Inaugurated and applauded by Governor ND Tiwari in 2008 with great pomp, Hare Krishna Land in Anantapur gives an opportunity to all the people in the surrounding area to take advantage of the full facility for becoming Krishna conscious, by seeing the Deities, hearing philosophy, and taking part in festivals. Minister for Agriculture N. Raghuveera Reddy, lauding the public services of ISKCON, said at the opening ceremony that the organisation was supplying nutritious food to students of government schools in about 200 villages in and around Tirupati, and agreed to extend the services to Anantapur. Additionally, 1500 patients in government hospitals also get prasadam daily. Thus the practices of bhakti are being introduced widely, as was desired by ISKCON's founder-acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Please make it a point to visit this magnificent temple when you are in the area.