St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Central London


Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Central London

There is a major newspaper in London called the Metro, of the top ten things to do in London over the weekend they recommended at number one, was to go on Harinam with these guys. (Photo attached)
900,000 people attend this festival in London. A great opportunity to distribute the Holy Name, Prasad, free booklets” On chanting Hare Krishna”, engaging the gurukula, and allowing the public to get darshan of the Lord of the Universe, Lord Jagannath.

Food For All at St Patrick's parade London 2017 from ardas on Vimeo.

Should we be taking part in the celebration of an Irish Saint?
Decide for yourself:

Srimad Bhagavatam
Purport (Excerpt)

Sometimes our Indian friends, puffed up with concocted notions, criticize, “This has not been done. That has not been done.” But they forget this instruction of Nārada Muni to one of the greatest Vaiṣṇavas, Dhruva Mahārāja. One has to consider the particular time, country and conveniences.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They say, “Well, then, you can wear your Santa Claus
suit, but you’ll have to wear a Hare Kṛṣṇa button.”
Prabhupāda: That we can do. Never mind. But that is not under your
dictation. If I like.
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: They actually made us in New York, the court.
Prabhupāda: No, then there is no objection. But you cannot dictate…
Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: What dress.
Prabhupāda: Yes. I may dress myself to your liking; I may not. Rather,
you like the Santa Claus dress. You are Christian. I am pleasing you
by dressing myself like this. Why you are not pleased? I am trying to
please you.

Your servant
Parasuram das

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