Ram Navami in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

pict0953KLANG, MALAYSIA – ISKCON KLANG is the only centre in Malaysia which has Sri Sri Sita Ram Lakshman and Hanuman deities as one of their presiding deities. One gets the feeling of being victorious just watching them here every Sunday. Continue reading

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Gaura Purnima in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
pict0062KLANG, MALAYSIA – It was Gaura Purnima Smaran celebrated with a difference. We were literally dictated by their Lordships to do what They desired. ISKCON Klang had planned to get both Sri Sri Gaura Nitai for the usual padayatra procession around the neighbouring areas before performing the abhishek. But it didn’t quite turn out that way. Continue reading

Nityananda Trayodasi in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

pict0027KLANG, MALAYSIA – An intricately designed white dress with Holy Names sewn in various languages spoken here in Malaysia was embroidered  by our expert seamstress HG Vimala Madhavi mataji for Nityananda Trayodasi.

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The ‘Hare Krishna’ mahamantra was written in English, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil on all the dresses of the deities here. White flowers, jewelleries set with gem stones and pearls added to the finishing touches on Their Lordships. Also see the beautiful blue patterns on Krishna’s arms done by Sahadev prabhu.

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Krishna Pushya Abhishek in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

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KLANG, MALAYSIA – As the full moon cast its rays, devotees in ISKCON Klang showered the gorgeous deities  Sri Sri Radha Govinda with rose flower petals to celebrate the auspicious Pushya Abhishek festival.  Srimati Radharani had the most captivating smile as though she was simply delighted with the whole affair. Continue reading

Lord Jagannath reciprocates

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

KLANG, MALAYSIA – In Malaysia, the festival deities Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balarama and Lady Subhatra travel throughout the country to give their blessings and mercy to the people at large. There are over 20 Ratha Yatras in Malaysia and the grandiosity and pomposity increases every year. We are also very lucky to get many sanyasis who visit our country during this period. Their presence enhances the festival mood and their purity fills our hearts. Continue reading

Annual Ratha Yatra in Klang

jaganat2BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

KLANG, MALAYSIA – It’s once again time for the annual Ratha Yatra in Klang. There are close to 20 Ratha Yatras in Malaysia yearly and among them, the Klang Ratha Yatra draws one of the largest crowd in Malaysia. The number of well-wishers in this town where “Little India” is found increases yearly and as a show of support they always present many gifts for the Lord of the Universe, Sri Jagannatha during this procession. In fact, the entire cost of the Ratha Yatra is sponsored by them. This year we are also blessed to get four sanyasis, HH Prabhavishnu Swami (Co-GBC for Iskcon Malaysia), HH Bhanu Swami, HH Bhakti Vrjendranandana Swami and HH Janananda Gosvami to accompany the chariot. Continue reading