Saturday, March 26, 2011

Iskcon temple in Ravet opens

Pune: Devotees gathered in large numbers for the inauguration of Sri Govind Dham, a temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) on Wednesday at Ravet, behind the Akurdi railway station.
The Pimpri-Chinchwad mayor, Yogesh Behl, inaugurated the temple on Wednesday.
Various religious and cultural programmes were organised at the temple.
Iskcon's Chaitanya Bal Sanskar class students presented 'Shri Krishna' dance. Sri Govind Dham is the first Iskcon temple in Pimpri-Chinchwad area.
The 50-foot-tall building has wooden carvings and the temple was decorated with colourful lights and flowers for the inauguration.
Iskcon started its socio-religious and cultural activities in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area in 1994.
Over the years, the organisation has established itself as an important institution propagating the knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita.

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