Hare Krishna dear devotees, congregation members, friends and well-wishers. We pray that everyone is well and is enthusiastically executing devotional service.
New Goloka Dham is very concerned about the risks associated with of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and as such, we are taking measures to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our temple community and beyond.
*Effective immediately, our Sunday program and feast (as well as Sunday school) is cancelled until further notice*
The deity worship will continue as usual, and Darshan is open during regular times. There will be no large scale prasadam/food distribution, although mahaprasadam will be available. All regularly scheduled programs and/or gatherings are cancelled until further notice.
While we are sad that we are not able to receive all of the devotees of Their Lordships Sri-Sri Radha-Golokananda, we feel happy to do our part to ensure that we ride out this unfortunate situation in good physical and spiritual health so we can again gather to chant, dance, feast and learn about the glories of the most munificent Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who gave us the most important antidote for this and all other material diseases:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
harer nama harer nama
harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva
nasty eva gatir anyatha
“Kalau means ‘in this age.’ Nasty eva, nasty eva, nasty eva — three times nasty eva. Eva means ‘certainly,’ and nasti means ‘not.’ ‘Certainly not, certainly not, certainly not.’ What is that ‘certainly not’ ? One cannot realize oneself by karma. That is the first ‘certainly not.’ One cannot realize oneself by jnana. That is the second ‘certainly not.’ One cannot realize oneself by yoga. Certainly not. Kalau. Kalau means ‘in this age.’ Kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha. In this age one certainly cannot achieve success by any of these three methods. Then what is the recommended process ? Harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam. Simply chant the Hare Krishna mantra. Kevalam means ‘only.’ Simply chant Hare Krishna. It is the easiest and most sublime process. This is recommended, practical, and authorized. So take it. Accept it in any condition of life. Chant. There is no expenditure, there is no loss. We are not chanting a secret. No. It is open. And by chanting you will cleanse your heart.”
~HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada