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Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara

Prabhupada
Srila Prabhupada Disciples Radha London Ishwara You are arranging for me to return to Your lotus feet. Radha Londonisvara,Your photo swaroop is on my altar at home, but now I again can directly bathe in Your munificent benedicting mercy back in London Radha London Ishwara, always so kind to me, You made our path lighter, spreading Your love to others in many ways, bringing Prabhupada to London to be with all of us again. You came in such a unique and wonderful way as, Prabhupada asked me to get the Temple ready for Your arrival, I saw Prabhupada and my strong Bhakta friends leave and they went to the Hindu Centre and you all came back together and we will recount this pastime further. Radha London Ishwara, You came with us on Harinam, 3 times a day at first You, as Lords of London arranged for us to be embraced by the Underground community, the East Indian community, and others as they wrote newspaper articles like “Krishna startles London” and ended the article with the “Krishna devotees are planning to chant in front of the London stock exchange, and what will happen only Krishna knows” or another newspaper that headlined “Rave in at Royal Albert Hall” as we enlivened the “Alchemical Wedding concert” with our friends from the “Arts Lab”

Srila

Disciples
Srila Prabhupada
Radha London Ishwara You are arranging for me to return to Your lotus feet. Radha Londonisvara,Your photo swaroop is on my altar at home, but now I again can directly bathe in Your munificent benedicting mercy back in London Radha London Ishwara, always so kind to me, You made our path lighter, spreading Your love to others in many ways, bringing Prabhupada to London to be with all of us again. You came in such a unique and wonderful way as, Prabhupada asked me to get the Temple ready for Your arrival, I saw Prabhupada and my strong Bhakta friends leave and they went to the Hindu Centre and you all came back together and we will recount this pastime further. Radha London Ishwara, You came with us on Harinam, 3 times a day at first You, as Lords of London arranged for us to be embraced by the Underground community, the East Indian community, and others as they wrote newspaper articles like “Krishna startles London” and ended the article with the “Krishna devotees are planning to chant in front of the London stock exchange, and what will happen only Krishna knows” or another newspaper that headlined “Rave in at Royal Albert Hall” as we enlivened the “Alchemical Wedding concert” with our friends from the “Arts Lab” Radha London Ishwara, You came with us as we stormed the High commissioners mansion in Kensington, to reunite with our friend Ravi Shanker You went with us in our hearts and souls to the round house concert where we built a fire pit and held a yagna during our concert. Were you amused or angry as the concert managers pulled our fire yagna out? Especially after they previously accepted the musician who smashed his guitar on the stage Radha London Ishwara, You went with us to George Harrison’s house and have a great kirtan with Billy Preston playing the Organ and George on electric guitar. I was surpassed the roof stayed on his house the transcendental sounds cascaded across the universe. By Your beauty You got us Bury place and then Manor and now You reside in new and nice quarters right in the centre of things. Radha London Ishwara, there are so many things to thank You for as You made our path magical and easy but most of all by Your beauty and grace You attracted so many wonderful devotees who are my family and friends, ....and now You again allowed me to be reunited with all my dear god brothers and sisters, so many many in this London Yatra. So many adventures for Prabhupada You took us on and we will be glorifying You and these pastimes in these reunion days. Radha London Ishwara, You are in my heart, dancing on my tongue, guiding my steps; giving me sustenance; and looking on me with Your incredibly merciful eyes Thank You thank You thank You Your servant

