MUMBAI: The landmark ISKCON temple in Juhu will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sunday with a full calendar of festivities from January 13-16. The shrine was inaugurated on Makar Sankranti day January 14, 1978. The Juhu temple is the national headquarters of the order.
Around 2.00pm Saturday, a vast Jagannath Rathyatra comprising three chariots will lead through Lokhandwala Complex and culminate at Jamnabai Narsee ground in Juhu at 6.00pm.
Temple president Braj Hari Das said, “Prasad meals will be served to 10,000 people at night. Plays will be performed by various ISKCON temples. Approximately 100 senior sanyasis and devotees from USA, UK and Australia have arrived for the event.”
The deities will be adorned in new festive clothes Sunday. The evening will see the launch of two books named ‘Bombay is My Office’ and Chasing Rhinos with the Swami’ at Jamnabai ground. Union minister Satyapal Singh, Nagaland governor P B Acharya, and actress-MP Hema Malini will attend.
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Brahmatirtha das Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies