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By His Grace Jaya Sada Gosai Das

To the casual observer, ISKCON Adelaide may appear to be just a fledgling temple; there are not many ashram residents and the congregation is small. But those who spend just a little time either strolling through our expansive gardens, or attending our programs, or serving with our devotees will realize that they have arrived in a very special place. And, when they take darshan of our resplendent Sri-Sri Radha Shyamasundara, they will have no doubt that ISKCON Adelaide's community and especially its leadership are keenly focused on advancing Srila Prabhupada's mission.

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The festival of the 529th anniversary of the appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu known as Gaura Purnima was celebrated at the temple on the 5th of March 2015 at with great pomp and splendour. The devotees had worked hard the day before cleaning the temple and in the evening they were busy chopping vegetables.  The festival as usual started with the singing of bhajans followed by abhishek or bathing ceremony of both Nityananda Prabhu and Caitanya Mahaprabhu. After a lecture on Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu arati or worship of the deities followed to the accompaniment of resounding kirtans. The celebration ended as usual with the distribution of sumptuous Gauranga prasadam.

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ISKCON Adelaide celebrated Nityananda Trayodasi, which is the appearance day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu, in a joyous mood on Sunday the 1st of February, 2015. The celebration was well attended by a large group of devotees and well-wishers. The guests-of honour were HG Aniruddha dasa, ISKCON Melbourne President and his wife HG Acintya Rupa devi dasi. As usual the programme started with the singing of bhajans followed by abhishek or bathing ceremony of both Nityananda Prabhu and Caitanya Mahaprabhu. A spiritual discourse on Nityanada lila was well presented by HG Aniruddha dasa after which the arati ceremony was held to the accompaniment of resounding kirtans. The programme finally ended with the distribution sumptuous krsna prasadam to all the attendees.

ISKCON Adelaide scored yet another first by succeeding in its bid to cater during the Sai National Conference held from 6th – 9th March, 2015. This was a big challenge to us as never before have we done a catering to such a large gathering. Also the menu was varying from lunch to dinner and swinging from the occident to the orient. However with the cooperation and sacrificial attitude of the devotees we were able to pull it off. The participants of the conference were all full of praise for the food and very much appreciated the forbearance of our team. We would like to sincerely thank the organisers of the Sai National Conference for giving us an opportunity to serve Krsna prasadam.

Aniruddha Das

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