Name / Initiated name
Gokula Bandhu Das
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
In 1999. Some devotees visited my place when on of family member was sick. After a year I attended a Bhagavat program for three days. After hearing the lectures for three days, it completly changed my life. All my doubts and question I had was answered. Who am I? What is my relatioship with Krsna? etc. Since I have joined, I feel very much peaceful and pray to their Lordhip Sri Radha Goloka Bihari, Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Srila Gurudeva to engage me in their service.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON Suva Temple A lot of devotees in Suva temple know me. Parasuram Prabhu, Radhika Prema Mataji, Visvanath Prabhu, Jairama Prabhu and theres a lot of other devotees as well.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I work as a Senior Techinician at Vodafone Fiji Limited. After my initiation, I have been serving at Sri Radha Goloka Bihari Temple for the past four and half years. I was assisting in the bookshop and few months later, I joined the Pujari department. I work in the day time and do morning and afternoon service in the temple doing aarti and dressing. I serve in the temple for four days and spent three days with my family at home as they are favourable to the movement and practice at home.
What are your expectations from this community?
Assist me in my spiritual life and keep me in the service of Guru and Gauranga.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?