

SARVANANDA DAS
MANAGER
ISKCON – PONDICHERRY
PHONE: + 91 0413 2213402
MOBILE : 9443468923, 9940864086
EMAIL: sarvananda2003@yahoo.com

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Celebration of Goverdhan puja on 18.11.2012, Sunday

Goverdhan puja & Annkutt was celebrated in ISKCON Puducherry temple with great devotions and dedications. A replica of Goverdhan Hill was created and was circumambulated by the devotees thus remembering the Goverdhan pastime of Lord Krishna. A feast of over 108 items was offered to Lord Krishna. There was grand Aarti of their Lordship. The edible Goverdhan was distributed amongst the congregation. His Grace Narrotamanada Das delivered lecture on the Goverdhan Leela. ISKCON Festival Committee, specially constituted and designated for temple festivals has done very nice arrangement to make this festival a great success.

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Radhastami Celebrations on Sep 23rd, 2012

Radhastami, the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, was celebrated with great fanfare at ISKCON, Pondicherry on 23rd Sep, 2012. Devotees and public in large numbers started assembling in the Arimuga Kalyaana Mandapam, Muthialypet, Puducherry from evening on this auspicious occasion. The program began with Tulsi Arati at 5:30 p.m. Grand Abhisheka was held from 7:30 p.m. onwards. Bhajans and Hare Krishna kirtan which accompanied the ceremony surcharged the entire atmosphere. Deities dressed in new garment, decorated with colorful flowers, ornaments and lotus petals, Srimati Radharani enchanted everyone. Her lotus like face was shining brilliantly. Radhastami is the only day in the entire year when the devotees get an opportunity to take darshan of the beautiful lotus feet of Srimati Radharani. Everyone reverentially took darshan of the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani.H.G. Hamsa Avatar Prabhu alongwith H.G.Sarvananda prabhu (Manager, ISKCON Puducherry), gave Essense of Bhagavad- gita, powere point presentation. He explained about the five topic of Bhagavad-gita and the marvalous creation of the supreme Lord. Then Maha-arthi was performed to Sri Radha Madhava with wonderful kirtana by the devotees. Finally everyone enjoyed delicious Krishna Prasad.

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami and Srila Prabhupada Appearnce day Celebrations 2012

ISKCON, Puducherry celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtmi festival on 09.8.2012, Thursday as pandal programme and 10.8.2012, Friday in the temple with great devotions and dedications. On the day of 9th August 2012, Fancy dress competition and quiz competition have been conducted and prizes were distributed to the prize winners of painting/drawing competition, story telling competition, sloka recitation completion, fancy dress competition and quiz competition. Then Krishna nama yagna was performed by H.G. Anandamaya prabhu and the sponsors of this yagna also participated. Altars of Their Lordship were beautifully decorated with flowers. A wonderful abhishekam was performed to Sri Sri Radha Madhava deity and thousand of public who came for Darshan got an opportunity to have blessings of their lordship. Long queue of people were seen for Darshan and Abhishek. 1008 bhoga of different varieties was offered to Their Lordships. A melodious kirtana was recited by devotees of Puducherry and Maha arathi was performed to their Lordship. The prasadham have been distributed to the visitors from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.

On the day of 10th August 2012, Sri Krishna Janmashtmi festival was celebrated at our ISKCON temple, there was melodious kirtans performed by the devotees. Midnight there was Maha Abhishek (the great bathing ceremony) of Krishna by temple devotees. His Grace Sarvananda Das, Manager(ISKCON Puducherry), spoke on this occasion that all the saintly people and demigods pray for a birth in the age of Kali because in this fallen age of Kali it is possible to back to Godhead simply by the chanting of the Holy Names of Krishna. This is the Supreme gift of Lord Chaitanya, who out of his causeless mercy appears in this world to freely distribute the love of Krishna to people who do not know Krishna.

