March 2019

I have been at Govardhan Eco Village outside of Mumbai, India for almost 2 months now. Each morning I walk in the natural pristine beauty of the community, marveling at the many projects that have won the devotees awards for sustainability and in the field of ecology. It is a ‘must see’ for all ISKCON devotees visiting India!

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March 4, 2019: Video- The Older Brother

A new video from Ananta Vrindavan! During our 2018 Kartik Parikrama we visited the village of Dauji, named after the presiding deity of the town, Dauji. Dauji means “the older brother” and is a name for Lord Balaram, Lord Krsna’s older brother. During that parikrama we discussed Dauji’s pastimes and had A big Kirtan at the temple. All 500 of our parikrama devotees felt great bliss. We also did Harinam through the town, much to the delight of the townspeople!

Video of The Older Brother

 


March 5, 2019: Lord Ramacandra With The Chiefs Of His Army

Lord Ramacandra stands holding a bow and arrow in the center of the painting surrounded by a rocky landscape. Laksmaṇ stands behind Him and also holds a bow and arrow. Like Lord Ramacandra, He is effulgent. Both Lord Ramacandra and Laksman wear wooden sandals.

Also standing behind Lord Ramacandra are Hanuman, Angada, Arunda, Nila and Samrambha. They all hold maces in their hands and wear golden crowns.

In front of Lord Ramacandra stands King Sugriva holding an umbrella in his left hand and a mace in his right hand. He is followed by Nala, Vanara, Durvinda and Rambha who all hold maces.

[ Watercolor on paper. Early 1800’s ]

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March 8, 2019: Album- Unique Within The World

I have been at Govardhan Eco Village now for two months. Today I walked around the project and took photos for one last final album. Tomorrow I leave for Sri Vrindavan Dhama. I will feel great separation from this peaceful, quiet and beautiful spiritual abode. I made so many friends amongst the resident devotees, the gurukula boys, the guests, the cows, the dogs, the birds …. everyoneI! I’ll miss my daily morning walks with Radhanath Swami, kirtans with the yoga groups from the west, my evening visits to the gosala, the darshan of Madan Mohan up on the hill – the list goes on and on. I encourage all devotees to visit this project. It’s unique within the world!

March 11, 2019: Album- Radha’s Abode

On my first day back in Vrindavan I went to Varsana, the home of Srimati Radharani, in the early morning hours with a small group of devotees. As we traversed the trail up the mountain to the magnificent temple on top, family after family invited us into their humble homes to take prasadam. I am so happy to be back in this transcendental abode in the association of the wonderful people who live here!


March 20, 2018: TKG Memorial In Pune

Last weekend myself and BB Govinda Maharaja attended a memorial festival for Tamal Krsna Goswami at the ISKCON temple in Pune, India. The event was organized by one of his admirers, Madan Mohan Mohini dasi. Thousands of people attended, attesting to the wonderful service that Maharaja rendered to Srila Prabhupada in his lifetime.