Friday 3rd November - The Glories of 'Bahulastami' with HG Adi Guru das
With the Holy Month of 'Kartik' now underway, this Friday, again we are blessed with a second visit of special guest, his Grace Adi Guru das prabhu. Along with more Kirtan and special Kartik Bhajan - 'Damadorastakam' (along with candle offerings to Krishna) Adi Guru will explain the special occasion during Kartik, of the appearance of Radha Kund, one of the main Holy Bodies of water in Vrindavan, India.
"On the eighth day of the waning phase of the damodara month the appearance day of Radha Kunda is celebrated by the residents. Bathing in Radha Kunda is especially benefical on this day. By this one gains the favor of Radha, by which one gains the favor of Krsna. Radha Kunda appeared at midnight. People go to Radha Kunda and offer prasadam, garlands and pumkins (gords) into the water, then at midnight take bath in Radha Kunda and then bathe in Syama Kunda. Many people like to bathe at a ghat where Lord Nityananda's sakti, Jahnava Mata used to bathe.
The holy place known as Mathura is spiritually superior to Vaikuntha, the transcendental world, because the Lord appeared there. Superior to Mathura puri is the transcendental forest of Vrndavana because of Krsna's rasalila pastimes. And superior to the forest of Vrndavana is Goverdhana Hill, for it was raised by the divine hand of Sri Krsna and was the site of his various loving pastimes. And, above all, the superexcellent Sri Radha Kunda stands supreme, for it is overflooded with the ambrosial nectarean prema of the Lord of gokula, Sri Krsna. Where, then, is that intelligent person who is unwilling to serve this divine Radha Kunda, which is situated at the foot of Govardhana Hill?"
Srila Rupa Goswami's Nectar of Instruction (Upadeshamrita)
So please join us for an uplifting and transformative talk along with our usual Kirtans (chanting with musical instruments) -the most effective method of self-realisation for this age- and finishing with a Veggie/Vegan Spiritual Feast.
We look forward to seeing you there!
BMECP centre, near to Brighton's train station - 10 Fleet St, Brighton, BN1 4ZE.
Map of the venue HERE
Admission Free (Donations welcome)