Prabhupada Vani Research Academy

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Prabhupada Vani Research Academy (PVRA) is a department of Bhaktivedanta Library Services a.s.b.l. (BLS), a non profit organization which is situated adjacent to the Radhadesh community in Belgium.

PVRA is dedicated to offer comprehensive research of excellent quality to greatly enhance the education of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s followers and the people in general into the essence of Krsna conscious siddhanta as found in the teachings of Śrīla Prabhupāda.

PVRA's first project is Vanipedia - an online comprehensive encyclopedia of compilations from the realized truths established in the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda. We will make these predominantly available via the website vanipedia.org, and later on, if possible, as a series of books printed by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.


PVRA’s Mission Statement

  • To offer a global platform for Śrīla Prabhupāda to profoundly inspire millions of human beings to awaken their dormant love for Kṛṣṇa by taking up the process of devotional service.
  • To offer a global platform for Śrīla Prabhupāda to clearly express his vision for the spiritual upliftment of human society via the establishment of daiva varnasrama and the sankirtana yajna.
  • To follow the Vaisnava-Brahminical principles of simple straightforwardness, mercy, truthfulness, and action from a non political platform.
  • To present in compiled form the multifarious Kṛṣṇa conscious truths established by Śrīla Prabhupāda in his teachings.
  • To facilitate the understanding of these philosophical truths on essential & various subjects.
  • To facilitate the education & training of Śrīla Prabhupāda's followers to assist him as empowered servants of the Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement.
  • To assist in identifying the essential principles from Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings in concise form with the hope that one day they will be established as the guiding principles for the worldwide Kṛṣṇa Consciousness Movement, via a constitutional process, and other forms of implementation.

The time line of how we got to here

1987

  • July: Visnu Murti dasa begins a compilation from Śrīla Prabhupāda's letters, consisting of 200 (A4) pages divided into 17 subjects, all taken from the five-volume set Letters from Śrīla Prabhupāda, which had been recently published for the first time, in June 1987.

1988

  • January: We visit the Bhaktivedanta Archives in Los Angeles and learn that they are the publishers of the 5 volume set Letters from Śrīla Prabhupāda, and that the Archives have a lot more of Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings that have still not been released.
  • May: We finish the compilation from the letters, print 150 copies and distribute them to the devotees.
  • August: We again visit Ekanath dasa and Ranjit dasa at Bhaktivedanta Archives and team up with them to help with the production and distribution of Śrīla Prabhupāda's remaining teachings to the devotees.
  • August: We arrive in England, start distribution and team up with Ajamila dasa who is working on a far superior compilation from Śrīla Prabhupāda's letters, named Śikṣāmṛta.

1988 thru 1995

  • We travel throughout Europe to assist in the publication and distribution of:
  • Books
    • Conversations with Śrīla Prabhupāda (37 volumes)
    • Collected Lectures on Bhagavad-gītā As It Is (7 volumes)
    • Collected Lectures on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11 volumes)
    • Collected Teachings of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (7 volumes)
    • Śrīla Prabhupāda Śikṣāmṛta (3 volumes)
    • Back to Godhead 1944-1960 The Pioneer Years
    • The Jaladuta Diary
    • The Beginning
    • Festivals with Śrīla Prabhupāda
  • Audio
    • Sets of the lecture tapes of Śrīla Prabhupāda (711 cassettes)
    • Sets of the new realized lecture tapes of Śrīla Prabhupāda (320 cassettes)
    • Śrīla Prabhupāda's bhajans on CD (the first CD's in Iskcon)
  • Computer Program
    • The VEDAbase

1995

  • September 14th: In a property adjacent to Radhadesh in Belgium, the non profit organization Bhaktivedanta Library Services a.s.b.l. is founded to facilitate the distribution of Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings to the devotees.

1995 thru 2005

  • BLS solidifies its distribution network by developing a mail order service, a shop, and wholesale customers.

