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Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, Queens, NY Joins With 25,000 Hindu Friends And Their Well Wishers to Celebrate Holi Sammelan 2009 (March 14 And 15)

by Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, Queens, NY.

Posted March 14, 2009

The Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir in Richmond Hill Queens is situated in the precinct of a large Indian immigrant community, whose members are either expatriates or from the diaspora. Over the years, friendships have been developed with more than a dozen local Hindu temples; the chanting of the Maha mantra by ISKCON devotees is almost a staple on the worship itineraries at these temples; several of their members are attending our temple regularly.

One of the biggest and most colorful festivals hosted by the local Hindu community is Holi Sammelan.On March 14 , 2009 , from 3:00 p.m, the devotees of the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir will be chanting at Maha Lakshmi Mandir Complex ( 121-15 101 Avenue, Richmond Hill, Queens) to commemorate day one of the 2009 Holi Sammelan. This is expected to be a gala event, with many cultural items, the "playing of Phagwah", and a great opportunity for devotees to preach.

On March 15 from 12:00 noon, there would be a massive Phagwah street parade from Liberty Avenue and 133rd Street to Smokey Oval Park ( 95th Avenue, and 125th Street). This street parade is expected to be attended by more than 25,000 people. There would also be some 25 floats on wheels, each representing a participating temple, and their respective theme; the float of the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir would be adorned with Lord Nrsimha Deva, and surrounded by a vibrant Harinam party (with an amplified PA system), and fervid book and prasadam distributors.

This major two day program will be aired live in the media, and it is a very great opportunity to preach, distribute books, and prasadam. We of the Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir are inviting all kirtaniyas, and book distributors to come out and support this Maha preaching opportunity. We want to see the brahmacaris of Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Manhattan and the kirtaniyas of Radha Govinda Mandir, Brooklyn. Yagya Purusha and his crew, Ananta, Gaura Vani, Achyuta Gopi. A special invitation is also extended to all new and prospective book distributors; come out and "chip away a little piece of that false ego" in a supportive, and non rejecting environment.

For any further information, please contact temple president HG Sunanda das 9176041085 and sunandanadas@hotmail.com.

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