After the Traveling Temple Program to collect signatures to free the Russian Hare Krishna devotees generated a huge amount of national television coverage on Adelaide City Councils ban on chanting Hare Krishna in the city they were force to
Traveling Temple Video Clip produced to promote the program to collect one million signatures in Australia to petition the Russians to free the Hare Krishna devotees they had imprisoned for chanting Hare Krishna.
Mike Willesee Show, a national Australian News Show, covers Prahala and his song requesting the Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev to Please Let Our Friends Go Free.
The opening of the Kings Cross Sydney Australia Hare Krishna Food For Life Center featuring interviews with the Rev Ted Noffs founder of The Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross and a local politician along with Pratapana, the ISKCON Temple Presid
National Australian news coverage of Gaura Gopal debating with an Adelaide City Council official on the lifting of the ban on chanting Hare Krishna in Adelaide.
Televison news coverage of the recording of Traveling Temple and Leaders of the USSR film clips by Gaura Gopala and the Traveling Temple Band. These film clips were used to promote the drive to collect one million signatures on a petition t
Traveling Temple Visits Woolongong and gets banned from using the RSL hall because they are wearing dhotis.
In the 80s followers of sex-guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh stood out in Australia with their bright orange clothes and unusual names. Combining eastern mysticism and western capitalism, the Bhagwan urged devotees to explore sex as a path to en
Adelaide Hare Krishna chanting ban became one of the top news stories on Australian television. This is the coverage Seven National News gave it with the ban was lifted by Adelaide City Council.
National Ten Eyewitness News coverage of the lifting of the ban on chanting Hare Krishna in Adelaide
In 1985 ISKCON Melbourne opened 'Gopals Burgers' the first Hare Krishna Fast Food Store. It was only open for a few months but the opening created a huge amount of interest on Australian Television. This is Channel 7's Good Morning Australi
In October of 1985 Channel 10 news in Sydney did a live cross to ISKCON Sydney to cover the morning program and their new Food For Life Prasadam distribution program. In those days Hare Krishnas were in the news no matter what they did. Aus
ISKCON Sydney Food For Life full interview with Rev Ted Noffs, founder of the famous Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross, member of parliament, etc. Includes 'wild vision' filmed by television station.
In the 1980s the Hare Krishna movement was so prominent and newsworthy that Television stations were announcing the Gaura Purnima Festival.
In 1993 a Television station declared that the real winners from Australia's 1993 budget were the Hare Krishnas.
Interview with the Sydney ISKCON temple president in mid 1980s on the Kings Cross Food for Life program. Very favorable.
At the beginning of the 1983 Sydney Rathayatra festival an Indian lady fell in front of Lord Jagannatha's cart and the wheel ran over her head and killed her. This is one of the many television news reports of the sad incident.
During October of 1985 the Australian government cut off the funding for many services providing emergency food assistance to homeless people in Sydney. This caused a massive increase in the number of people using the ISKCON Food For Life S
Mike Willesse, an Australian daily television news program host, was very much against ISKCON in Sydney and he was constantly airing negative pieces on the devotees collecting for the Kings Cross Food for Life program. This is one of them.
Television news interviews Citahari Prabhu, Temple President of ISKCON Sydney, in mid-1980s about the Kings Cross Food For Life prasadam distribution program.
Even the television test patterns in Australia in the 1980s were accompanied with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra. In those days TV was not broadcast 24 hours a day, so when there was no program they would broadcast a test pattern,