2000 thru 2003

  • BLS starts to develop and manage the Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, being convinced that systematic training and education in Śrīla Prabhupāda's books is a very good way to help the devotees imbibe his teachings.
  • We experienced that more resources are needed to be developed in order to facilitate the education in Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings.

2004

  • BLS stops it's involvement with the College.

2005

  • We ponder over the need for a serious research facility to assist comprehension and education in the teachings of Śrīla Prabhupāda.
  • We compile extensively from Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings in excel and doc files.
  • We develop a comprehensive methodology for the compilations.

2006

  • June: We decide that the Web is the best platform for the research facility to develop.
  • September: Eivind Morland from Norway joins BLS in Radhadesh and with him we bounce things back and forth and take the decision to inaugurate the project.
  • October: We buy the domain brahmana.org thinking that we would develop a Website under that name.
  • November: We establish a department of BLS named Prabhupada Vani Research Academy
  • October thru December: Eivind starts researching for good Web-based softwares for the execution of the research.

2007

  • January 15th: We decide on the name Vanipedia and buy the domain name. Vanipedia takes birth! - a beautiful boy!
  • January thru April: Eivind concentrates fully on the development. He concludes that Wiki is the best software, and starts to familiarize himself with it.
  • January thru April: We share the vision with different devotees and get a lot of encouragement to perform the sacrifice.
  • May: Acyutananda Caitanya dasa from Colombia joins the team in Radhadesh and starts the process of building Vanisource by extracting the data from Vedabase
  • May: We present the project to the BBT Trustees at their annual meeting. Get very enthusiastic response and a license to develop the project.
  • October: Siddha Rupa dasi from Mexico (Mexico city) comes forward to assist with the compiling.
  • October: We set the launch date of version 0.1 for Gaura Purnima on the 21st of March 2008.
  • November: We conduct a survey to find out the subjects in Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings that the devotees think need to be better understood.
  • December: Nayan Ruparelia from Kenya (London) joins the team as the systems architect to make sure that we do the necessary technical development in order for the project to be able to sustain it's natural growth.
  • Throughout the year Visnu Murti continues to communicate the project to many devotees and receives good input for it's development.

2008

  • January - Arundhati Biswas from India (Montreal) comes forward to assist with the compiling.
  • February - Sahadeva dasa from England (Vrndavana) comes forward to assist with the compiling.
  • February - We go to the dhamas of Mayapura and Vrndavana to pray for the mercy to be successful in this great task. Receive the blessings from many saints and sages, and a lot more encouragement from the assembled devotees.
  • March 21st - Gaura Purnima - Public launching of Vanipedia's first version 0.1 with 875 categories, 4,702 pages and 15,386 quotes.
  • January thru March - Intense service for everyone. The Vanipedia boat leaves the shore and we start our voyage onto the ocean of Vani. Aspirations high, a voyage into the unknown with Śrīla Prabhupāda as our captain. Start extensive exploration into the depths of the ocean. Lots of fine tuning the vision. Great team building.
  • April 9th - Reached 5,000 pages
  • May 2nd - Reached 6,000 pages
  • May 23rd - Reached 7,000 pages and 1,685 categories
  • June 9th - Reached 2,000 categories and 7,575 pages
  • June 12th - Jamuna Priya devi dasi (India) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • June 14th - Vraj Kishori devi dasi (London) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • June 15th - Reached 8,000 pages and 2,242 categories
  • June 20th - Matea Zajec (Croatia) comes forward to join the core team
  • July 7th - Reached 8,206 pages and 2,500 categories
  • Sept 10th - Eivind leaves the core team after two full years of wonderful service
  • Sept 12th - Reached 9,000 pages and 3,748 categories
  • Sept 15th - Archana devi dasi (Singapore) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • Sept 22nd - Chris Fellingham (UK) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • Sept 28th - Serene mataji (Singapore) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • Oct 11th - Kanupriya Agarwal (India) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • Oct 21st - Radha Kunda's appearance day - Public launching of version 0.2 Statistics - 3,939 categories, 9,516 pages, and 42,401 quotes
  • Oct 25th - Madhavananda dasa (Denmark) comes forward to assist with the compiling
  • Oct 27th - Reached 4000 categories, 9568 pages, and 43,463 quotes.
  • Nov 12th - Rati Jeppesen (Hungary - 14 years of age) comes forward to assist with the compiling.
  • Dec 1st - Labangalatika (USA) comes forward to assist in the compiling and joins the core team, quickly becoming an excellent Vanitutor.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 1st annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 4,408 categories, 9,915 pages and 49,960 quotes.

