Lord Krishna arrives in Phuket!
After the Tsunami in Phuket, some Malaysian devotees came to Phuket. We have a Shiva temple at Patong beach. I was in charge there of Youth as a President and every Sunday we had the satsang program. That Sunday, it was my week for sponsoring the Prasadam. Early Sunday morning all my family members went to the temple with a lot of vegetarian staff to cook Prasadam. When we reached there we saw the saffron and white clothed monks in the temple room and we were so happy and glad to see them because according to our thinking we felt lucky to get association with monks on our prasadam sponsoring day. A few minutes later one tall slim young handsome monk wearing white kurta and dhoti came to me and enquired about the Patong beach map and more...... After having the prasadam, he started to sell Srila Prabhupada books.
Three months later I got call from HG Bim prabhu, he invited me to visit his shop. I went there and saw the same guy who sold the books to me last time This young man was to stay with HG Bim Prabhu but he asked me if I can take him to my house. I was more than happy to say, ‘Yes’, and we went together. He stayed some days at my residence and had many discourses about ISKCON. After this first visit to my house he visited more often and tried to preach more and more until I decided to become a vegetarian and started chanting the Mahamantra. I decided to do kirtan as Iskcon standard. Therefore I built a room for Iskcon temple upstart of my shop. After HG Laxmipatee Prabhu visited some time, His Holiness Bhakti Vigna Vinasha Narasimha Maharaja visited my house and inspired my whole family.
One day HG Srivas Prabhuji arrived at my house a meeting was going and started to write the list of devotees names and make the ISKCON Phuket Committee. The day after HG Srivas Prabhu told us, “Why don’t you collect the donation and buy the land for ISKCON?” It was a good idea. So immediately we decided to collect the In this way, by the mercy of Lord Sri Krishna and Srila Prabhupad, we opened the temple on 14 & 15 April 2008. The Templeis located in a naturally beautiful environment between Phuket town and Karon beach.