Welcome to New Navadvipa Dhama

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Since 1969, His Divine A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has been distributing the matchless gifts of Krishna Consciousness throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Wherever he traveled in the world, Srila Prabhupada devoted the early morning hours to translating and expounding India’s ancient Vedic literature. Between 1974 and 1976, His Divine Grace performed that sacred duty especially swiftly here in Hawaii, in his room upstairs.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

That is how these grounds became a tirtha, a holy place. As King Yudhisthira said to the Sage Vidura: “My lord, devotees like your good self are verily holy places personified. Because you carry the Personality of Godhead within your heart, you turn all places into places of pilgrimage.”iskcon

When you visit the temple room, gift shop, or Prabhupada’s room, now a library filled with his writings, pick up one of his books and taste his devotional ecstasies. They are spiritual windows, enriching our vision of the Lord’s Deity forms in the temple, beheld by His Divine Grace’s own image, “the master at whose feet all masters sit.”

If you feel Srila Prabhupada’s spiritual presence at his tirtha, it is not surprising. As the great vaishnava saint Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote: "He reasons ill who tells that vaishnavas die when thou art living still in sound. The vaishnavas die to live and living tries to spread the holy name around."

Don't Miss Our Next Upcoming Event!

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Schedule:

Monday, Jan 19th: Rendezvous at Diamondhead in parking lot at the end of Magic Islandfor Rathayatra at  8:30 AM

Estimated duration:
2 hour parade and 2 hour at park

Parking:

Parking is at Ala Moana Shopping Center, NOT at Ala Moana Beach Park.  You may need to catch the bus back (or walk) or pre-arrange a ride. The temple will be pre-occupied with a variety of services and cannot also do this.

The Route:

Unlike previous years when we have been the last in line, this year we'll have a peace march group who will be forming a large peace sign in Kapiolani Park after the parade.  They are hoping to make it large enough to get in the book of world records.  Anyone may join them after.

 

What to Bring:

• sunscreen
• water
• comfortable walking shoes
• something to cover head as frequently HOT (sometimes rain...)
• DO NOT bring heavy backpack

Dress Code:

By all means please do wear clean and attractive devotional attire such as sari/nice dress; dhoti or yogi pants with kurta or devotional (Krishna) t-shirt.  However, please DO NOT wear a swim suit or bum shorts, etc.   Let's make this a nice public presentation for the pleasure of the Deities and for the benefit of others. So please follow are dress guidelines.

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