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Archived News: Year 2010

 

December 31, 2010:

 

Hari Bol! Just some final announcements before the New Year!

 

ARCHIVED NEWS:

Just like every year, all 2010 news (including this posting) is archived under Year 2010.

 

CHANGE IN APPEARANCE OF HOMEPAGE: On January 15, 2011, the homepage appearance will change. Icons will be used instead of words. Hopefully, this will help in site navigation. User feedback is very useful.

 

KHOL GUIDE VIDEOS: So far, Lessons 1 through 10 have been filmed and uploaded. You can subscribe to our YouTube Page, or watch the respective videos on the guide.

 

NEW OFFICIAL TITLE NAME: An idea to implement an index to search for the official name of the song (for example, search for “Gurvastakam”) is in the works. Hopefully by the end of next week, that will be up and working.

 

As this year come to a close, we thank you for all your patience and support as we reconstruct and update various parts of the website. Your suggestions have been useful, and by Krsna’s mercy, we can add and do more to make your visit on KKSongs.org, a very wholesome experience.

 

May you and your family have a wonderful New Years ahead! Thank you! Hari Bol! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

 

December 20, 2010:

 

Hare Krsna!

 

2011 DATES POSTED:

 

The Ekadasi and Vaisnava Holidays have been uploaded with 2011 dates. Please remember that these dates are Chicago based. Within the US, they may vary slightly. Please consult your local temple for exact dates/times.

 

KHOL VIDEOS:

 

Videos for khol lessons 1 through 6 have been posted on Youtube as well as their respective pages.

 

KHOL LESSONS:

 

More lessons and audio files have been uploaded to the KKSongs Khol Site. There are still more that is being worked on.

 

ICONS:

 

KKSongs.org will now be adopting a new system of icons.

 

AUDIO CLIP (within KKSongs.org)  AUDIO CLIP (outside of KKSongs.org)

·VIDEO CLIP (link outside KKSongs.org)

 

 

Finally, new song lyrics are in the process of being uploaded!

 

Thank you very much for your patience and support! Happy Holidays and Hari Bol!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN JANUARY:

 

December 24: – Disappearance anniversary of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Fast till noon

 

December 31: Saphala Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans

 

January 15: Putrada Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans

 

Janaury 29: – Sat-tila Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans

 

 

November 24, 2010:

 

Hari Bol! Jaya Srila Prabhupada!

 

 

BROKEN LINKS:

 

The broken links to the Indian scripts page has been fixed. Please report any broken links by visiting the Contact KKSongs.org link.

 

Some of the authors’ photographs have been updated.

 

KKSONGS AUDIO PAGE:

 

It has been decided to remove the original MP3s of the KKSongs.org Audio Page. By December 1, all original KKSongs.org tracks will be removed. The links on the various pages bearing the songs will be removed by December 15.

 

The new KKSongs.org Audio Page will be directory of the audio files from the website (i.e. Notations Audio Page, Ragamala Playlist, Talamala Playlist).

 

WINTER PROJECT:

 

Major work left incomplete from the summer will resume on December 11. We apologize for any inconveniences during the period between construction. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Forthcoming events:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN DECEMBER:

 

December 1: Utthana Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

December 16:Moksada Ekadasi; also Gita Jayanti; the anniversary of the day Sri Krsna spoke the Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna.

 

December 24: – Disappearance anniversary of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Fast till noon

 

December 31: Saphala Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans

 

 

October 29, 2010:

 

Hari Bol!

 

Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Jaya Sri Sri Radha Damodara!

 

There have been a number of complaints of certain broken links. From the ones addressed, they will be fixed from the second week of December.

 

Thank you all for your patience, throughout the transition period.

 

Forthcoming events:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NOVEMBER:

 

November 2: Rama Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

November 5:Dipavali: (the anniversary of Sri Rama returning back to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile)

 

November 6:Govardhana Puja

 

November 9: Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance. Fast till noon.

