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Arizona Governor’s Sri Krishna Janmashtami Proclamation 2008

Friday, 22 August 2008 / Published in News / 8,710 views

By Prayag Narayan Misra

The Governor of Arizona issues Proclamation for Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2008

For the third year in a row, Bhaktin Janet (Napolitano)- as His Holiness Ganapati Swami Maharaja says- the Governor of Arizona, U S A – issued another Proclamation for Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Saturday August 23, 2008.
In fact, she is the first ever government official anywhere in the world to issue a Proclamation for Sri Krishna Janmashtami.

The BhaktiVedanta Cultural Center and Temple in Phoenix, known as Hare Krishna Mandir is the oldest Center, established in 1996. It is the first Hindu Temple in Arizona and has inspired other Temples which have been established later on to fulfill spiritual needs of Hindus and others in Arizona. Please visit The Center has been thoroughly renovated and there is a plan to open Govinda’s Restaurant serving and catering pure vegetarian and organic blessed food. The City of Phoenix has issued a permit.

She attended Hari Naam in 2006 briefly and the blog in Dandavat has more than 11,000 hits. Click the link:- .
Earlier this year, she was greeted by Hare Krishna devotees during InterFaith breakfast, attended by Arizona’s top 250 clergies, priests, civic leaders at US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix:-

” Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the largest and most important festival among Hindus all over the world, and has been celebrated for the past 5,000 years”

Complete Text of the PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the ISKCON of Phoenix is a non-profit organization that has spent the past twelve years promoting peace, love, spirituality and harmony among Arizonians by engaging in six daily services 365 days a year and celebrating cultural and civic festivals; and

WHEREAS, the ISKCON of Phoenix has supported the Governor’s Interfaith initiatives during the past six years and has worked to promote harmony, diversity and mutual respect among Arizonans of different backgrounds and faiths; and

WHEREAS, Sri Krishna Janmashtami is largest and most important festival among Hindus all over the world, and has been celebrated for the past 5,000 years;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janet Napolitano, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby recognize August 23, 2008 as
and wish peace and joyful observance of this day by Hindus throughout Arizona and across the world.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this seventeenth day of July in the year Two Thousand and Eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Thirty-third.
Secretary of State
Please join us in celebrating the Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krishna on Saturday August 23, 2008 from 6:00 pm until midnight!

Hare Krishna Temple
Place: 100 South Weber Drive
Chandler, AZ 85226-3216
Telephone: (480) 330-4646
(480) 705 4900
Dress: Casual
Singing, dancing and chanting of Holy Names!!
Prasadam- Blessed Dinner – pure vegetarian health food style.
Be there!
Bring a gift for Lord’s Birth Day!
– a fruit (s) , bottled water and flowers and leaves are most pleasing!
your humble servant

Dr Prayag Narayan Misra
BhaktiVedanta Cultural Center
100 S Weber Dr, Chandler, AZ 85226-3216
(480) 814 1372 – direct (480)705 4900- (messages)
Temple President: Bhava Dasa: (480) 330 4646's Janmastami celebration
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