By: Nanda Priya Nivedita Dasi ISKCON News on Dec. 19, 2014
Karthiga deepam a festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva
attracted more than 12 lakh of people at Thiruvanamalai, South
India this year. This festival has been attracting millions of
pilgrims to this tiny town of for hundreds of years now.
For two days and two nights the lane adjacent to the famous
mountain at Thiruvanamalai was filled with people. One can’t
imagine how densely populated these rather wide lanes could
get. All one could see was people, more people and more people.
In the midst of all this there was one thing that caught a lot
of attention, the Bhagavat Gita As it is.
It seemed like the greatest of all the Vaishnavas, all-powerful
Lord Shiva invited the soldiers of Lord Gauranga to his abode,
with open hands. Lord Shiva gave devotees from various ISKCON
centers across South India to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s
Devotees from ISKCON Chennai (which includes Injambakkam Temple and Perambur centre) distributed 3,340 Bhagavat-gitas and Krishna Books in a span of a little over 24 hours.
Amarendra Gaura Das the head of Sankirtan at ISKCON Chennai and who lead the effort this year said, […]
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