Annada Ekadasi 2023

Annada Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2023

Annada Ekadasi, also known as Aja Ekadasi, is observed during the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in August/September. The importance of this Ekadasi was mentioned by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira and is found in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. It is believed that a person who observes this Ekadasi becomes free from the reactions of
TOVP Nrsimhadeva Wing Opening Dates Moved Forward
The TOVP Management Team announces a change to the completion and opening dates of the Nrsimhadeva Wing in the TOVP. Originally scheduled for this October, the dates have been moved forward to February 29 – March 2 during the 2024 Gaura Purnima Festival. “In order to give more needed time for construction and allow for
Pavitropana Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2023
Also known as Shravana Putrada or Pavitra Ekadasi, Pavitropana Ekadasi falls on the 11th lunar day of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Vedic month of Shravana which in the Gregorian calendar falls in July or August. It’s recommended to chant extra rounds and stay up all night chanting and hearing the Lord’s
Parama Ekadasi
The Parama Ekadasi is one of the Adhik Mass or Mala Maas Ekadasi, which comes once in 3 years. This Adhik Maas Krishna Paksha Ekadasi is dear to Lord Vishnu, to whom all Ekadasi Vrat observance is dedicated. Observing Parama Shuddha Ekadasi Vrat alleviates poverty, brings prosperity and wealth. It dissolves past sins of the
Padmini Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2023
The Padmini Ekadasi holds a special significance among the Vedic festivals due to its rarity and spiritual importance. Occurring once every 32 months, according to the Vedic calendar, this sacred day falls on the Ekadasi (11th day) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) during the Adhik or Purushottama Maas (month). This year,
Kamika Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2023
Kamika ekadasi is celebrated as Krishna Paksha ekadasi in the month of Shravan. Observing this ekadasi is considered as auspicious as performing an Ashwamedha Yajna. As Gaudiya Vaishnavas, our main aim during ekadasi is to decrease bodily demands so we can spend more time in seva, especially hearing and chanting about the Lord’s pastimes and
Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Svami, the Mathadhipati of the Puthige Math — one of the 8 Mathas established by Srila Madhvacarya in Udupi — visited Sridham Mayapur along with his entourage on his Tirtha Yatra. Under Sugunendra Svami’s leadership, the Sri Puthige Matha has flourished and expanded its influence across the world. He has played a
A video by Alfred Ford (Ambarisa Das) – great grandson of Henry Ford From February 29 – March 2, 2024, during the ISKCON Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival, the TOVP will achieve another historic milestone of progress: the opening of the completed Nrsimhadeva Wing, the largest Nrsimhadeva Temple in the world. Beautifully designed and ornamented, the
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The Glories of Purushottama Month (Adhik Maas)
The wonderful and enchanting history of the month of Purushottama is a long one that takes the personified Adhik Maas to the highest spiritual realm of Goloka Vrindaban, where she is blessed by Lord Krishna to have 1000 times more benefits to the observer of devotional vows than the month of Damodar. Purushottama Maas comes