Sri Gaura Purnima Mahotsava- Sedro Woolley, Wa. USA-2010
Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Yesterday, sunday March 28th in Sedro Woolley Wa some of the local Vaisnavas came here to celebrate the Divine appearance day Mahotsava of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Although words cannot convey the mood of the devotees, nor the wonderful kirtans, nor the presents,nor the beautiful Deities, we shall try to say something.
Some days before I spent long hours making 13 new necklaces for all our Altar Deities. These were made from pearls, gold caps and ruby crystal--stunning to say the least. All were made custom for each Deity so each would fit exactly around Their transcendental bodies.
We also offered here , around 130 different preparations for the Deities pleasures which included 54 different types of burfy, gulab jamuns, sweet rice, chocolate covered sweets with various nuts and fruits inside, home grown Gauranga Potatoes,slathered in sour cream and fresh gound rosemary, Pushpan rice, three kinds of chutney, pakoras made from garden spuds and winter squash,various fresh and dried fuits, nuts of all kinds, our famous special fruit blend drink (made here from what grows here) ,etc, etc. and the various devotees also brought numerous preparations as well.
Besides the nice kirtans led by Makhancora prabhu, Kanhaiya and family performed a play about Dina Bandhu Krsna, Anubhavananda read one his intense poems to the accompaniment of some background music, we did a three Deity abhisek, then opened some presents for the Lords, all pulled our respective strings on the Chinese party poppers simultaneous to all chanting Sri Caitanya Ki Jaya!!! , Daria read the entire feast menu which took a long time, happily heard I might add by the fasting devotees, and last but not least, we all enjoyed very sumptuous Krsna prasadam to everyones FULL satisfaction !!
Lots of dancing, singing and feasting were done on this blissful day of celebrations for Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, all of which makes Him very happy since that is the sum and substance of His movement which He imported to this earth planet from Goloka Vrndavana..
ALL GLORIES TO SRI CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU---
ALL GLORIES TO ALL THE VAISNAVA DEVOTEES OF THE LORD
your humble servants
below is a short photo montage of some of the events....
Sri Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu and His Transcendental Associate Sri Lord Nityananda Avadhuta
showing Themselves today with fresh tulsi manjari garlands.....
Some of our Silas...
Radha Giri Manohara
below are some of the new necklaces (13) made from gold, pearl and ruby crystal, as well
as two new backdrop effulgences for Gaura Nitai
Krsnas humble devotees
Kanhaiya, Noble,Elisha, Riya and Partha did a wonderful play entitled Dina Bandhu
Feast to your FULL satisfaction, was Mahaprabhus order to us all....
Kanhaiya and Gopal doing the Abhisek of some of the Deities...
below are some video links to this Gaura Purnima festival---
1) opening kirtan
2) kirtan with harmonium
3) Sri Krsna Caitanya kirtan with harmonium
4) devotees reciting Sisastakam
5) Abhisek (bathing) of the Deities of the Lord
6) opening Krsnas presents
7) Krsnas party Chinese poppers
8) full moon outside with thousands frogs chanting along