Festivals

Radhastami 2016

S ri Radhashtami festival is coming up on 9th September. Srimati Radharani is the pleasure potency of Sri Krishna. One cannot ever attain Madhava without the mercy of Srimati Radharani. Srila Prabhupada says in His Radhashtami Lecture – “Krishna is difficult to approach directly, but He is bhakta-vatsala, always eager to please His devotees. Thus the mood of a devotee is to invoke the compassion of Srimati Radharani Who then recommends the devotee to Sri Krishna. Since Krishna is easily pleased by Srimati Radharani, He then readily accepts the devotee in His service.”
One can attain Sri Madhava by taking to the process of chanting. But what is the Maha mantra? Srila Prabhupada explains in the Chaitanya Caritamrita –
The Hare Krishna maha-mantra is in fact a prayer to Srimati Radharani. The word ‘Hare’ is derived from ‘Hara’ which denotes the internal energy or Hladini Shakti of Krishna. This is none other than Srimati Radharani. When one is chanting the maha-mantra, one is saying: “O Krishna! O Radha! Please engage me in your devotional service”. Krishna is difficult to approach directly, but He is bhakta-vatsala, always eager to please His devotees. Thus the mood of a devotee is to invoke the compassion of Srimati Radharani Who then recommends the devotee to Sri Krishna. Since Krishna is easily pleased by Srimati Radharani, He then readily accepts the devotee in His service.
Srimati Radhika is the embodiment of Love of Godhead. The only goal of Gaudiya Vaisnavas is to become the servant of the servant of Srimati Radhika. As the appearance day of Srimati Radhika is getting closer all the devotees must engage themselves in singing, hearing the glories of Srimati Radhika and also serve Her. Sri Krishna says ”The moment I hear the sound ‘Ra’ from anyone’s lips, I grant them My supreme prema-bhakti. But the next moment when I hear the sound ‘dha’, I completely lose Myself and become intoxicated in Radha-nama. Because of My great longing to hear the name of My Beloved, I run after the devotees who chant Radha-nama.”DSC1080-1024x683

If this is the result of chanting Radhika’s name once, what will be the result of serving her on her appearance Day in Mayapur, the holy place where Krishna took birth as Mahaprabhu, just to experience Radharani’s mood?

Dear Devotee, please take maximum benefit of this opportunity to serve Radharani in Mayapur Dham with full heart. Following are the service opportunities available for Radhashtami Mahotsava.

RADHASTHAMI FESTIVAL 2016

1. Abhishek…………………………………………….Rs.25,000
2. Bhoga………………………………………………..Rs.21,000
3.Flower garland for all deities………………..Rs.15,000
5. Temple decoration………………………………Rs.30,000
6. Altar decoration………………………………….Rs.10,000

7. Radha Madhava night dress ………………..Rs. 90,000

8. Prasadam
(i) For brahmacharis…………………………….Rs.35000
(ii) For Community devotees

For 50 devotees, Rs.5,000
For 100 devotees, Rs. 10,000
For 200 devotees, Rs. 20,000
For 500 devotees, Rs.50,000
For 1000 devotees, Rs.100,000
Feast for all devotees: Rs.300,000

General donation link: http://www.mayapur.com/serve-mayapur/general-donation/
Or pay by bank transfer: http://www.mayapur.com/serve-mayapur/bank-details/

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  1. Anantshesh das September 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

    prabhuji, when will be radhastami photos…uploaded