Krishna Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada's vyasapuja at Iskcon Santiago de Chile

Hare Krishna Gurudeva!


I hope you are well and in good health. I still have insomnia and I think it is due to the nervous system, which has 2 basic tones, passive or excited... but I will share this matter and those related to my health in another letter.

HpS/ASA - 👍

The reason for this letter is to tell you that the festivals of Krishna Janmastami and the following day Srila Prabhupada's Vyasapuja were phenomenal and grandiose.

HpS - ASA --- !!!!

For Krishna Janmastami, La Reina Cultural Center (a commune or sector next to Las Condes) was rented, with capacity for 300 people the main hall was full, artistic displays, Om Bhakti, traditional dances, abhishek and all the worship; Srila Prabhupada's Vyasapuja was performed in the large hall at the back of the temple which was also full, more than 100 devotees.

HpS/ASA - Now.... a six story tall, marble temple with gold filagree?

For that day the Chilean spiritual family of H.H. Hanumatpresaka Swami entrusted me with the mission of making the garland that is offered on behalf of You for Srila Prabhupada.

HpS - Wow! Champa flowers from Paraguay??

On Thursday morning I went to buy the flowers at the central market, I chose yellow roses, pink roses for the center of the garland and a type of white chrysanthemums that here they call "mavles or mables", I still can't understand what this flower is about...

I was in coordination for this service with your disciples Havihsara DD, who received the donations from the spiritual family, and Priya Sakhi DD who, like a good elder sister, gave the initiative and was always aware of all the management.

During the feast for our savior and acharya, Srila Prabhupada, the person in charge of offering the garland to Prabhupada was your disciple Manjuali DD, wife of Lalita Madhava D, who was playing instruments during the kirtan.

Our president Jagad Guru Das preaching on the stage very skill presentation. Your disciple Arjuna Das was attending the deities and assisting the pujaris. I attach photos and videos.

At the end of the feast, the representatives of the spiritual family decided to give the garland to David Arancibia, a well-wisher and follower of yours who for years worked on the productions of your public events in Chile doing sound engineering, DJ David ki jay!

HpS - We don't remember him??? 😥

That day I felt that so many garlands were suffocating Prabhupada (later garlands continued to be offered to Him), and I think that perhaps it could be organized that for this special event in the year,

Srila Prabhupada's Vyasapuja, make groups of 2 or 3 spiritual families that everyone pool the money and offer a majestic and opulent garland, then fewer but even more opulent garlands are offered and it is less uncomfortable for Srila Prabhupada, it will also be cheaper for each devotee involved and for each spiritual family, thus it could be requested that each family makes a collective donation for the temple and the production of the festivals (Janmastami + SP Vyasapuja), apart from the individual donation that each one usually makes.

They are just ideas, they may not be good if put into practice.

In a next letter I will tell you about the following issues, I will probably send a single letter for each topic, so they will be shorter letters than I use to write (hope so):

- regular temple service

- bhakta and disciple courses to be able to apply for formal shelter

- music project

- personal life

Thank you very much for everything, Gurudeva, please accept my respecftul obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada!!!

Your aspiring servant,

Carlos Rold

HpS - You are a journalist!!! I'm sure everyone reads these letters with great interest.

What is last Temple President doing!! Cannot remember his names! Aaaaah!