 

November 16: Anniversary of Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji. Fast till noon

 

November 17 : Utthana Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

November 21: Kartik ends; Tulasi Vivaha (the marriage of Tulasi devi with Lord Visnu)

 

September 27, 2010:

 

Hari Bol!

 

I would like to draw attention to the Khol Lessons. While they are still under construction, the filming of the lessons are in the beginning phases. Videos for lessons 1 through 5 (Part 1 of 10) have been uploaded and embedded onto the respective lesson pages. Your patience in this project is greatly appreciated. Thank you

 

Forthcoming events:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN OCTOBER:

 

September 30: Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival to the U.S.

 

October 4: Indira Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

October 17: Rama Vijayostava; “Dashera” (the anniversary of Sri Rama defeating Ravana)

 

October 17: Appearance day of Madhvacarya

 

October 18: Pasankusa Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

October 22: Start of Kartika-masa (the month of Damodara)

 

August 31, 2010:

 

Hare Krsna!

 

All Glories to Sri Krsna’s Divine Appearance known as Janmastami!

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja Day!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER:

 

September 1: Krsnastami: Fast till midnight; then break fast using Ekadasi prasadam

 

September 2: Vyasa Puja: The appearance day of the founder-acarya of ISKCON: Srila Prabhupada. Fast till noon.

 

September 4: Annada Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

September 15: Radhastami: The appearance of Srimati Radharani. Fast till noon

 

September 18: Parsva Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

July 27, 2010

 

Hare Krishna!

 

Few new updates to share:

 

HARMONIUM GUIDE CHANGES:

1) The harmonium guide is now into two parts. Harmonium A teaches how to play the instrument. Harmonium B is the “Notations of Vaisnava Songs” link.

 

2) In the harmonium guide, there is a new appendix page showing the keyboard and how to play the sargam in keys other than C. Audio clips will follow soon. Go to MUSIC CENTER à HARMONIUM A and scroll the bottom to look for this link.

 

CHANGES IN GRAPHICS:

 

In case you haven’t noticed, most of the title pages of the site have changes in graphics. This is a tad livelier than the previous “elementary” look.

 

Super large photographs are being resized so that they won’t take up all the room of any one specific page. The instrumental guides and Bengali and Devanagari tutorial will be redone soon.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN AUGUST:

 

August 6Kamika Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

August 19 – Pavitraropana Ekadasi: Fast from all grains and beans.

 

August 19 – 24: Jhulana Yatra

 

August 24 – Balarama Jayanti: Fast till noon; then observe Ekadasi prasadam for the rest of the day

 

September 1: Krsnastami: Fast till noon; then break fast using Ekadasi prasadam

 

June 27, 2010

 

Here are some updates for the site.

 

CROSSING THE 1,400 MARK: Thanks to the addition of some Sanskrit, Hindi, and Braja Bhasa bhajans, there are now 1,401 song lyrics on KKSongs.org. There are still a big number of song corridors that have yet to be added.

 

TALAMALA UPDATES: Rare pakhawaj talas and one khol tala has been added to the talamala. Now, KKSongs.org has talas as high as 26 matras per cycle.

 

GRAPHIC CHANGES: Most of the title pages of the site have their title graphics redone.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

July 7th: Yogini Ekadasi – fast from grains and beans

 

July 13th: the original date of the Jagannatha Ratha Yatra in Jagannatha Puri.

 

July 21st: Sayana Ekadasi – fast from grains and beans

 

June 8, 2010

 

ODIA (ORIYA) FONT SONGS:

Certain common Vaisnava songs are now viewable in Odia font. Please visit the Indian Scripts Page to view these by clicking LANGUAGES AND PRONUNCIATION à INDIAN SCRIPTS PAGE à ODIA

 

Additional Odia songs will be added through time.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

 

June 8: Apara Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

 

June 22: Pandava Nirajala Ekadasi: Please fast from all food and water, especially any Ekadasi was broken during the year. Following this form of Ekadasi is equivalent to properly following all Ekadasis.

