Second Article Month Of Kartika At ISKCON Ujjain

Second Article Month Of Kartika At ISKCON Ujjain

*Scriptures are full of glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna.*

*One of the features of His glories is His six opulence’s, namely His Fame.*

*Krsna is without any doubt the most famous Personality. His fame is glorified in Ujjain when we witness everyday as streams of people flow in and out of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan temple, simply to have His darshan in this auspicious month of Kartik.*

*A unique beautiful make-shift alter has been set up, where live size deities of Mother Yasoda  and Baby Krsna  have been installed.   The side pillars of the alter are shaped into two figures of Arjuna trees. The two
personalities are shown emerging out of the trees into their heavenly like bodies, humbly offering prayer to Krsna. An artistic hand painted backdrop adorns the rear-end, depicting Nanda Maharaja’s palace.*

*In the court yard, the Deities are placed; Mother Yasoda is draped in a beautiful embroidered silk saree, matching opulent jewelleries hang from her ears and around her neck.  Her face is full of anger with mixture of love as she endeavors to try to tie up Krsna. This beautiful sight of Mother Yasoda’s face is resembling a typical mother chastising her mischievous son.  Krsna being defeated by Mother Yasoda’s love, allows His mother to tie Him to the grinding mortar.  His lotus face is encircled by locks of soft curly hair and His pouting reddish lips, quivering in fear, is truly a sight not to be missed. His lotus eyes are shown darting hither and thither, full of fear.   Krsna is clad in a dhoti, to match the colour of Mother Yasoda’s saree. A delicate, fragrant garland hangs around His neck and nearby lies a clay pot of yoghurt, which Krsna has stolen.*

*A large enthusiastic crowd arrives everyday to offer lamps. In a mood of total eagerness, everyone rushes forward to try to offer their lamps, that it is almost impossible to maintain a queue.   In a meditative mood, devotees offer their lamps, lost in their devotion, that sometimes the sensation of heat coming from the deep holder made out of clay, awakens them out of their meditation.*

*The lamps are then offered to Srila Prabhupada, whom we are eternally indebted to, for having made it possible for us to relish this sweetest manifested pastime of Damodara, our gratitude towards Srila Prabhupada will remain with us eternally.*

*Photos by Mukunda Dasa at this link

Mukunda das
Ujjain India.


By Her Grace Rasada Dasi