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Vanipedia is a dynamic encyclopedia of Śrīla Prabhupāda's words (vani). In Vanipedia we explore and comprehensively compile Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings from various angles of vision and present them in accessible and easily understandable ways.

We are building an unparalleled repository of Śrīla Prabhupāda's digital teachings (text, audio, video & images) to offer him a continual, worldwide platform to preach and teach the science of Krishna consciousness to the world, for the benefit of all.

Śrīla Prabhupāda's Vani Temple

Completion Date: November 4th, 2027 - Celebrating 50 Years of Serving in Separation

There are seven divisions, or petals, in the whole Vanipedia project. At the moment there are five petals that are filled with content: Vanisource, where you can read the archived collection of Śrīla Prabhupāda's books, lectures, conversations and letters, Vanimedia, where you may listen to and watch many audio and video clips of Śrīla Prabhupāda's lectures and conversations. In addition, we are now beginning to create articles in the Vanipedia petal (the site where you are now) and recently we started the Vaniversity petal with some crosswords.

In Vaniquotes, you can experience the thematic mapping of Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings. We have created a very easy compiling process to populate the Vaniquotes petal. Compiling and studying in Vaniquotes is a penetrating way to absorb oneself in Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings. Each Vaniquotes page contains one or more quotes and is organized under a system of categories based either on a theme, personality, scripture or on a key word or phrase. As Vaniquotes grows, content for the other petals - in the form of written articles, reference guides, and other educational material will naturally develop.

Steadily Vanipedia is becoming a series of multi-faceted festivities of association with Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings. The list of devotees appreciating the offering Vanipedia makes is increasing rapidly. Scrolling through What's in Vanipedia NOW you will surely find something that captures your attention.

The Vanipedia project is a global multilingual (100 languages) collaborative endeavor that is succeeding due to the many devotees (over 1,400) who have come forward to participate in various ways. Vanipedia's Manifesto reveals the principles on which we stand and an introduction to Vanipedia is here. Below you can check out our ongoing projects. If you have a question, want to be involved, or just want to say hi, then please contact us.

The Vanipedia petal is now beginning to unfold. Glancing through the first two completed thematic articles - Animal-Killing in Human Society and Buddha: A Vaisnava Perspective - one can experience the high standard of devotional research within Vanipedia, complete with easily accessed source notes and extensive references for additional reading and study in Vaniquotes. Just imagine the power of delivery to have 500 to 1,000 similar thematic multilingual articles, all interlinked with each other and all accessible in one place, under one platform! We also have some introductory articles that bring to light the wealth of content that Śrīla Prabhupāda delivers to us in Vaniquotes.

Completed Introductory Articles to Vaniquotes

Completed Thematic Articles

Building a Timeline of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Life

  • We are documenting the major events in Śrīla Prabhupāda's life and also offering a chronological order of all recorded media of Śrīla Prabhupāda's vani. Once completed, this time-line will provide an authoritative documentation of all his existing teachings arranged in order of occurrence. A major task indeed and we invite devotees to assist with it.

Articles in Development

  • Drawing from Vaniquotes and Vanisource there are many articles that can be written. We invite writers to join this project. Here is a list of some potential Vanipedia articles.:

Study Resources

Uniting Śrīla Prabhupāda's Multi-lingual Family

Prabhupāda Speaks Around the World

  • In Vaniquotes you can now listen while reading Śrīla Prabhupāda's lectures, conversations, interviews and morning walks - feel his presence, feel his mood. To date there are over 3,500 pages with clips available and we are aiming for 5,000 by the end of 2015.

Śrīla Prabhupāda's Usage of the English Language

Completing an Audio Fidelity Check of Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions

  • We are inviting volunteers to attentively listen to Śrīla Prabhupāda and, while reading, to check the transcriptions for accuracy. This project was launched on the 19th of April 2014. As of the 2nd May 2015, 34 volunteers have proofread 745 files and 3,845 missing words and 4,993 edits have been entered into Vanisource. An explanation is given here...

Adding Scans of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Letters

  • We are inviting volunteers to read, verify and correct the Vanisource letter transcriptions for fidelity against the original scans. Please contact us if you would like to help.

Adding Audio to Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions

As the Bhaktivedanta Archives release the other years this project can be completed.

Creating New Categories for Vanisource

Letters sorted by person
  • We have indexed letters in order to access those written to each person.
Lectures sorted by type
  • As well as presenting lectures by date and location they have been listed by type.

Newly added Content

Content to be Added Soon

  • Letters From Śrīla Prabhupāda's Secretaries and ISKCON Officers

Who is Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Authorized and Empowered

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda is a self-realized, pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. While physically present among us he shared the essence of Vedic knowledge liberally and without prejudice. His only desire was to fulfill his spiritual master's desire – to introduce the process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the world.

Śrīla Prabhupāda showed us the importance of living life according to the directions given in scripture. He spoke and wrote profusely so that many may have this guidance in life, and he wished that every person on the planet had the opportunity to read his books now and in the future.

Timeline of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Life

1896 to 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977

Random Media of Śrīla Prabhupāda

Image Quote from Srila Prabhupada
Our Mission of Human Life is Failing all Over the World - 1040
03:41 minutes from an arrival address in Mauritius

A disciple Comes to the Guru for Enlightenment - 0243
06:37 minutes from a lecture on BG 02.09 in London

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"Kṛṣṇa says that svakarmaṇā tam abhyarcya. You just try to worship the Supreme Lord by the result of your occupation. Because Kṛṣṇa requires everything. So if you are a potter, you supply pots. If you are florist, you supply flower. If you are carpenter, you work for temple. If you are washerman, then wash clothing of the temple. Temple is the center, Kṛṣṇa. And everyone gets chance to offer his service. Therefore temple worship is very nice. So this temple should be organized in such a way that we don't require any money. You give your service. That's all. You be engaged in your service. Don't change your service. But you try to serve the-temple means the Supreme Lord—by your occupational duty."
680716 - Conversation - Montreal

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