Istanbul Govinda Caters for Canadian Rock Star Bryan Adams and His Concert Crew
Interest in Bhakti-Yoga Rises in Turkey
On November 16th, the Govinda Restaurant of Goranga Yoga of Istanbul had the opportunity to serve prasadam to legendary Canadian rock star Bryan Adams and his concert crew.
A 5,000-year-old Underground City Discovered in Turkey
Interest in Bhakti-Yoga is rising in Turkey, an Islamic country with few devotees and no official ISKCON presence. With the increasing popularity of yoga in general in Istanbul, and yoga studios popping up everywhere, Nrismha Krishna Das and his wife Krishna-Mala Dasi established their own studio, Gouranga Yoga, in the capital city in 2013.
Pope Francis Prays In Turkey's Blue Mosque In Interfaith Outreach
A 5,000-year-old underground city discovered in central Turkey in December 2014 is thought to be the largest in the world!
Princes’ Islands Offer Turkish Devotees the Bhakti Experience
His head bowed, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul's most important mosques.
'Mukti' the Turkey Gets Real Liberation at Tucson Govinda's
Turkish devotees gathered on one of the beautiful Princes’ Islands off the coast of Istanbul for Bhakti Fest, from September 12th to 15th. 27 devotees stayed for the full duration of the event, while daily guests brought attendance to 45 by Sunday. Although that may have been a small group for many ISKCON communities, it was a crowd for Turkey, an Islamic country with very few devotees and no official ISKCON presence.
Toward the end of the Thanksgiving afternoon everyone in the restaurant crew felt they did not want to return the turkey to his ominous fate and they decided to ask the crowd if anyone wanted to 'adopt' the turkey as a pet, and save him from certain slaughter.
Live Turkey A Guest of Honor at Govinda's Buffet
The main course at most Thanksgiving dinners was the guest of honor at Govinda's restaurant - the vegetarian buffet had a turkey strolling the outdoor patio on US national holiday on 24th of November.
Shrimad Bhagavatam in Turkish
It was a dream of the devotees and many friends in Turkey to read Srimad Bhagavatam in their own mother tongue. After many years of preparation and actual work Srimad Bhagavatam First Canto Part One recently have been published in Turkish language.
Has Noah's Ark Been Discovered on a Turkish Mountain?
Seeing definitely is believing for a group of 15 religious explorers who claim to have uncovered a jaw-dropping glimpse into biblical times.