Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meet ISKCON Toronto's New Pet Monkey!!!

1:01 AM By Keshav 24 comments

Toronto's Hare Krishna temple is excited to announce that we will be welcoming a new little creature to our New Remuna Dhama family.  A few months ago, the temple filed some papers to request permission to acquire a pet monkey from South America.


We learned this week that the City of Toronto's Animal Services Division has approved the paperwork and the pet monkey will be arriving this week.  We were even sent a picture of him from the animal hospice in South America where he will be coming from!

Currently named Hasya, our new pet monkey will be re-named "Hanumana" during a special ceremony when he arrives which will be JUST in time for Rama Navami celebrations on Friday.

For all those who thought spiritualists don't have a sense of humour, the ISKCON Toronto Blog would like wish you a Happy April Fool's Day!  Sorry, there is no monkey coming to our temple! :o)

24 comments:

rashi said...

now that's just mean!! (meaning i totally fell for it)

Keshav said...

Tee-hee!

rashi said...

crazy kids.

madhavi said...

First victim :-) !

HKD said...

OMG I so fell for it too.....for a minute I could not believe what I was reading.....that was a very creative prank!!!!

Happy April Fools to you too!

Keshav said...

We're glad that we gave you a good laugh! :o)

K. Ghandi said...

Yes, I agree with Rashiji you are crazy kids! I read this and was shock, I think what if monkey bit some person. I pray to the Krishna that this really is a joke!

Keshav said...

Yes, it's an April Fool's Day joke! Hare Krishna!

Anonymous said...

HAHA!!I really believed.Now I am sad that we are not going to have a monkey:(
Very creative.Thank you!

madhavi said...

Glad you enjoyed it :-) ! Happy April Fool's Day!!!

RG said...

There's a part of me that wishes we were adopting a monkey...would make festival celebrations quite interesting =)!

Keshav said...

There seems to be a growing sentiment that our temple should get a monkey! :o)

Manjesh said...

;O I totally fell for it. =D Happy April Fools day.

Anonymous said...

Temple has enough monkeys already. No?

Ateet said...

i fell for it too.....good one prabhus! Hasya to be renamed to Hanuman...btw is it coincidental that it's Hanuman prabhu's second initiation on that day!

Keshav said...

Nice to see that we spiritually-pranked a few more devotees! ;-) By the way, I think the initiation ceremony has been rescheduled due to some scheduling conflicts.

Sangeeta Kumar said...

OMG! You totally had me going to the very very last sentence! lol!

Sangeeta

Keshav said...

Another victim! :o)

Anonymous said...

aaaahh shucks!(pouting)...i want monkey! :(...totally disappointing!!!...keshav, my sis plans to make khichuri out of u!...and i ll add the seasoning for u will be requiring it :D...

Anonymous said...

This was mind blowing....after all devotees are not far behind in deparment of humour....all glories to the monkey....and by the was today is HANUMANJI'S BIRTHDAY!!!!

Keshav said...

Glad to see everyone enjoyed our April Fool's Day joke! :o)

Vandita Kandala said...

OK I read the joke after 10 months ..Thank god their was no Monkey.. cannot deal with them :P

Keshav said...

LOL!!! Well... it could have been fun! :oP

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