This morning in Sri Mayapur Dham devotees celebrated the flag lifting for the start of Gaura Purnima festival month.
As a special offering to Srila Prabhupada to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of ISKCON, 50 National flags were put up in the park and 50 lamps were offered. Then as the flags reached the top of their poles, thousands of colorful flower petals came down from the sky showering all devotes present, with sweet Bliss. Beautiful sanayasis broke coconut as an auspicious way to officially begin the festival in front of hundreds of cheering devotees. Loud kirtan could be heard from far away and devotees could be seen dancing all around the flags. This was the official start but here in Sri Mayapur dham, it is always festival, there is so much happening at the same time, anyone can constantly be plunge deep into the spiritual world. Everywhere we look something spiritual is happening, and on top of being already in the Spiritual world, For the last week now, we have been blessed with Sravan utsava . This most amazing festival with all day long special classes one after the other. HG Madhavananda das, HH Bhakti Purusottam Maharaj, HH Nrsimha Maharaj, HH Bhakti Vinod Maharaj, HH Bhakti Rasamrita Maharaj, HH Lokanath Maharaj and HH Bjakti Charu Maharaj all gave amazing divine discourse .
Be prepared, as this is only a beginning… Tonight immediately after we finish drinking the nectar coming from the lips of HH Lokanath Maharaj in the last class of Sravan utsav, devotees will have to run to the temple room where Kirtan Mela Adhivas will be starting. Not a moment of rest, always running after more nectar.
This is life in the Holy Dham…
I sincerely hope all devotees take advantage of each second in the Dham and get surcharged with Spiritual energy.
Jay Srila Prabhupada