Vrindavan, 2016.11.03 (VT): The streets of Shri Dham Vrindavan resonated with Harinam Sankirtan on Thursday, on the eve of Iskcon’s founder A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s disappearance day. The devotees carried the deity of Shrila Prabhupada on decorative pedestal palanquin. Grateful followers of Prabhupada carried his deity to the Saptadevalaya temples for darshan.
The procession was welcomed in each street through which it passed. The shopkeepers showered flowers on Prabhupad’s palanquin to pay tribute to the great saint. Many foreign devotees joined the procession along with their Indian counterparts. They were dancing enthusiastically and leaping in ecstasy. The devotees were chanting the holy name and gracefully dancing to its tune.
This vibration of the Mahamantra, enacted during the procession, purified the heart of everyone who heard it. Shrila Prabhupada brought Harinam Sankirtan to the streets of cities, towns and villages around the world. Devotees expressed gratitude to Prabhupada for introducing them to Krishna Consciousness.
The procession left Iskcon temple in the morning 7.30 a.m. It followed the Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg to reach Madan Mohan Mandir passing through the Hari Nikunj Chowraha. Then it took the Parikrama Marg to reach Radha Damodar and Radha Shyam Sundar Mandir. After that the devotees carried the palanquin to Radha Raman, Radha Gokulananda and Radha Govinda Dev Mandir.
Shri Gopal Krishna Goswami, Shri Loknath Swami Maharaj, Bhaktirasamrita Swami, Bhakti Anugraha Janardan Swami, Radha Govinda Goswami, Bhakti Ashraya Vaishnava Swami, Kadamba Kanan Swami, Shri Devakinandan Das, Shri Dina Bandhu Dasa, Shi Panchagauda Das were some of the Acharyas and senior devotees led the procession.
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