Vrindavan, 2017.09.19 (VT): This morning I accompanied Shri Jagadananda Dasji to Shri Hit Dham at Madan Ter to hear Harikatha from Shri Hit Premananda Govinda Sharan (Premanand Baba).
The ashram enchantingly pristine and full of trees and creepers. The dogs and monkeys looked healthy, and dishes of water had been left for the animals under the trees. I took my seat under a particularly large and gorgeous tree that was interlaced with elegantly curling vines from a climbing jasmine.
As hundreds of devotees came and quietly took their seats to hear the katha, I felt, this is the real wealth of Vrindavan. This sparkling raj, this tree and this overgrowing vine, more beautiful than any palace, are our riches.
Poignantly, the katha was on the subject Vrindavan Mahimamrita (the Glory of Vrindavan), about which Jagadananda Ji will post later. It was beautiful and so were the people who came to hear it. I could have spent hours watching them and stealthily taking their photos from afar with my long lens. Instead I limited myself to a few shots and enjoyed a walk around the ashram, acting as a paparazza instead to the trees and creepers there.
Here is what I saw: