Description: Mpumalanga means place of the rising sun and sun is certainly rising over New Govardhana (ISKCON Mpumalanga) and the home of Sri Krishna and Balarama – ever present, casting their merciful glance, overseeing the activities in ISKCON Mpumalanga. Based in Ermelo under the management of Prabhupada Priya das the reach of New Govardhana extends far and wide ensuring that Krishna Consciousness is spread throughout the region – Bethal, Trichardt, Kinross, Secunda, Witbank, Nelspruit, Middelburg, Standerton and Piet Retief where regular namahatta programs and Food for Life programs are held. A famous sight in Ermelo has become the Ratha Yatra street procession, which has been held annually for some years now. In the pipeline are plans for a Goshala to facilitate cow protection.
Address: 1189 Church St. Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa – 0083 Phone: +27 (12) 342-6216, +27(82)4591096, +27(12)342 6216 Fax: +27 (12) 342-6216 Mail: P.O. Box 14077,Hatfield 0028 Website:www.iskcongauteng.comEmail:email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Facebook:ISKCON Gauteng Description: Located in the heart of Hatfield, Pretoria on the corner of Church street is the flourishing ISKCON Pretoria temple under the guidance of Vraja Vallabha das and the temple is always a hive of activity. ISKCON, Pretoria is dedicated to the preaching the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His pure devotee Srila Prabhupada and his followers. After the daily morning programs the resident devotees go out on book distribution and other preaching services. Melodious bhajans take place every evening and there is a strong focus on the congregation development.
ISKCON Pretoria has developed innovative programs which are proving to be very successful. The program started in Hammanskraal and has been extended to Temba projects. Hammanskraal is having Sunday namahatta programs – the program starts with kirtans, followed by a class on the Bhagavad-Gita, as it is, followed by ecstatic kirtan and then prasadam. Temba is a new project and is still in its infancy. Kirtan is held in the park and is then followed by a discourse from Bhagavad-Gita. Many people come to participate in these programs. These projects are headed by Ramaniya Mataji.