Hare Krsna, welcome!
Iskcon in the UK
Iskcon in Ireland
Iskcon UK Services
Articles and News
Page added on March 20, 2012
By Sandipani Muni Dasa For three years in a row, the Hare Krishna devotees from around London have been participating in the St. Patricks Day parade. Although it may not neccesarily be a Vaishnava festival, it is a great opportunity to share the Holy Name with the thousands of people who participate or watch the parade. Many people shared appreciation of the Hare Krishna’s at the parade. As exemplified in the video (link below) there were hundreds and thousands of people in awe at the energetic Harinama Sankirtan party.
The constant street presence of the Harinama Sankirtan enthusiasts in London means the devotees in London are getting a name for themselves again, since the old days of ISKCON when street Harinama Sankirtan was most prominent.
In addition to that, Srila Prabhupada’s books were being distributed while the parade was taking place so anyone interested in the Kirtan could take a book.
There were children from the Bhaktivedanta Manor Gurukula dancing on the float, and many kirtan musicians playing in the middle, and Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra watching over the kirtan party.
Those in a critical mindset may question why transcendentalists would be part of a Irish parade, but there was no compromise. The deities weren’t dressed in Irish Green outfits, there were devotees visible with Vaishnava dress and Tilak, Srila Prabhupada’s books were being distributed, and there were prominently displayed large Hare Krishna Mantra banners draped on either side of the cart, and the only words coming out of the speakers for 3 hours non-stop was the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.
Here is a video from the event,
Sandipani Muni Dasa
Vegetarianism, Retreats and more
Can a vegetarian diet improve or restore health?
Since the 1960s, scientists have suspected that a meat-based diet is somehow related to the development of arteriosclerosis and heart disease.
Lake Island Retreats
Discover your relationship with your body, mind and soul. Includes Yoga, meditation, massage options, walking and Eastern philosophy.
Hare Krishna Island
The island is 7 miles from Belturbet in north Co. Cavan and 7 miles from Lisnaskea in south Co. Fermanagh
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
ALSO IN THE NEWSThousands turn out to see Festival of Chariots procession in west London
Thousands of people lined the streets of the West End to attend London’s “Festival of Chariots”. The vibrant procession featured three huge, brightly coloured wooden carts being pulled by hand along the route from Hyde Park Corner to Trafalgar Square. Children and adults gathered to watch as the altar deities from London’s Soho Street Hare […]
MORE STORIESInspiring day of communications for UK yatras
ADVERTISINGClick here to see advertised ISKCON projects and devotee business on this site
Vaishnava Calendar Reminder ServiceReminders sent to your email about upcoming events - Ekadasi, Festivals, etc. Click to subscribe.
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
Count per Day