ISKCON Conducts Caribbean Harinam Pilgrimage
By NItai Gaurasundar das | Mar 26, 2023
Devotees performing harinam in Schoelcher, Martinique, by an area mural.
ISKCON devotees from France traveled to the Caribbean Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe this previous winter to carry out Harinam within the streets. For a few of the small cities, this was their first-ever publicity to Bhakti Yoga and chanting of the Holy Name.
The group was led by Jaya Bhakti devi dasi, a disciple of HH Guru Prasad Swami, who spent her personal private pension cash to fund the pilgrimage. The harinam group consisted of Prasanatma das- a French Prabhupada disciple, Gaurasundar das- born in Guadeloupe however at the moment residing in Tucson Arizona, United States, Radha dasi- from south of France, and Jaya Bhakti devi dasi- a resident of Martinique, and plenty of others.
It has been reported by the devotees that many of those small Caribbean cities, comparable to; Fort de France, Shoelcher, Sainte Anne, and Le Diamant, this was the primary time ISKCON carried out harinam there. Many native individuals rejoiced in listening to the chanting of their streets. The colourful robes and clothes, together with the percussion devices have been harking back to their native Carnival, which can also be normally held round this time of yr.
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