Boat & Swing Festival

The small Sri Sri Radha Madhava deities (uttsava-murti) are brought in a procession amidst kirtana to the lake at Srila Prabhupada’s Pushpa Samadhi Mandir. Their Lordships are placed on a boat and taken on a boat ride during a boat festival evening. The festivities intend to engage everyone in Krishna’s service, thereby giving us a chance to perfect our lives.

The pujaris apply sandalwood to Their sacred bodies. After the boat ride, Their Lordships are seated on a swing decorated with colorful and fragrant flowers and fruits. Devotees then have the wonderful opportunity to swing Them while singing bhajanas for Their pleasure. They also grab the opportunity to cook and offer bhoga to Their Lordships and distribute them to other devotees!