By Harinama Team
Sunday 2nd February proved yet another milestone for SJMKL, Headquarters for ISKCON Malaysia. It marked the launch of the year’s first harinam event for 2014. Devotees can rest assured that this shall be the precursor of many more events across the state and at a national level too.
This event represents a seamless continuum from 2013 of a series of harinams, meticulously planned by SJMKL. The quest to continuously fulfill the wish of Lord Caitanya to spread the movement to every town and village of the world and Malaysia in particular shall continue, unabated.
This harinam was particularly memorable in that the kirtan was led by HG Dina Bandhu Prabu, a disciple of Founder Acharya His Divine Grace AC Bhakti Vedanta Swami Srila Prabupada. HG hails from Vrindavan, India. It is the grace of good souls like HG and the congregational team from SJMKL that helps serve the desire of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the modern age.
The palanquin of Their Lordships, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabu and Nityanda were adorned with the facial figurines of Baladev, Subatra and Jaganath; a blissful opportunity to pay one’s obeisance to all Their Lordships at one glance.
Kundang refers to an area in the state of Selangor, West Malaysia. It is located approximately 33 km north-west of Kuala Lumpur. Its racial composition is mixed but with a predominant Chinese community who were found to be warm; responding positively to the harinam and its distribution of prasadham, books, chanting beads and the distinct recitals of the maha mantra.
The tally at the end of the harinam was as follows:
59 Tamil and English books (small books)
5 Tamil Bhagavad Gita and 1 English BG
53 small Chinese books
60 devotees from SJMKL participated
300 full meal prasadam were served to the respective households
50 households rendered offerings to their lordships in the form of fruits, flowers and prayer items.
33 households registered their interest to continue their association with SJMKL.
By Harinama Team