Sravan Utsav, the festival of hearing provided devotees an opportunity to hear 8 hour of Krsna katha daily from 12th to 15th February. Many sanyasis like HH Bhakti Charu Maharaj, HH Bhakti Vighna Vinasa Narasimha Swami, HH Jay Pataka Maharaj, HH Radhanath Maharaj and HH Sacinandana Maharaj gave lectures during the event. The lecture topics included pastimes of Lord Gauranga and Nityananda, Harinaam sankirtan and also topics that are normally not heard. For instance, HH Bhakti Charu Maharaj gave lectures on Brihat Bhagavatammritam. HG Radhika Ramana Prabhu came from USA especially for the event and gave lectures on Sad Sandharbhas (his PhD topic at Oxford University). Today, HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami thanked him during morning announcements for his visit.

There was an enthusiastic response from the audience despite warm weather. Ample supply of drinking water and fans had been arranged to support the sravan. Devotees in general expressed satisfaction with program arrangements. One of the shortcoming mentioned by some devotees was that Bengali translations were not fully in line with the speaker. Despite above challenges, elevated speakers and eager audience have made sravna utsav 2015 a success . Our sincere thanks to devotees who have sponsored feast prasadam for the event. Hare Krishna!!

Some images of this event can be seen above.


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