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    ISKCON’s 50th anniversary in Mayapur Dham!

    ISKCON Mayapur had the biggest Gaura Purnima in the history! More than 300 thousand devotees and pilgrims from all over India and from more than 70 countries visited Sri Mayapur Dham on Gaura Purnima day 2016. Please note that we are not talking about the
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    10000 youth at 50th anniversary festival in Kanpur

    Over 10,000 youth attended a mega youth festival in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON at ISKCON Kanpur on 9th April. The festival named “Xpression- a festival of gratitude” was attended by young people from different cities of Uttar Pradesh including Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad
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    Place your order for the new ISKCON 50 magazine now!

    The brand new ISKCON 50 magazine that showcases the achievements of ISKCON can be ordered for your local community so that it can be distributed widely to devotees, well-wishers, benefactors and VIPs in your area. The attractive 64-page publication, packed with beautiful full-color photos, has
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    20,000 students at largest youth festival in the history of ISKCON

    Over 20000 students attended a mega youth festival organized by ISKCON Pune on 20th March to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ISKCON. The event, which was attended by principles of various colleges, political leaders from the youth community, the education commissioner of Pune and several other
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    New Short Film Shows ISKCON’s Global Contribution

    The ISKCON 50 Global Office launched an International Briefing Pack today to help centres around the world plan their local celebrations for the 50th Anniversary. The briefing pack which can be downloaded from provides a list of potential events and ideas so that local temples will find it easy to customise and plan what they wish to organise for their regions.
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    Official 50th anniversary posters released

    The Global Office for the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON has released 8 new posters and banners as part of their ‘Poster-up’ campaign, and requested all temples and centres around the world to display these posters in prominent locations in their premises. The posters and banners
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    The ISKCON 50/50 Campaign

    The ISKCON 50/50 Campaign is an initiative to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON throughout 2016. Everyone is invited to join us and distribute 50 BBT books in 2016. That’s an average of just one a week. Here’s how to get involved: 1. Locate an
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    Every ISKCON centre must plan big for the 50th anniversary.

    Appeal by the 50th Anniversary Global Office to mark the official start of worldwide celebrations  By ISKCON 50 Global Office The 50th anniversary year of ISKCON starts from 1st January 2016, with many historical events scheduled all over the world. The Global Office for the
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    Sydney Opera House to Host ISKCON 50th Celebration

    A world-class show celebrating ISKCON’s 50th anniversary entitled “Transcendental Journey: Krishna 50 Years On” is set to play at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia on Saturday August 20th, 2016. Transcendental Journey will repeat twice, with a matinee performance at 2pm and an evening
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    12500 Gitas distributed at 50th anniversary gala event in Ahmedabad

    By ISKCON 50 Global Office Supporters and well-wishers of ISKCON who attended a 50th Anniversary gala event in Ahmedabad on 19th December sponsored over 12,500 Bhagavad-gitas as part of the December marathon in India. Devotees at the Ahmedabad temple had organised an event to celebrate
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    New Prabhupada Biography Comes for ISKCON’s 50th

    A new biography of ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada, entitled “Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West” is set to be released on May 3rd 2016, during ISKCON’s 50th anniversary year. While there is already an exhaustive biography of Prabhupada in the
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    New 50th Magazine Will Serve as Introduction to ISKCON

    A commemorative one-off magazine entitled “The Hare Krishnas: Celebrating 50 Years” is set to be released in early 2016 for distribution at celebrations and events throughout ISKCON’s 50th anniversary year. The attractive 64-page publication, packed with beautiful full-color photos, will be printed on quality matt
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    We’ve already done it in the past, so we can do it again ! The Padayatra Worldwide Ministry headed by Lokanath Swami  started to work  on  its offering of 50 padayatras  on Gaura Purnima 2014.  To this day  22 padayatras have taken place, 8  are planned
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    Sri Govind Gau Gram Prachar Yatra BEGINS

    His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada’s first step on the soil of Boston in 1966 proved to be more revolutionary than the much-dramatised first step of man on Moon. He inundated almost the complete world in the nama rasa of the Supreme Lord.
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    ISKCON Mauritius opens a new centre in observance of 50th.

