Ratha Yatra in Durban
Durban, South Africa: On April 2, ISKCON celebrated its 22nd Ratha yatra in Durban after a hard struggle with getting permission for the event.
New Delhi: The Utsav Deities of Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi enjoyed Their first ever boat ride at the peak of summer in the pools of ISKCON temple. Floating flower petals forming intricate designs, colorful balloons, and euphoric chanting of hundred of devotees accompanied the boat festival.
NEW Temple IN ORISSA
Bhubaneshwar, Orissa: On March 24, ISKCON guru Bhakti Caru Swami laid the cornerstone of ISKCON Bhubaneswar’s forthcoming Jagannatha temple called “Sri Gundica” in a colorful ceremony. The temple is expected to complete within one year.
ISKCON at National Sammelan
New Delhi: The 29th National Sanatan Dharma Mahasamelan was held on 17th of April at the FICCI Auditorium (New Delhi). The meeting was organized by Shri Ramakant Goswami (Vice Chairman, Delhi Jal Board).
Representing ISKCON, His Holiness Gopala Krishna Goswami Maharaja spoke on the gloomy ecological scenario and water problem. He quoted the verse “annad bhavanti bhutani”(Bg 3.14) and said, “Water comes from rain and rain comes from yajna. The yajna for this age is chanting the holy names of Lord. Smt. Meera Kumar (Lok Sabha Speaker of India) and Smt. Sheela Dixit (Chief Minister, New Delhi) honored Maharaja by offering him garland.