By his loving chanting of the Mahamantra He awakened the sleeping souls in bodies of men, women and animals alike. Later fasting prashadam was distributed to all the devotees. Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja was celebrated on 11th August 2012 in a grant manner at our center Premises. The devotees offered their glorification unto Srila Prabhupada. All the devotees and public who visited have an opportunity to perform Abhishekam to Srila Prabhupada. H.G. Mahasundar prabhu delivered lecture on the glorious position of Srila Prabhupada and his mercy on the conditioned living entity like us. Bhogas were offered to Srila Prabhupada and Maha arthi was performed and finally delicious prasadham was honored by all the devotees.

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Bala Utsava 2012

ISKCON Puducherry had conducted Bala Utsava 2012 (Inter-school competition for school children’s) on 29.07.2012, Sunday in Sri Sankara Vidyalaya School, ECR, Puducherry in connection with Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2012. The following four competition held on that day:
Shyama (Drawing and Painting competition)
Vaiyasaki (Sloka Recitation Competition)
Vipra (Quiz competition) – Ist round
Story-telling competition

The festival started with the Harinam Sankirtan by H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu and H.G. Kesava Kripa Prabhu and it was inaugurated by Mr. Rangarajan, Industrialist. More than 800 children from various schools in and around Pondicherry were participated in the competitions. At the end of the programme, prasadham has distributed to all the participants.

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Prize Distribution:
The prizes for the winners in the various competitions will be distributed on the day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 09.08.2012 in Jayaram thirumana mandapam.

Narsimha Caturdasi Celebration 2012

NarsimhaCaturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Narsimha, the protector of the devotees, was celebrated by ISKCON Puducherry on 5th may 2012 at ArumugamThirumanaMandapam, Puducherry. The form of Lord Narsimhadeva is especialy merciful to His devotees, who pray very hard to Him for protection from ignorance and freedom from fear in their devotional lives. The devotees fasted for the day and enthusiastically chanted the Lord’s names. The evening program started with the Tulsi Puja for the peace and well being of all and was attended by several well-wishers and devotees.This was followed by the lecture on the appearance of Narasimhadev was delivered by H.G. Sarvanandaprabhu. Vedic scriptures mention that anyone who takes the darshan of the Lord’s abhishek does not have to return to this material world again. Congregation members, life members and visitors had darshan of the Lord in Their exquisite outfits and participated in the festivities wholeheartedly. The devotees took this opportunity to fervently pray to the Lord to remove all their anarthas and ended their fast at dusk with a sumptuous feast prepared for all!

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Sri Rama Navami Celebration, 2012 in ISKCON Puducherry

Devotees and well-wishers of ISKCON, Puducherry celebrated Sri Rama Navami festival, the appearance day of Lord Rama in Arumugam Kalyana Mandapam, Muthiyalpet, Pondicherry on 31st March 2012. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama who is remembered for his prosperous and righteous reign. The festival starts at 4:00 pm with recitation sankirtana by temple devotees followed by cultural programmes and Thulsi puja. Discourse on the appearance of Lord Rama was delivered by HG Sarvananda das, Manager, ISKCON, Pondicherry. 108 Bhoga was offered to Their Lordship. A large number of public and congregations attend this grand festival. After aarti, prasadam was distributed to all the visitors and assembled devotees.

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Gaura Puranima festival 2012 report

ISKCON, Puducherry celebrated Gaura Purnima festival on 8th March 2012. The festival was started with bhajans followed by Thulsi puja, Siksha Ceremony and abhishekam to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. A large number of people enthusiastically participated in this mega festival. People have to wait to have the glimpse of Their Lordship. Deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhav and Sri Sri Gaur Nitai looks very beautiful in colourful dresses and varieties of bhoga were offered to their lordship. H.G. Sarvananda prabhu spoke on significance of Caitany Mahaprabhu's appearance and extraordinary mercy carried by Him. Then maha-arati was performed to their Lordship Sri Sri Gaura Nitai with very melodies Harinam sankirtan by devotees. Finally the programme was ended with prasadham distribution to all visitors and guests.

