6000 Devotees gather to celebrate Gaur Purnima at ISKCON Punjabi Bagh22 Mar 2017, Posted by
The Lord, in his previous incarnations like Krishna, Rama and Narasimha annihilated the miscreants who caused suffering to his devotees. But Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is Krishna himself, transformed the hearts of the wicked instead of annihilating them through the Sankirtana of the Holy names of the Lord. The 531st anniversary of appearance day of such munificent incarnation, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was celebrated with gusto on 12 Mar 2017.
Celebrations started with charming darshan of Sri Sri Gaur-Nitai at 4:30am followed by chanting and dancing on the Holy names of the Lord. HG Agnidev Prabhu, Srila Prabhupada Disciple – famous for his melodious kirtans shared his realizations of the beginning days of his Krishna Consciousness, which clearly shows his gratitude for Srila Prabhupada mercy in his eyes. Srila Prabhupada is really an embodiment of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu causeless mercy. Temple Co-president, HG Rukmini Krishna Prabhuji elaborated on Mahaprabhu’s pastimes depicting the aspects of renunciations in its true perspective.
Later that evening, Sri Sri Gaur Nitai left their altar and were reverently placed on the head of a magnificent elephant for Natha singh vatika where big festivities were organized for them and their devotees. During procession, very intense thundering of large drums beating to the rhythm of elephant’s hearts, brought back to mind some very sweet pastimes of our dear Lord Krsna in Dwarka.
Unlike before, 108 Abhishek opportunities of Gaur Nitai were introduced and everyone even the non-devotees took advantage of it to get the blessings of the Lordships. Kirtan lead by the HG Agni deva Prabhu, was amazing and made everyone’s heart melt and voices merged into a one unison sound. Everyone was enchanted with the HG Nityadham p drama crew presenting a production titled: “Glories of Haridas Thakur “ It concluded with sumptuous Ekadashi prasadam feast at moonrise. Over 6000 people attended the ceremony.