ISKCON-Tirupati’s 50th anniversary celebrations
By Srihari Hrisikesa das
ISKCON-Tirupati celebrated Sri Krishna Janmastami -2016 in a grand manner. On the occasion of 50 years Golden Jubilee celebration this year we were blessed with our special guest for Janmastami, His Holiness Sivarama Swami Maharaj, from Hungary. The celebrations went on for 3 days from 24-08-2016 to 26-08-2016. People from all over Tirupati and Andhrapradesh attended to receive blessings of their Lord ships Sri Radha Govinda and Srila Prabhupada. Around three hundred thousand plates of prasadam were distributed and at Mid Night 12’o clock Maha Shanka Abisekha was performed for the deities.
As Part of Janmasthami celebrations we erected a Huge (30 feet width and 40 feet height) Diorama of Srila Prabhupada and the countries he preached around the world, for ISKCON 50 years Golden Jubilee Festival at TTD Grounds, opposite to ISKCON Tirupati temple.
HH Sivaram Swami Maharaj , HG Revati Raman Prabhu , Sri Ramireddy Garu – S P F (Special Police Force) Commandant TTD, Sri Vijaya Saradhi Garu – TTD estate officer, Sri Guruswami Garu – Senior Advocate TTD and others gave the Janmastami message to the all the devotees.
On 26th August, the Appearance day of our beloved Founder Acarya His Divine Grace Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was celeberated in a very grand manner with Maha Shanka abhisekha for Prabhupada’s murty, followed by Pushpanjali, then H H Sivarama Swami Maharaj spoke on Prabhupada glorifying his achievements and his compassionate nature elaborately .