Apparently the Hare Krishna Culture satellite television programme is getting large audiences in India. If you read this site often enough you’ll know that some months ago a magazine package started broadcasting on MATV available on Sky 793. There’s an awful lot of religious programming in India and due to the nature of the country, audiences love it.
The Hare Krishna Culture show features a combination of Srila Prabhupada classes and film, interviews with project leaders in England, and a regular Bhagavad-gita class.
India’s population is over one billion so to have a million or so people tuning in to the show is only a fraction of the population. Estimates place the viewing figures at much more than that.
Industrial sponsors have been coming forward to offer financial support, and now another religious channel – Samskara – has taken up the shows.
If you’re interested you can get them online by following these instructions:
1. Go to http://www.tvunetworks.com
2. Click on ‘Download tvu sound system.’
3. Click on ‘Watch TV.’
4. Click on ‘MATV’
The show goes out at 10.00 am UK time on a Sunday
It is repeated in India on Sundays at 10.00 pm (22.00) and you can catch it in the UK at 4.30 pm.
For regular ISKCON members who’ve seen all the Srila Prabhupada films and heard all the elementary Gita classes, these shows may not grip you. But if you’re in a village in the rice fields of Madhya Pradesh, up in Nepal or over in Thailand, this may be the first time you get to hear something about Krishna consciousness. And if you’re in Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Dingly Bottom, or Ashby-de-la-Zouche in the wilds of England this show might just change your life.