Thursday, January 31, 2008

Prabhupada pastimes - talk given by Giriraj Swami on Disapearance Day of Srila Prabhupada, Mayapur

by Vrindavan Lila Dasi

This talk was given by Giriraj Swami on Disapearance Day of Srila Prabhupada, November 2007, Mayapur.
Maharaj tells story of Prabhupada pastime with devotees - deciding shall He stay or shall He go? (May 1977)

I realise that I am posting this 2 months after the ocasion, but just found this recording and would like to share.

Winter nenws

by Vrindavan Lila Dasi

This year winter is very long and cold in Mayapur... we are strugling to keep our little room somewhat warm, health is affected - thus less postings. Sorry. Pray for the Sun to come. Hare Krishna.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Radha-Madhava flower-abhishek

It has become a tradition over the past three years to bathe Radha-Madhava in lots of flowers at the beginning of Magh month (Krishna pusya abhishek) - an exciting and colourful festival of flowers and colours in the middle of winter...
Devotees are enjoying participating in this festival.
After Gaura Aroti utsav Radha-Madhava are brought out on the platform and bathed in flower petals, at the same time in the main altar big Radha-Madhava and Sakhis are showered with a flower rain.
All deities are wearing flower dresses made by the hands of community devotees.

Radha-Madhava darsan in flower dress offered on Pusya Abhishek day in ISKCON Mayap[ur temple:

devotees making flower outfit for Sri Sri Radha-Madhava and Sakhis:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Care for aging people in ISKCON - Janmastami Prabhu interview

video-interview with Janmastami Prabhu, remembering his friend Nirguna and talking about caring for retired vaishnavas who prepare to leave their bodies.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Radha-Madhava bullocks procession on Saturday night

Saturday evening procession of Radha-Madhava.
Elephant is replaced by the bullocks: