UJJAIN TEMPLE INAUGURATION
The much awaited Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan temple at Ujjain, was finally inaugurated on the 9'th of February 2006 on the most auspicious occasion of Sri Nityananda Trayodasi. Ujjain is the holy place where Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama studied under 'Sri Sandipani Muni. Located in Madhya Pradesh, the town has always been encouraging and inviting to devotees. Under the able and inspiring guidance of H.H. Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaja, devotees have dedicated themselves to this wonderful project for more than a year to make it a reality. When a temporary structure was erected first in Nov 2004, around 500 people attended the first Sunday Feast program. The site for the present temple consists of 30 acres located in the prime area of the city. H.H. Bhakti Caru Swami Maharaja flagged off the construction in Feb 2005 by placing Lord Ananta Sesa in the ground. Construction then began by April 2005 and ran at a hectic pace all through the year. The Deities consist of Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, Sri Lalita Devi, Sri Visakha Devi, and Sri Sri Krsna Balarama, now residing in a beautiful marble temple. Senior devotees including the GBC, Sannyasis, Srila Prabhupada disciples from all over the world graced the occasion as did the locals who participated whole heartedly in the entire event. Around 1200-1500 devotees attend the Sunday Feast program regularly here.
FILM ON 'GANGA' RELEASED
ISKCON Cinema released a film on the holy river Ganges titled 'Ganga'. The ceremony took place with much fanfare on the 24th of March, at a grand function held at Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir, ISKCON Mumbai. Eminent personalities like Hema Malini, film actress and Yash Birla, industrialist marked the event with their presence. H.G. Yadubara Prabhu, director, ISKCON Cinema, already a producer of about 20 short films, informs that the film was shot over a period of two months covering an entire distance of almost 3000 km! The 55 minute documentary also includes almost 10 minutes of digital special effects! The film will be screened in parts of America, Europe, Africa and India by ISKCON Cinema and is available in CD and DVD versions. The event was covered well by the local media and generated a lot of interest in ISKCON and it's activities.