7th Annual Festival at Sri Sri Radha Govinda Dham...
Posted May 1, 2004
Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,
Please Accept my Humble Obeisances! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
We had a wonderful celebration of Seventh Annual Festival (Patotsava) from 25th to 30th March, 2004 and Rama Navami Festival here at Radhagovinda Dham, Ahmedabad. This year we had two Ratha Yatras in Ahmedabad, one in the heart of City (old wall bound city like downtowns in west) and one on the usual route as we have it every year passing from the newly developed city.
We had HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaj, HH Bhakti Vishwambhar Madhav Swami Maharaj, HG Sarvabhaum Prabhu and many other Indian and foreign devotees from Vrindavan, Baroda, Surat, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, etc.
HH Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj and Sarvabhauma Prabhu gave wonderful and mind blowing lectures for 4 days. Everyday there were more than 250 devotees attending the class and at the end they were served with delciious prasadam. The topics of the lectures were, why to worship Lord Krishna and not other demigods? what is nama aparadha and why should one take care of not performing them? etc.
We had Sri Sri Rama Sita Abhishek at noon while devotees were reciting Brahma Samhita Prayers and Maha Mantra. HH Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj also took part in Abhisheka and afterwords lead a nice sankirtana in temple hall. We wishg that next year many of you would be here with us to celebrate the 8th Patotsava and pull the Ratha of Lord Jagannatha Balaram Subhadraji.