We interrupt this article to bring you the trancendental news.

Now you can get news of the Hare Krishna community around the world by logging on to the Internet. Here are two relevant sites.


The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a global religious community also known as the Hare Krishna Movement. ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradaya, a monotheistic tradition within the broader Vedic, or Hindu, family of faith and cultural traditions

ISKCON’s system of belief and practice is based on the Bhagavad-gita, “The Song of God,” which, according to tradition, is 5,000 years old. The speaker of this sacred text is Lord Krishna, who is revered as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The text explains what is the soul, God, the systems of yoga, karma, and reincarnation. It proclaims that the ultimate goal of life is to develop love of God, which is most easily realized in this age through the practice of bhakti-yoga, the science of devotional service.

In the 16th century, a Bengali saint and avatar, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revitalized the bhakti-yoga tradition across India. Central to this renaissance was Chaitanya’s emphasis on the chanting of Krishna’s name. Underlying this simple practice was a profound, intellectually comprehensive theology.

In 1965, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left India, and at the age of 70 traveled to America under the order of his teacher, to propagate Krishna consciousness in the western world. He opened his first temple in New York City in 1966, and from a humble storefront presence, ISKCON has grown to be a vibrant global community of temples, rural projects, educational institutes, congregations and vegetarian restaurants.


Another Internet source for news is www.dandavats.com, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and information related to Krishna conscious vision, activities, and developments worldwide.

Dandavats.com’s editorial policy: “Our desire is to promote the development of Krishna bhakti, to nurture well-informed thought, and to support sustainable bonds between devotees engaged in all varieties of services and social relationships.” Readers can log in and leave comments about the articles published.

Dandavats tries to keep everyone updated and connected by publishing interesting and inspiring reports on the activities of Vaisnavas around the world. To submit a story to Dandavats, click on the Contact Us button.

Here’s a handy Internet tip: If you log on to news.google.com and type Hare Krishna into the search box, you can browse the news you are interested in from around the world.

—Antony Brennan