Festival of Nityananda Avadhuta
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Nityananda Prabhu avadhuta...
Below are some photos of our festival yesterday honoring the appearance of Lord Balaram in His form as Nityananda.
The overall altar pic's are first in line--and you show also know that the flowers are REAL, and not plastic-which we never do, unlike some who prefer to not spend a few rupess for real flowers for the Lord. The altar looked beautiful with all the Lords spread out all over the place as... Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Govinda Gopal, Kaliya Krsna,Sri DwarkaAnanta Vasudev, Gauranga Ananta, Sudarshan Chakra Maharaj, Giri Govardhan and Padmanabha Prabhu, and Saci Suta brought his Jagannatha deities-(not shown)
Lord Nityananda here with some extra fragrant
flowers on His side and on His crown
Dandabats to the Lord
The GRAND FINALE----Popping party streamers firecrackers for the Transcendental Avadhuta Lord Nityanandas pleasure...
the FEAST which we forgot to take pictures of because , well its the FEAST..which was awesome... and now you can start salivating...as I describe it to you...
cabbage/radhish/carrot cole slaw in a sauce of sour cream, mayonaise, spices, and lemon juice; roasted vegetables (mostly from our garden) consisting of potatos, carrots, cauliflower, beets, brussel sprouts, and winter squash, slathered in a medley of spices soaked in olive oil and roased to perfection,; basmati rice sauteed in ghee first,; hubbard squash pakoras(our garden); a fresh plum chutney (our tree) mixed in spices of coriander, cardamom, and cumin (fresh ground) and a bit of hot chilli and sugar to make NItyananda even happier; a fruit drink made from meyers lemons (combination of lemon/orange[they say, originating from China] along with oranges--both of which we procured in our recent trip down the west coast of USA, and finally added along with our own elderberry juices sweetened with turbinado sugar and wildflower honey(not boiled) to make a drink that was both,sweet and sour and potent to say the least!!!; the sweet was our own pumpkin pie dunked below about a inch of organic whipped cream--and other devotees brought a cauliflower subji, a brocolli subji with curd, and an Indian sweet, and lastly another chutney was mixed to the mix of palatable foodstuffs all offered to the Supreme Lord Nityananda--which we later took as His remnants and enjoyed ...to our fullest satisfactions in ...BLISS...this pic is trying to pop the party streamers all at once...we need some practice here...but it was fun...
CHANT AND BE HAPPY
CHANTING DANCING AND FEASTING---ONLY A REAL MATERIALISTIC MADMAN/WOMAN
WOULD NOT TAKE PART IN THIS ACTIVITY !!
Damaghosa das/Daria devi dasi
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