Entries by Madhava


Back in Switzerland since 5 days and neither a peep of sun, nor rain nor snow. It’s just grey and cold. All the leafless branches present a very apocalyptic picture. We came from busy, sunny and colorful Mumbai, where we had Kirtan engagements in different cities. In the middle of a busy schedule we still […]

Lithuania January 2018 – sights and sounds..

Sights on the way to the Lithuania Kirtan Festival.. Sounds…. Madhava prabhu leads kirtan at the Baltics WInter Festival, Lithuania The Baltics Winter Festival is going very nicely. There are about 400 devotees gathered, and some great preachers, like Trivikrama Maharaja, Dhirashanta Maharaja. Niranjana Maharaja is coming today. This is video of Madhava prabhu leading […]

Punjab and Delhi

Coming to Punjab for the first time, we hardly knew what to expect. India produces many masters in music, both vocal and instrumental in various styles. Indians are also used to sit down and appreciate the intricacies of an expert musical production. We wondered if during kirtan the crowd would at all participate by chanting. […]

Coming to the Sacred

That which is sacred naturally purifies the psyche, spiritualizes our intentions and elevates our actions. Since centuries India has attracted true seekers from all over the world, heedless of their caste, creed, color or origin. Vrindavan is one vital site worshipped by those desirous to link to the Supreme Divine. Five thousand years ago Krishna […]

Summer Camp in the Swiss Alps

While flying over the Swiss Alps our great spiritual master Prabhupada, revealed to one of his disciples sitting next to him on the plane that he saw one of the mountains leading up to the heavenly planets. Swiss summer retreat is always in the Alps, but since the past few years the location is exceptionally […]

Kirtan Forever..

We met George at the kirtan festival in Boone, North Carolina. A month later we were talking to him in Salt Lake City, his hometown. Utah has the highest population of Mormons in the world. They follow 3 of the 4 basic regulative principles of the Krishnas – no illicit sex, no gambling, no intoxication. […]

Toronto Ratha Yatra – Festival of Chariots

Festival of the chariots takes place since BC in Jagannath Puri, India. Ratha Yatra is mentioned in the timeless Vedic literatures. In 1966 a series of accidents set such festivals in motion in the West. Ever since, beautiful chariots roll down the streets of major cities of the world each year. Last week was Toronto […]

New Zealand

New Zealand is far, far away. We spent about 10 days there before returning home. The major earthquake of a few years ago in Christchurch had destroyed the temple and deities. Thus homes are turned into temples where Krishna devotees gather for spiritual practices. The few that stay there are dedicated. Last year, to commemorate […]


Hare Krishna devotees at Gopinath dham are active in this second most isolated city of the world. Besides the one Kirtan program at the local Krishna temple on Sunday, they had organized 4 kirtan programs at 4 different venues in Perth and Freemantle. Newcomers were a substantial part of the crowd. Very few came from […]

Beautiful Bali

Bali is a tourist destination. The island is also home to hundreds of Hare Krishna devotees. This year Gaura Nitai and Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra deities were installed during Gaura Purnima festival in Sanur. Hundreds of devotees and guests attended to welcome Their Lordships and take part in kirtan. A few pundits from the Mayapur […]