Arrival at Temple, 4 rue le Sueur
Devotees had shifted the Temple to this place just a few months before Prabhupada's visit. The Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra Deities here, were carved by a french devotee, Dayamrga dasa. On this particular visit to Paris, Prabhupada installed The famous Radha Paris-Isvara Deities.
Paris City Hall Welcome
The vice President of the Paris City Council (equivalent to a Mayor in the U.S.) arranged a Welcome for Prabhupada. In the presence of reporters and dignitaries he praised Prabhupada for coming to France at an advanced age as a spiritual ambassador from India. As usual Prabhupada was bold, understanding and with no compromise in his statements.
Prabhupada on a morning walk with disciples in Bois de Boulogne,.
Meeting with Cardinal Danielou
Danielou was the chief Cardinal of all catholic churches in France. He was known as the Bohemian priest and had a very good following among the young people in the 70s, a time when France had a very political environment. The meeting was arranged by a devotee through an old woman, a personal friend of the Cardinal.
Sri Sri Radha-ParisIsvara Installation
"Radharani has come to France as the most beautiful French girl. Because in the whole world the girls with the most beautiful faces are the French girls."
- Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada initiating his French disciples.