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Tour Report with photos
Oct 19, 2006
In the morning, the devotees gathered at Gopinatha Bhavan in Vrndavana as usual. Srila Narayana Maharaja spoke on the final verse of Sri Damodarastakam, thus ending his series of lectures on this astakam, by glorifying Sri Radhika.
The 19 large buses started on their journey just after the class, on
the way to Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math at Govardhana, where the parikrama
would be based for the next two weeks. On the way the devotees visited
Bahulavan, Paitha and Candra-sarovara.
The devotees heard there that when Sri Krsna disappeared from the
Rasa-arena, He assumed a four-armed form to trick the gopis. All the
other gopis simply offered their respects to this form and continued to
search for their beloved Krsna. When Sri Radhika approached Krsna, He
could not play His tricks on Her, and the two extra arms entered into
His body. This place is especially important for the Gaudiya Vaisnavas,
because at this place the supreme position of Srimati Radhika was shown.
At Candra-sarovara, the devotees heard that Sri Krsna and the gopis
danced in their spring-time Rasa-lila. The place is called
Candra-sarovara, because the moon (Candra) became stunned upon seeing
the dance and stayed still for the whole night, which actually continued
for an entire night of Brahmaji.
He spoke on the glories of this place, where Indra performed the bathing ceremony of Sri Krsna, with the help of the cow Surabhi.
Srila Narayana Maharaja praised the Mathura devotee, Doctor Sanjaya, who has helped in many of Srila Narayana Maharajas projects such as the restoration of this place.
Srila Narayana Maharaja honored prasadam with the devotees sitting
around the kunda.