Simply ecstatic

BY CHITRANGADA DEVI DASI

I thought it would be nice to share with all of you my ecstatic experience at the Children’s Ratha Yatra festival held by ISKCON Klang yesterday.

It was truly a delightful surprise to see at least 30 children, girls and boys, so enthusiastically engaged in devotional service. Many came as early as 8.30am to help with making garlands for the Ratha, whilst some cleaned up the temple area, helped with small errands, decorating Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasasan….every child was joyfully engaged.

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Miraculous transformation

BY VINODH PILLAI

My deities before

My deities before

In 2004, my mother went to India and bought me a set of Jagannath, Baladev and Subhatra deities. They are quite small and cute. I really love them very much. That year, I had chicken pox. My mother quarantined me in my room but allowed me to be with my deities. She applied calomine lotion on all my spots. Since I was still young, I thought that if I were sick, the deities must be too. So I put the lotion on them too. Continue reading

Klang’s “Gopal’s Fun School” organizes mini Ratha Yatra for children

Rathayatra chariot

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

KLANG, MALAYSIA – For the first time in Klang, the children of “Gopal’s Fun School”, ISKCON KLANG (Hare Krishnas) will be celebrating a mini Ratha Yatra on the 27th July 2008.

It promises a day of colour and fun in Teluk Pulai where a small chariot will be pulled from their centre to Taman Melawis, accompanied by a colourful children singing, chanting and dancing their way along the route. Continue reading

Deities in peacock dress

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

It was a mesmering sight watching the lovely deities Sri Sri Radha Govinda, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Sri Sri Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman in Iskcon Klang. The devotees took a painstaking 3 months to get the outfits ready. But it was really worth every moment they spent on it. For close up, click on the pictures.

“Gopal’s Fun School” commences in Klang

BY VINODH PILLAI (11 years)

My mum is simply amazing. It took her just one week to write the entire syllabus for the new Sunday school, “Gopal’s Fun School”. She has split us into three groups: Newcomers (Kaumaara), Beginners (Pauganda), Intermediate (Kaishora). There is no age group specific for these groups. As long as you have the right knowledge, you are moved into the right group accordingly. Each group has their own syllabus.

Last weekend, my mum and a few other devotees spends many hours cleaning and decorating the children’s classroom. The hours they put in was really worth it. They transformed the whole place beautifully. There are about 35 to 40 children weekly and we have such a good time here. Continue reading