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ISKCON’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Opera House

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness celebrated its 50th anniversary with a spectacular show titled ‘Transcendental Journey: Hare Krishna Celebrating 50 years’ at the iconic Sydney Opera House on Saturday August 20th, 2016.

The show presented the cultural history, inception, development and achievements of Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON. The story was told through traditional Indian dance, music, drama and multimedia.

Some of the most senior Prabhupada’s disciples and most renowned ISKCON pioneers, such as Mukunda Goswami, Malati Devi and Shyamasundara Das attended and shared wonderful stories about those magical first days.

ISKCON gurus Bhakti Charu Swami and Ramai Swami were also present at the show and at the following day “Sadhu Sanga”, held on Sunday August 21st at the National Arts School Theatre in Darlinghurst, where the illustrious panel held an incredible and fascinating Q&A session.

On both days Sri Prahlada lead some ecstatic kirtans which had the audience standing and dancing with great enthusiasm.

It was an unforgettable weekend full of magical moments. Some pictures from the event below, courtesy of Aniruddha Dasa.

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