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1 Deutschland – Österreich und Liechtenstein - Schweiz in the Year /7/20141 ELM in Simhachalam, Germany 6 October 2012

2 Topics 2012 Book Distribution Ratha Yatra Anniversaries Yamuna Campaign Online Education in German Temples Outlook 1/7/20142

3 Book Distribution

4 Ratha Yatra Festivals Heidelberg Zuric Berlin Cologne Hamburg Leipzig Munich Passau /7/20144

5 Anniversaries 15th anniversary of the complete installation of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan in Goloka Dham, Abentheuer on Sri Krishna Janmastami (10 August 2012) o SSRMM had already been worhipped since 1974 o Chota Radha Krishna Deities worhipped since Years Sri Sri Prahlad Nrsimhadeva in Simhachalam – Mahabrahmotsavam 21 till 25 September 2012

6 Yamuna Campaign 6 Campaign run by websites of all temples 1500 manual signatures collected, to be handed to Indian Consulates in Germany Letters of request given to Indian ambassadors in Hamburg and Berlin Gopati Das and Mohini-priya Dasi visited all Ratha Yatras and a number of Indian temples with the campaign Good support by Indian organizations in Germany

7 Online Education with 26 students, 3 teachers 7

8 Temples 1/7/2014Footer Text8

9 Temples and their Specialities Aachen o Spiritual Academy RISI in Russian led by Visvavasu Prabhu with about 50 students o Frequent participation in public inter cultural events Abentheuer o Large holy dham since 1996 o Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Yatra Deities o Centre for studying Deity Worship with HG Damodara Priya DD, two four day seminars in October and November o Vaishnavi Retreat for the second time o Grhastha Community of ten families Berlin o Choir Bhakti Shakti Singers o Regular Harinams o About to change location Hamburg o Congregational householder temple o Regular Sunday progammes o Jayagoura and Vaidyanath Prabhus represent Hinduism at the Academy for World Religions and the School Board, participating in Interreligious Dialogue 9

10 Temples and their Specialities, cont. Heidelberg o Congregational householder temple o Regular Sunday programmes Jandelsbrunn - Simhachalam o Large holy dham of Sri Sri Prahlad Nrsimhadeva since 1980 o Spiritual agriculture, cow protection and varna ashrama community Köln o Gauradesh Intense Days (seminars) 5 to 6 time per year o Large, well established community since 1986 Leipzig o Participation in many municipal events o Representation of Hinduism in public interreligious forums München o Large Indian community (60% Indians during Sunday programmes) o Janmastami at hall with 200 guests o Numerous Harinam and Kirtan events down town o Sends delegation to music festivals 10

11 Temples and their Specialities, cont. Wiesbaden o Headquarters of ISKCON GBC Representative M Dina Sharana DD o M Dina Sharana DD leads a chapter of Religions for Peace Wolfshoferamt, Austria o Family farm Zurich, Switzerland o Large, well frequented city temple o Active participation of Swiss Tamil Society with about 100 guests on Sundays o Represented Hinduism at Week of Religions o 3 to 4 visits by school classes per month o 1000 guests, majorily Indians, for Janmastami o Bhakta Programme at temple o Sends delegations to Music festivals Langenthal, Switzerland o Grhastha Community o Regular Sunday programmes 11

12 Outlook We need more devotees to help in the temples We want to improve the contacts to our congregation We wish to improve our relationship to the Hindu community and eventually work towards a German Hindu Forum associated with the Hindu Forum of Europe (HFE) 12

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