BY YADUVHIR KRSNA DASA
SEBERANG JAYA, MALAYSIA – The devotees at the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Centre (BCC) got caught up with “Damodara Fever” and worked together to organize Damodara House Program and Harinam. For the first time, Damodara Harinam was introduced to the district of Seberang Perai which comprises Hujung Batu, Bagan Dalam, Kampung Manis, Taman Inderawasih, Kampung Bagan Serai and Mak Mandin. BCC managed to visit 616 houses and 4,679 people had the opportunity to offer ghee lamp to Lord Damodara. Continue reading
BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – A full fledged vedic wedding was conducted for Tulasi Maharani and Salagrama in ISKCON KL on the last day of of the Damodara month. Complete with exchange of garlands, Saptapadi to tying of the mangal sutra, this auspicious event brought a glorious end to the Damodara Month celebration here. Continue reading
BY RAMANANADA GAURA DASA
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – The Harinam Sankirtan Ministry of Iskcon KL organised the Maha Damodara Harinam on Sunday 16th November 2008. Harinams were conducted in different locations around Klang Valley. A total of 34 Harinam teams and 736 homes were visited on that day. 140 devotees participated in Rawang and approximately 90 devotees went around Klang Valley. Many first timers joined us, and judging by their response, it’s definitely not the last for them. Continue reading
BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – After what seemed an impossible and arduous task, the Malaysian congregation actually surpassed their target. In an unprecedented move, all branches of ISKCON Malaysia throughout the country came together in a consolidated team effort and achieved an outstanding performance surpassing the goal of 100,000 participants and 5,000 homes set for this Damodara Program this year. The results are still pouring in as the Karttik month only ends on 27th November 2008. The Damodara Program started on the 15th October 2008 and continues for six weeks going into the Karttik month.
PORT DICKSON, MALAYSIA – During the first day of the Damodara programme, Rasika prabhu from Iskcon KL received a call from one of the listeners of Minnal FM talk show. This caller was from Jelebu, Kuala Klawang town in Negri Sembilan. His name is Velayutham. He is a chemical engineer who studied in Japan and owns his own shampoo, soap and metal stain removing chemical factory in this town. He has been running this business for a few years, supplying his products to east coast and FELDA schemes.
One night as he was driving back home after delivering his stock of products, he was listening to the Damodara Festival Program on the Minnal FM talk show. He immediately pulled his car to the side of the road and listened ardently. The talk excited him and without wasting time, he called the contact number given in the talk show. He was directed to Rasika prabhu. Continue reading