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Bhaktivedanta Academy for Culture and Education (BACE)

In Pune we began the ISKCON Youth Forum (IYF) in January 1996. Over a period of time the students coming to the IYF are multiplying in geometric progression. Many students are really keen to learn about spiritual life but they are unable to come to the temple because the colleges are situated far away. To create a facility for the boys to practice Krishna consciousness near their colleges we came up with the idea of making a Bhaktivedanta Student Library (BSL).

Over a period of time we had groups of devotee boys staying together in a room or flat nearby their college. In their rooms they would conduct a morning program and weekly preaching programs. There were two difficulties:

  • The students would pass out and
  • Every semester students would change their rooms or flats.

    Therefore we had no permanent youth center near a college where the students could come and identify with the IYF and render services.

    The BSL acts as a mouthpiece of the IYF headquarters at the temple. The BSL has the following facilities/activities:

  • Thousands of tapes of Srila Prabhupada, sannyasis and senior devotees.
  • All the books of Srila Prabhupada.
  • Many folding cubicles for the students to peacefully sit and study. When the cubicles are not used by the students it can be folded and kept against the wall so it will occupy negligible space.
  • Every cubicle will have a Walkman or tape recorder to hear the audiotapes.

Activities at the BSL

The same activities that are held at the IYF headquarters will be also held at the B.S.L center :

  • IYF meetings
  • Weekly programs, Bhagavad gita and Srimad Bhagavatam classes
  • Morning and evening programs
  • Students can come at any time of the day and render services, read books, chant etc.
  • Inducting boys for the YOGA RETREAT CAMPS to be held in the temple.

    We also pay attention to the studies of the devotee students ; so we recommend that they stay nearby the BSL so that they can peacefully study when they are not rendering other services in the BSL. We strongly recommend that the students pay attention to their studies and not become irresponsible or lazy, giving Krishna consciousness as an excuse.

At the present moment we have already made two working models of the BSL's in Pune  near the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, and Singhad college of Engineering , with all the above mentioned facilities



This includes :

  1. All the small books on various vedic topics.
  2. Complete sets of Bhagvad Gita, Shrimad Bhagavatam & Chaitanya Charitamrita
  3. Morning walks / Discussions with various philosophers, scientists & students
  4. Letters to beloved disciples plus ALL the lectures,



With also the books by His Disciples.

CASSETES AT BSL Pune Camp Branch

Over 2000 audio and 25 video cassettes of lectures / Kirtans available…..

  1. The speakers include H.H. Gopalkrishna Maharaj, H.H. Radhanath Maharaj, H.H. Loknath Maharaj, H.H. Jayadvaita Maharaj and other distinguished sannyasis.
  2. All yatra cassettes of H.H. Radhanath Maharaj
  3. Special youth preaching lectures include,
  4. 50 + cassettes on Selected verses of B.G. & S.B. by H.G. Devamrita Prabhu
  5. 200+ cassettes on verse to verse explanations of B.G. by H.G. Krishnasmaran Prabhu
  6. 50 + cassettes of "Tuesday Bhosale nagar program" and IYF meetings by H.G. Radheshyam Prabhu.
  7. 20 + cassettes of "Six-session B.G. seminars" by H.G. Radhagopinath Prabhu
  8. and much more nectar  by H.G. Gauranga Prabhu, H.G.Bhagwan Prabhu ….


  • What is an B.S.L. ?

Bhaktivedanta Students Library (B.S.L.) is series of mini IYF preaching extension centers.These are utilised by the sincere students residing in near by colleges and areas.

  • What for ?

Meant to create spiritual awareness amongst youth and provide proper opportunity for advancement in Krishna Consciousness.

  • What goes inside ?

Students maintain high standards of sadhana through strict schedules of Hearing / Chanting, backed up by regular weekly program conducted by senior qualified preachers.

  • Any special facilities ?

Over 500 cassettes & complete vedic encyclopedia of Shrila Prabhupada.

Plenty of cubicles with sufficient lighting & writing desks

Walkmans along with the earphones for sound listening.

Where can I find these centers ?

Presently, at Pune-Camp, Katraj-Dhankawadi, Sahakar nagar-Parvati & Vadgaon-Dhayari,

Proposed, at Shivajinagar, Akurdi-Nigdi, Kothrud-MIT in Pune City.


For more information mail to


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna   Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama   Rama Rama Hare Hare

                                                 And make your life sublime.



For more information mail to


Hare Krishna Hare Krishna   Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama   Rama Rama Hare Hare

                                                 And make your life sublime.