Press Room

Thank you for your interest in covering Shakti Fest. Here, you can browse breaking news, press releases, videos and photos.

Download the 2018 Bhakti Fest Press Release

Press Accreditation

We are accepting applications for press credentials to Shakti Fest  (May 3rd-5th, 2024).

Qualified press are welcome and invited to attend. The events are celebrations featuring sacred music, yoga, workshops, and loving community — brought to you by the team who have been producing these magical events since 2009. All members of the press must be credentialed by Bhakti Fest. Your request for a press badge will be reviewed and you will be notified by email if your application has been approved.

For press information or high res images of the festival please contact Susan von Seggern at 

To apply for press access for the 2023 Bhakti Fest events please complete the application form one month before the event you would like to cover. Email your completed press registration form or any questions you might have to: All members of a media organization planning to attend must fill out an individual form. We strongly recommend submitting an online application well in advance of the deadline, as credentials will be processed on a rolling basis. If you receive a confirmation email from Bhakti Fest that you are registered, you may pick up your credential on-site at the Registration booth. To pick up your credential, you MUST bring a valid government-issued ID.

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Charity Spotlight

“Education is the best provision for old age. And we prepare our school kids for it.” Sandipani Muni School 

Walking diligently, you will see small groups of girls on the streets of Vrindavan every morning, on their way to Sandipani Muni School where they receive proper education. Seated gracefully in their classrooms, they prepare for their tomorrow. Every afternoon, these kids are served lunch, which is the only meal many of them will have that day. We have about 1300 girls studying in our 3 schools located in Vrindavan and have one school under construction at Govardhan.

Food for Life Vrindavan has a Sponsorship Program in place that is aimed at preventing child marriage by keeping the young girls in school until the age of 18. A girl can be sponsored at $45 per month. Out of $45, $40 is used towards their education, uniform, meals, skill development, medical care etc. The remaining $5 is held per month in a special fund until the girl is 18 years old. Education is proven to pave a pathway to employment, enabling the girls to end the cycle of poverty.

“One should see any opportunity to serve as a rare and precious gift…and never waste such an opportunity.” ~ Amma