2009

  • Jan 21st - Reached 4,503 categories, 10,001 pages, ( 5,562 pages finished & 4,432 pages in process), and 51,020 quotes
  • Feb 13th - Start construction to build 150 square meters dedicated for Vanpedia office and living facilities
  • February 16th - Namrata (India) comes forward to assist in the vanimission, and quickly becomes involved in serving in the core teams organization development.
  • March 10th - Gaura Purnima, first anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 4,748 categories, 10,517 pages (6,247 completed and 4,270 in process) and 56,629 quotes.
  • March 21st - Vanipedia's first anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch according to solar calculations - Reached 4,832 categories, 10,655 pages (6,342 completed and 4,313 in process) and 57,948 quotes.
  • May 7th - Nrsimha Caturdasi - Reached 4,925 categories, 10,911 pages (6,808 completed and 4,115 in process) and 61,988 quotes.
  • June 4th - Reached 5,005 categories, 11,004 pages (7,003 completed and 4,001 in process) and 64,464 quotes.
  • August 14th - Madhu Gopala (Netherlands) moves to BLS to serve in the core team.
  • August 27th - Radhastami - Reached 5,273 categories, 11,781 pages (7,817 completed and 3,964 in process) and 72,427 quotes.
  • October 21st - Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day - Reached 5,481 categories, 12,693 pages (8,235 completed and 4,458 in process) and 76,642 quotes.
  • November 27th - On the eve of Gita Jayanti and our 2nd annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 5,615 categories, 13,141 pages (9,086 completed and 4,055 in process) and 90,977 quotes.
  • December: Construction is completed
  • December 31st - At the end of our 2nd annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 5,757 categories, 13,924 pages (11,632 completed and 2,292 in process) and 148,375 quotes.

2010

  • February 28th - Gaura Purnima, second anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 6,033 categories, 14,728 pages (12,556 completed and 2,172 in process) and 174,099 quotes.
  • March 21st - Vanipedia's second anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch according to solar calculations - Reached 6,193 categories, 15,331 pages (13,215 completed and 2,116 in process) and 193,193 quotes.
  • May 20th - Celebrations - Reached 6,540 categories, 17,114 pages (14,992 completed and 2,122 in process) and the ecstatic total of a quarter of a million quotes (250,614).
  • June 4th - Reached 6,634 categories, 17,678 pages (15,597 completed and 2,081 in process) and 272,190 quotes.
  • June 30th - Reached 6,807 categories, 18,436 pages (16,484 completed and 1,952 in process) and 300,451 quotes.
  • September 3rd - Vyasa Puja of Srila Prabhupada - Reached 7,432 categories, 20,184 pages (18,279 completed and 1,905 in process) and 369,549 quotes.
  • October 31st - Reached 8,273 categories, 22,230 pages (21,637 completed and 593 in process) and 521,776 quotes.
  • November 30th - On the eve of our 3rd annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 8,829 categories, 24,844 pages (24,270 completed and 574 in process) and 539,389 quotes.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 3rd annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 9,354 categories, 29,165 pages (27,700 completed and 1,465 in process) and 564,343 quotes.

