- Monday, 09 October 2006
- Last Updated: Sunday, 25 March 2012
Report with photos
As in previous Kartikas, Srila Narayana Maharaja is speaking about Sri Damodarastakam (written by Sri Satyavrata Muni) in his morning classes. Although this subject has been the tradition for so many years, Srila Narayana Maharaja's hari-katha is always ever-fresh. In the evenings he is speaking about Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's Madhurya Kadambini. In addition to the almost 1,000 devotees physically attending the classes, over 500 devotees are attending from their cities around the world - by phone. [If you would like to also hear by phone, please log-on to www.purebhakti.com for simple instructions.]
After breakfast, the devotees gathered at Imlitala, which is situated just next to our Gopinatha Bhavan. There the sannyasis spoke on the glories of the place, in its connection both to the rasa-lila of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna and to the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Here, Sri Krsna was feeling separation from Srimati Radhika, and as He wept and chanted Her holy name, He assumed Her golden complexion and mood.
The final place to be visited was the temple of Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha. This
Deity was found by a disciple of Srila Gadadhara Pandita, Sri Madhu Pandita, in the sand
of the banks of the Yamuna. Here, the senior devotees spoke on the glories of the personification of the supreme goal of our spiritual
aspirations Sri Gopinatha, who calls the gopis to dance with Him in the middle
of the night.