NEW DELHI PAGE
New Touch to Ancient Festival
CHAKRA (New Delhi, India) - November 1,
the first time in 20 years, the annual Jagannatha Rathayatra festival
organized by the New Delhi branch of ISKCON will not just pull out from
the Red Fort square, as usual, but will also take off in the air.
devotees will honor the 5000-year-old tradition by pulling the cart with
the Deities of Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra by ropes, a hired
helicopter will be showering the chanting and dancing crowds with rose
petals from the sky.
As devotees will honor the 5000-year-old tradition by pulling the cart with the Deities of Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra by ropes, a hired helicopter will be showering the chanting and dancing crowds with rose petals from the sky.
© CHAKRA 1-November-2000
Upcoming Rathayatra in Delhi
On behalf of His Divine Grace
Srila Prabhupada, I would like to cordially invite all of you to Lord
Jagannath Ratha Yatra festival on 1st November 2000. Many many sanyasis,
gurus and GBCs and Temple Presidents will grace the Ratha Yatra.
© CHAKRA 22-October-2000
Response from the GBC of New Delhi
By His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami
As a GBC man I have instructed the Delhi temple to
follow the GBC laws. To the best of my knowledge they are, but it is quite
possible that occasionally someone may forget to follow the law strictly.
I have been very severe on this point with the devotees and if at all
there ever is a lapse, it is not due to my fault, but due to the
particular devotee forgetting the guideline.
© CHAKRA 11-Oct-1999
The heart of the New Delhi controversy
By Bhaktavatsala dasa (New Zealand)
Having read about the issue concerning the defiance
of the New Delhi temple to comply to the GBC standards for dealings with
ISKCON guru’s etc., I am convinced that the heart of the issue is one of
respect. As the GBC is largely made up of ISKCON guru’s, is it
surprising that they would be concerned with their own treatment? I raise
this point only because these are questions, which naturally go through
the mind of the average individual.
© CHAKRA 9th-Oct-1999
New Delhi saga continues
CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK) - As
of October 4th, 1999 a photo of Gopal Krishna Maharaja was still on both
the Gaura Nitai and Sita Rama altars at the ISKCON Radha Parthasarathi New
Delhi temple, in direct contravention of ISKCON Law, despite claims by the
head pujari that this is not done. What is going on there?
© CHAKRA 7th-Oct-1999
Vraj Bhakti Vilas cries wolf
Delhi temple still not following
By Nimai Nitai das
To my utter shock even on last Friday (1st October
99) after Gaura Arotik around 7:50 pm, when there is no arati going
on, but the pujaris were simply accepting offerings from visitors and
returning them prasadam, I noticed on Sri Sri Sita Ram Lakshman Hanuman
altar a photo of His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja on same level
and of same size right of Srila Prabhupada. I don’t know the pujari’s
name but he is a grihastha in his mid or late 30s.
© CHAKRA 4th-Oct-1999
New Delhi head-pujari defends temple
(Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK) - October 1, 1999: The head pujari [priest] and coordinator of
Srila Prabhupada’s Centennial celebrations in New Delhi denies that
photos of Gopal Krishna Goswami are kept on the altar either during arati
or at any other time. He was replying to allegations that ISKCON New Delhi
was not following ISKCON law regarding the photos.
Despite the claims of Vraj Bhakti Vilas dasa,
however, another CHAKRA informer has reported that a picture of Gopal
Krsna Maharaja was sitting on the altar even though there was no arati
going on as recently as last March.
© CHAKRA 1st-Oct-1999
Follow the GBC and drop the Pada Titles
By Pancha Tattva dasa
The grand-disciples shouldn’t think that their
initiating gurus are being knocked down a peg or two. Rather, they should
recognize that reserving the ultra-honorific ‘pada’ title for His
Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is a fitting
acknowledgment of his unique status as Founder Acharya and perpetual param
siksha guru of ISKCON.
© CHAKRA 28-Sep-1999
Delhi temple defiant of GBC resolutions?
CHAKRA - September 27, 1999: CHAKRA
has received an angry complaint by Nimai Nitai dasa that the Delhi temple
isn't following the GBC resolutions concerning how to address an ISKCON
© CHAKRA 27-Sep-1999