The Vaishnava Internet News Agency exists to be a conduit of Vaishnava-related news items and articles to the global community of devotees. In order to effectively provide this service, we need your assistance.
This site was founded for the explicit purpose of providing a respectable forum for the presentation of Vaishnava news. We have consistently refused to publish articles or information whose sole purpose is to lay bare the faults of others. (even if well-deserved). Whereas we recognize that problems within any institution should be addressed and not swept under the carpet, we do not feel that a public medium such as a news page is the proper place to do this. It is our feeling that the positive contributions of devotees around the world far outweigh intrapersonal and intraorganizational feuds and differences.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati is often quoted as stating that there is unlimited news from the spiritual world and we can publish a newspaper every minute, what to speak of every day, and never run out of anything to say. Nonetheless, we need your assistance. We here at VINA are limited, and our global contacts are also limited.
VINA was started by a handful of persons who are all disciples (either diksha or siksha) of Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa. This short list includes four persons: Dharmaraj das and Anandamaya das brahmacaris, who took diksha from Jagad Guru, and Purandar das and Tusta Krishna das, who took diksha from Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad. The WVA Internet Committee under the coordination of Pancha tattva das from the Vrinda mission has taken the responsibility to manage VINA today.
However, VINA was explicitly established to provide news and information about all legitimate Vaishnava institutions and preachers.If you want your spiritual master and your organization to be represented on this site, it is your duty to submit news and articles about the same, as the VINA staff does about our own spiritual masters. Quite simply, if this site is to succeed, it’s up to you to make it happen. If you have any news about local, national or global events; if you have any interesting preaching anecdotes; if you have excerpts from lectures or papers by senior Vaishnavas, please send them to us and we will do our best to publish them promptly.
We reserve the right to publish extracts of the material sent to us. VINA may not share all the opinions exposed in the different articles.
We would be very happy if many members of different missions and in different parts of the world assume the service of a VINA correspondent by sending us information on a regular base.
The Editorial Staff