Monday, May 25, 2015

Donations (5): Flowers

The altar last Saturday

The temple frequently gets donations of all kinds: fruits, kitchen machines, tea-lights, chick pea flour and clothes for the Deities, vaccum cleaners, cars, even a cat and a peach tree. And money: from betting company gambling (not betting, but playing out different betting companies against each other), and from some business involving import of american cars... And what not. (Read more here [1] and here [2] and here [3] and here [4], and about Felix the cat here.) 

Recently, two very nice and generous flower dealers started donating for the Saturday Feast every week: flowers for a fortune's worth every Saturday, in this small temple... When the altar is full, we put flowers beneath the altar, at the temple room entrance, and in the windows; and we make garlands, for the one who gives lecture, and for the Deities, and for the pictures of the spiritual masters; and what's left we save for puspanjali (flower petal rain) for the Guru puja on Sunday morning... Here are some pictures of the altar from last Saturday:


 
Another one of the altar


 
And beneath



Pictures of the spiritual masters (the altar pictures – garlands we make for the big ones on the wall): Srila B.A. Paramadvaiti Maharaj (Gurumaharaj), Srila Prabhupada, Srila Sridhar Maharaj, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta.

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Pictures by Kala Kantha das


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