Gaura Purnima – the holy appearance day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu – was celebrated with fervor and gaiety at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krsna Temple, at 1716 W Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL. Hundreds of Numerous people including devotees from various backgrounds, nationality, race and religion attended the grand celebration at the temple on Monday, March 6th 2023.
Shri T. D. Bhutia, The Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of India, Chicago graced the occasion and briefly addressed the gathering. “While Bhagavad Gita is a spiritual text, it is also a live book. We may belong to any country or follow any religion, but all of us are surrounded by problems on a daily basis. Whenever we stand on the crossroads of life like Arjuna, Srimad Bhagavad Gita shows us a solution to these problems through service and dedication.”
ISKCON Chicago has been serving the Rogers Park community for the past 50 years. The temple is part of the global ISKCON community comprising 650+ temples and Bhakti Centers, farmlands, eco-villages and vegetarian restaurants.
The Hare Krsna movement traces its roots back 5,000 years and is centered on Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Love as laid out in the eminent Vedic scriptures such as, Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavata Purana. ISKCON Chicago has been in the forefront of in serving Chicago community for the past 50+ years. The temple is part of the global ISKCON community comprising 650+ temples and Bhakti Centers, farmlands, eco-villages and vegetarian restaurants.
Each week, the temple congregation hosts Sunday Feast featuring kirtan, dancing, chanting, meditation, and ending with satvik vegetarian meal. ISKCON Chicago also convenes frequent study groups, music and Sunday school classes for children, distributes food and spiritual books, and hosts festivals and workshops, besides regular worship services in the temple.
–Asian Media USA