 

Hare Krsna!

 

May 15, 2010

 

Hari Bol!

 

Construction of the newer components of the site has begun.

 

INDIAN SCRIPTS PAGE CONSTRUCTION:

The format of the Indian scripts page has been finalized. Ultimately, the goal of KKSongs.org will be to provide all of the song lyrics in Devanagari font and their respective font (i.e. Bengali songs in Bengali scripts, etc.). So far, KKSongs.org has song lyrics in the font of their respective language. Twenty-three new song lyrics transliterated into Oriya will be posted soon. The entire project for that component of the site is expected to be completed by 2014.

 

To accommodate for all of these changes, the Indian Scripts Page has been redesigned. Until further notice, use the links from the Indian Scripts Page (Languages and Pronunciation à Indian Scripts Page) (Remember to search by the first words of the song).

 

Once the Oriya font has been uploaded, all of the song pages that contain Indian font analogs will be relinked to account for these changes.

 

Thank you very much for your patience! Hari Bol!

 

May 2, 2010

 

Hare Krsna!

 

After nearly four months in a near “dormant” stage, KKSongs.org will work on some of the broken links of the site, such as the Videos and the Mahamantra site around May 9th. In addition, few selected songs will be featured in Oriya font. More details will be posted next week.

 

Please forgive us for any inconveniences caused. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada! Hari Hari Bol!

 

CONTACTING KKSONGS.ORG FOR A REPLY:

Between March 1 and May 1, we’ve received two e-mails without a return e-mail address or a valid e-mail address. If you have e-mailed KKSongs.org and not received a reply, please send another e-mail to us via the Contact KKSongs.org link and please include a valid return e-mail address.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

 

May 9: Parama Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day. This is a unique Ekadasi that falls on the “leap month” of the Vedic calendar, known as Adhika (Purusottama) Masa.

 

May 23: Mohini Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

 

May 26: Nrsimha Caturdasi: This is the celebration of the appearance of Lord Sri Nrsimhadeva. Please click the Nrsimha Caturdasi link to read more information about observing this holiday.

 

I do want to re-emphasize that these dates are in sync with Chicago, IL, USA. The date may vary slightly depending on the lunar position of the location. Therefore, please contact your nearest Gaudiya Vaisnava center to collect proper dates and fast-breaking times.

 

Hari Bol!

 

March 28, 2010

 

Hare Krsna!

 

CONTACTING KKSONGS.ORG:

When contacting KKSongs.org, please include your e-mail address if a response from KKSongs.org is needed. One e-mail was sent to KKSongs.org with no return address. If you have e-mailed KKSongs.org between March 1 to March 28 and have not received a reply, please contact KKSongs.org again with your request and be sure to include a return e-mail address.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

 

April 9: Varuthini Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day

 

April 24: Padmini Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day. This is a unique Ekadasi that falls on the “leap month” of the Vedic calendar, known as Adhika (Purusottama) Masa.

 

I do want to re-emphasize that these dates are in sync with Chicago, IL, USA. The date may vary slightly depending on the lunar position of the location. Therefore, please contact your nearest Gaudiya Vaisnava center to collect proper dates and fast-breaking times.

 

Hari Bol!

 

February 26, 2010

 

Hare Krsna!

 

Thank you very much for your patience. Around May 9, 2010, the new proposed things, like the video page and the inclusion of more mahamantra notations, will slowly be implemented. The only videos posted are the Ramayana videos and the first eight episodes of Mahabharata. Due to certain incompletions, there may be some broken links as a result. Please report any broken links, by clicking the Contact KKSongs.org link from homepage.

 

Please forgive us for any inconvenience caused by this.

