HH Bhakti Charu Maharaj visiting Richmond on November 27, 2013

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble and respectful obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!! All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!!

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you all that due to our good fortune HH Bhakti Charu Maharaj is visiting ISKCON Richmond in coming week. There will be an evening program filled with kirtan, Krishna katha and parsadam as per the following details:

Day and Date – Wednesday, 27th of November
Venue – 11517 Dublin Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Time – 05:30pm – 08:30pm

Here is just a little bit about His Holiness:

HH Bhakti Charu Swami born in East Bengal in 1945 and spent most of his early life in urban Calcutta.At the age of 25 he went to Germany for higher education. In 1976 he joined ISKCON. During his first
meeting with ISKCON’s founder, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, he was instructed to translate Prabhupada’s books into Bengali. Soon afterwards, Prabhupada awarded him first and second initiations
simultaneously, and appointed him as his secretary for Indian affairs. About three months later Prabhupada gave him sannyasa.

In 1987 Bhakti Charu Swami became a member of the Governing Body Commission and an initiating ISKCON Guru. He has gained respect throughout the movement for his scholarship and Vaisnava qualities. In 1996, he embarked on a 104 episode television mega-series on the life of Prabhupada called Abhay Caran in conjunction with the Indian National Television. He is one of the pioneers of the VIHE in
Vrindavan, and taught Vaishnava Etiquette in 1987 and 1988, and Brihat Bhagavatamrita in 1989.

In February 2006, Bhakti Charu Swami built a temple with three huge altars for the worship of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan and Sri Sri Krishna Balaram. This temple is situated in the holy
town of Ujjain. The Ujjain ISKCON temple under the direction of Bhakti Charu Swami feeds 23,000 school children per day. To facilitate this feeding project Bhakti Charu Swami built a 6,000 sq ft (560 m2)
industrial kitchen. This feeding project has plans to feed up to 100,000 children.

Please do not miss this rare opportunity to associate with a pure devotee. Come with your friends and family. Thank you very much.

Your servant
Divyanam Das

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