On September 6th, as twilight descended upon Lake Shrine Temple, over four hundred devotees and guests arrived to celebrate The Golden Age of India, the theme of the event celebrating the unity of the East and West.
Both the Courtyard and Special Events Room had been beautifully decorated in gold, pink and purple to emphasize the lively presence of India in America. Large photos of both Lord Krishna and Guruji were displayed on easels on either side of the stairs leading into the Temple. The evening began with a devotional prayer by Brother Satyananda. The guests then enjoyed a scrumptious banquet, lovingly prepared by Chef Dewan Bisht of India's Oven on Wilshire. As the guests dined on the gourmet delicacies, sounds of sweet laughter and friendly conversation permeated the atmosphere.
As the clock struck 7:30p.m., Guruji's guests were led into the sanctuary where Prasad Bhandarkar and his trio delighted everyone with their mystical musical performance, led by Prasad on the Bansuri flute. An ethereal joyful calm could be felt throughout the sanctuary. The evening ended with a prayer and a sense of gratitude for a night of spiritual enchantment and fellowship. None of this would have been possible without the many willing hands of the monastics and volunteers who so joyfully served Guruji’s guests. Lake Shrine Temple looks forward to seeing many of you at future events.