Only about 150 people attended the first Janmashtami festival at the site in 1973. But this year a record attendance is expected as a special garden has been opened in Harrison's memory. The festival is believed to be the largest Hindu gathering outside India.
This is a five minute drive from where I live. I've written about other significant historical buildings in the area before. I have glimpsed the manor from the road when I worked close by at the Bull Pen (tearooms), Battlers Green Farm, Radlet. In the 1990's, they welcomed visitors.
Many of us don't know what this widespread religion is all about.
There are many devotees who are engaged in the propagation of Krishna consciousness, and they require help. So, even if one cannot directly practice the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, he can try to help such work... Just as in business one requires a place to stay, some capital to use, some labor and some organization to expand, so the same is required in the service of Krishna. The only difference is that in materialism one works for sense gratification. The same work, however, can be performed for the satisfaction of Krishna, and that is spiritual activity. BG: 12.10 purpor
Every morning I study a Chinese scroll on my wall. In a few colorful brushstrokes, the artist has captured four important things in life. Protection. Luck. Companionship. Joy.
Maybe life lived without a challenge isn't living at all. It's mere existence.