Worldwide Activities of Krishna Consciousness
Radha-Krishna Temple in Russia
Omsk, Russia: On September 5, around seven hundred devotees gathered in Omsk, Western Siberia, for the installation ceremony of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, the first ever Radha-Krishna Deities to be installed in Russia. “The temple room can accommodate about 250 persons,” says ISKCON’s Governing Body Commissioner for Russia, Bhakti Vijïana Swami.
Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria Celebrates Janmashtami
Jos, Nigeria: The High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, His Excellency Sri Mahesh Sachdev, visited the ISKCON temple in Jos to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami. He said, “When I got the invitation from ISKCON, I could not refuse. I was drawn to their festivities, and I am impressed by the devotion and humanity of the temple management.” The Commissioner has promised to assist in building a Radha-Krishna temple in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He was presented with a package containing Bhagavad-gita and other books of Srila Prabhupada.
Krishna through Yoga in Taiwan
Taichung, Taiwan: The new ISKCON center here is beginning to attract local people to Krishna consciousness through the relatable medium of yoga, and through its beautiful facilities. The Bhakti Yoga Lounge fills nearly 7,000 square-feet of office real-estate and includes a roof garden with organic vegetables and flowers, a yoga and temple room, and an altar with Gaura Nitai Deities. There’s also a prasada restaurant.
Bhaktivedanta Care Centre Opens in Durban
Durban, South Africa: A new Bhaktivedanta Care Centre, a Hospice-styled Care facility for the ISKCON community, was opened by ISKCON’s Sri Sri Radha Radhanatha Temple of Understanding. This project, based on the model of the Vrindavana Hospice, is designed for assisting devotees in their final days, preparing them for their journey back home, back to Godhead.
Contributed by Madhava Smullens, Aniruddha Dasa, and Syama Ghata Dasa