ISKCON Pune New Vedic Cultural Centre (NVCC) Inauguration
Jai Sri Sri Radha Vrindavan Chandra, Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Sri Jagganath Baladev Shubdra Devi & Sri Balaji installation & grand inauguration of new Vedic cultural center (ISKCON NVCC) on the auspicious occasion of Nityananda Tryodshi (23february 2013) More than 40000 devotees participated from all over the world & ISKCON Sannyasis, GBCs, Srila Prabhupada disciples & Temple Presidents. Program started on 22nd Feb, Devotees arrived from all over the world who already registered and confirmed their arrival for the Grand Opening of New Temple at Pune 6months before. It was wonderful festival as they arrived at the venue. Everything was well managed by NVCC Team and Devotees were very comfortable with their services later on they collected their bands for entry.
His Holiness Bhanu Swami Maharaj glorified philosophy behind Deity Installation with Power Point Show and at the same time The Fire Sacrifice was going on at the Temple Hall by His Holiness Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami and His Gurukul Team. Devotees were doing Kirtan and after the Fire Sacrifice His Holiness Lokanath Swami started ecstatic Kirtan and at the same time His Holiness Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami Maharaj opened the curtain and all the devotees had first darshan of Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Vrindavan Chandra and Sri Sri Jagganath Baladev and Shubdra Devi… (Netra Unmilanam) 8pm to 12pm Shyan Adivaas. All the deities went to sleep and devotees got special darshan while deities were taking rest. 23rd Feb Program, (Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda) 5am to 6am ISKCON Pune President, His Grace Radhe Shyam Prabhu washed all the Sanyasis & Srila Prabhupada Disciples feets and offered them traditional turban from Maharastra.. Again Today 6am to 8am Fire Sacrifice for Deity Installation Ceremony, 8am to 11am Maha Abhishek was going on along with Energtic Kirtan by His Holiness Lokanath Swami Maharaj at the last there was Pushpa Abhishek.
Devotees were showering flowers on the their Lordship.. 11am there was Chakar Prathishta. 11:30 Balaji Abhishek started. Than 02:30pm Sri Sri RadhaVrindavan Chander, Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Sri Jagganath Baladev and Shubdra’s First Darshan for Devotees. His Holiness Radhanath Swami, His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj and His Holiness Lokanath Swami offered First Aarti to their Lordship and Huge Cake along with 56 Bhogas offered the Lordship. After Aarti All the devotees honored Maha Prasadam at the Pandal more than 40,000 devotees were there and everything was well managed. All Glories to Lord Nityananda. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Vedic Cultural Centre of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) today (February 24, 2013) at Pune. Speaking on the occasion, the President deeply appreciated the contribution made by ISKCON and called upon the center to dedicate itself to the cause of humanity by spreading the message of peace, harmony, love and compassion. He described the progress and growth of ISKCON as a movement of high velocity and representative of the saying that nothing can prevent an idea whose time has come. He said that Indian culture has never spread through conquest or deprivation. Centuries ago the Indian saints called for happiness for everyone. The President said the founder of ISKCON, Swami Prabhupada galvanized the whole world in short spam of time and established over 600 temples. He also pointed out that ISKCON provides food to over ten million children everyday. He quoted Gandhiji and said, "If one man gains spiritually, the whole world gains with him" and called upon ISKCON to continue its commendable work of spreading the message of love and compassion.