Speaker of Indian Parliament prays to Krishna for the well-being of Russia
Posted September 25, 2003
Tuesday, September, 16. The delegation of the Parliament of India with the speaker Manohar Joshi at the head has attended the gala worship in the sole Hindu temple of Moscow.
Mr. Joshi and Parliament group of 15 deputies have come to Moscow for one day visit by the invitation of Gennadi Seleznev, the speaker of Russian Parliament.
After meeting with Mr. Kasyanov in Kremel, they went to the temple of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness at the Khoroshevski Shosse to meet with members of the Indian community and the Russian followers of Indian religion.
It is very important for me to visit the temple of Krishna in Moscow. Here I pray to God for well-being of Moscow with the same heartiness as I pray for the well-being of my homeland, India, said Mr. Joshi.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness has opened its first and at the moment sole Hindu temple in Russia in 1990. This temple is situated in an old building of almost 50 years old, with wrecked walls and floors. The Krishna temple serves the spiritual needs of more than 15 thousand Indians who live in Moscow, and about 10000 Russian followers. Every day 1000 people visit this temple.
One or two days ago the temple suddenly got in the middle of the
construction area that threaten destruction for the old building. Now the
authorities of Moscow envisage the possibility of saving the temple or to