Jai Gurudev program. Monday, Mathura: Jai Gurudev temple celebrated its 69th annual festival . Speakers Baburam and Satish Chandra reminded devotees of the words of Baba Jaigurudev and his achievements in spreading ‘naam sadhana’ (holy name sadhana). Baburam said that Baba Jaigurudev’s teachings help people to listen to the divinity within themselves. Baburam said that vegetarianism and abstaining from intoxicating substances is necessary for people wanting to be in contact with divinity. Jai Gurudev temple has recently come under fire for constructing on land that was leased from the Government, the case is currently before the High Court.
Warm clothes Distributed to residents of ‘Apna Ghar’. Monday, Goverdhan: The residents of Apna Ghar Ashram were given warm clothes to get them through the fast approaching winter season. The ashram is home to around 100 residents; many of whom are mentally ill or without family. The residents include aged sadhus who have no one else to care for them. There are ‘Apna Ghar’ ashrams in several districts in India and plans to increase the capacity of Goverdhan’s Ashram from 100 to 700 beds were announced earlier this year. Read more (Hindi)
Sadhu Murdered. Monday, Dangoli Village: Sixty year old Ramchandra Maharaj was murdered while boiling milk at Burja Ashram. Unidentified assailants stabbed him with a knife and got away with his phone and bike. The ashram is involved in a land dispute that is before the courts. The land dispute is being considered a possible motive for the murder. Read more (Hindi)
Local election: counting of votes underway. The counting of votes from the Mathura-Vrindavan election is now underway. The name of the new Mayor is due to be announced on December 1st at Midday. Read more (Hindi)