Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Temple Opening

After designing and constructing a temple for Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna Balarama for 15 years, ISKCON Vedic Farm celebrated the grand temple opening and installation of Their Lordships Deity Forms on Sri Balarama Jayanti Purnima, on the 15th of August, 2000.

Many leaders of ISKCON blessed the event with their holy presence, including His Holiness Bhakti Bringha Govinda Swami, ISKCON GBC for Mauritius, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, His Holiness Indradyumna Swami, His Holiness Lokanatha Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami, who was joined by five of his graduated Mayapur Gurukul students, including Gaura Narayana das, Ananda Tirtha das and Gaura Bhagavan das, to conduct the Vedic fire sacrifices and installation ceremonies, His Holiness Amiya Vilasa Swami, His Holiness Veda Vyasa Swami, His Grace Deena Bandhu das from Vrindavana, His Grace Bimal Prasad das and His Grace Nrsimha Kavacha das, on behalf of the ISKCON Ministry for Deity worship.

The grand celebrations started with a Bhagavat-katha on the 5th August, 2000, conducted by His Holiness Lokanatha Swami Swami. On the 13th August the Vastu puja and yajna was held by His Holiness Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami and his assistants, who also installed the chakra on top of the temple dome on the morning of the 15th after the Chakra Sthapna Yajna then conducted then installation ceremonies.

Arjuna Das ACBSP