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Planning Permission Received in time for Krishna’s Birthday Celebrations

Added on Saturday 24th August 2013

Planning Permission Received in time for Krishna’s Birthday Celebrations

Festival on Wednesday 28th August, From 4pm-Midnight at Leicester Coliseum, 98-100 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 5EB

ISKCON has received Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for the design and renovation work for 31 Granby Street, their new premises just in time for Krishna’s birthday festivities.

The news means that work will begin to renovate the Grade II* listed heritage property standing at the heart of Leicester, considered a jewel of Victorian architecture, to serve the community and future generations.

The news was received by the Leicester branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness as they prepare for Lord Krishna’s birthday next Wednesday, three years after the devastating fire which destroyed their former property in North Evington.

People from the Hindu community and all backgrounds will be coming together to celebrate Shri Krishna Janmasthami, the biggest birthday party of the year, at the Leicester Coliseum on Melton Road.

Festivities will include: singing and chanting, temple dance performances and drama. Devotees will perform a grand abhishek–bathing ceremony of the deity of Lord Krishna. The news about the Planning Permission will be shared with the community by Temple President Pradyumna Das just before midnight–the grand finale which celebrates the time of Krishna’s birth.

A free vegetarian prashad feast will be served to all.

“This is great news for us all as we will be able to bring one of the most important buildings in Leicester back into public use. To be able to share this news with the people of Leicester on Krishna’s birthday is very special and will be a moment that goes down in our history.” says Pradyumna Das, Temple President.

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