Sparsh Sharma- Blogger
If you thought the Danes were most friendly and social only after you had downed a few drinks with them, you haven’t been to Krishnahuset yet.
This is one place where everyone – with a pure heart and willingness to seek the spiritual path – is welcomed warmly. For an international student like me, stressed out with the work load in my master’s program, this cosy, little house, which acts as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple located opposite the harbor offers not just solace in times of stress and loneliness but also helps me reconnect with my roots and ancient Indian wisdom and most importantly, gives me that hyggeligt feeling in this cold winter.
After chanting Hare Rama, Hare Krishna, I feel refreshed and good. It is followed with spiritual discussions and then devotees are served with delicious vegetarian prasadam (made in the trademark ISKCON-style with no onions and garlic). Believe me; the prasadam is often like a feast.
For a country that looks obsessed with eating meat, a vegetarian’s dilemma of not eating out anywhere, for the fear of being served meat accidentally, is solved by the smiling and friendly Scandinavian bhakts (devotees) as they come and ask if we need something more. Sometimes, I too volunteer to serve food or wash plates.
The feast has a lot of items like rice, two or three subzis, lentil curry, salad, papads, and desserts – all simply delicious; prepared and served with a lot of devotion by Ananta Sri Dasa, Balarama Dasa, Daniel Laflor and other devotees. The food varies but the feelings don’t. I feel like I am part of a big, happy family in Aarhus. So, if you want to be a part of this family and the Hare Krishna movement, you know where to head to.