The photos are provided by Akarshini Radha DD
Salila Vihar is one of the sweet summer festivals celebrated in Mayapur for the divine pleasure of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava.
During the summer evenings, Sri Sri Radha-Madhava are seated in a lotus pond inside a flower bunglow. Devotees offer lotus flowers chanting 108 names of Sri Radha Madhava. After the flower flowering, the deities return to the main altar.
Devotees eagerly line up for the “special mercy” from the hands of Jananivasa Prabhu. Prabhu distributes the maha prasad lotuses to all by placing the flower with dripping water on the head. Children line up twice or thrice to receive the lotuses until they are totally drenched up. It is a transcendental fun. This festival continued for over a month everyday from 6pm onwards.