 

Forthcoming events to mark on your calendars:

 

February 28: The auspicious 524th anniversary of the appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (Gaura Purnima). This is celebrated by fasting till moon-rise, chanting and read glories of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; then, break with Ekadasi-style dinner (i.e. no grains/beans).

This marks the Vaisnava New Year and the celebration of the color-festival, “Holi.”

 

March 11: Papamocani Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

 

March 24: Rama Navami: This is the anniversary day of Lord Ramacandra’s appearance on earth. Lord Rama was the incarnation of the Supreme Lord portraying the ideal man in all aspects (as a son, as a brother, as a loyal husband), and a model king. Devotees celebrate this day by fasting till sunset, reading the glories of Lord Rama through the Ninth Canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam or the Ramayana. The fasting is broken with an Ekadasi meal (i.e. no grains and beans).

 

March 26: Kamada Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

 

I do want to re-emphasize that these dates are in sync with Chicago, IL, USA. The date may vary slightly depending on the lunar position of the location. Therefore, please contact your nearest Gaudiya Vaisnava center to collect proper dates and fast-breaking times.

 

Hari Bol!

 

February 1, 2010

 

Hare Krsna!

 

There have been reports of some issues with the server that hosts KKSongs.org. The pages do not appear or indicate that KKSongs.org is disconnected. Unfortunately, the issue is beyond the control and capability of the KKSongs Site Admin. At this time, your patience is requested. If you are not getting a link to appear, then type www. in front of the link. (or vice versa). If any further problems occur, please contact the KKSongs.org Administrator.

 

Please forgive us for any inconvenience caused by this.

 

 

Forthcoming events to mark on your calendars:

 

February 9: Vijaya Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

February 24: Amalaki Vrata Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

February 28: The auspicious 524th anniversary of the appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (Gaura Purnima). This is celebrated by fasting till moon-rise, chanting and read glories of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; then, break with Ekadasi-style dinner (i.e. no grains/beans).

This marks the Vaisnava New Year and the celebration of the color-festival, “Holi.”

 

January 17, 2010

 

Hare Krsna!

 

Forthcoming events to mark on your calendars:

 

January 26: Bhaimi Ekadasi: Please fast from grains and beans on this day.

January 28: Nityananda Trayodasi: the appearance day of Lord Caitanya’s associate: Lord Nityananda. Please fast till sunset; break with Ekadasi-style dinner (i.e. no grains/beans)

 

There will be slow updates from now till May 2010. Please forgive any inconvenience this may cause. Your patience is very much appreciated, in hopes to implement new projects and new pages to KKSongs.org this summer! Hari Bol!

 

January 8, 2010

 

Hari Bol, everybody! Few new items to excite everybody for the year 2010!

 

KKSONGS VIDEO PAGE:

 

To unify some of the best videos to one location, KKSongs.org is launching a new video page. It is still under construction, but videos pages for the legendary 1986 TV Ramayana serial (directed by Ramanand Sagar) are available on KKSongs.org. The 1988 Mahabharata serial is currently under construction, but in due course, the 94 video pages will be up.

 

Please be advised that neither KKSongs.org, Youtube, Veoh, or Google Videos are responsible for the content or copyright issues. We hope you enjoy the videos while browsing through the site.

 

OTHER NEWS:

 

à Based on the site statistics, the KKSongs Articles Page is being relocated to the Webmaster page.

à KKSongs Khol Guide contains new videos for Lessons 5, 8, and 10.

à The Gallery of Instruments now contains more instruments such as the various vina morphologies, and folk instruments.

 

January 1, 2010

 

Hare Krsna! KKSongs.org wishes everybody a very happy new year. The year 2009 was a moderately successful year, especially with the new interlinking system. There might be another grand update in the summer of this year, but it is not for certain. The new mahamantra component of the Vaisnava songs page as well as the music portion of the site will receive more updates and refining.

 

Thank you all very much for your support, love, and patience throughout the slow progress. Hari Bol!