Chakra Announcements

ISKCON Suva temple opens

by Bhimasena das

Posted September 14, 2004

The devotees of ISKCON Suva wish to announce that, after 25 years, the Suva temple project has come to reality and life. The temple opening is on the 26th of September, 2004. We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who has been a part of ISKCON Suva in the past, those who are currently associated with ISKCON Suva and also those who would like to create a loving bond and relationship with this yatra of ours. We welcome one and all with open arms.

We would like devotees from all over the globe to bless this Sri Sri Radha Goloka-bihari Temple, which was a vision of our beloved Tamal Krishna Goswami and which has been brought to life with unflinching dedication and leadership of Gurudeva's dear godbrothers Vasudeva das prabhu and HH Bir Krishna Goswami. Parasurama das, Jairama das and Jivanatha das prabhus have also put in commendable efforts to see this temple come to reality, with the support of all the other local devotees.

Temple opening is on the 26th of September 2004. All are invited.

Airport to Temple Transportation

Nadi Airport to Suva temple 3 hours -- Hired Taxi, $120 (4 passenger car); Running Cab, $15/person (4 Passenger Car); Hired Taxi (Devotee Driver), $80 (4 Passenger Car); or ISKCON Suva 7 Seater Van, $60 (6 Passengers).

Nausori Airport to Suva 35 minutes -- Hired Taxi, $ 20 (4 passenger car); or ISKCON Suva 7 Seater Van, Free (6 Passengers)

Contact: Bhimasena Das, (679) 339-7261. Email: jairama@connect.com.fj or winmac@connect.com.fj [If you are coming in bigger groups please advise me so that appropriate transportation can be arranged. I hope to provide you the best possible service.]

Accommodations:

ISKCON Suva Camping Facilities [On a first-come, first-served basis]: Toilets/Shower, Mattress provided. (You need to bring your camping gear). Free Prasada. 10 minutes from Temple and 2 minutes walk to city centre. Cost: free, but a donation would be appreciated.

Motel Six: Bed/Toilet/Shower. 300 metres from Temple site and 5 minutes to City Centre. Cost: $55 Flat Rate. Phone (679) 330-7477, Fax (679) 330-7133

Tanoa Hotel: Superior room and suite, $179 to $410. 15 minutes walk from Temple site and 3 minutes to City Centre by taxi (Hire cost $2 to $3). Phone (679) 331-2300, Fax (679) 330-1300. Website: http://www.tanoahotels.com. Email: tanoaplaza@connect.com.fj

Peninsula International Hotel: Suites from $70 to $100. 25 minutes walk from Temple site and 10 minutes to City Centre by taxi (Hire cost $3 - $4). Phone (679) 331-3711, Fax (679) 331-4473. Email: peninsula@connect.com.fj

Town House Apartments/Sarita's Flats: Single/Double Rooms, $55-$80. 20 minutes walk from Temple Site and 3 minutes to City Centre by taxi (Hire cost $3 - $4). Phone (679) 330-3446, Fax (679) 330-1578. Email: townhouse@connect.com.fj

Sunset Apartments: Single/Double Rooms, $45-$90. 20 minutes walk from Temple site and 3 minutes to City Centre by taxi (Hire cost $3 - $4). Phone (679) 330-3446, Fax (679) 330-1578. Email: townhouse@connect.com.fj

For further information, please contact Bhimasena das: Email: jairama@connect.com.fj / vdas@ird.org.fj -- phone (679) 339-7261.