2011

  • March 19th - Gaura Purnima, third anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 10,122 categories, 34,292 pages (32,509 completed and 1,783 in process) and 620,360 quotes.
  • March 21st - Vanipedia's third anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch according to solar calculations - Reached 10,147 categories, 34,392 pages (32,615 completed and 1,777 in process) and 622,091 quotes.
  • June 1st - Reached 10,548 categories, 40,223 pages (38,617 completed and 1,606 in process) and 804,713 quotes.
  • June 30th - Reached 10,588 categories, 42,056 pages (40,517 completed and 1,519 in process) and 866,932 quotes.
  • August 23rd - Vyasa Puja of Srila Prabhupada - Reached 10,648 categories, 49,020 pages (47,789 completed and 1,231 in process) and 974,462 quotes.
  • September 1st - On Srila Prabhupada's 115 birthday according to solar calculations and at 9 minutes before his birth time at 4pm Calcutta time we reached 1,000,000 quotes.
  • September 3rd - Reached 50,000 pages
  • September 5th - Radhastami - Reached 10,673 categories, 50,217 pages (49,132 completed and 1,085 in process) and 1,007,734 quotes.
  • October 30th - Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day - Reached 11,037 categories, 55,207 pages (53,965 completed and 1,242 in process) and 1,138,136 quotes.
  • November 30th - On the eve of our 4th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 11,768 categories, 57,686 pages (56,438 completed and 1,248 in process) and 1,205,942 quotes.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 4th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 12,277 categories, 63,230 pages (61,038 completed and 2,192 in process) and 1,316,427 quotes. A total of 299,773 edits so far.

2012

  • February 27th - Reached 1,500,000 quotes
  • March 8th - Gaura Purnima, fourth anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 13,041 categories, 69,578 pages (68,228 completed and 1,350 in process) and 1,541,483 quotes.
  • March 21st - Vanipedia's fourth anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch according to solar calculations - Reached 13,099 categories, 71,082 pages (70,330 completed and 752 in process) and 1,629,984 quotes.
  • June 30th - Reached 13,164 categories, 83,314 pages (82,357 completed and 957 in process) and 1,751,373 quotes.
  • August 31st - Reached 13,438 categories, 90,256 pages (89,568 completed and 688 in process) and 1,801,843 quotes.
  • September 23rd - Radhastami - Reached 13,502 categories, 91,806 pages (91,224 completed and 562 in process) and 1,820,426 quotes.
  • October 29th - On the eve of our 5th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Reached 13,720 categories, 97,615 pages (96,963 completed and 652 in process) and 1,850,463 quotes. This year the marathon was during the full month of Kartika.
  • November 5th - Reached 100,000 pages
  • November 28th - At the end of our 5th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon (performed for the 30 days of the month of Kartika)
- Reached 13,884 categories, 108,432 pages (106,255 completed and 2,177 in process) and 1,884,395 quotes. Total scores - 164 categories, 10,817 pages and 33,932 quotes created.
  • December 14th - reached 10,000,000 page views in Vaniquotes
  • December 22nd - passed over 1,000,000 quotes compiled from the audio transcriptions of Lectures (621,114) and Conversations (378,917) of Srila Prabhupada.
  • December 31st - Reached 13,946 categories, 108,971 pages (107,523 completed and 1,448 in process), 1,906,753 quotes, 455,244 edits and a total of 10,235,593 page views

