Published on April 25th, 2022 |
by Madhudvisa dasa
The ISKCON Ramayana — Filmed at New Vrindavan — NOW IN 1080p HD!!
This unique production of the Indian classic, “The Ramayana” was produced by ITV, ISKCON Television at New Vrindavan by the American devotees of the Hare Krishna Movement. It is very nicely produced using Srila Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold as the demon Ravana’s palace.
The Ramayana is a great India epic describing the life of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Lord Rama was the king of the country and very much loved by the people. Even today in India the people hanker for “Ramraja”, they want a king like Lord Rama. The Ramayana describes how Lord Rama was banished to the forest with His brother Laksman, His wife Sita and His faithful monkey servant Hanuman. In the forest they fought with many demons and Mother Sita was kidnapped by the evil King Ravana. Hanuman and his monkey friends build a bridge across the ocean so Lord Rama can walk across it and kill the cruel king Ravana and rescue His wife Sita.
Madhudvisa dasa My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna."
I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can.
That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental!
That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!