28 Dec On The Road With His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami : Delhi/Gurgaon To South-Africa
Article Sent By His Grace Pankajalochan Krishna Dasa
(Click on the pictures to discover the Treasure House Of India’s Spiritual Wisdom as presented by ISKCON Founder Acharya Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada)
December 25th, 2011
The weather in Delhi is still the same. Freezing cold. Early morning, the sky was dim and blurred and vision was fogged due to such freezing temperature, possibly freezing degree Celsius.
The morning program was almost the same. Srila Gurudev got up early, chanted his rounds, and then gave a Srimad Bhagavatam class to about 50 devotees from HG Radheshyam Prabhu’s congregation. Then took a Panjabi breakfast consisting of Paratha’s and Puris.
Late afternoon we all went to the famous AhujaSons to buy some shawls for the Kolkata and Ujjain deities. Out of his concern and loving feeling for The Lordships, we all went to a mall and purchased shawls for all the deities of Ujjain Temple and Kolkata Temple. It was a heart-touching realization for me to witness how a pure devotee cares for His Guru and for the Lord of His life. The way Srila Gurudev was looking at different shawls and on the basis of the idea of some particular set of fabric, that would be perfect for the deities, He was selecting and rejecting the shawls, was all totally divine. I was sure that yes, He knows what to offer to the Lordships and thus He will select the best one only. Then after the final selection, when Srila Gurudev was going to make the payment, there started a debate between Guru-Maharaj and H G Rasheshyam Prabhu on the topic “Who will pay?”. Finally, it was settled that H G Radheshyam Prabhu will pay for the Deities of Kolkata Temple and Srila Gurudev for the Deities of Ujjain Temple.
I am really thankful and grateful to H G Radheshyam Prabhu and his family and Ananda Prabhu for taking so much time out of their busy schedule in such a freezing climate and organizing such a perfectly ordered and systematic program. Everything was simply commendable including Srila Gurudev’s stay, prasadam and management of programs. They all were awake till late night and preparing different foodstuffs for us to carry for our journey.
To be continued