Radhashtami celebration in the temple – we had arranged 12 hours kirtan which went from 10am to 10pm.
We also had seminar for new comers side by side on Holy name and intro to Bhagavad Gita from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Round about 70/75 new people joined this seminar.
Our congregation devotees were on Harinaam Sankirtan from Panchvati to Municipal market, the most crowded area of CG. Road, from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. 40+ devotees were present and took prasadam.
House program – this was arranged at Tanmay Narang prabhu’s residence from 8.00pm to 10.30pm. New singers got chance to lead the kirtan. Near about 30 devotees attended and prasadam was also served for all.
20th, 21st & 22nd Sept.
We conducted 3 days seminar on “Not to Control, but Train the Mind” based on our acharyas’ commentaries, especially on Raghunath Goswami’s “Manah-shiksha”. Only first two verses were taken and discussed in more details. On last day after conclusion, there was a group discussion on the same and pledges were taken as what further progress each individual will do and who will follow-up for the same.
Wonderful pledges came out from devotees and many newcomers who came for first time pledged to chant minimum 5 rounds regularly and submit their report. Full meal prasadam was served daily.
We all congregation leaders/devotees gathered in temple for Maha Harinaam Sankirtan. All group leaders together participated in huge numbers. Book distribution score was –299 big books, 13 medium books and 255 small books, total books distributed was 567. Breakfast in the morning and lunch after return was served for all the devotees.
Discussion on Holy names in relation to the souls for newcomers, so that they can join Srila Prabhupada’s movement. Took place in the temple in the evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 60+ newcomers attended and dinner prasadam was served for all.
Apart from these above programs, all the week regularly few devotees were in Nagar-sankirtan which was lead by Padmamali prabhu and Sanatan Gauranga prabhu.