Guru Mahārāja and His Holiness Radhanath Swami Mahārāja jointly gave Bhāgavatam class. The best part of the class was that whenever either of them were getting the chance to glorify each other no one was missing the opportunity and the full audience was enjoying the nectar.
Then at 11h30 AM we left for ISKCON Panihati by a boat from Babhugat on the Ganga. It took about one hour fifteen minutes to reach Panihati. Five, six families were allowed on the boat with some twenty five to thirty temple brahmacārīs and residents.
Guru Mahārāja started the conversation by glorifying His Holiness Radhanath Swami Mahārāja, but His Holiness Radhanath Swami Mahārāja very politely said to Guru Mahārāja: “Please start kīrtana “. Immediately Guru Mahārāja responded: “This is also kīrtana ” and he asked everyone: “Isn’t this kīrtana?” Everyone joyfully chanted “Haribol!”
Guru Mahārāja performed kīrtana and Ganga ārati and then he led some Questions & Answers session. His Holiness Radhanath Swami Mahārāja was so much absorbed in watching the beauty of Ganga and relishing the boat-trip that he insisted to Guru Mahārāja to answer the questions.
We reached Panihati , some fourty to fifty devotees were waiting at the river bank to welcome both of them, we all were welcomed and offered garlands. From there we all went to the Mahotsavtala where the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu took place.
Later on all walked to Panihati ISKCON temple. There Guru Mahārāja took bath in the Ganga, then he took prasādam. Finally they left for Śrīdhāma Māyāpura.
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Article and Photos Sent By His Grace Avanish Kṛṣṇa Prabhu
The photos below are from Prerna Festival (Youth Forum), India, 2 February 2014. After a drama performance Guru Mahārāja gave a class. The program ended with an ecstatic kirtan led by Guru Mahārāja. Guru Mahārāja also danced with the students. Guru Mahārāja mentioned at the end how he had a very wonderful evening with the students and that he felt very happy.
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