[Recently] at Hare Krishna Valley we engaged in the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday, which was held at the Hare Krishna Temple in Melbourne. We all travelled to the festival in order to experience 2 days of ecstatic devotional service in honour of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna.
We also celebrated the appearance day of the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, Srila Prabhupada. This was a deeply inspiring event, which left all of the devotees feeling purified. After the festival, Gandiva and myself drove to Upwey to pick up the Deities new altar.
We spent the weekend purchasing lights and curtains to adorn the altar. This new altar is truly beautiful, being hand crafted from himalayan cedar, and it has a very powerful presence about it. We are feeling that the presence of this new altar is the beginning of a new era at Hare Krishna Valley, as an enthusiastic momentum is beginning to build with all those who are involved with the project.
The first of our new broccoli have been picked and brought to Melbourne for the pleasure of the Deities. This is just the beginning of the broccoli harvest, and there are thousands to come, so anyone who feels inspired to come and pick some broccolis, please contact me.
I remain yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada.