Devotees from Ukraine visit Guruvayur

via www.newindpress.com published on February 6, 2008

GURUVAYUR: A 23 member Sree Krishna devotees’ delegation from ISKCON, Ukraine offered prayers before Sree Guruvayurappan here on Tuesday.

The devotees who arrived here had accepted Hinduism and had been leading a life in Vedic path for nearly two decades, Swami Achuthanandapriya Prabhu, the head of ISKCON temple at Ukraine told this website’s newspaper.

The ISKCON owns a temple in Ukraine. Daily poojas and rituals are also performed at the temple. Ashrams for the brahmacharis are attached to the Sree Krishna temple in Ukraine, he said.

The devotees from Ukraine are mainly engaged in promoting Bhagavad Gita, Achuthanandapriya Prabhu said. The delegation arrived here after offering prayers at Sree Krishna temples in Brindavan, Mayapur and Puri Jagannath temple.

The group will move to Thiruvananthapuram for offering prayers at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple and then to Rameswaram, said Swami Nithyanandadas from ISKCON, Mumbai, who is accompanying the delegation.

The president of ISKCON, Guruvayur unit, Sarva Aiswaryadas and ISKCON workers received the delegation.

The devotees had obtained the certificate from Arya Samajam, Kozhikode, which is mandatory for entering the Sree Krishna temple here and produced them to the authorities.

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