New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 04/10/14

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New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 04/10/14.

Each week we highlight an earlier era of ISKCON New Vrindaban.

From the Holy Scriptures we hear about the sacred nature of all things in Vrindaban, both animate AND inanimate.

Here’s a photo of a public pay phone that, for many years, faithfully served the New Vrindaban residents, pilgrims and guests.

This week’s challenge: What was the location of this phone and when was it there?

What to do: Post your guesses and share your memories on the “who, what, when, where & why” in the comment section at the New Vrindaban Facebook Page.

Technical stuff: We share a photo Thursday and confirm known details Sunday. Let’s keep it light and have a bit of fun!

Special request: If you have a photo showing New Vrindaban devotees in action, share it with us and we’ll use it in a future posting.


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Follow Up For New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 04/10/14.

This week former residents reminded us of the different phone numbers for New Vrindaban over the years:

1. For most of the 1970s the main phone number was 304-845-2790.

2. In 1981 the main phone number was changed to 304-843-1600, and it’s remained that way ever since.

The public pay phone (shown in the photo) was located under the Palace Lodge stairs, to the left of Govinda’s restaurant entrance.

The pay phone was in that location for nearly 30 years, from the early 80s until recently, when it was relocated inside the front entrance to Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra’s Temple building.

Here’s the info we have:

What: Community public payphone.

When: Circa 2001.

Where: Outside the Palace Lodge, New Vrindaban.

Photographer unknown.

Thanks for participating. Let’s do it again next week!

Special Request: If you have a photo showcasing New Vrindaban residents in action, from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, please send it to us and we can share it in a future posting.