Chakra Announcements

Holi Festival in Queens, NY

by Michael Ramsaroop

Posted February 12, 2007

To glorify Sri Prahlad Narasimha, the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mandir in Queens, New York is collaborating with 20 Hindu temples to celebrate Holi Sammelan on Saturday, March 3, 2007, from 1 till 8 p.m. at the Maha Latchmi Mandir (121-15 101 Avenue, South Richmond Hill, NY 11419).

The planned program will include Indian classical dancing, an illusionist show, mehndi painting, a devotional play directed by Bhima das (Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, Brooklyn), and the burning of an effigy of the demoness Holika. Vaisnava books will be distributed, along with free prasadam for all and sundry.

This area of Queens is very ISKCON-friendly, and we are expecting a very large attendance; there will be ample opportunity for devotee preachers. All kirtaniyas and musically inclined devotees are invited to walk with their instruments (and rested voices) to accompany the all-day Maha Harinam to be led by Keshava Acarya das of the 26 Second Avenue temple in Manhattan and Upananda das, among others. Temple President Sunanda das is urging everyone to make a special effort to attend this Holi festival, which is most auspicious because it coincides with Gaura Purnima 2007.

If you require any clarification or detail, feel free to contact Sunanda prabhu at (917) 604-1085 / (718) 848-9010, e-mail sunandanadas@hotmail.com, 111-14 101 Avenue, South Richmond Hill, NY 11419.