“My Sweet Lord” – Celebrating George Harrison’s eightieth Birthday
By Radha Mohan Das, Bhaktivedanta Manor | Mar 04, 2023
Devotees from throughout the UK descended on Liverpool, town of George’s birthplace for a collection of particular occasions aptly titled ‘The Spiritual Beatle’, celebrating his non secular journey.
Gurudas, one of many ISKCON UK’s pioneers, who first met George Harrison in 1968 got here particularly for the celebration.
Events included a music-mantra tribute on the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, hari nāma processions throughout town centre, panel discussions and interviews on the two Beatles museums, together with a drum workshop on the fabled Fab4 Café.
There have been 2000 cookies and over 2000 books distributed on the numerous occasions. Devotees, on explicit Gurudas, Sakshi Gopal das, Sri Pati das, Pradyumna das shared their reminiscences and realizations about George Harrison’s invaluable contribution to ISKCON in its early days, and highlighted how precisely 50 years in the past in 1973, he generously donated Bhaktivedanta Manor.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson was introduced with copies of the Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-Gita, by Gurudas at Liverpool’s Central Library.
Mayor Joanne stated: “On the eve of what would have been George’s eightieth birthday it’s becoming that we’re celebrating his life in his house metropolis. We are extremely pleased with what he and the remainder of the band achieved, and we have a good time their music – which nonetheless resonates the world over at present.”
“It turned out to be the spotlight of my 12 months” defined Denise O’Dwyer concerning her expertise in Liverpool with the devotees.
“…to hearken to the tales of those that knew and worshipped with him was profound and shifting” added Esther Nagle, who has travelled to town from Wales.
The logistics for the four-day interval the devotees have been in Liverpool was organised by the Manor’s Haveli Manager, Ajay Kumar.
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