Sri Nitai Saci-Sundar are our beloved deities at the Hare Krishna Centre
His Holiness Bhakti Ballabh Puri Goswami gave a most wonderful and
inspiring talk during the installation of Their Lordships and
the official opening of the Hare Krishna Centre on 13 March 2005, the appearance day of Sri Purusottama Dasa Thakura.
Maharaja is an initiating spiritual master of
the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He has
established a flourishing community of devotees in Scotland.
Devotees came from all over the UK to celebrate this most auspicious
than 150 different bhoga preparations were offered to Their Lordships who
blessed everyone who came forward to offer their respects.
Devotees again and again were stunned by the extraordinary beauty of the
two Lords who have descended on Leicester to engulf all people in the
sankirtana movement of the chanting of the Holy Name and to spread this Holy
Name throughout the land.
Lord Caitanya and Nityananda prabhu are the most merciful incarnations of
Godhead. They descended 500 years ago to freely distribute love of God to
The deities received Their first abhisheka bath with panchamrita,
i.e. milk, yoghurt, honey, sugar and ghee. Thereafter Their blindfold was
taken off and when They were dressed in a beautiful new outfit over 150
bhoga offerings were offered to Them. It was a most magnificent display.
was overwhelming to see so much support from so many devotees not only
from Leicester but from throughout the UK. It was more than we could have
ever hoped for. We are eternally grateful for such a strong show of
sympathy and enthusiasm for the new Centre.
His Holiness Bhakti Ballabh Puri Goswami Maharaja spoke about the most merciful Lord Gauranga. Devotees had arranged for a
sound system which enabled everyone to listen to the talk.
is an initiating spiritual master of the International Society for
Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON. He came all the way from Scotland to
attend the installation of the deities during the official opening of the Centre.
He is heading up a community of devotees in Scotland, Karuna Bhavan, which is
one of the many branches of the International Society for Krishna
Karuna Bhavan is near Lesmahagow, which is between and slightly south of
Edinburgh and Glasgow. The devotees preach throughout Scotland and
Northern England and are distributing books and running Nama Hatta
programs and some festivals. The Scottish yatra is amongst the
world leaders in book distribution.
The Scottish devotees are famous for their 'GOURANGA!' campaign.
Krishna Prabhu from the Manchester Hare Krishna Centre conducted the
abhisheka bathing ceremony for the deities. He is a qualified Brahmin
and pujari (priest) as well as a skilled mridangam player.
Tusta Krishna Prabhu made sure that the kirtan for Their Lordships was so
contagious that no one was able to escape the transcendental atmosphere.
Devotees were shouting out on top of their voice again and again
At one point Puri Maharaja stopped the kirtan and ask everyone to call out
loudly for the Lord to appear. It became obvious to everyone present that
the Lord had actually made His divine decent manifesting Himself as the
beautiful forms of Sri Sri Nitai Saci-Sundar.
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