BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
KLANG, MALAYSIA – It was a memorable day for all of us at Iskcon Klang when HH Jayapataka Swami came over to the eye-opening and abhishek ceremony of our Pada Yatra deities. It was his first trip to Malaysia after his illness in 2008. He is currently undergoing some treatment for his stroke in Kuala Lumpur.
He seemed very happy to be here with us. Addressing a packed crowd in the hall, he said Klang was very special to have his presence for the opening of the temple a couple of years back as well as for the eye-opening and abhishek of the Pada Yatra deities. Iskcon Klang had moved a couple of times from a floor in a four-storey building and now to a two floor double-storey building. He hoped we will get another floor to cater for the growing devotees here. Continue reading
BY SYAMAGOPIKA DD
Concerning this festival, Srila Prabhupada said, ‘Decorate a little boy, give him a special raised seat, offer him the best prasada. Everyone should offer their respects by touching his feet.’ In Mayapur, a boy is selected to be Vamanadeva and bhoga, pushpanjali and arotika is offered. Little Nitai was looking so cute as Lord Vamanadeva with deer skin and was offered Kusa asana.