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Gaura Purnima festival at ISKCON Ujjain

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Gaura Purnima festival 2016 was celebrated with great grandeur in ISKCON Ujjain. Almost 350 devotees came from the different places in India to attend this festival. Fortunately, all the devotees got the rare association of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja. The entire temple was beautifully decorated with flowers & coloured lights. Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Sri Sri Prahladesha Narsingadeva were offered new outfits.

 

On Gaura Purnima Day, Maharaja shared the nectarine pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and all the devotees were blissfully hearing. Some points from the lectures given by Maharaja are as follows:

  1. As Kali yuga progresses, the situation of the world will degrade more & more & the only thing which can save this world is the Krishna consciousness movement.
  2. When we face the evil influences of Kali, what should we do? Should we run away? No! We have to chant the holy name & Krishna will protect us.

(Example:- Srila Prabhupada did Nagar Sankirtan in Calcutta at the time of the second world war & as a result of this kirtan, no bombing in Calcutta!)

  1. We have to leave our material attachments behind & always be ready when Krishna comes to takes us back to Godhead.
  2. Vedic culture teaches us the vital truths of life –
    1. This life is not everything;
    2. Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead;
    3. Goal of life is to develop love for Krishna; and
    4. Our life should be moulded in such a way that we can always remember Krishna & never forget Him.

In the evening ISKCON Youth Forum boys & ISKCON Youth Forum Girls teams’ presented 3 wonderful dramas. The themes of these dramas were:-

Deliverance of Jagai – Madhai; Gaura- Nitai Deities of Gauridas Pandit and Haridas Thakurs pastimes.

It was followed by Maharaja’s lecture on Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu & Maha-abhishek of Sri Sri Gaura- Nitai. Thereafter all the devotees were served sumptuous prasad.

 

The day was spent by devotees participating in ecstatic kirtans & hearing Caitanya- katha given by different devotees and especially by HH Bhakti Prema Swami Maharaja. The ISKCON Youth Forum devotees led ecstatic kirtans the entire day & joyfully danced in temple.

 

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Sravana Utsava 2016 – Mayapur

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj gave very wonderful seminar on “Why Krishna came as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu” at ISKCON Mayapur on 2nd and 3rd March 2016.

Please find two lectures:

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

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Mayapur Kirtan Mela 2016

bhakti-charu-swami-kirtan-melaThe powerful Mrdangas sounded like a giant heart beat perfectly following the rhythm of the Kirtan. The Holy Name was entering one ear and going straight to the heart, then entering from the other ear and again going straight to the heart, incredible powerful transcendental feeling. All devotees have been in bliss for the four days of this great event and the last Kirtan Mela day is just the most perfect ending for this week that has given special spiritual energy to every single person who attended the Mela. This evening, thousands of devotees once again filled up the temple room and chanted together with their whole heart begging the Lord to give them Mercy. HG Agnideva prabhu, HH Indradyumna Swami, HH Bhakti Charu Swami & HH Lokanath Maharaj lead the Kirtan mela with very sweet but powerful kirtan and bajans.
Our most dear Panca Tattva seem to be affectionately watching over all the devotees in Sri Mayapur Dham showering blessings in every direction.

Please find below some of the videos of Kirtan Mela with HH Bhakti Charu Swami leading the kirtan:

 

 

 

 

 

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ISKCON’s 50th anniversary program in Krishnanagar

On 21st Febrauary 2016, HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj graced Krishnanagar for an IMG_2695auditorium preaching program on the occasion of 50th anniversary of International society for Krishna Consciousness.  A series of programs are organised by devotees worldwide to celebrate ISKCON’s golden anniversary. Thousands of local people attended the festival. The talk was given in Bengali by Maharaj, followed by a Bengali Bhajan with other devotees on the stage singing along with Maharaj. After the program Maharaj proceeded for Sridham Mayapur.

Please find the videos of the programs here:

Lecture:

Kirtan:

 

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Eccstatic Kirtana With His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami, Prabhupada Desh, Italy, 25 July 2011.