ISKCON Punjabi Bagh community was blessed by the association of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj. Maharaj visited the temple on a 2 day program which included Bhagavat Gita Marathon award distribution. Despite the COVID challenge, the community of ISKCON Punjabi Bagh put in all their heart and soul in this most special service of book distribution, which is immensely pleasing to Srila Prabhupada and his book distribution commander HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj.
This year the temple distributed ~3.5 lac copies of Bhagavad Gita which is a new record for the temple. Like every year, ISKCON Punjabi Bagh stood amongst the top temples globally in book distribution, which has been made possible by the blessings and inspiration of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj. Maharaj reached the Punjabi Bagh temple, to a huge reception by devotees who enthusiastically performed kirtan to welcome Maharaj.
There was a lecture and an award distribution program on the evening of the same day where Maharaj distributed prizes to leading book distributors from congregation, IYF, IGF and other groups. The next morning Maharaj performed Mangal aarti, Guru Puja, took Srimad Bhagavatam class and again encouraged devotees through his instruction and personal example on being enthusiastic in Krishna Consciousness.