These Deities are “Living”–​-Two interestin​g stories…​…

January 7, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
 
 
Yesterday at Sila Puri, otherwise known as Kanhaiya dasanudas’s home       ashram, we had our usual Saturday Kirtan program. Only one thing was       noticeably different–The Deities, Gaura and Nitai were       literally dancing on Their altar !! While this was going on,and       feeling very blissful, I felt like I was somewhere “else”, but       definitely not in the material world.
 
 Kanhaiya das has, and I have never counted them all,        probably around 50-60 Deities of Krsna or His incarnations on his altar,       which include about 50 Salagrama and Govardhana Silas. 
 
But this time, during the arotik kirtan, which we were leading,       Gauranga and Nityananda Avadhuta Prabhu were really rocking back       and forth on Their marble altar. None of the other Deities were moving (at       least from what we could see), only Gaura and Nitai, who are situated       almost exactly in the middle of his altar setup. I thought They were       going to fall off the altar, They were moving back and forth so  much.
 
Both Kanhaiya and myself saw this unusual event at the same time, but       nobody else, who was there, saw it. We both asked the devotees–Did you       see that? Did you see Them dancing? It went on for about a minute.
 
So I was thinking about this later, on the way home, and mentioned to       the other devotees in our car, that only the two devotees (myself and       Kanhaiya) who do regular, daily, Deity puja, saw this event. We were       definitely blessed by Lord Gauranga and Nityananda prabhu to see this       happen. All the others who were also present  during the kirtan,did       not see it.  And this pastime reminds me of a story in Caityana       Bhagavat which we will tell now.