The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on Wednesday inaugurated its fifth landmark temple in observance of its 50th anniversary celebrations.
The temple, which is located at University of Guyana Road and East Coast Railway Embankment Greater Georgetown, will be grandly opened during a five-day festival, which began on Wednesday.
The main focus of the talks to be presented is to honour and praise Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON.
Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977) is known to be the creator of the Hare Krishna chant throughout the world.
He started a spiritual revolution where devotion, simplicity and compassion became the direction of living.
Coming from a lineage of self-realised teachers, Prabhupada gave a fearless exposition of devotional wisdom, which has been treasured within India for centuries.
The second day of the opening of the temple will see Government officials joining hands with the organisation to tie in the grand opening with Guyana’s 50th Independence celebration.
The third day of the event will be named Prabhupada Day. The devotees will use that day to share memories and realisations about the ISKCON founder alongside a six-hour kirtan mela and ceremonial bathing of Srila Prabhupada’s murti form.
A parade will be held on day four of the celebrations with red and yellow chariots parading through main Georgetown streets like Vlissengen Road and the Railway Embankment Road, before arriving at the new temple.
The festivities each day will conclude on the final day with a delicious feast served to all.