Vrindavana

No Ordinary People

As I was getting into my taxi to leave Vrindavan today literally hundreds of thousands of people were on the parikrama marg, circumambulating the holy town. The crowds were so big that my taxi couldn’t move an inch. So I got out of the car and began taking photographs of all the beautiful people passing [...]

Forever Indebted

Tomorrow I am leaving Vrindavan. I have been fortunate to have spent much of the past 5 months in this transcendental abode. Today I went out to Radha Kunda to offer prayers of gratitude and ask blessings for my forthcoming preaching in the west. I also requested mercy to be able to return to Vrindavan [...]

We Joined Them

Even in cold winter, Srimati Radharani’s home in Varsana teems with locals and pilgrims alike visiting the holy places of that sacred abode. A day before leaving Vrindavan we joined them, all the while begging Radharani to bless our upcoming festival programs in Maharashtra. “I emphatically say to you, O brothers, you will obtain your [...]

Winter In Vrindavan

An afternoon walk in downtown Vrindavan with my camera reveals the beauty of the town and it’s people on a cool winter afternoon.

Along The Way

Bada Haridas and myself arrived back to winter in Vrindavan. It’s very cold and foggy in the mornings, but by the afternoon it warms up. Immediately after settling in we embarked on a 3-hour parikrama around the holy dhama. Along the way we met many of our old Vrajavasi friends.

A Morning In Vrindavan

After setting up our 2015 festival tour in Maharashtra, I am back in beloved Vrindavan for a few days before proceeding to Australia. This morning I woke up to the cooing of peacocks, the mooing of cows, temple bells and sadhus chanting. I quickly showered and with camera in hand, set off on Vrindavan parikrama. [...]

Realizations and Memories

The day after our last Kartika parikrama we all assembled at the Radha Gokulananda temple to share our memories and realizations. There was laughter, joy, amazement… and a touch of sadness as well. Sadness with the realization that a month spent in each other’s loving association, hearing the pastimes of the Lord, chanting His glories [...]

Praying All The Way

On the final day of our Kartika parikrama we visited Varsana, the home of Srimati Radharani when she was a young girl. We spent hours traversing the beautiful area, sometimes stopping to have kirtan and katha. All along the way we prayed for service to the Divine Couple.

Pristine Beauty

The pristine beauty of Saubhari Muni’s ashram in the countryside, just on the banks of the Yamuna river, is a perfect replica of what all of Vrindavan must have looked like hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago. We relished hearing and chanting in the sanctified atmosphere of that holy place realizing that our Kartika [...]

The Sun God In Vraja

The other day we visited Surya-kunda, where the Sun God performed austerities to see and serve Lord Krsna. His wish was fulfilled when Srimate Radharani asked him to warm the Lord’s transcendental body with his rays after Krsna came out of the water from battling the Kaliya serpent. Surya kund is also a place where [...]