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Nityananda Trayodasi at ISKCON Pondicherry

Sunday, 5th February 2012 Nityananda Prabhu’s appearance day was observed with a mood of deep reverence at ISKCON Pondicherry. Our celebrations coincided with our regular Sunday programme. We had a wonderful sankirtan session in which songs glorifying Nityananda Prabhu were sung with the exclamations of 'Hari Bol!' H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu spoke in brief about some of the glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu and narrated some wonderful pastimes of Nityananda Prabhu. Indeed, Nitai was so merciful that He went from door-to-door begging people to chant the Holy Name of Lord Krsna/Caitanya. Nitai's speciality is that He never gets angry: He mercifully forgives offences and engages the surrendered in the Service of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Nityananda Prabhu is Lord Baladeva Himself; He is an avadhuta and is therefore above the rules and regulations of the Varnasrama system. Baladeva Prabhu enjoys a dual identity: He is at once the elder brother of our Lord Sri Krsna and the younger sister of Srimati Radhika, Ananga Manjari. In other words, Lord Baladeva-and thus Lord Nityananda-serves Lord Krsna in all the five mellows of devotion. The festival was ended with Maha-arati to Sri Stri Gaura Nitai deities and followed by prasadham served to everyone attended the programme.

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Celebrations of Govardhana Puja and Srila Prabhupada Disappearance day

It was an extremely special event involving many devotees for the Govardhana Puja and Srila Prabhupada Disappearance day. The programme started by telecasting Srila Prabhupada’s lecture from Srimad Bhagavatam, followed by bhajans performed by the devotees and arati to Lord Damodhara. The lecture on worship of Govardhana hill and magnanimous qualities of Srila Prabhupada was delivered by H.G.Sarvananda Das, Manager, ISKCON Pondicherry. Some of the devotees glorified His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON and some of the shared their realization of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. The main event of the festival is circumbulation of Giri Govardhana who was mounted on the sweets, rice, and other preparations in the midst of the temple room, and the devotees shook the walls with ecstatic kirtans and with mellifluous tunes. With love and devotion, countless devotees danced and sang as they walked around Giri Govardhana, ushered expertly by a team of devotees dedicated to ensuring that everyone had a chance to take darshan of the Lord. The feast was a relishable affair. The temple room was overflowing with guests and the festivity was only just building up steam.

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World Holy Name Week Celebrations in ISKCON Puducherry September 10th to 20th, 2011

ISKCON Puducherry temple celebrated World Holy Name Week from September 10th to 20th, 2011. As part of the World Holy Name Week celebrations, congregational devotees of ISKCON Puducherry increased number of rounds daily besides their regular 16 rounds and also read from ‘Namamrita’ (a book of Srila Prabhupada’s written instructions on the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra) daily after their mangala-arati worship service. The main Harinam—public singing of the Lord’s names—enthralled the crowds with stories about Lord Chaitanaya and the power of chanting the Holy Name. The discourse further kindled the desire in their hearts to perform Harinam. The devotees were performed Harinam at main streets of Puducherry and also in Beach along with devotees bearing flags and banners swayed to the soul–stirring kirtan led by Sarvananda prabhu and Keshava Kripa Prabhu.

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Radhastami celebration 2011

On the 5th of September we celebrated Sri Radhastami- the appearance day of Srimati Radharani – Krishna's eternal consort and the Divine Mother of creation. in our centre. The program consisted of kirtan, class by H.G Sarvananda Prabhu, Abhishek (Deity bathing – by Sri Radha Madhav), Bhoga-arati & kirtan, and a grand prasadam feast. Many thanks to those who joined us for this festival and especially everyone who assisted.

