(Dandavats.com) – Celebrating the Grand Opening of ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in South Bangalore
Celebrating the Grand Opening of ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in South Bangalore
In a momentous event that will be etched in the records of spiritual history, the grand opening of the ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in South Bangalore was celebrated with great devotion. The inauguration of this sacred abode took place on October 1, 2023, and was graced by the honorable Governor of Karnataka, Shri Dr. Thawarchand Gehlotji, and Shri Tejasvi Surya, Member of Parliament from the Bengaluru South constituency.
HG Narahari Chaitanya Das, the esteemed Temple President of ISKCON South Bangalore, extended a warm and gracious welcome to all dignitaries and guests, marking the commencement of this grand and momentous event.
The grand opening of the temple was not merely a one-day affair but a five-day extravaganza, commencing on September 27th and culminating on October 1st, 2023. This extended celebration allowed devotees and well-wishers from all walks of life to come together and participate in the divine festivities.
Distinguished Guests and Spiritual Leaders:
The event saw the presence of eminent ISKCON leaders and Gurus, including His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, His Holiness Bhanu Swami, HH Bhakti Vinoda Swami Maharaj,
HH Bhakti Rasamrita Maharaj, HH Bhakti prachar parivrajak swami and HG Revati Ramana Das. Their spiritual wisdom and guidance added a profound dimension to the proceedings, enriching the experience of all attendees.
Devotees from various corners of India gathered with hearts full of devotion to welcome Sri Sri Radha Krishna, Sri Jagannath, Baladev Subhadra, and Gaura Nitai deities to their new home in South Bangalore. It was a moment of immense joy and spiritual significance as the deities graced the temple with their divine presence.
The temple’s opening was marked by a series of Vedic rituals, including vastu homa, Nyasadi homa, Maha abhishekam, bhoga, and shringara aarti. These ceremonies were performed with utmost reverence, invoking blessings and auspiciousness for the temple and all those who would seek solace within its walls.
A City Unites in Devotion:
The residents of Bangalore turned out in large numbers to have darshan of their beloved Lordships and seek blessings from the senior Vaishnavas. The temple became a focal point of spiritual unity, transcending boundaries and bringing together people of diverse backgrounds.
Elaborate arrangements were made to ensure that devotees were welcomed with open hearts. A dedicated dining hall served prasadam—sanctified food—to all visitors, ensuring that no one left the temple hungry. This act of selfless service reinforced the spirit of unity and love that ISKCON is known for.
The newly inaugurated ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in South Bangalore is set to become a major landmark for genuine spiritual seekers. It will serve as a sanctuary for those in search of inner peace and a deeper connection with the divine. Moreover, it will continue to be a beacon for spreading the message of the Krishna consciousness movement far and wide for years to come.
In conclusion, the grand opening of the ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in South Bangalore was not just an event;
it was a long cherished dream of Bangalore yatra devotees led by HG Narahari Chaitanaya Das,Temple President, ISKCON south Bangalore and Temple Management Board of Leaders.
Temple stands as a testament to the power of devotion, unity, and the eternal love for Lord Krishna. As this sacred temple stands tall in the heart of the city, it invites all to partake in its spiritual journey, offering solace and spiritual nourishment to all who seek it.
HG Prasanna atma ram das(JPS)
ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple