Kirtan Mela – Moods and Bliss!

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Kirtan Mela! Kirtan Mela! JKirtan Mela!  This is the only talk that devotees shared  during the five blissful days of Kirtan Mela.. Pancatattva Mahabhisheka was the added highlight during Kirtna Mela. HH Radhanath Swami, HH Lokanath Swami, HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Niranjan Swami, HH Bhakti Charu Swami, HH Bhakti Vaibhav Swami ,HH Kadambakanana Swami, HG Madhava prabhu and many others made everyone drown in the ocean of nectar of holy names. To catch the mood of Kirtan Mela, please read th eadhivas message fo HH Jayapataka Swami.

So today we all are here to celebrate the Kirtan mela. In the Kirtan mela we heard how we can meditate on the Holy name; we can get absorbed in the Holy name. In this way while we are chanting we are serving, the adbut mandir also get manifest. Haribol!

We got a letter from Sacinandan Swami that he is busy writing the Vedic Way book and that he wants to finish it and if he comes here for Kirtan mela, he can’t finish it. So I asked senior devotees to please act on behalf of him and for sure he will be here next year. You know, I feel the same way. Let us give a Haribol to Sacinandan Maharaj and Hare Krsna.

So we are very grateful that HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, HH Bhakti Caru Swami, HH Lokanath Maharaj and many other Maharajas will all be here.

And at some point we may get surprised. In Kheturi Narottama das Thakur he wanted to celebrate Gaura Purnima festival, the first one. And he asked Srinivas Acharya to please invite all the associates and Srinivas Acharya he could not say no to Narottama das. But that night he realized it was almost impossible task. All the associates were overwhelmed with separation and them coming all the way to Kheturi it was not easy. So he was not able to sleep. “I promised to do it: how I will do it”? Then nidra attracted him and Lord Caitanya came to him in a vision. He said “it is my desire to invite all the associates”. So he invited Jahnava Devi consort of Lord Nityananda, Achyutananda, he invited various associates of Lord and disciples of the associates. So they had arranged a wonderful welcome in Kheturi and palanquins, decorated boats, nice place to stay. But here they fall at your feet, beg you forgiveness that we are hard pressed to places to stay. We have many places under construction. We hope by next year or year after we will have more places.

So they had very nice Kirtan mela in Kheturi gram. It was led by Narottama das and various associates. And then Narottam was chanting with such separation that all the associates they were in a deep separation. They were like dancing in ghee. And that was thicker and thicker. And everybody was feeling so much the presence of Lord Caitanya they wanted to see Him, they wanted to serve Him then suddenly He appeared! The Pancatattva appeared. All the devotees from Vrindavan, from Mayapur, from Jagannath Puri they all appeared! They all appeared.

So I am waiting for that on the Kirtan mela when Lord Caitanya, then Prabhupad and previous Acharyas all will be present. Haribol!

So this Holy name is non-different from Krsna. And the more you chant, the deeper you go into it, the more that Lord Caitanya will spread His mercy on you. I was telling the graduates of the Kirtan Academy how the chanting in the dham will spread all over the universe. So we have here so many thousands of devotees. And by this ceremony we want to invoke Krsna, invoke Him as the Holy name. Lord Caitanya said He will not come with weapons or violence. He came with Kirtan, mridanga, Kartals, Gong, His personal beauty.

So this Adivas is to prepare us to have the proper mentality for this yagna of four days. So we hope that they will be showing us how the paraphernalia of the Lord is also worship able, the mridanga, the Kartals all are worship able. So like this we sing the Adivas Kirtan, remember how Lord Caitanya came down from the spiritual world. Haribol!

We know that Aindra prabhu he will be with us and he is with us now. All the great Kirtan singers of Iskcon and the previous Acharyas are all present in this Kirtan. There are many speakers I just wanted to say this few words. Haribol!

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