Journey to Sri Khanda, Sri Pat of Narahari Sarkar–Baradanga Pt. 2

25 06 2009

Jai Nitai! Jai Gora! Jai Narahari!

Dilip Raya Goswami showed us around Narahari Gaura Kunja and told some lila katha about Narahari and Raghunandan Thakur. Raghunandan was Narahari’s nephew and in an upcoming post I will show a murti of his mother holding the newborn Raghunandan in her lap. The principal preachers of Gaura paramya vada and Gaura nagari vada were Raghunandan and two disciples of Narahari, Lochan Das and Lokanandacharya. On the premises there is a monument erected showing the place where Lochan Das wrote his famous book, Caitanya Mangal.  Just outside of the premises is a very old and very huge banyan tree that is worshipped as Yogamaya by the Sri Khandavasis.





The Radha Kunda samskar is over…

25 06 2009

Jai Radhey!

From all appearances it was finished yesterday, but I was unable to get a reliable answer from anyone. This photo was taken about half past 6 PM and you can see just how few people are now coming to the kunda. Many of the photos you saw in the previous days were taken at this very same time.  I get a sad feeling from seeing the kunda so quiet, but soon it will be very crowded again with all the pilgrims doing Govardhan parikramas leading up to guru purnima.

Radha kunda this evening...

Radha kunda this evening...





Radha kunda samskar may be over…

24 06 2009

Jai Radhey!

Tonight there was no pumping and no one removing mud from Radharani’s kunda. I was told that the money for the project had run out and the cleaning needed to stop in order for enough water to return to the kunda in time for guru purnima. It was such an ecstatic event to nightly see the devotees of Radharani enthusiastically gathering to serve her. I may not know until tomorrow if it has definitely ended, but for now it certainly looks that way.

rAdhAkuNDa Azraya mora jIvane maraNe






Sri Radha Kunda on the evening of June the 23rd

23 06 2009

Jai Sri Radhey!

The seva continues…





Radha kunda evening of June the 22nd

22 06 2009

Jai Radhey!

Tonight there was a special appearance of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kumari Mayawati. She flew over Radha kunda in a helicopter several times and showered rose petals over the kunda and the devotees. This event attracted large crowds of people.





Radha kunda morning of June the 22nd

22 06 2009

Jai Radhey!

I was surprised to see all the water in the kunda this morning. I haven’t yet found out what happened. In the middle of the night I heard loud cheers of, “Radhey! Radhey!” Perhaps something unexpected occurred in the middle of the night. I am sure I will find out.





Cleaning Radha Kunda continued… June 21

21 06 2009

Jai Sri Radhey!

These images were taken this afternoon between 4-5:00 PM. Ordinarily, this is the time when things are gradually getting started. Some sheet metal was used to erect a temporary fence around Kankan kunda to help control the crowds. I didn’t manage to get any photos of tonights activities due to a camera malfunction, but tomorrow all should be back to normal.