2013

  • March 27th - Gaura Purnima, fifth anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 14,137 categories, 110,118 pages (109,830 completed and 288 in process) and 1,967,702 quotes. We launched the multi-language subtitle project of Youtube videos with our first release titled "Expand to Ten Million"
  • May 16th - Reached 2,000,000 quotes.
  • August 29th - Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja - Our multi-language subtitle project reaches 396 videos, subtitled a total 2009 times in 42 languages. 86 translators and 5 assistants have participated so far.
  • September 26th - 48th Anniversary arrival of Srila Prabhupada in the West - Our multi-language subtitle project reaches 546 videos, subtitled a total of 2671 times in 43 languages. 93 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far.
  • October 6th - 36th Disappearance Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada - Our multi-language subtitle project has 546 videos, subtitled a total of 3090 times in 46 languages. 105 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far.
  • November 30th - On the eve of our 6th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Our multi-language subtitle project has 546 videos, subtitled a total of 3,425 times in 49 languages. 121 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 16,188 times.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 6th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon Reached 14,456 categories, 113,480 pages (113,425 completed and 75 in process), 2,016,828 quotes, 493,143 edits and a total of 16,660,126 page views. Our multi-language subtitle project has 546 videos, subtitled a total of 4,250 times in 51 languages. 129 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 17,954 times.

2014

  • February 3rd - Our multi-language subtitle project reaches 556 videos, subtitled a total of 5,008 times in 54 languages. 141 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 20,805 times.
  • March 16th - Gaura Purnima, sixth anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 14,505 categories, 113,676 pages and 2,021,476 quotes. Our multi-language subtitle project is one year old and we have reached 640 videos, subtitled a total of 5,773 times in 55 languages. 158 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 25,321 times.
  • April 19th - Launched the Srila Prabhupada Audio to Text Fidelity Project
  • June 30th - Reached 14,520 categories, 113,841 pages and 2,022,292 quotes. Our multi-language subtitle project has reached 650 videos, subtitled a total of 7,354 times in 62 languages. 194 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 40,171 times. Our Audio to Text Fedility Project has reached 246 files completed by a total of 23 proofreaders and 2,397 edits and 2,200 plus words have been accepted into Vanisource.
  • August 18th - Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja - Reached 14,554 categories, 114,105 pages and 2,022,629 quotes. Our multi-language subtitle project has reached 660 videos, subtitled a total of 8,020 times in 65 languages. 206 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 45,950 times. Our Audio to Text Fedility Project has reached 444 files completed by a total of 26 proofreaders and 3,894 edits and 3,404 missing words have been added into Vanisource and 124 extra words have been deleted from Vanisource.
  • September 17th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel reaches 50,054 views. It took 539 days to get from zero to 50,000 views.
  • October 25th - We reach 10,000 subtitles in our "Uniting Srila Prabhupada's Mult-lingual Family" project.
  • October 27th - Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance - Reached 14,589 categories, 120,478 pages and 2,023,521 quotes. Our multi-language subtitle project has reached 849 videos, subtitled a total of 10,221 times in 69 languages. 231 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 56,770 times. Our Audio to Text Fidelity Project has reached 598 files completed by a total of 32 proofreaders and 4,291 edits and 3,415 missing words have been added into Vanisource and 129 extra words have been deleted from Vanisource.
  • November 30th - On the eve of our 7th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Our multi-language subtitle project has 849 videos, subtitled a total of 10,713 times in 71 languages. 242 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 66,051 times.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 7th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon Reached 14,572 categories, 129,406 pages, 2,023,892 quotes, 797,070 edits and a total of 34,977,297 page views. Our multi-language subtitle project has 1000 videos, subtitled a total of 13,395 times in 75 languages. 264 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 74,515 times.
  • Total results for the Vanifun marathon of December 2014 was 101 participants subtitling 2688 videos in 51 languages.

