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In this post, we are sharing selected images of festivals that took place in Mayapur Temple during Gaur Purnima 2015.
Right after Nabadvip mandal parikrama, there was the boat and swing festival on 28th Feb. Small deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhav were brought in a procession amidst kirtana to the lake at Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa Samadhi Mandir. There, the Deities had a boat ride. After the ride, the Deities were placed on a swing. Devotees sang bhajans and swung Their Lordships.
On 1st March, Small deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhav went around the Temple campus in an Elephant procession accompanied by kirtana. On 2nd March, there was Shantipur festival in the house of Sri Advaita Acarya. Like last year, many devotees had khicri prasad in Shantipur . This festival is based on the scriptural injunction that anyone who has khicri prasad in Shantipur on that day attains Krsna prema. Next, devotees had the fortune to witness Ratha yatra and Ganga puja on 3rd and 4th March respectively.
Most of Morning lectures in Temple from 2nd March were also dedicated in preparation of this grand festival. There was kirtan purnima on 4th March as a final preparation to Gaura Purnima day. There was a huge turnout of devotees and visitors to the Temple on Gaur Purnima day. A Maha abhishek of Lord Gauranga took place in the evening and attracted a large number of devotees. Click Abhishek and Darsan galleries to view Gaur Purnima abhishek and darsan of Deities.
Apart from above festival programs, there were also many pandal programs and movies displayed in Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi auditorium. Selected images of these can be viewed above.
Gaur Purnima festival 2015 ki jay. All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga. Hare Krishna!!