Gurudas dasa

Disciples
Srila Prabhupada
govindam adi purusham tamaham bhajami Dear Sree Sree Radha Londoniswara Eternal dandavats at Your lotus feet. Your lordships alone know the intricacies of how forty years ago, time, place and circumstances coalesced favourably in London to allow Srila Prabhupada to arrange for Your pratistha on December 14th, 1969. Never for a second since, have I forgotten Your presence on that installation day. Your moonlike faces— Radharani’s alabaster complexion, barely flushed cheeks, dramatic arching eyebrows, deep, large lotus eyes and serene smile–Krishna’s counterpoint countenance, His complexion like a pale blue cirrus cloud, His head tilted toward Sree Radha—that vision is as firmly fixed in my mind’s eye as letters chiseled in stone. All glories to the present UK devotees who have arranged for so many voices to glorify devotional service rendered in the UK since that historic installation day. No doubt each of the six originals dispatched to the UK in August 1968 have different relationship pastimes with Your lordships. Core to mine are five weeks of deity worship instruction from Srila Prabhupada while residing at Tittenhurst, John Lennon’s estate; the shift to Bury Place and Your Lordships surprise arrival only days before the installation; the hurried preparation for Your pratistha; and of course, the following ten months that I engaged as your pujari before leaving England for India in the fall of 1970. It is impossible to express in words the nature of trying to serve Your Lordships. It was surely one of the most powerful Krishna conscious experiences in my life. Before it, I had never experience cent per cent engagement with the nine fold processes of devotional service dead center—18 hour days—performing aratis and cooking offerings, sewing and cleaning, serving devotees and studying Srila Prabhupada’s books. Aside from Apple related recording, Apple arranged touring, Apple promotional events, and occasional street sankirtan, I infrequently left the walls of our Bury Place Radha Krishna Temple Your Lordships alone knows the hearts of the devotees that made up our wonderful UK devotee family in December of 69—the original six plus baby Saraswati; Trivikrama and Tamal Krsna bramacharies; grihastas Bibhavati and Ishan from Canada; Mukunda’s poet friend, Ramatanu and the first initiated Visakha; the first initiated UK bramacharies—Kulashekar, Digvijaya, and Tirthapad; Your first Scottish devotee, Dhananjaya; three women from France who dedicatedly became Your first European assistant pujaris: Mandakini, Ilavati, and Jyotirimayee; and UK initiates: Ksirodakasayee das and Jayhari das— to name the principles. Soon dynamic Tribuvanath, Yogesvara das, Harivilas and more took initiation, expanding our numbers. This family of Srila Prabhupada devotees was one of the finest I have ever had the pleasure of serving with—enthusiastic, agreeable, and dedicated. Dear Radha Londoniswara, over the years, through chanting, I have slowly come to realize that You are non different from Your holy names and Your holy names are non different from You. I first glimpsed this reality while chanting japa, when Srila Prabhupada came to take a final darshan of Your Lordships before leaving England the first time. He approached the garbha griha, and paid full pranam dandavats, to You. Then he stood in front of you and for several minutes gazed on Your premely beautiful forms-murmuring some words to you, his hands folded in prayer, tears gliding down his cheeks. Then he turned his head toward mine, looked me in the eye and said, “This is Krsna. If you follow the instructions I have given you regarding deity worship, you can become perfect and go Back to Godhead”. Too stunned to speak, I watched him leave the temple room, his sandalwood scent and final words lingering behind him in the ether. These departing words spoken by Srila Prabhupada forty years ago apply to us all—follow his instructions and go Back to Godhead. This is his special mercy on us all. Let us help each other to take his words to heart. Sree Sree Radha Londoniswara kee jay Your insignificant servant,

Yamuna Devi

November 6th, 2009

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Dearest Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara, Please accept my humble obeisences at your lotus feet. All glories to your Lordships . All glories to Srila Prabhupada. How fortunate I am to be able to write an offering to you in your 40th anniversary. You were the first Deities that I saw, the first ones that I surrender myself to, the first ones that I served, the first deities that I became attached to. I came here 16 years ago and you completely hooked me I spent few years serving you then I served other temples and two years ago you brought me back to your lotus feet since then I have been serving you and each day it feels that you are bring me more and more closer to you. Just recently I was offered to move in to the temple. I could see then how many attachments I have but How could I possibly say no to your most divine shelter I will be staying in your palace serving you without any other motivations than to please you . I pray for your blessings so that I can serve you sincerely for the rest of my life that I can, by your mercy, be able to genuinely please you and as well as helping others to serve your most divine lotus feet. your insignificant servant

