Sunday, March 11, 2007

Disappearance day

All Glories To His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada!!!
All Glories To Guru Maharaja!

Although the exact date of the third anniversary of Guru Maharaja's disappearance comes tomorrow, the disciples and friends in Slovenia have gathered in honor of Guru Maharaja already yesterday and today.

Yesterday's program was held at Laksmi Narasimha Ksetra - the home of Jyotirmaya Prabhu and his family. The devotees gathered for Kirtan, Guru Maharaja's video class (with usual technical difficulties, of course:), Arati and bhoga offering, followed by a feast.

Jyotirmaya's home altar

New Yoga Pith, the temple in Ljubljana held a program in the honor of both-Srivas Thakur (who's appearance is being celebrated tomorrow) and Guru Maharaja.
First, the devotees had a chance to witness a wonderful and opulent abhiseka of Srivas Thakur (ISKCON Ljubljana is one of not so many temples where the deities of Panca Tattva are being worshiped) after which the crowd of some more than hundred devotees and guests honored Guru Maharaja with the chanting of Narottama Das Thakur's "Je anilo prema dhana". An interesting presentation about the 26 qualities of a devotee, present in Guru Maharaja's example, followed (carefully put together by Jyotirmaya Prabhu). Gaura Arati Kirtan was next and the festival ended with a feast.
I personaly had a chance to talk to some devotees who were never disciples of our Guru Maharaja but said they've always felt as if he was taking care of them personally. "Devotees lack friendship," they said "and your Guru Maharaja knew this and always tried to be a friend to everyone - big, small, young or old devotees - it never matered!"

All Glories to Guru Maharaja!

your servant
Parasurama Das
PS.Some more photos at