Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Grand celebrations of Gaura Purnima festival

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Hare Krishna golden temple organised grand celebrations of Gaura Purnima festival on Monday which marked the the transcendental appearance of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the devotee incarnation of Lord Sri Krishna was born in 1486 AD, ie. 538 years ago at Navadweep, Mayapur, West Bengal, on the auspicious day of Phalguna Purnima.
A special alankara of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu adorned the altar followed by the darshan for all visitors, as part of the festival. Devotees offered 56 varieties of delicious items to the Lord as including sweets, kara, fried items, fruit juices and other eatables.
Later in the evening, a grand Pallaki utsavam of Gaura Nitai. Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa Prabhu, president of Hare Krishna movement, said, “As per Vedic revelations, Sri Krishna appeared in this age in the divine form of Gauranga or Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Bengal to inaugurate the congregational chanting of holy names of the Lord.
By taking shelter of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, everyone can practise chanting “Hare Krishna Maha Mantra” every day and be free from the miseries of this world and ultimately attain loving devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna himself. This is the perfection of life and ultimate goal of everyone. Let’s all pray to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu for his blessings to practice chanting of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.”

Devotees from all parts of the city participated and enjoyed the ecstatic Hari nama Sankirtan with devotion. At the end of the festival a final Maha Mangala Arathi using Dhupa, Deepa and select flowers to Sri Gaura Nitai.
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