Rio de Janeiro
Name / Initiated name
Radha Madana Manohara dd/Giselle Otoya
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
Everyday 16 rounds
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
Hare Krishna! All the Glories to Srila Prabhupada! Well it´s been almost 10 years that I´ve first met the devotees but at that time I was beginning my university,too young, my family traditional Catholic,it wasn´t my call to go deeper in Krishna Movement,but I´ve always kept in touch w/ Him by paramatma ,last year finally I returned to an ISKCON TEMPLE here in Rio de Janeiro,so what has been stored for almost 10 years came all over again very strongly.Radha&Krishna love has totally involved me,I felt so peaceful,so fulfilled,and redemptive.Since that afternoon I´ve been doing seva,and it´s already 7 months that I´m living at the temple,growing spiritually under Sri Jagannath mercy. I feel totally blessed and thankful to be chosen. Nothing else is so fulfilled than serve the lotus feet of Supreme Lord and the devotees!
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
I´m living at the ashram of ISKCON -Rio de Janeiro we are in total of 10 residents now. One of them is Govinda Gopal das
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
Hare Krsna! Vanca kalpa...All the glories to Srila Prabhupada! Well, what I can say about myself...I´m a person trying everyday to serve Radha&Krsna.I´m totally happy being in Krsna Counciosness.This year,2009, I´m doing the Bhakti Sastri Seminar coordenated by S.S Dhanvantari Sawami ,here in Brazil,located at Campina Grande-PB,nothern Brazil.I´ve been so happy here,studying and being trainned as Prabhupa´s wished to all the devotees having this experience. I´m very happy person,very greatefull for the mercy of Lord Krsna and my spiritual master who Now I´m learning the essence of what´s being part of Prabhupada´s project and what´s to be a vaisnavi(a).
What are your expectations from this community?
Good associations, and acknowledgment of philosophy!
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I really enjoy to cook for the devotees!It´s amazing how magic prassadam is,and it´s said that when the devotees are pleased also Krsna it´s