Bihariji’s Appearance day coming up on 23rd November. One of the most packed days of the year of one of the most packed temples in the world is approaching. Thousands of pilgrims will flock to Vrindavan, hoping to get the special mercy of Bihariji on this special day. Bihariji management and local officials have considered many options improve crowd control, such as extending darshan timings and widening the roads leading to the temple, however, no simple solution has been found. Those who are determined to have Bihariji’s darshan, tolerate the delays as one of the austerities demanded of devotees in their quest for unity with the Supreme. Patience is necessary for those participating in this festival, as is prayer and caution. Every year, hundreds of thousands of devotees take the risk of being crushed to death in the crowds because they only care about seeing their beloved Bihariji. Read more (Hindi)
Hundreds of Sadhus and elderly get free cataract operations. 283 patients are currently admitted in Vatsalyagram’s hospital for cataract surgery. Yesterday, officials reported that 200 cataract operations had successfully been completed, and the remaining 80 operations would be conducted on Sunday. A team of 12 medical staff from Mumbai are residing in Vrindavan to conduct the procedures.
Vatsalyagram holds eye camps several times per year, depending on the availability of sponsors. A team of cooks is also employed to provide meals to the patients and their families. 80 year old Sushila Singh said that she had noticed for many years that her eyesight had been weakening, but she didn’t know what to do about it until someone recommended that she get a check up in the Vatsalyagram Hospital. After an eye examination, doctors confirmed that she had advanced stage cataracts and said that in a few months, there would be an eye camp where she could get them removed. After a few days of wearing dark glasses to protect their eyes from dust and sunlight, patients undergoing cataract surgery usually notice an immediate improvement in eyesight.
Patent application on Braj’s famous Kheer Mohan. Akhil Bharatiya Sarvasamaj Sangharsh Samiti has stated in a memorandum handed over to the District Magistrate Mathura, that Bengal and Orissa have filed a claim on our Kheer Mohan which is false and baseless. In reality, Kheer Mohan (Chana Rasgulla) is part of the heritage of Braj. The organization’s patent application is based on the claim that Mother Yashoda prepared the first Kheer Mohan for her Lala. The committee says those who have faith in the words of Bhagvadgita must concede that Brajbhoomi has the right to claim Kheer Mohan as part of its heritage. Read more (Hindi)