TOVP Tour Diary Day 18 – Visiting the New Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Temple
On Sunday, March 29th, we made our way by car to the newly purchased temple building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A crowd of almost 100 Indian devotees had gathered, including some devotees from Gita Nagari, for the evening celebration of Rama-navami.
The Padukas received an abhisheka to lively kirtan as Jananivas prabhu placed the Sitari on everyone’s head. Then Vrindaban Vijay, the temple president, introduced the TOVP Team and turned the program over to Radha Jivan. Jananivas spoke and again, Radha Jivan intertwined many stories from the Ramayana, finally making his appeal to the devotees to pledge for the TOVP. Almost $50,000 in pledges was raised and prasadam was then served to the assembled Vaishnavas.