New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 05/29/14

NV TBT 05-29-14

New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 05/29/14.

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

This week’s challenge: There are 14 recognizable faces in this photo. How many can you identify?

What to do: Post your guesses 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.

New Vrindaban 1980s


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Follow Up For New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 05/29/14.

Here’s the info we have:


Front row (left to right):

Puri, Tamal, Nrsimha, Sankirtan, Bhima Karma, Maitreya, Vasudeva Gosh

Middle row:

Ananta (half face in shadow behind Puri), Partha Sarathi, Unknown, Dharmaksetra, Damodara, Nandanandana

Back row:

Krishna dasa, Unknown

What: Boys acting as a Greek chorus during a performance of the Prahlad & Nrsmhadeva story.

When: Circa, mid ’80s.

Where: Inside Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra’s Temple, New Vrindaban.

Bonus: We also have a second photo (attached) with a close up of Ananta, dressed as Prahlad Maharaja, surrounded by demons.

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.

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Here’s some background info about the photo from Sankirtan prabhu: “Earlier that year (mid 80’s) I had been to NYC and caught a couple of plays (one being a Greek drama) and also saw the film Jesus Christ, Superstar. So my head was buzzing with ideas and melodies. For Lord Nrsimhadeva’s appearance, I put together a script and we staged New Vrindaban’s first opera/Greek chorus style play. In my archives, I still have a couple of copies of the scripts the boys are holding. Throughout the 80’s, developing the theater program was my main service and I always wanted to have something new and fresh each year for the devotees.”