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His Ecstasy During Bhajans in Sri Vraja Dham

Some 10-12 years ago,  I had got the good fortune of participating in the month long Vraj Mandal parikrama.  With my own eyes, I saw the place where Lord Sri Krishna had taken food along with his cowherd friends, imprints of bowls, spoons and plates are still found there.  

While speaking harikatha at that place, Guru Maharaj went into ecstatic feelings and started singing kirtan, Yashomati stanyapayi Sri Nandanandan, Indranilamani vraja janer jivan...! After singing some 3 stanzas, he could not do further.  Overwhelmed by divine feelings, he started crying so much that even after 20-25 minutes he could not control himself.  

I signaled to Sripad Kuldeep Prabhu to put the tape-recorder in front of Guruji.  Once when he placed it in front, Srila Gurudev’s hand movements pushed it behind.  I did not get the courage to ask him the second time.  I somehow managed to push the tape recorder in front myself and got the cassette recording.  I still have that cassette with me.  Such wonderful pastimes cannot be expressed in words.

—Translated from Sri Krishna Chaitanya Sandesh July-Oct, 1997 (Year 17, Issue No.4, Page 61-62) Sri Vishnupriya Agrawal, New Delhi




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