December 2017

December 31, 2017

Indradyumna Swami posted the letter by Srila Prabhupada to Kirtananda as below:

My Dear Kirtanananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated December 31, 1968, and I thank you for your good wishes for the New Year. Please accept the same from my side. So far as we are concerned, our New Year is every day because Krishna belongs to the nitya-lila. Nitya-lila means that all of His Pastimes are going on in either of the so many universes. It is just like the rising of the sun. In your country the sun is supposed to rise at 6:30 at the present moment, but at any time you can inquire in some part of the world and there it is the same 6:30 and sunrise. While you are in this meridian, in another country it may be 6:30 AM, and the sun is rising.

[ Srila Prabhupada letter to Kirtanananda, January 12, 1969 ]

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December 27, 2017

A Parade In Honor Of The Bhagavatam

On the invitation of Pundarik Goswami of the Radha Raman temple in Vrindavan, Indradyumna Swami and several devotees journeyed to Nathdwar in Rajasthan for a festival program. After taking darshan of the famous deity of Sri Nathji they participated in a parade, along with several marching bands, through the city in glorification of the Srimad Bhagavatam. The sacred book was respectfully carried on the heads of several devotees along the way. Throughout the route people came out of their homes, offices or stores and threw rose petals on the Bhagavatam. When the parade concluded there were discussions on the Bhagvatam in a large tent which were attended by many thousands of people. That evening Indradyumna Swami’s Russian disciple, Vrindarani dasi, performed Odissi dance for the large crowd. People were amazed by her talent. Afterwards many people came up to Him and complimented Srila Prabhupada and the work he did in spreading Krsna consciousness around the world. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada!

December 25, 2017

Christmas In Jaipur

Indradyumna Swami and several devotees spent Christmas in Jaipur visiting various temples of the Lord. He perceived it to be a fitting way to respect such a day which is so dear to his Christian brothers and sisters. The devotees were particularly touched to see the mood of devotion in the eyes of of the residents of Jaipur as they took darshan of Radha Govinda in the main temple of the city.