    Bhagavad gita Centre (ISKCON) The inauguration of the Bhagavad Gita Centre commemorates the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Historical Arrival of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in America. The Jaladuta Cargo ship docked at the Boston Commonwealth Pier on the 17th of September
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    ISKCON 50: ISKCON is now 50. What is next?

    Bhakti Caru Swami, Romapada Swami, Gunagrahi Swami, Bhaktimarga Swami, Vaisesika Dasa, Rambhoru Devi Dasi, Radha Devi Dasi and other devotees discuss about the meaning of the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Iskcon and what should be the priorities for the future. Better relations among the
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    ISKCON 50 World Holy Name Week

    An important GBC initiative, to glorify Srila Prabhupada and Holy Names – World Holy Name Week (WHNW) is around the corner. This year it’s very special as it marks the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the west and bringing the Holy Names to
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    Join in the fantastic ISKCON 50th Anniversary from home

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada’s arrival at Boston carrying the message of peace and goodwill of the Indian culture. In his honor, for the first time the Indian Flag would be raised at Boston City Hall Plaza by Culture Chief
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    ISKCON 50 observance, One man’s journey to a million hearts, at Manor

    Celebrations are being held across the world today (Thursday 17th September 2015) to commemorate the end of an epic journey from India to the USA made by a 69 year old man, who would go onto establish the global phenomenon known as the Hare Krishna movement.
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    Global office is looking for Webmaster and Social Media Manager

    The Global Office for ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary invites applications for the following two volunteer positions: Role 1: ISKCON 50 Webmaster Role: The ISKCON 50 Webmaster will completely own our website ( by providing regular updates, maintenance and support. Duties include: ●     Uploading latest stories and
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    Reflecting on Half a Century by Tattvavit Dasa

      WHO WAS Śrīla Prabhupāda, new in America fifty years ago? A hero. Who is he now for me? In Tim Parks’s story Reverend, I read about a sixty-year-old Englishman looking back thirty years to recall his deceased father, a clergyman: “He didn’t feel like
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    50th anniversary of Prabhupada’s Jaladuta poems

    By ISKCON 50 Global Office The Global Office of ISKCON’s 50th anniversary has requested temples around the world to try and observe the fiftieth anniversary of two poems that Srila Prabhupada wrote on board the Jaladuta in September 1965. Srila Prabhupada wrote the first poem,
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    Inauguration of ISKCON 50 celebrations at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh

    On 13th Aug’15, , the entire community of devotees at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Historic Jalduta Yatra. It officially marked the launch of ISKCON 50th Anniversary Celebration as well. It was an evening of expression of
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    Madhudesha commemorates Jaladuta anniversary

    Madhudesh Yatra, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s visit to the country with a programme in a port city in the country on 3rd September 2015. After Srila Prabhupada departed Kolkata in August 1965 on board the Jaladuta, the ship docked in Colombo, Cochin
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    ISKCON50 Launch at ISKCON-London

    On Thursday 13th August, ISKCON-London officially launched their year-and-a-half long celebrations across 2015 and 2016 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON by holding a festival to mark 50 years since Srila Prabhupada departed from India to the US aboard the Jaladuta.   The festival
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    Thousands march in Chandigarh to celebrate ISKCON’s 50th anniversary

    Chandigarh, August 13. Thousands of residents marched together in the city of Chandigarh, capital of Punjab and Haryana, while loudly performing kirtan and chanting the Hare Krishna mantra to usher in the year long celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the International Society for Krishna
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    Jaladuta Yatra 2015, Highlights (video clips).

      The “Jaladuta Yatra 2015”, organized by ISKCON Kolkata, was held in Netaji Indoor Stadium. It was a great success and an unforgettable day of inspiration for all ISKCON devotees.  If you missed out, please watch the best moments in our Youtube channel. All glories
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    ISKCON to celebrate 50th year of founder’s journey to west

      MUMBAI: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temples across the globe will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ‘Journey to West’ of its founder Acharya A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Shrila Prabhupada tomorrow. Prabhupada left India at the age of 69 on August 13, 1965
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    ISKCON founder’s journey to west completes 50 years

    MUMBAI: On Thursday August 13, Iskcon temples worldwide will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the westward journey of founder Swami Srila Prabhupada. The 69-year-old swami whose real name was Abhay Charan left India this day in 1965 to preach Krishna consciousness. He founded the International
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    ISKCON Golden Jubilee Event Highlights…

      Program for the inauguration of ISKCON’s golden jubilee year at the Netaji Subhas Stadium in Kolkata to be live broadcast on MayapurTV. Schedule for 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th August 13th August, 2015 @ Netaji Indoor Stadium Morning Session : 8am to 1pm Kirtan
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    Devotees from 106 countries practice yoga to mark ISKCON 50th anniversary

    From Zee News/India Kolkata: Over a hundred devotees on Thursday participated in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness’ (ISKCON) celebrations to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Devotees from 106 countries practised bhakti yoga together at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra here, creating a record for “Most Nationalities in
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    50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s US journey.

      With the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s departure from India on board the Jaladuta ship, August 13, less than two weeks away, devotees in Kolkata headed by Radharaman Das are putting on a grand celebration of the event. While many exciting offerings, including a
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    ISKCON 50 Festival in Houston!

    The North American Temple Presidents and GBC, in conjunction with The Sanga Initiative (TSI: The Iskcon youth organization of North America) Humbly invite you and your loved ones to: ISKCON 50 FESTIVAL AT THE HARE KRSNA TEMPLE, HOUSTON TEXAS SEPTEMBER 11, 12 AND 13 Celebrating the
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    ISKCON UK Launches 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    A celebration to mark the launch of a year of events and festivities to commemorate 50 years of the Hare Krishna movement worldwide was hosted on Saturday 20th June by ISKCON UK. It marks the start of a year of celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary
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    Sri Lanka to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Prabhupada’s Journey to U.S.

    ISKCON worldwide is gearing up for 2016, when the society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its July 11th, 1966 registration in New York City. But first off this year will be several celebrations of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s journey from Kolkata to the U.S., which he began on August 13th 1965.
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    Prabhupada’s Diaries Available as ISKCON’s 50th Nears

    As ISKCON devotees worldwide prepare for the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s journey from Kolkata to the U.S. on the steamship Jaladuta this August, many are purchasing his two personal diaries from the time, now available at, to immerse themselves further in his historic effort.
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    ISKCON 50th Anniversary’s Powerful Achievements!

    By Ekalavya Das Brahmachari Harinam Sankirtan or the congregational chanting of the Holy Name, initiated and propagated by Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself, continues to be carried out throughout the world with great pomp and splendor. However, the Middle Eastern countries, being slightly sensitive towards
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    Call to ‘50ise’ regular festivals in ISKCON temples

    By ISKCON 50 Global Office The Global Office for the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON has called upon all ISKCON temples around the world to ’50-ise’ their regular festivals in 2016 by following a few simple steps. “We need to take every opportunity to spread awareness
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    G$126.5M Hare Krishna Temple to Be Opened in 2016

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness’ (ISKCON) Hare Krishna Movement is currently constructing a three-storey Temple at Lot 1 First Street, University of Guyana Road, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara to the tune of G$126.5 Million [US$ 600,000]. The Temple, Nimai-Pandit and Study Centre, will
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    Nevis Trek Highlights Joy of ‘Simple Living’

    An adventurous trek by two fathers and their sons over the Nevis Rd, believed to be the highest road in the country, showed the joys of ”simple living”, says the trip instigator, John Herbison. A former Otago resident, Mr Herbison now lives in West Bengal,
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    Rs 51 Crore ISKCON Temple Coming Up

    PATNA: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is building Radha Banke Bihariji temple in the city at a cost of Rs51 crore. The work on the temple has already been started and almost half of the amount has been spent for the purpose. This was
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    ISKCON 50th Anniversary Gratitude Coin Announcement

    2016 marks the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada’s great movement to spread Krishna consciousness throughout the world and bring the teachings of Lord Caitanya and the yuga dharma, chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, to all the conditioned souls on this planet (and perhaps
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    GBC Plans ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    The fifth day of the Annual General Meeting of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission focused on celebrating the 50th anniversary of ISKCON’s incorporation in 2016. Pancaratna Dasa, a member of the 50th Anniversary International Steering Committee, presented an elaborate report on the progress made so far
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    International Coordinator Appointed for 50th

    The Executive Committee for ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations appointed Romapada Das, a long-standing devotee of ISKCON as the International Coordinator. The 50th anniversary celebrations will see a series of global and local events across six continents and 75 countries. “I first got to know Romapada
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