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Sri Krishna Janmastami on Sunday, August 21, 2011 Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 21.08.2011 has celebrated in Jayaram Thirumana Mandapam as Public pandal programme. The programme started by 5.30 p.m with Hari nam kirtan and bhajans performed by devotees. The stage and deities were elaborately decorated with flowers and leaves. The rush of devotees for darshan became greater in the evening after 6 P. M. Those who came for darshan on Janmastami day were all given prasad.
By 6.30 p.m Thulasi puja was performed following that cultural programmes by various spiritual singers and then the prizes were distributed for the winners in Shyama (Drawing and Painting competition), Vaiyasaki (Sloka Recitation Competition) and Rasabihari (Fancy Dress Competition). By 8.00 p.m devotees to have darshan of the abhishek ceremony. H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu and pujaris performed the abhishek, chappan bhog naivedya and arati, by 9.30 p.m, much to the delight of the huge crowd of visitors. On this auspicious occasion, ISKCON Puducherry released its first issue of the newsletter titled “Message of Godhead”.

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Sri Krishna Janmastami on Monday, August 22, 2011

Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 22.08.2011 has celebrated in ISKCON Center at Rainbow Nagar, Puducherry. The programme started in the evening by 5.30 p.m with Hari nam kirtan and bhajans performed by devotees. The deities were elaborately decorated with flowers and leaves.
At midnight, there was a huge crowd to have darshan of the abhishek ceremony. H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu and pujaris performed the abhishek, chappan bhog naivedya and Maha-arati, at late night.

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Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja on 23.08.2011

The 115th Vyasa Puja of Srila Prabhupada was performed by temple devotees who made offerings of appreciation for Srila Prabhupada and his mission. Thereafter the “pushpanjali” ceremony was observed, followed by bhog and arati offered to Srila Prabhupada’s “murti”.

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Hare Krishna Bala Utsav 2011

ISKCON Pondicherry had conducted series of children’s festival (HARE KRISHNA BALA UTSAV) in connection with Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2011.

Shyama (Drawing and Painting competition)
Shyama (Drawing and Painting competition) has conducted for school children on 24.07.2011 in Sri Sankara Vidyalaya School, ECR, Puducherry. The festival started with the Harinam Sankirtan by H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu and more than 1200 childrens’ from various schools in and around Pondicherry were participated in the Drawing and Painting competition. At the end of the programme, prasadham has distributed to the participants.

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Vaiyasaki (Sloka Recitation Competition)
Vaiyasaki (Sloka Recitation Competition) has conducted for school children on 07.08.2011 in Sri Sankara Vidyalaya School, ECR, Puducherry. The festival started with the Harinam Sankirtan by H.G.Sarvananda Prabhu and more than 900 children’s from various schools in and around Pondicherry were participated in the sloka recitation(from Bhagavad Gita) competition. Participants were enthusiastically recited slokas from Bhagavad Gita and at the end of the programme, prasadam has distributed to the participants.

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Rasabihari (Fancy Dress Competition)
Rasabihari (Fancy Dress Competition) has conducted for school children on 21.08.2011 in Jayaram Thirumana Mandapam, Sithankudi, Puducherry. The festival started with the Harinam Sankirtan and more than 100 school children’s participated. The participants were dressed like Lord Narasimha, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Srimathi Ratharani, Hanuman, etc., Prasadam has distributed to all the participants.

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Prize Distribution:
The prizes for the winners in the various competitions has distributed by the leading industrialist and government officials on the day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 21.08.2011 in Jayaram thirumana mandapam.

