Krishna Consciousness is being practiced in Mongolia since 9 years. From the very beginning Mongolians were eager to receive Vedic knowledge and be educated in the Vedic culture.
At the moment the Mongolian congregation has about 25 active devotees, of which three are being initiated. Some devotees went presently to India, Pune, to be further trained and educated.
Recently our first vegetarian restaurant "Govinda" opened right in the center of Ulan Batoor (capital of Mongolia), which is daily being visited by many people.
The only existing temple at the moment in Mongolia is a traditional Mongolian housing, called "ger" (yurta) where we hold our Sunday feast regularly. Recently some of our devotees went to a sacred place at the Gobi desert, which is locally being considered one of the energy centers of the earth. It had been predicted that for a long time there would be no rain in that area. However, shortly after performing kirtan, chanting Hare Krishna, it started to rain profusely to the amazement of the local people there, which was considered to be very auspicious.
Through the practice of Krishna Consciousness in Mongolia we experience very encouraging signs, especially the vital interest of Mongolians in the philosophy and life style of Krishna Consciousness, which makes us strongly believe that the construction of a Vedic temple will be of great service to the citizens of Mongolia.