Thursday, 15 September 2022

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Christie Pits, Toronto



Rishab and Juhi’s wedding was just about perfect. The two priests, Dharma and Rasaraj, are these two pure saints – humble, honest and attentive to their delivery of Sanskrit mantras. First of all, the program began on time. Friends and relatives were dressed their best. The venue was the temple room, which reserves the middle portion for the rituals, vows and blessings. The outer walls were laid out for the dinner reception with tables and chairs. Juhi, the bride, comes from a Sikh background and Rishab was raised in Krishna Consciousness. As the groom Rishab was handsome and Juhi was decked out like a queen. They looked like the perfect couple.

I delivered the welcome speech and, in ten minutes, tried to make everyone feel at home. I even threw in some Gita philosophy along with a couple of jokes. Isn’t that what the reverend is supposed to do? Lift the consciousness of the people?

I am grateful to Ryan for his passionate beat on the drum during the chanting session. He also pitched in, big-time, during the evening’s feast in honor of “The Goddess” – all about Radha, who Prabhupada described as Krishna’s girlfriend. Such a good energy prevailed the temple building and most likely beyond. The windows are open in the summer and sound carries through to the outside street. Pedestrians that walk by are hearing a vibration that is not found on the radio. They are getting a special treat. Jai Radha!


May the Source be with you!

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