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Book Distribution

ISKCON’s founder-acharya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami greatly emphasized the distribution of spiritual literature such as Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and several other Vedic scriptures. The Devotees at ISKCON Pondicherry aims to distribute Vedic literature and books written/translated by Srila Prabhupada. Access to scriptures is necessary to follow instructions in the scriptures, engage in devotional service (bhakti) and thereby attain eternal peace and happiness. ISKCON Pondicherry have Travelling Sankirtan vehicle to distribute the Srila Prabhupada’s books. This is a unique way of distributing books. Devotees very enthusiastically approach the public & inspire then to take this valuable knowledge. There is very good response. One can visit ISKCON Pondicherry center to purchase spiritual literature like Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, etc. For more information: to gift such literature to friends or family or to donate towards printing and distribution of spiritual books kindly contact Sarvananda Das, at 9940864086 Bhakti Vriksha Program The Bhakti-vriksha Program is meant to enable everyone to practice, to grow, and to preach the process of bhakti-yoga. By practicing, the devotee will grow in Krishna consciousness. It is a small group of congregational devotees, meeting every week to practice Krishna consciousness and to plan preaching activities. In these Bhakti-vriksha groups the devotees learn how to nourish their spiritual creeper and to cultivate their service attitude in cooperation with others. Every group member is also active in preaching and in bringing new people into the group. Upon reaching fifteen members the group divides into two. This system keeps the groups small, maintaining an intimate atmosphere of personal care and nurturing, not possible in large groups. The devotees of ISKCON Puducherry organising Bhakti Vriksha Programme in the different places of puducherry. Last week the programme started in the following address. Those who are interested in participating in the programme, please contact in the below address: Bk.Ramesh &Bkn.Suryakala (Every Saturday @ 5p.m) No.1 Puthurai Road, Shivaji Nagar, Gorimedu, Puducherry – 6 Ph: 9597642373. To view the gallery of Bhakti Vriksh programme @ shivaji nagar click here Life Membership The Life Membership facility is an opportunity to become part of ISKCON’s family. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami introduced the Life Membership program in early 70’s and invited citizens across the world to reside in the temple for a couple of days, attend spiritual programs and receive Krishna conscious association. Presently more than 1,000 Life Members are part of ISKCON’s Pondicherry family. To know more about Life Membership program and to become one kindly contact: Sarvananda Das, at 9940864086. Sunday Feast Program
Sunday Feast is a weekly gathering at the ISKCON temple to hear and discuss Vedic philosophy, engage in kirtans and bhajans followed by sumptuous Krishna prasadam. The program was initiated by ISKCON's founder in early 1960's in New York and continues at all ISKCON temples across the world. Please join us at 11. Am on every Sunday for the Sunday feast celebration at our center. PROGRAMME SCHEDULE:

  • 11.00 am – Bhajans
  • 11.30 am – Bhagavad-Gita discourse
  • 12.15 pm – Arati to Sri Radha Madhav
  • 12.45 pm – Narasimha prayers
  • 1.00 pm – Prasadham

Everyone is welcome to sponsor a Sunday Feast, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or in memory of a loved one.


College Preaching Program

College preaching programme is specifically for present day youth. Youths are in the peak of their lives and have a tremendous enthusiasm for understanding anything which interests them. We encourage youths to achieve the ultimate understanding in this period of life, so that whatever else they may wish to learn or acquire – they can do it easily. ISKCON Pondicherry is meant to help the youths in the critical parts of their lives to attain stability and permanent happiness through the dissemination of Vedic culture and way of life. We request all youths to take complete advantage of it. We help youth achieve this goal by conducting various courses, seminars, presentations and group discussions on Bhagavad-Gita and Vedic philosophy and teaching their scientific application in daily lives, we give complete knowledge of the advanced principles of Vedic life. On convenient days like weekends or public holidays, we arrange for such programs. The youths also get an opportunity for interacting with serious practitioners of Vedic culture, thereby giving a different understanding to the way in which we lead our lives. The programs conducted for youth are:

  • A 3 session Bhagavad Gita course specially for students every month. – discover yourself, does god exist, yoga and different yoga sys.
  • An advanced course in application of Bhagavad Gita relevant to youth life called BHAKTIVRKSHA.- weekly
  • Camps & Retreats. – every 3 months
  • Spiritual tours to holy places. – yearly

Here is how you can enroll yourself:

Leave your contact details with our representative or call Sarvananda Das at 9940864086 (ISKCON manager) to fix an appointment. We shall let you know of the other details and keep you updated about our courses every week. Meanwhile, we would request you to purchase one of our small books, which can get you introduced to the basic points of Vedic philosophy. Thank you very much for your valuable time.