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Sri Krishna, Sri Sri Radhe, Please accept my humble obeisances. Just over a year ago I walked into the Rather Krishna temple in London and looked at your divine, beautiful forms and my life changed forever. I was wandering aimlessly in a great desert of Maya, obsessed with material activities and attachments that caused me nothing but suffering and emptiness. Lord Krishna, Sri Radhe, you have become my oasis in this desert, you are the air that I breathe, my sustenance ,my hope, the bright star that guides me home. Lord Krishna, Sri Sri Radhe, my words are clumsy and my devotion full of faults and even to be placed as an atom at your feet would be too great an honour for one such as me. So I will not ask for this. Instead I ask only that the path of my life leads forever to the doorway of Your temple, and that I may be engaged as the lowest servant in eternal , blissful service to You.

Aditi dasi

Anna Mace

Dear Sri Sri Radha London-Isvara, Please accept my most prostrated and respectful obeisances unto Your lotus feet. All glories all glories to Srila Prabhupada, the saviour of the world!! The only thing that I can offer to You is an hearth felt ‘Thank You’. Thank You from the core of my heart for allowing me to come here, to stay here and even to offer some small service unto You. I never thought it could be possible to be in this temple for more than one week and what to say to participate to Your 40th Anniversary in London! Now my wish is to be able to satisfy You in some way. Please allow me to do what You want me to do. Your fame as the most merciful Deities is well known everywhere and knowing that, in 2003 I came here with the intense desire to offer some service to You, but I knew that in a such organized temple I would not have had that chance. But I tried and I got to know that nobody was doing the garlands for You that day and that in the pujari department the devotees were looking for someone who could do that service!!! I was blissful: You were going to fulfil my desire and with my dear godsister Lilavilasini dd I happily rushed in the pujari room. Than, I had another desire: to offer some more service here one day... but I just desired it and I never thought it could become a reality, and now here I am, still looking around and asking to myself: Am I here? How come? How is that possible? I really don’t know how things arranged and how all this happened, but I know that this is Sri Sri Radha London Isvara’s mercy and nothing else, so I happily accept it. I feel so happy and protected here. All Your servants here are such exemplary devotees and I’m very honoured to have their association. This temple is very famous...in Rome many tourists know the Hare Krsna Movement because they come to the Radha Krsna temple or because they saw the devotees in Harinam in London!! So I humbly bow unto Your lotus feet again and again praying You to make me able to satisfy You and Your dear devotees. Your grateful servant,

Dear Sri Sri Radha Londoneshwar, Our humble obeisances unto you again and again. Oh most beautiful Lordships Your moon like smile has brightened our spiritual lives. You have appeared for the pleasure of your dear devotee Srila Prabhupada and for dissipating darkness of ignorance at one of the bastions of Kali. Please be merciful to us and please engage us more and more in service of Yourself and of Your dear servitors. Your insignificant servants

