New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 06/19/14

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New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 06/19/14.

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

This week’s challenge: There are no people in this photo and we’re looking for answers to when and where. Can you identify the location?

Extra credit: What year do you think it was taken?

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.

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Follow Up For New Vrindaban’s Transcendental Throwback Thursday – 06/19/14.

Here’s the info we have:

What: A weathered direction sign pointing up the muddy trail leading to the original New Vrindaban farmhouse.

Here’s a brief description of the path from 1968 written by Hayagriva prabhu in his book, The Hare Krishna Explosion:

“The old logging road continues past the house two miles south to Limestone Hill Road. City dwellers would consider it impassable. There are ruts, creek crossings, bogs, rocks and fallen trees to impede progress. After one attempted traversal, we dub the road “Aghasura,” the name of a monstrous demonic serpent who, camouflaging himself on a road, laid in wait to devour Krishna and the cowherd boys. Krishna, of course, saw through his trick and killed him.”

When: Circa, 1971.

Where: New Vrindaban, West Virginia.

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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