ISKCON Ujjain Update 27th October, 2010

ISKCON Ujjain Update 27th October, 2010

Article sent by His Grace Mukunda Dasa

In the earlier updates we were really expressing our great fortune of having Guru Maharaj amongst us for most of the last one and a half months. However our luck ran out as Guru Maharaj left on 19th instant and will return to Ujjain in the middle of December. We will surely miss him during the auspicious month of Damodara.

Guru Maharaj expressed time and again that he wants to engage himself fully in preaching service and stay away from day to day management activities. He desires that the devotee train up and take up the joint responsibility of managing the temple.

Over the last few months I have heard Guru Maharaj mention time and again that age is catching up and that he has no attachment for a particular place like Ujjain or Mayapur where he has very nice facilities for staying. His only attachment is his service to Srila Prabhupada through active preaching of Krishna Consciousness all over the world.  He also mentioned that he has the constant remembrance of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, Latita, Vishaka, Krishna Balaram and Gaura Nitai in his heart.

It should be our constant endeavor to forget our petty self interests and engage in the service of the Deities which will please him most.

On 17th October Ujjain celebrated Dussehra festival with much fan fare at Dussehra park where the effigy of Ravana was burnt along with spectacular fireworks.

Guru Maharaj was the guest of honor and nominated Pundit  Anand Shankar Vyasa, a prominent astrologer and spiritual instructor as the pride of Ujjain. He received a sum of Rupeess, one lac and was invited to our temples in Europe along with his wife next year.

Photos of our recent events in Ujjain can be seen at click here

Mukunda Dasa