2015

  • February 1st - Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day - We completed the production of the 1080 videos with English subtitles and launched the Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages 50th anniversary project.
  • March 5th - Gaura Purnima, seventh anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Reached 14,642 categories, 129,842 pages and 2,024,328 quotes. Our multi-language subtitle project is two years old and we have reached 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 14,736 times in 76 languages. 284 translators and 6 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 92,114 times.
  • Our Audio to Text Fidelity Project has reached 737 files completed by a total of 34 proofreaders and 4,943 edits and 3,813 missing words have been added into Vanisource and 189 extra words have been deleted from Vanisource.
  • Our Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages project has 13 languages completed, 21 in process and 13 others committed to start. 456 subtitles have been made - leaving 2,136 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.)
  • March 28th - Ramacandra's Appearance day - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 100,000 times. It took 192 days to get from 50,000 to 100,000 views.
  • May 2nd - Nrsimha Caturdasi - We launched the Multi-language Vanipedia pages. Starting off with 7000 pages in 76 languages other than English. Dandavats published this article. http://www.dandavats.com/?p=17173
  • June 12th - Our multi-language subtitle project with 1080 videos has been subtitled a total of 16,215 times in 77 languages. 315 translators and 10 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 133,570 times.
  • We now have 10,458 multi-language Vanipedia pages translated from 77 different languages which can be accessed easily from the language toolbar on the left side of every Vanipedia page.
  • Our Audio to Text Fidelity Project has reached 773 files completed by a total of 35 proofreaders and 4,943 edits and 3,813 missing words have been added into Vanisource and 189 extra words have been deleted from Vanisource.
  • 3,117 scans now accompany the 6,565 transcribed letters adding a deeper presence to Srila Prabhupada's words.
  • A total of 2,513 audio files (1,361 hours) of Srila Prabhupada's talks from 1973 to 1977 are now available in Vanipedia and 1,165 audio files (631 hours) of this content was released for the first time.
  • Our Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages 50th anniversary project has 25 languages completed, 20 in process and 19 others committed to start. 769 subtitles have been made - leaving 1,823 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.)
  • June 30th Our multi-language subtitle project with 1080 videos has been subtitled a total of 16,533 times in 82 languages. 323 translators and 11 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 141,255 times.
  • Our Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages 50th anniversary project is exactly 5 months old. We have completed 25 languages, 26 are in process and 19 others are committed to start. 842 subtitles have been made - leaving 1,750 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.)
  • July 18th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 150,382 times. It took 112 days to get from 100,000 to 150,000 views.
  • September 17th - 50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada Arriving in USA - Our multi-language subtitle project with 1080 videos has been subtitled a total of 18,280 times in 85 languages. 351 translators and 11 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 183,755 times.
  • Our Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages 50th anniversary project is 8 months old. We have completed 41 languages, 20 are in process and 16 others are committed to start. 1,107 subtitles have been made - leaving 1,485 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.)
  • Vanisource now has 5088 scans of the original letters of Srila Prabhupada.
  • The whole of the Vanipedia project now has over 141 thousand hours of collaborative devotional service volunteered by more than 750 devotees who have created over 2 million quotes, 200 thousand pages, 17 thousand categories and 24 thousand multimedia files. Even in its present stage of foundational development, as of the 17th of September 2015, Vanipedia has received over 47 million page views.
  • October 11th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 200,174 times. It took 85 days to get from 150,000 to 200,000 views.
  • November 30th - On the eve of our 8th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Our multi-language subtitle project has 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 19,373 times in 87 languages. 392 translators and 12 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 232,063 times.
  • Our Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages 50th anniversary project is 10 months old. We have completed 42 languages, 21 are in process and 16 others are committed to start. 1,148 subtitles have been made - leaving 1,444 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.)
  • December 26th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 250,286 times. It took 76 days to get from 200,000 to 250,000 views. We also reached 20,000 subtitles.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 8th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon Reached 14,693 categories, 135,303 pages, 2,030,465 quotes in Vaniquotes and a total of 962,896 edits and 53,178,822 page views throughout all the Vanipedia petals. Our multi-language subtitle project has 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 20,296 times in 87 languages. 405 translators and 12 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 253,801 times.
  • Total results for the Vanifun marathon of December 2015 was 71 translators subtitling 926 videos in 26 languages.
  • The whole of the Vanipedia project now has over 145 thousand hours of collaborative devotional service volunteered by more than 870 devotees.