Arun Kabre, Manisha Kabre and Madhav Kabre

Akarsini Radhika dd

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Dearest Sri Sri Radha London-Isvara nayanam galad-asru-dharaya vadanam gadgada-ruddhaya gira pulakair nicitam vapuh kada tava nama-grahane bhavisyati O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated with tears of love flowing constantly when I chant Your holy name? When will my voice choke up, and when will the hairs on my body stand on end at the recitation of Your name? Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara please accept my most humble obeisance’s at your lotus feet. Your glories are deserving of being spread over the three worlds, chanted in the streets and remembered always. Since I first met you in April of this year I have found myself captivated by your lotus face, and wanting to make you a centre of my life. You have allowed me the boon of coming to your lotus feet, arranged for me to stay here in London so that I may serve you and your wonderful devotees and allowed me the joy of being able to serve your devotees almost every day and by your mercy I prey to continue to serve you from the Bramachary ashram. Though the ashram is of no consequence I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity and joy serving your devotees brings. It is my greatest desire on this auspicious time of your installation anniversary that I may be forever fixed in the devotional service to your wonderful devotees, and spreading the glories of your holy names wherever you place me in this world. Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara you have brought me out of the material sea of ignorance and foolishness, and by the grace of your pure devotee Srila Prabhupada I have come to your lotus feet, you have arranged so much mercy for me it leaves me bewildered as to why you would bestow these boons on someone so fallen and ignorant. By your grace I hope that I can come to some platform by which I can be of service to your devotees, and develop some intelligence to spread your glories. Through this wonderful institution of ISKCON organized by your pure devotee Srila Prabhupada of whom you were his favourites you have allowed us this spiritual oasis in what is most certainly hell on this material world which we have so foolishly chosen to come too. I have few words because I am so neophyte, that I cannot express fully the wonderful gift that is the glories of your holy name and this Krishna Consciousness movement, I prey that by your mercy we can keep this movement alive and bring people back to your lotus feet. If you so wish allow me to serve, glorify you and remember you, I know you are forever my lord, always with me despite my many lifetimes where I have tried to forget you. It is by your mercy alone that I am here. Your Servant

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The year was January 1977; our daughter was six weeks old. We brought our daughter to your lotus feet for her first darshan of your Lordships. In those days there were not any temples in London. Radha Krishna temple in Bloomsbury was the only temple accessible by public transport. The temple-room in Bloomsbury was a quarter size to that of 10 Soho Street. The temple room could not contain more than fifteen people, twenty at most. At least that was our impression. The devotees were our object of curiosity. All of them looked like European except for one Indian and an American Negro. Some devotees were very keen to sell Bhagavad Gita and Back to Godhead magazines. All devotees had a bag hanging round their neck. Some devotees had their right hand in the bag and appeared to be murmuring something. But you dear Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara, were simply casting a merciful gaze over all sitting in Your temple room. How can we calculate the depth of your karuna, you are inconceivable. Years later we came to your present residence at Soho Street. You immediately engaged us in serving your Rathayatra festivals. We simply regard ourselves to be extremely fortunate. Please allow us to serve you again and again. Your servants

Bhagavatanand das & Vrajkishori dd

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale shrimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namaste sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine nirvishesha-shunyavadi-pashcatya-desha-tarine Dearest Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, I offer my heartfelt prostrated obeisances at Your Lotus feet. While on my agenda of travelling around the world, through my work, about eight years ago, during this same month, I had your first Darshan in London. Then, even though I was a “Life Member” of Iskcon, I didn’t know anything about Krishna Consciousness, I didn’t know the significance of chanting, nor did I have any clue about philosophy behind all this. Slowly, in a few months of just sitting in Your temple in the evenings, and attending some of the programs, devotees took mercy on me, and started explaining different aspects of Krishna Consciousness to me. Slowly, I started participating in some of the activities and by the mercy of the devotees here I got involved in doing some service here.. Within a few months I realised you were not just a murti, but someOne for real and also someOne who actively took care of His devotees.. I didn’t remember having sensed such a relationship with You before, nor did I remember feeling so much bliss - I decided that I would settle in London and to try and to be part of the community serving You here. Over a period of time I have realised how merciful You have been to me, and how much You have tried to guide me, while tolerating so much about me.. the weight of the offenses that I have committed towards others hurts me a lot and these are only the ones that I am conscious of.. still, You were so kind to me.. and still, I don’t think I have surrendered to You from my heart.. why else would I still be committing so many offenses.. why else would I not have a taste for chanting and serving You continuously.. trying to enjoy in the material world feels quite miserable now, but still the mind hankers for sense enjoyment.. if not for Your temple and Your devotees here, I would have been a mental wreck.. Inspite of all this, You have been so kind towards me.. On this 40th Anniversary of Your Appearance in London, I run short of words to express my gratitude towards You, to Srila Prabhupada and also to the devotees here.. I hope, desire and pray that eventually, I give You my life, and that I serve You here for the rest of my life… please keep me in Your shelter always and guide me closer towards You.. all this I humbly beg of You.. Your fallen servant,

