A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT
the 30th anniversary of its founding, the Nandafalva Hindu Community
is presenting visitors a special festival. Beginning at 4:00 pm
on August 1, 2009, the Open House aims to exhibit the valuable gifts
of Vedic culture. The event will take place at 15 locations in the
Sanctuary Park around the temple. Visiting all the locations, the
guests will gain an authentic view into the life of ancient Indian
culture. The guests may choose among various interesting programs:
a yoga demonstration, the basics of a vegetarian cooking course,
pantomime, a presentation of a Hindu religious service, Hindu songs,
recitation of Vedic mantras, Odissi dance lecture demonstration,
Henna body art, an Indian bazaar and much more.
At the end of the program, a public Hindu service will be demonstrated.
Following the service, the Oddissan dancer Virag Reka Turi will
perform with her dance troupe. The event will conclude with an opportunity
for all those interested to hear the lecture of His Holiness, Bhakti
Alok Paramadvaiti Maharaj, the spiritual master and world-renowned
founder of several hundred yoga ashrams located on three continents.
BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF NANDAFALVA
the heart of Csongrad County, just 19 km from Opusztaszer National
Memorial Park lies the Hindu Temple of the Great Plain. Stations
carved of red sandstone surround the temple, welcoming visitors
to stroll the grounds.
In 1979, several young adherents of Hindu teachings led by Swami
B.A. Narayan formed the Nandfalva Hindu Community in the farm country
of Balastya. Nandafalva is named for the Indian holy place called
Nandagram. After 20 years of activity, the Hindu Temple opened its
doors in 2000. The building itself is a brilliant fusion of Hungarian
and Hindu architectural styles made possible by architect Gyula
Szigeti's plan to meld it into the Plains countryside. The temple
porch, indicative of Plains structures, surrounds the Orissan style
temple tower adorned with tiles. Traditional temple construction
taking place even today in India, does not refrain from blending
the architectural styles of different regions. The 100 kilo bell
residing in the temple tower resounds daily in accordance with Hungarian
temple's Sanctuary Park presents the most significant figures of
the Hindu pantheon. One monumental element is the two-ton, two-meter
high, monolithic stone carving of the the Pillar of Humility.
Nandafalva Hindu Temple can be reached from the road connecting
Balastya with Forraskut. From Highway M5, take the exit toward Forraskut
at the 146-km marker. It is only 2 kilometers from the exit.
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