Senator John McCain visited by Hare Krishna devotees
Tempe, Arizona, Dec. 19
Posted January 4, 2003

The Early Riser Meeting was held at Pryor Adult Recreation Center conducted by City of Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliani. Chief Guest was Arizona Senator John McCain who covered congressional affairs and answered questions from the floor.

[Pictured: Devotees from BhaktiVedanta Cultural Center, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Phoenix attend these townhall meetings regularly and utilized a photo opportunity with famous Senator. Picture shows Senator John McCain in garland handshaking Dr Prayag Narayan das Misra, Director, BhaktiVedanta Cultural Center. Also shown are (from left) Mrs Champa Devi dasi, Sri Bharat Lal, Hare Krishna Temple President Bhakt Raj das and Apouresheya Prabhu (half covered).]

The ISKCON Phoenix temple was established in 1996 ( There are regular prayer meetings seven days a week and Hindi & Cultural classes are conducted for children aged 6 - 16 on Sundays. For further information: (480) 705 4900 or email: There is another vegetarian restaurant Govinda in Tuscon (about 110 miles southeast on I-10) which completed eleven years recently.