Chakra Announcements

Festival organizers thank volunteers

by Tusti Mohan Krsna das

Posted February 25, 2004


[1. Sri Panca-Tattva Pratistha Mahotsava, February 23, 2004 -- Sri Mayapura Dhama]

February 24 is the first day of the Sri Navadwipa Mandal parikram; thousands of devotees are now in this transcendental tour for the holy places of the pastimes of Sri Panca Tattva and, at night, we will have the Boat Festival at Srila Prabhupada Pushpa Samadhi. Most of the local newspapers posted pictures about the Sri Panca Tattva Pratistha Mahotsava in Mayapur.

Hope to hear from all of you the realizations you had after having the association of the Deity installation ceremony broadcast live as well as posted simultaneously in our websites. I heard many cried in ecstasy; we did our best possible with all the limitations to send the information at the exact moment when it happened, and this only thanks to the mercy of Sri Krsna Bhagavan and Srila Prabhupada who empowered us to do it for the benefit and pleasure of the Vaishnavas from the world over.

For this seva many devotees gave all their time and energy and it would be hard to recollect and mention all the names and thank them but at least for this important seva via websites and internet I would like to thank all those who were involved, like Kalavati dasi prabhu, who remained awake all night long in USA to instantly post the news we sent to her from Mayapur, as well as Brajasevaki dasi prabhu, Syama-Gauri dasi prabhu and Nanda-kishore das prabhu, all disciples of HH Tamal Krishna Goswami, who worked tirelessly to bring this service to all the devotees by taking pictures, editing and sending them as attached files to our websites while, simultaneously, Brajasevaki dasi was writing the reports live from in front of the altar to all of you that were posted by http://www.mayapur.info and http://mayapurnews.com .

At the same time Tridandi das prabhu arranged to have this event broadcast by radiokrishna.com, so special thanks to him and his team for this great seva. This was also possible since now, for the first time, we have in Mayapur the internet mobile service; we were able to work it from the temple itself, a day before HH Jayapataka Swami was asking us how to facilitate this transmission.

In the next few days the coordinators and organizers of this festival will send a complete report. Thanks to all the devotees involved in this mega-festival.

Yesterday we had a program on the Main stage about the Mayapur Vedic Planetarium project with Ambarish das prabhu, HH Jayapataka Swami and Pancaratna das prabhu. Gifts, special thanks and a certificate were given to Sri Radhakrishna Sthapati prabhu who made the Deities of Sri Panca Tattva. HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami mentioned that this festival is made thanks to the contribution of many people around the world who sent their donations and came personally to Mayapur. Special thanks were also given to Sri Chowpatti Mandir from Bombay for sending 108 devotees to help in the organization and prasadam distribution during this festival that will end after Sri Gaurpurnima.

Thanks to all of you for your help and support; may the Supreme Lord Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu bless all of you.


[2. Sri Panca-Tattva Bhagavan, February 24, 2004 -- Sri Mayapura Dhama]