News from ISKCON of Orlando
Bhakta Piyush: This year ISKCON of Orlando’s hallowen Harinam received a great response and it also marked the 5th anniversary of one of our most dedicated devotees joining us through this program. It was shortly followed by a successful Goverdhan Puja Festival (please see pictures below) and despite it being a rainy day many people came to the temple, newcomers including students from the nearby University of Central Florida (which has almost 50 000 students) and their musical talents were engaged glorifying the Lord. H. H. Trivikrama Swami enthusiastically sets up a book table three times a week at the UCF campus in order to attract students to Krishna consciousness, and also distributes books at various locations including, local Indian stores and various community festivals. A home program was also started to cultivate students and it has already met with success.
H. H. Bhakti Charu Swami recently held a seminar with many wonderful devotees from the US and beyond attending, we were blessed with the association of H. H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj, H. H. Jayadvaita Swami Maharaj, and….. have visited this year In addition two resident Sannyasis namely H. H. Trivikrama Swami Maharaja and H. H. Danavir Swami Maharaj, and a healthy number of devotees, who are all co-operating to push on Srila Prabhupada mission here in Orlando. This creates a mood of inspiration and helps our temple grow thus creating an ideal environment for serious practitioners – brahmacharis and grhasta devotees alike. One visiting senior brahmachari, Krishna-kripa Prabhu recently commented on the cleanliness & nice devotional environment here! It is an active temple and we welcome devotees who would like to visit or even join our temple, since we have some accommodation facilities here (although no guesthouse as yet), please visit our nice new website http://www.iskconorlando.com/ and for more details about the activities here see http://bhapril.wordpress.com/
Bhakta Piyush for ISKCON Orlando