Indradyumna Swami in the News
April 2, 2018: Video Of The Sacred Sounds Kirtan Retreat
Indradyumna Swami shared a video on the annual Sacred Sounds Retreat at New Govardhan, Australia. The Retreat attracts devotees from all over the country. The unique and beautiful forested area around New Govardhan provides a perfect background setting for kirtans that go on for hours and hours. Aside from the morning program, the festival is focused wholly and solely on chanting the holy names with some of ISKCON’s most renowned kirtaneers. Everyone agreed this year’s festival was the best ever!
April 5, 2018: 24 Hours in Tokyo
Following in the footsteps of Srila Prabhupada, who visited Japan 3 times, Indradyumna Swami Maharaja and his traveling retinue spent an eventful 24 hours in Tokyo. They did a harinam and the local devotees organized a wonderful program for them in a community hall. Maharaja and Ananta Vrindavan dasa also had the opportunity to visit the 1,000 year-old Naritasan Shinshoje Temple just outside the city. The whole of Tokyo was full of it’s famous cherry trees in full bloom!
April 6, 2018: Back in the USSR
From the green-forested paradise of New Govardhan, Australia in late summer; to the blossoming cherry trees in Tokyo, Japan in spring; Indradyumna Swami Maharaja and his associates now find themselves in the freezing cold winter of Vladivostok, in far eastern Russia. But their hearts are warm with love for the local devotees who built an amazing temple just off the main port and who do harinam samkirtan 365 days a year without exception. All glories to these devotees carrying on Srila Prabhupada’s mission in this far-off corner of the world!
April 7, 2018: In The Frozen Shores Of Far Eastern Russia
Five hundred years ago Lord Caitanya stated that His holy names would be heard in every town and village of the world. That being said, who could have ever imagined that such chanting and dancing would ever reach the frozen far eastern shores of modern day Russia, the largest country in the world? But here Indradyumna Swami was witnessing this historic phenomenon first hand ie: a beautiful ISKCON temple on the bay in Vladivostok, stunning deities, hundreds of devotees and numerous preaching programs going on simultaneously. All this has been made possible by Lord Caitanya’s foremost modern day representative, His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. May he be glorified throughout the 3 worlds!
April 9, 2018: Video of Vladivostok, Russia
Following in the footsteps of his beloved spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, Indradyumna Swami along with his associates is back in Russia on a two-month winter preaching tour, travelling far from the eastern shores of Vladivostok to St. Petersburg, 6,532 kilometres to the west. The rigours and austerities involved in such a tour are nothing compared to the joy and satisfaction that come from sharing their good fortune as devotees of the Lord with others.
April 9, 2018: Lecture: Don’t Jump Ship
Indradyumna Swami’s new lecture is available on www.narottam.com. ‘Don’t Jump Ship!’ given in Vladivostok, Russia last week which contains valuable instructions on how to remain steady on the path of pure devotional service.
April 10, 2108: Deep Inside Siberia
Indradyumna Swami is in the Siberian tundra of Russia where the winters are long and summers are short. During the winter temperatures are far below freezing and the ground is covered with thick snow and ice. In the midst of it all is a beautiful ISKCON temple, with equally beautiful devotees.
April 11, 2018: The Siberian Devotees
Indradyumna Swami praises the Siberian devotees in Irkutsk who push on our movement despite all odds – one being being extremely harsh weather. Their reward is the great joy they experience in chanting the holy names in each other’s association.
April 12: Lecture – Oh! His Nails!
Indradyumna Swami’s new class is available on www.narottam.com. “OH! HIS NAILS!” was given in Irkutsk, Russia on April 10. From sastra we learn of the last words of the asura Hiranyakasipu.
April 12: Video -Back in the U.S.S.R.- Irkutsk
Indradyumna Swami’s travels in the service of the Lord recently took him to the town of Irkutsk, deep in Siberia, Russia. There he discovered a wonderful yatra, complete with hundreds of devotees, a beautiful temple, gorgeous deities, a gurukula, a prasadam restaurant and weekly harinams. How pleased must Lord Caitanya be to see His movement flourishing in such far-off-distant places as Siberia!
April 13: Kartik Parikrama 2018
The plans for Indradyumna Swami’s Kartik Parikrama 2018 have been finalized. For all the details of this year’s parikrama and popular pictures and videos of the previous parikramas, please click here: Kartikparikrama.com
April 13, 2018: 1000 Miles Away
One thousand miles away from Irkutsk, across the frozen Siberian tundra, is Krasnoyarsk, the 3rd city on Indradyumna Swami Mahraja’s Russian itinerary. Here Maharaja and his associates were greeted by a blissful group of devotees, who introduced them to yet another amazing temple in this far-distant and isolated part of God’s creation. How do they do it? They are faithful followers of Srila Prabhupada, who is blessing them with unlimited mercy. Unique to the congregation is a group of gypsies, old friends of Indradyumna Swami, who love to chant and dance in kirtan.