NORWALK, Calif. — The Radha Krishna Mandir here held celebrations to mark the 108 Shrimad Bhagwat Katha. With a large number of devotees participating, the celebrations took place at a ground on Pioneer Boulevard. Shastriji Bharatbhai Rajgor, the main temple priest, narrated the katha in Hindi. The main crux of...
Bhajans included “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” and “Govinda Madhava Madhava,” with musical support by Sanjeev Munshi on vocals and harmonium, Deepak Kumar on tabla, Jagdish Purohit on manjira, and Subhashbhai on murli. Hasmukhbhai Trivedi read “pothi. The week began with “Shobha Yatra” and included “Maruti Maha Yagna,” “Satya Narayan Katha, and Mahaprasad served daily.
The event was a fundraiser to support the expansion of the mandir with the motto, “Come, let’s build the mandir of our dreams.”
One structure of 3,000 sq. ft. will be exclusively a prayer hall. The second one of 4700 sq. foot will feature a large kitchen (2300 sq. ft.) and other facilities. There will also be a big parking lot. The temple, built in 1978, is the third oldest in North America and oldest west of the Mississippi. The work will begin by end of the year, and hopefully be completed in a couple of years.