for ISKCON News on Feb. 11, 2011
Between February 11 and 13, ISKCON Kolkata celebrates the 40th anniversary of the installation Sri Sri Radha Govinda at the Albert Road center. The deities will be offered a new altar made of teak wood and decorated with 24 carat gold.
The program will start on February 11 at 5:30 pm at G. D. Birla Auditorium with Jayapataka Swami talking about his memories of the old Kolkata Temple.
On the 12th there will be a seminar for the bachelors of 16-30 years, “From Passion To Compassion”.
On 13th, at 7:30 am Radha Govinda will be visible first the first time standing on the new altar. In the afternoon, between 4 pm and 9 pm, there will be lectures, singing and dancing, and vegetarian feast.
Kolkata is the birthplace of ISKCON founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and as such it is considered to be a special place for ISKCON devotees.