Chakra Announcements

Grand Opening

by Mark Weiner

Posted October 16, 2007

Welcome to the Grand Opening of the Grand Rapids Preaching Center. Just North of Grand Rapids, Michigan is a town called Rockford. Mahendra prabhu lives there on 5 acres of land. Mahendra prabhu first met the devotees about ten years ago in the Los Angeles airport. The very next day was the Los Angeles Rathayatra. He went and has been addicted to Rathayatra ever since. He is from Malaysia and was brought up as a Hindu. He said that at the time he was thinking how these westerners are so serious about spreading Vedic culture, what am I doing to help? So Mahendra prabhu has been living in Grand Rapids going to Rathayatras and praying to Lord Krishna for an opportunity to preach. Finally, this year we met him at Detroit Rathayatra and introduced him to Bhakta Andy (a long time devotee and resident of Grand Rapids). Andy only lives about five minutes from Mahendra but they never met. So now they're together and Mahendra prabhu has converted his 1200 sq. ft. pole barn into a temple room. He laid wall to wall ceramic tile and recently bought gorgeous Radha Krsna Deities about 18" tall. Information for the grand opening is as follows:

Where: 9811 15 mile rd., NE Rockford, Mi 49341
When: Sunday, October 21st, 2007 at 12:00 PM
Who: We need kirtan leaders and kirtan participants.
Contact info: Narayani devi @ 313-372-1566

The prasadam is taken care of but if somebody wants to bring gulabjamons or samosas or both please do. Also, Andy has connections with the media in Grand Rapids so the Grand Rapids Press will be there.