A report with photos
Houston, TX June 29 - July 3, 2005
Srila Narayana Maharaja arrived in Houston on June 24th. He stayed
there for a few days before going to West Columbia, Texas (an hour
outside of Houston) for a five day hari-katha festival. While still
in Houston, he spoke about sanatana-dharma, the occupation of the
eternal soul, on two radio stations, for 45 minutes each. He also
gave darsana in the evenings.
On June 29th, Srila Narayana Maharaja arrived at the Columbia Lakes
Resort, a beautiful scenic resort with a river and quaint bridges
and even some friendly alligators, situated on a golf course. On the
first evening he performed worship of the Srimad-bhagavatam along
with the assembled devotees. Then, for five nights he gave a summary
of the Srimad-bhagavatam beginning from the First Canto and working
his way up to the Tenth Canto, which included Sri Krsnas childhood
pastimes and the glories of the gopis. After each hari-katha, the
local devotees performed traditional Indian dramas, including a colorful
drama of the Ramayana.
By the end of the festival over 70 devotees were initiated, some
receiving harinama initiation and some receiving diksa mantras, and
they all found their lives being transformed.
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