2016

  • January 15th - Vanipedia celebrates his 9th birthday
  • February 20th - 50 years since Srila Prabhupada spoke his Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages, we have completed 51 languages, 15 are in process. 1,338 subtitles have been made - leaving 1,254 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.) We continue on with the hopes that by the 51st anniversary we will have 108 languages.
  • March 3rd - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 300,507 times. It took 68 days to get from 250,000 to 300,000 views. We also reached 21,670 subtitles.
  • March 23th - Gaura Purnima, eighth anniversary of Vanipedia's public launch - Vaniquotes has reached 14,720 categories, 135,628 pages and 2,031,834 quotes. Our multi-language subtitle project is three years old and we have reached 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 21,832 times in 87 languages. 444 translators and 14 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 318,080 times.
  • Our Introduction to Bhagavad-gita 108+ languages project has 52 languages completed and 14 in process. 1,363 subtitles have been made - leaving 1,229 to get to the total of 2,592 subtitles (24 videos in 108 languages.)
  • Our Essential Subjects project now has 98 completed pages and our Glorious Personalities has 3 completed pages.
  • Our Nectar Drops project now has 227 files in English with translations in 3 languages.
  • April 28th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 350,472 times. It took 56 days to get from 300,000 to 350,000 views. We also reached 22,325 subtitles.
  • May 20 - Nrsimha Caturdasi - It is now one year since we launched the Multi-language Vanipedia pages. A total of 20,571 pages now exist covering 86 languages other than English. Our multi-language subtitle project has reached 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 22,977 times in 87 languages. 461 translators and 14 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 371,860 times. Our Nectar Drops project now has 290 files in English with 331 translations in 4 languages. There have been 61,822,488 page views throughout the Vanipedia wikis.
  • June 18th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 400,248 times. It took 51 days to get from 350,000 to 400,000 views. We also reached 23,580 subtitles.
  • July 13 - ISKCON's 50th birthday - Our multi-language subtitle project has reached 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 24,040 times in 87 languages. 484 translators and 14 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 425,589 times. Our Nectar Drops project now has 345 files in English with 394 translations in 4 languages.
  • August 7th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 450,548 times. It took 50 days to get from 400,000 to 450,000 views.
  • September 24th - The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 500,450 times. It took 48 days to get from 450,000 to 500,000 views.
  • September 30th - We reached the milestone of 25,013 subtitles in YouTube, We now have 1,080 Vaniquotes pages in English and 22,911 Vanipedia pages in 86 languages with an audio & video file linked to each page. A tremendous offering of collaborative love performed by 509 devotees over a period of 3 1/2 years, totally over 50,000 hours of vaniseva.
  • November 4th - Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance - Our multi-language subtitle project has reached 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 25,603 times in 87 languages. 495 translators and 19 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 542,884 times. Our Nectar Drops project now has 443 files in English with 514 translations in 4 languages. We have completed 204 Essential Subject articles.
  • November 30th - On the eve of our 9th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon - Our multi-language subtitle project has 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 26,090 times in 87 languages. 500 translators and 18 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 575,065 times. Our Nectar Drops project now has 444 files in English with 706 translations in 4 languages. We have completed 365 Essential Subject articles with 3,820 quotes.
  • December 31st - At the end of our 9th annual Srila Prabhupada vanimarathon Reached 14,693 categories and 2,102,000 quotes in Vaniquotes and a total of 1,067,899 edits and 77,000,374 page views and 251,164 pages throughout all the Vanipedia petals. Our multi-language subtitle project has 1080 videos, subtitled a total of 26,675 times in 88 languages. 508 translators and 19 assistants have participated so far. The VanimediaMayapur YouTube channel has been viewed 617,590 times.
  • Total results for the Vanifun marathon of December 2016 was 85 devotees working in 27 different languages. 585 videos were subtitled.
  • The whole of the Vanipedia project now has over 182 thousand hours of collaborative devotional service volunteered by 1,005 devotees.