Pilgrims storm Nandagaon. The quiet town of Nandagaon was overtaken yesterday by over 15,000 pilgrims on Ramesh Baba’s ‘Radha Rani’ parikrama. With no need for local pandas (guides), the pilgrims were told about the significance of Nandagaon by Sadhvi Muralikaji of Maan Mandir, Barsana. Ramesh Baba’s parikrama is named ‘Radha Rani Parikrama’ because he welcomes devotees from all Hindu sects. Radha Rani Parikrama is completely free of cost and those who cannot attend the entire 40 day program are welcomed to attend on whichever days they wish. For the schedule, see Ramesh Baba’s Radha Rani Braj Yatra.
CM trapped in building by angry crowds. CM Yogi Adidyanath wanted to attend a program at Nikunj Van Ashram, Panighat, but, angry crowds at the entrance demanded an audience. Women held banners accusing the CM of having a double standard in the way he treats the poor. The road was blocked with protesters, but, the CM did not want to address them. The jam caused by the protesters on the road caused the program’s guests to be delayed. After the program, CM Yogi had to wait for almost an hour while police cleared the exit. CM Yogi has promised that the homeowners who lost their homes due to clearing of the floodplain will be provided with alternative accommodation, however, as yet there has been no decision taken about where the alternative accommodation will be built. Read more (Hindi)
Narad Moh Lila in Vrindavan. Yesterday was the second day of Ram Lila in Vrindavan. The Ram Lila is being organized in the evenings by the Nagar Panchayat Ramlila Committee, at the ground near Rangji Temple. Yesterday, the audience saw Narad Muni have his false pride destroyed in the lila known as ‘Narad Moh Lila’. Narad moh lila provides the background for Lord Vishnu’s appearance on earth as Sri Ram. In this lila, Narad Muni feels that he has overcome lust and his ego becomes over-inflated. Seeing this, Vishnu asks Maya Devi to do something to teach Narad a lesson. Maya Devi arranges for Narad to fall in love with a beautiful girl. Narad wants to convince the girl to marry him, so, he approaches Vishnu and asks for a beautiful form. Unbeknownst to Narad, Vishnu gives him a monkey face. When Narad finds out, he curses Lord Vishnu to take birth on earth, where He will have to ask help from monkeys. Lord Vishnu accepts the curse, even though he is not bound to, and such humility teaches Narad the needed lesson. Read more (Hindi)
RSS convoy cars in pileup. Yesterday, as RSS leader Mohan Bhagawat was travelling to Vrindavan, a burst tire caused his car to go out of control. The car collided with two other cars in the convoy while travelling on the Yamuna Expressway. No one was hurt in the incident. After a spate of accidents on the Yamuna expressway, people are starting to think twice about the benefits of travelling on the high speed highway. Read more (Hindi)