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Kavishala celebrates ISKCON Founder Swami Prabhupada's 125th birth Anniversary !

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs September 1, 2021
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ISKCON Founder Swami Prabhupada's 125th birth Anniversary: Narendra Modi released a special commemorative coin in his memory.

PM Narendra Modi had released a special commemorative coin on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on 1 Sept 2021. PM Modi launched a coin of 125 and also addressed the gathering at 4:30 PM via video conferencing.

Swami Prabhupada founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) also known as the "Hare Krishna movement".

ISKCON has translated Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta and other Vedic literature into 89 languages, playing the most generic role in the dissemination of Vedic literature across the world.

Prabhupada had also led the foundation of over a hundred temples and wrote several books, teaching Bhakti Yoga to the world. On this occasion, The Union Culture Minister also attended the ceremony.

HIS EVER-LASTING IMPACT ON AMERICANS


Surprisingly, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada swiftly entered the port of New York City on Sept. 17, 1965, with few Americans who majorly took notice. But he was not merely another immigrant. Being on a great mission to introduce the ancient teachings of Vedic India into mainstream America. When Srila Prabhupada passed away on Nov14, 1977, at the age of 81, his mission proved successful. He had founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and spread the enlightenment of the Lord Krishna into a worldwide confederation of more than 100 temples, ashrams, and cultural centers to promote holism.

Srila Prabhupada was born on 1st Sept 1896, to a pious Hindu family in Calcutta. Raised up in British-controlled India, Abhay became involved with Mahatma Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement to secure independence for his nation.

However, it was 1922 meeting with a prominent scholar and religious leader, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, proved most influential on Abhay’s future calling. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta was the most prominent leader in the Gaudiya Vaishnava denomination, a monotheistic tradition within the broad Hindu culture. In the English world, Abhay became a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta in 1933 and resolved to carry out his mentor’s request. Abhay, later recognized by the honorific A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, spent the next 32 years preparing for his journey west.


At age of 69 in 1965, Srila Prabhupada visited New York aboard a cargo ship. The journey was treacherous, and the elderly spiritual teacher suffered two heart attacks on the ship. Arriving in the US with just 7 dollars in Indian rupees and his translations of sacred Sanskrit texts, Srila Prabhupada began to share the timeless wisdom of Krishna consciousness.

He is the ultimate messenger of peace and goodwill resonated with the proud youths, some of whom came forward to become serious disciples of Lord Krishna's tradition and rules. 


Let's chant some songs on Srila Prabhupada Pranati with deep meanings -


(1)

yan-nathyamano natanatha-natho

su-mangalam pascima-jangaleshu

gaurangacandras caranam dadhati

namami tam sri-prabhupadadevam


I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Because of his prayers, Lord Gaurangacandra, the king of dancers, has placed His auspicious lotus feet in the jungle of the Western countries.


(2)

yad-yatnatas cakra-gada-pataka-

candrardha-vidyuj-jalajankusankaih

alankrita hrit-saranisa-padaih

namami tam sri-prabhupadadevam


I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Because of his efforts. Lord Krishna's footprints, which bear the marks of cakra, club, flag, half-moon, lightning bolt, conch, fish, lotus, and rod for controlling elephants, are now imprinted on the pathway of the living entities' hearts.


(3)

samarpayantam vara-krishna-namna

amramritam san-mrita-jivanartham

jivaj-jane tu mrita-hasta-graste

namami tam sri-prabhupadadevam


I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. To the living entities in the grip of death he gives the elixir of immortality that is Lord Krishna's holy name.


(4)

tyaktvanyakan padaka-pallave 'dya

yad-yatnatah sri-vraja-ballavasya

karoti lokah para-vallabhatvam

namami tam sri-prabhupadadevam


I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Because of his efforts, the people of this world are turning from everything else and are learning to repose their love at the lotus feet of Lord Krishna.


(5)

vrindatavivira-padatapatra-

varena viryena prajah prapantam

pida-vipad-varshanakat karalan

namami tam sri-prabhupadadevam


I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. With the umbrella of the feet of Vrindavana's hero, Krishna, he protects the living entities from the monsoon of continued material suffering.


(6)

punar-bhavat kuncita-marga-jalat

prajavalih krishna-padaravindam

sahasra-patram paramam nayantam

namami tam sri-prabhupadadevam


I offer my respectful obeisances to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He leads the conditioned souls from the winding labyrinth of repeated birth and death to Lord Krishna's thousand-petalled lotus-flower world.


This is the first line that Swami chanted when he stepped into U.S.

1) My dear Lord Krsna, You are so kind upon this useless soul, but I do not know why You have brought me here. Now You can do whatever You like with me.



With the help of his students, Srila Prabhupada rented a small storefront on New York’s Lower East Side to use as a temple. On July 11, 1966, he officially registered his organization in the state of New York, formally founding the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.


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