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As Srila Prabhupada, 1965, the Krishna consciousness on behalf of his spiritual master in the Western world, that first brought U.S., he had no home, no temple, no money, only the strong will to follow the order of his spiritual master. Of America, he first sent students to Europe, to England and to Germany. The first German city, was preached in the Krsna consciousness was, in Berlin in 1968.
Everything seemed to be more promising start in West Germany, namely in Hamburg. Three young devotees came from America and had a decent accommodation found in a store on the way to Hamburg Eppendorf. They were overjoyed when Srila Prabhupada's visit from 25.8 -. 11.9 1969 announced. His quarters of devotees - a shop front - very small, he was compared to housed in a high-rise apartment.
Srila Prabhupada brought his small Radha-Krishna Deities, he carried with him on trips with. Given the very poor dwelling of the devotees, he gave them the order to seek a better home and to raise Deities from India. Bartels was found in the street an old department store, which has been restored and Deities from India had also arrived. After the Beatles with the single "Hare Krishna Mantra" the third Placehad won in the charts in Germany, Tamal Krishna Goswami, Srila Prabhupada sent to Hamburg to the little he had brought from India Radha Krishna Deities, or Chota deities initiate. On 23.11.1969, the ceremony was performed, during which the audience could feel the presence of Srila Prabhupada.
In May 1972, a temple was opened in Heidelberg, where a part of the Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Frankfurtdevotees pulled because of Heidelbergas a major university town offering very good preacher opportunities.
It was known that Srila Prabhupada came to Paris on 7/20/1972, but then not to Germany. Therefore the German devotees went to Paris. Srila Prabhupada had brought midsize Marmor deities that Hamsaduta took to Germany. In this way came Sri Sri Radha Madana-mohana to Germany. Whenever Hamsaduta asked to set up and install the Deities to be allowed, for example, 1973 in Heidelberg, Srila Prabhupada had not yet agreed. As the devotees Rettershof castle near Frankfurt, the 1974 Srila Prabhupada was paying a visit, hired, wanted to take Hamsaduta installation into your own hands. On 11 May 1975 he led them through simple in style and gave the name of your Deities: Sri Sri Radha Madana-mohana.
Rettershof castle lost its importance and was abandoned in the 1980th The Deities were brought to Jandelsbrunn in the Bavarian Forestto Nrsimhadev farm. There they were revered by pujaris, along with Shri Nrsimhadeva, but on its own altar.
Until 1997, Sri Sri Radha Madana mohana lingered on the farm Nava Jyada Nrsimha ksetra. Then they moved again, this time for adventures in the Goloka Dham temple, where they were on August 3, 1997and solemnly installed by default, with an ever-lasting memory in single or Abisheka bathing ceremony. Video gallery >>