After two major earthquakes on the morning of March 22nd, -- the strongest in Croatia in 140 years -- all inhabitants of Zagreb ran out of their homes. Luckily, ISKCON's Nova Jaladuta temple building did not suffer any major damage, an the Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Deities have been worshiped without disruption. However, as an immediate precautionary measure, the upper part of the altar was temporarily removed.
None of the devotees from Zagreb were reported as seriously affected.
The non-installed Radha Krishna Deities were placed in their bed, and they were not damaged either, waiting for a day to be properly worshiped.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the outskirts of Zagreb, just 7 km from downtown. Many buildings in the city center were damaged, while cars got demolished due to chimneys and other parts of buildings falling down.
It was not that long ago, in 2019, when a storm blew the Zagreb temple's roof off. Devotees got a lot of support - just like they did during this calamity - from the global as well as the local community, which made them feel more connected and determined to serve Srila Prabhupada's mission.[ croatia ] [ earthquake ] [ zagreb ]