Indradyumna Swami in the News
July 1, 2018: A Most Valuable Service
Indradyumna Swami wrote to Ananta Vrindavan on his birthday:
Dear Ananta Vrindavan: A very happy birthday to you today! You are rendering a most valuable service to our movement by capturing for posterity many of the significant moments in the modern day pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. You are appreciated by thousands of devotees around the world for your expert and artistic photos and videos. We are all so fortunate to have you onboard! You and I have been everywhere together! Looking forward to many more adventures with you. Your’s always, Indradyumna Swami
July 3, 2018: Canakya’s Wisdom
Indradyumna Swami shared the following quote from Canakya’s writings: “There does not exist a ruby in every mountain nor a pearl on the head of every elephant; Nor are there sandalwood trees to be found in every forest nor will you meet a Sadhu in every birth.” [Canakya Pandit]
July 9, 2018: Lecture- With Devotion Only
Indradyumna Swami’s new class titled “With Devotion Only” is up now on www.narottam.com.
July 9, 2018: Hari
Indradyumna Swami shared the following:
“Even if touched by mistake, a spark still burns. In the same way, when the holy name of Lord Hari touches one’s lips it burns all sins.”
[ Kāśī-khaṇḍa; quoted in Hari-bhakti-vilāsa 11.324 ]
July 10, 2018: Video- Summer Krishna
This summer marks the 29th year of Indradyumna Swami Maharaja’s Festival of India along the Baltic Sea coast in Poland. Many people who attend have grown up with this event and even plan their summer vacations around it. Each and every festival is full to capacity as people are eager to see and understand the wonderful world of Krsna consciousness. The professionalism of Maharaja’s shows, combined with the spiritual message, is all attractive.
This is Kasia. She first came to Indradyumna Swami Maharaja’s festival with her parents when she was 11 years old. As a child she was fascinated by everything. She even won a sari in the dance competition. She still has it 😋. She returned this evening, 20 years later, with her own daughter. “I wanted her to have the same wonderful experience I had at your festival when I was young,” she said to Maharaja. “And most important I wanted to buy the book I remember you spoke on during my first visit years ago.” She is standing here next to Indradyumna Swami with that book: Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Just one of the many miracles these festivals are producing. All glories to Sri Krsna Samkirtan!
July 12, 2018: Divine Mercy
Today Indradyumna Swami Maharaja received some divine mercy. Recently two of his disciples, Sri Thakur dasa and his wife, Syama-dulali dasi, visited the historic 500 year old house of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya while in Jagannatha Puri. During their visit they begged the pujari to show them some of the personal effects of Savrabhauma Bhattacarya which are kept in a locked room in the house. They include one of his personal pens that he used for writing, as well as several scriptures he studied. While showing Maharaja’s disciples one of the old parchment scriptures that Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya used while ‘preaching’ to Lord Caitanya [ who stayed in his home for sometime ] a tiny piece of the sastra fell to the ground. The disciples picked it up and gave it to Maharaja today as a special gift. They had laminated it. Indradyumna Swami was elated, for he often quote verses from Sarvabauma Bhattacarya’s, Susloka-Satakam in his lectures. Now Maharaja has another transcendental item to worship on his alter! “Thank you Krsna for arranging this!”
yad avahi harinama
pradur asit prthivyam
tad avadhi khalu loka
vaisnavah sarvatas te
tilaka vimala mala
nama yuktah pavitrah
har hari kali madhye
evam evam babhuva
“From the time that the name of Hari became manifest on the earth, Vaisnava folk became seen everywhere, adorned with faultless tiloka and neckbeads and equipped with the maha-mantra. In the midst of the age of Kali, they purified the atmosphere chanting Hari Hari! So indeed it came to pass.”
[ Sarvabauma Bhattacarya, Susloka-statakam, verse 44 ]
July 13, 2018: Lecture – Mommy, I Want Krishna
Indradyumna Swami’s newest class, “Mommy, I Want Krsna!” can be heard on narottam.com. It has valuable instructions on sharing our good fortune with the public.