As ISKCON UK anniversaries come thick and fast, Govinda’s Pure Vegetarian Restaurant in London is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, snapping up a steady flow of awards and celebrity endorsements and changing more than a few lives along the way.
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In the early 2000s, the thousand-acre New Govardhana farm in the Tweed Valley, New South Wales was in major financial debt, until temple president Ajita Das had the idea to do prasadam catering at music festivals around the country. The effort not only saved the community – it was so popular that the public began asking when devotees would open a restaurant.
Ten years ago this April, Govinda’s was established in Burleigh Heads, a pleasant beach town. Since then, it’s been New Govardhana’s main source of income, helping the farm care for its 80 cows, develop Krishna conscious schools, and more.