Ben den Ouden

Dear Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to You both ! Wow ! I can’t believe it... 40 years young and I am fortunate enough to be here and witness this magic moment. You are Srila Prabhupada’s favorite Deities and have captured my heart too. I am so fortunate to be known as a Radha Londonisvaranuga ! I love to engage in varieties of services and work really hard just for You. You are the goal of our sadhana and the center of our plans. We are your menial servants who happily act as Your instruments. Your curly thick hair, lotus eyes, sweet tiny hands, red painted toenails and attractive form are the perfection of my vision. I pray I can always serve You lifetime after lifetime. All glories to you My dear Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara. May Your fame be ever increasing throughout the three worlds. your eternally grateful servant,

Bhava Bhakti devi dasi

biju

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On this most auspicious event of the 40th Anniversary of our Most Beautiful SRISRI RADHALONDONISVARA. I am delighted to express my love and gratitude to Srimati Radharani and Sri Krishna. Sri Radha Londonisvara are very merciful deities, They have always showered THEIR causeless mercy upon me. THEY are very special to me, THEY have captured my heart, and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to have THEIR darshan. I wish THEM a very HAPPY 40th ANNIVERSARY. MAY THEY always remain with us, and engage us in THEIR service. THANK YOU. Your Servant

Bhudevi Sundari Devi Dasi.

My Dear Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara As Your 40th Anniversary approaches, my dear Lord, I settle down to write a piece for Your pleasure on the computer, although I feel weak and quite unable to put some nice words together for Your glorification. My heart is empty and devoid of any true love for You, my Lord, but still I somehow or other desire to please You by writing something for Your pleasure and the pleasure of Your devotees. What comes to mind is an excerpt from Srila Prabhupada’s lecture which Srila Prabhupada gave in Bury Place before Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara at the back of the temple sitting on the huge red vyasasana with lion heads which Nara-Narayana Prabhu built and it was completely packed out as usual with the press out in full and shining very bright spotlights on Srila Prabhupada’s face on Srimati Radharani’s appearance day, Radhastami in and around 1971, I think. he radhe! vraja-devike! ca lalite! he nanda-suno! kutah sri govardhana-kalpa-padapa-tale kalindi-vanye kutah. “ O Queen of Vrndavana, Radharani! O Lalita! O son of Nanda Maharaja! Where are You all now? Are You just on the hill of Govardhana, or are You under the trees on the bank of the Yamuna? Where are You?” he radhe ! vraja-devike ! ca lalita ! he nanda-suno ! kutah These were the moods of the six gosvamis in executing Krsna consciousness. They did not think, ‘ I saw Krsna last night. Now I am Krsna conscious.’ No. They were constantly striving to increase their Krsna consciousness by feeling in the mood of separation of Krsna. In Vrndavana everyone is accustomed to saying Jaya Radhe ! Jaya Radhe! Everyone even the postman, the milkman, the rikshawala everyone. Because they know Srimati Radharani as their Queen of Vrndavana, they love Her so much. They know to please Krsna will be a little difficult but if Radharani is pleased She will definitely recommend you to Krsna. One time Srila Prabhupada laughed and said “ Krsna has tricked all of you. You are thinking that Krsna has come here as His Deity to accept some worship from you. But actually Krsna is actually here Himself. This you do not know.” All Glories to Srila Prabhupada! All Glories to Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara! Your Servants

Caturbhuja Dasa & Karanodakasayi Visnu Dasa & Sandipani Muni Dasa

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