Valentine's day - The day that I became a monk

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In 1999 on Valentine's Day I decided to join the temple as a full time brahmacari, a full time monk. So actually Valentine's day is one the most important day of my life.

This years Valentine's Day was also a great blessing. Our temple was blessed with association of His Holiness Indradyumna Swami as well as his famous disciple Sri Prahlad Prabhu. They were both guests of honor at our TKG Academy fundraiser. This event was wonderful. It first began with an amazing play by the youth of the gurukula. This play, His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami is called "The Witness", it is the story of Lord Sakshi Gopal who is portrayed very nicely by Sakshi Gopal Das

This was followed by a great mrdanga presentation by Virabhadra, Sri Rupa, Haridas, and Kapil. This is the first time that had ever even done such a presentation.

Then His Holiness Indradyumna Swami spoke for about 15 minutes about the significance of gurukula, Krishna Conscious schooling which was then followed by amazing feast featuring foods from six different international festivals, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanuka, Diwali, Ramadan, and Chinese New Year.

This dinner was made more delightful by the wonderful kirtan led by Sri Prahlad Prabhu which is found on the on the top of the blog. Enjoy! Anandam buddhi vardanam!

Hare Krishna

Your humble servant,

Nityananda Chandra Das

ps. If anyone would like to see more videos or get DVD it can found here http://Rupa.com also to learn more about His Holiness Indradyumna Swami and his transcentental adventures please see http://www.traveling-preacher.com

ps.s see Benloka's new Valentine's video about "What is Love" an interview with His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami

Comments

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 07:12 — ekbhaktin8

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Surrender with Love on Valentine's Day

Its interesting to know that your loving surrender to Krshna was (officially) on Valentine's Day.

Thank you for sharing all the enthusiastic spirit and activities at Radha-Kalachandji's Temple.

Hare Krshna ~