for ISKCON News on June 18, 2011
From Friday 3rd to 7th of June 2011, ISKCON held a Hare Krishna Utsava entitled “Gitamrita” in Guntur city`s local town hall. The program was attended by thousands of participants, including students, teachers, housewives, local dignitaries, businessmen, members of the parliament, and was broadcast on the local cable television.
The goal of the program was to educate people about the importance of the Bhagavad-gita, as well as to inform the public about ISKCON Kondaveedu`s Spiritual Heritage Revival project.
As ISKCON News reported earlier last year, ISKCON of Andhra Pradesh is working on renovating the historical Kondaveedu Fort in Guntur District, as well as building a new temple for the ancient Venna Gopal deity at the foot of the Kondaveedu Hills. The deity was originally installed 500 years ago by the great South Indian Emperor Krishna Devaraja, who also took over the Fort from its previous rulers the Reddy Kings.
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Two hours every day, Satya Gopinatha Das, temple president of ISKCON Rajahmundry delivered very inspiring lectures about the relevance of the Bhagavad-gita in modern-day people`s lives.
During the five-day program, there were enlivening kirtans, and thousands of Srila Prabhupada’s books distributed.
For more information on the Kondaveedu Spiritual Heritage Revival Project visit