18 Dec The Kirtan Mela In Sridham Mayapur, February 22nd To 25th 2012!
Article Sent By Her Grace By Amrita Vani Dasi
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Following the amazing success of the first International Kirtan Mela in Germany, we are happy to announce that the Kirtan Mela will now come to Sridham Mayapur, just before Gaura Purnima.
We will again have 12 hours of uninterrupted kirtan for three-and-half days, lead by the most talented kirtan leaders of our movement. Throughout these 12 hours the Holy Names will be our singular focus. The kirtan leaders will enrich the singing by brief inspirations of five minutes each; this will help the participants completely tune in. Imagine how deeply absorbing it
will be to sing before the enchanting deities of the Sri Sri Panca Tattva.
There is no devotional process in kali yuga which is as effective and powerful as the congregational chanting with many devotees. In fact, kirtan with many participants creates extraordinary devotional ecstasies and realizations. Especially when performed in Sridham Mayapur, love of Godhead is easily obtained by this process. Just try to envision a large group of
international devotees absorbing themselves in kirtan for as many hours as possible for several days. This is a fulfillment of ancient prophecies and for sure Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be so pleased that He will bless the devotees over and over again. Maybe He will even appear personally. Right after the Kirtan Mela, the devotees who stay longer will take these kirtans
into the surrounding villages and holy places during the Navadvip Mandal Parikrama.
We are sorry that due to some delays we can announce this historic event only now. Please help us spread the news amongst the devotees you know. We foresee that many will like to attend and therefore we request you to book your rooms as soon as possible. This will help us accommodate you in either the campus or the nearby guesthouses and ashrams around the campus. Please also follow the updates on www.kirtanmelamayapur.com
Wishing you all the best and hoping to see you in Sridham Mayapur. Sacinandana Swami, the team and the Mayapur Festival Organization
PS: HH Bhaktipurusottama Maharaja just phoned to confirm that the Kirtan Mela will start with an inauguration of the festival in the morning of February 22nd, 2012. So please arrive on time, we do not want to start the kirtan without you.
PPS: In Germany the Kirtan Mela 2012 will take place from Sep. 2-8, 2012, for more information please visit www.kirtana-mela.com.