Celebration of Makara Sankranti Festival at Dayalu Baba’s Ashram

Makara Sankranti

Last month devotees from the Bhaktivedanta Ashram organized the annual Makara Sankranti festival at Dayalu Baba’s Ashram. This is the fourth year that we have helped to organize the festival. This year, for the three days of the festival, we fed over 5,000 devotees who came from all the nearby villages. For all three days there was nonstop cooking and distribution of spiritual food from 9 am till 9 pm.

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Help Build Rooms for Sadhus in the Forests of Orissa


Note: To contribute towards this use the donation box on the right and select “Help Sadhus” for the purpose of the donation.

The forests around the Bhola Giri mountain range in Orissa have been sacred for thousands of years due to having been visited by Lord Ramachandra and the Pandavas, and as such sadhus have been residing throughout this area from ancient times.

Devotees from the Bhaktivedanta Ashram have been meeting with and trying to help some of the present sadhus over the last 10 years. In the past we have provided solar lighting to some ashrams, running water (through water tanks fed by gravity from a nearby waterfall), and constructed rooms for sadhus to stay as well as bathrooms and toilets for elderly sadhus.

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Hanuman Jayanti Celebration at Bhaktivedanta Ashram in Chennai

Hanuman Jayanti 2014

The following pictures are from last months celebrations of Hanuman Jayanti at our ashram in Chennai. In South India Hanuman Jayanti usually occurs in the month of December, whereas North India celebrates it around the month of April. On the auspicious occasion, thousands of people came to our temple for darshana of Lord Panchamukha Hanuman.

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Five Years of Food Distribution in Andhra Pradesh by the Bhaktivedanta Ashram

Gedduru Village

It has been 5 years since we started the foodrelief program in Andhra Pradesh (September 2009 to December 2014). In these five years a total of 435,000 plates of spiritual food have been distributed in Andhra Pradesh by devotees of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram, mostly in the Vizianagaram district.

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