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Krishna Balaram Mandir Welcomes Special Guest at 49th Anniversary Celebrations
By ISKCON News   |  Apr 18, 2024

Daivi Shakti Devi Dasi assisting Gitabhai Saraf at celebrations; presenting on the history of ISKCON Vrindavan.

This week, Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan welcomed thousands to its Brahmotsava Festival which celebrated the Temple’s 49th Anniversary. One of the most notable guests this year was 87-year-old Gitabhai Saraf, the generous devotee of Krishna who donated the land to Srila Prabhupada where the Krishna Balaram Mandir was constructed. “She is completely dedicated to Srila Prabhupada,” said Daivi Shakti Devi Dasi, sharing the anecdote that Gitabhai told her that she wanted to learn English so she could preach like Srila Prabhupada. One of the highlights of the festivities was a presentation by Daivi Shakti Devi Dasi who took devotees on an enlivening and enlightening journey through the history of ISKCON Vrindavan. You can watch that presentation here.

To see more photos and details from the 49th Anniversary celebration, visit the ISKCON Vrindavan Facebook page. Photos courtesy ISKCON Vrindavan.