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The 5-day event of Jhulan yatra, where Sri-Sri Radha- Madhava enjoy Their transcendental swing-pastimes , attracted several hundreds of participants from the Mayapur community as well as many visitors from outside.
It was a grand celebration where Sri-Sri Radha-Madhava were carried in Harinam procession by bullock cart from the temple to the gorgeously decorated gardens near Goshala. The atmosphere was charged with devotion, in which I instantly felt myself being transferred to the spiritual world.
Besides several performances from our local talents, many senior devotees gave a discourse on the meaning of Jhulan Yatra. Devotees brought home-made offerings, which they could personally witness being offered to Their beloved Lordships.
The final night, which was Lord Balarama’s appearance day, drew many eager participants to witness the traditional “breaking of the pots”. The roaring crowd eagerly anticipated seeing broken pots and sweets flying everywhere.
After concluding the festival with the honouring of Lord Balarama’s favorite Varuni juice, Their Lordships were carried back to the temple, accompanied by many devotees dancing and chanting the Holy Names.