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Programs at Mr. Surendra Kumar Saigal's house in Aligarh

Hari Sauri : In Aligarh, October of 1976, Srila Prabhupada has been invited by Mr. Surendra Kumar Saigal to hold programs at his house. Surendra Kumar owns the Tiger Lock company, and his home is in one of the wealthier areas of Aligarh. He and his wife have great affection and admiration for Srila Prabhupada, and they are very respectful to the devotees. He is grateful for their hospitality and encouraging them to help him spread the Krishna consciousness movement to the wealthier sections of society.

About twenty-five devotees from Hansaduta and Yasodanandana Swamis' bus parties and the Krishna-Balarama Mandir SKP, along with a sizable gathering of Surendra Kumar's relatives and friends, gave a warm reception to His Divine Grace on his arrival at the Saigals' large colonial-style residence. As Srila Prabhupada sat comfortably on an armchair, Surendra Kumar and his wife stepped forward to bathe his feet with rose water and milk, then offer him arati as their relatives sang the traditional Hindu arati song.

These formalities completed, Srila Prabhupada sat back for the next hour, relaxed and smiling broadly at his hosts, dispensing warmth and light in the form of complimentary remarks.

Reference: A Transcendental Diary Volume 5 - Hari Sauri Dasa