A report with photos
During the five nights of Srila Narayana Maharaja's harikatha festival in Murwillumbuh, Australia, he spoke on Raya Ramananda Samvad. For the past weeks in Malaysia he and his assistant Sripad Madhava Maharaja had been editing and proofreading the manuscript of the lectures that he had previously given in India in Hindi, which were later compiled by his disciples Savita dasi and Madhu dasi. Now, during the Murwillumbah classes, he was speaking from his own manuscript and still further expanding upon it.
He had previously spoken on practically the same fascinating points of this important subject matter in Jagannath Puri last summer, from August 6-17, and two of these classes have been published on purebhakti.com (August 6, 2004 and August 8, 2004) and also sent out to the bvnmharikatha mailing lists. He also spoke on these topics in Holland on June 28, 2002, and in Maui, Hawaii, May 23 and May 24, 2000. These lectures were also sent to the lists and published on purebhakti.com. You will be gradually receiving the lectures he spoke in Murwillumbah, but if you would like to find out right away, please go to the Search function on the home page of www.purebhakti.com, and type in the words "Raya Ramananda."
Over 400 devotees attended the festival. Srila Maharaja initiated over 40 new devotees from Australia and New Zealand. During the evening festival, three childrens' dramas were performed (the Dana-ghati tax pastime, Jagai and Madhai, and Subal and Radharani Exchange Clothes), a Krsna conscious magic show by Dr. Tamal Krsna prabhu and a traditional Indian dance.
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