It’s a momentous year for ISKCON (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness) all over the world for it is 50 years since Founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada came to West and started the movement, and especially in its ever-growing community in the UK. ISKCON-London Radha-Krishna temple, was the UK’s first temple, and has just celebrated its 46th anniversary of the Deities Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara’s installation.
Although the Deities were first installed at another location, they soon after (in the late 1970’s) moved to the present location at 10 Soho Street, right off the hustle of famous Oxford Street, in central London.
Prabhupada disciples Malati Dasi and Guru Carana Padma Dasi
Special guests of the evening, held in a large hall in central London, were three of the six pioneers of ISKCON in the UK: Gurudas das, Malati devi dasi, and Syamasundarda who spoke a little about the past of ISKCON, a little about the present, and most poignantly, to make a plea for commitment to the youth towards the future of the movement. Also Radhanath Swami, whose extensive celebrity meetings and guest appearances in the media, as well as his successful book: “The Journey Home” have made him a household name, spoke about the amazing feats done by ISKCON so far by its Founder Acarya Srila Prabhupada.
The evening was a showcase of the success of the accomplishments of ISKCON-London, including a heart-wrenching drama from the Mahabharata and reggae mantra music by the temple’ record company: Radha Krishna Records (radhakrishnarecords.com).[ london ] [ radha-londonishvara ] [ soho-street ] [ uk ]