Hare Krishna Ashram – Malaysia

Hare Krishna Ashram Malaysia is located in Penang. It has branches in Johor Baru, Seremban and Klang and also has preaching centers at different locations.

The Ashram at Penang has Sri Sri Radha Gopinath as the presiding Deities. These beautiful Deities remind the devotees of the sweet atmosphere of Vrindavana with Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani being the center of attraction. There are also Deities of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga (Nityananda Prabhu and Lord Chaitanya) and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.  The Narasimha Deity here is four-handed and looks peaceful with His devotee Prahlada Maharaja standing close by and offering prayers.

In order to elevate the consciousness of the general mass of people to spirituality, devotees at the Penang Ashram and its branches, extensively distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books, serve prasadam and conduct sankirtan of the Lord’s holy names. Special festivals are organized at different times of the year and thus all devotees get a chance to remember the Lord and participate in the joyful celebrations. Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra is one of such festivals which attract thousands of devotees to the temple.

Special activities

FOLK (Friends Of Lord Krishna): It is a program aimed at making a difference in the lives of the youngsters by imparting spiritual knowledge to them. Every Sunday the temple witnesses an enjoyable evening of spiritual classes, kirtan and delicious prasadam for a gathering of interested young participants. These youth also get a chance to apply the teachings by engaging in various practical services for the pleasure of Their Lordships.

House program: This program provides an opportunity for householders to invite some of the temple devotees to their homes and conduct kirtans, lectures, puja, etc.

School programs: Prasadam distribution and vastra dana (donating school-dress) are some of the important activities conducted at many schools by the Hare Krishna Ashram.

Ongoing Projects

Hare Krishna Ashram, Malaysia has taken up an ambitious project of constructing Sri Sri Radha Krishna Diamond Temple and Vedic Cultural Centre. The Bhumi-puja (shilanyas) of the same was performed on 27th May 2012.

The temple and cultural complex would feature a blend of traditional South Indian Chola architecture with modern design aspects. Exhibition halls, guest house and residential quarters for devotees are among the other highlights of this project. The land is located at a close distance from what is being envisaged by the government as the future hub of major trade and commercial activities.

Upon completion of the project, the complex would function as a beacon diffusing the much needed light of spiritual knowledge and culture with its various in-house socio-spiritual activities and outreach programs.

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