Joyful summerdays in
A small report from the Vaisnava
summer festival in Hungary, 2005
Bhakti Shakti dasi
Dear visitors and devotees!
I would like to give you a short report from the 10th European Mela
of the Vrinda family from Nanda Falva, Hungary.
This time the devotees could enjoy very special sadhu sanga because
of the presence of many spiritual masters, sannyasis and disciples
of different spiritual masters around the world. The Mela was conducted
under the guidance of Srila Guru Maharaja and the nice hospitality
of the Hungarian devotees and especially Srila Krishnananda acarya
prabhu and Srila Harijan Maharaja.
Our special guests were His Grace Sadhu Maharaja from India, also
His Grace Muni Maharaja from Vienna and His Grace Keshava Maharaja
from Budapest who delivered lectures on different topics. Also Ishani
mataji, disciple of Srila Bhakti Pramod Puri Goswami Maharaja and
Tunga Vidya mataji with her son Madan Gopal prabhu from Slovenia,
disciples of Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaja were present
In the mornings we were enlivened by the lectures of the different
acharyas. During the day there were many seminars on guru tattva,
spoon revolution, organic agriculture, virtual vaisnava universities
and many other topics.
The evening programs were abundant of wonderful artistic presentations.
Manah Siksa devi dasi from Sweden presented a musical opera on Sri
Sikshastakam. The music was her composition and the text was translation
of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaja. Gandarvika devi
dasi from Vienna gave a wonderful concert from her two albums accompanied
by different devotees. Two wonderful theatre presentations we could
see also – one from Angira Muni prabhu from Colombia, called „Universal
love”, and one from Gopesvara prabhu from Austria, „Rocky against
Srila Guru Maharaja gave many initiations
to new disciples from different countries – Shyam das from
Vienna, Hridoy Chaytania das
and Chitralekha devi dasi from Germany, Govinda gyana devi dasi
from Hungary, Sanatan das from Vienna, Jayanti from Switzerland,
Prem das from Sweden, Gourangi devi dasi from Switzerland. Srila
Krishnananda acharya prabhu also gave initiation to a new disciple
– Sanatani devi dasi.
the initiations there was a Vedic marriage ceremony for two
couples – Goura Mantra devi dasi and Badrinath prabhu from Hungary
and Chitralekha devi dasi and prabhu Hridoy Chaitanya from Germany.
The evening kirtans were very spontaneous and ecstatic, mostly leaded
by Srila Guru Maharaja and also by Srila Sadhu Maharaja with his
famous „Radhe Radhe Govinda”. Srila Krishnananda acarya prabu also
performed very ecstatic kirtans as always. The organization and the
prasadam were perfect.
All the devotees were acting so organized and united in all the
services in the Mela that we could feel the mood of real family which
spontaneously takes care of each other like in the raganuga platform
without any preliminary fixed duties but performing the things just
out of love and care.
The last evening the devotees had organized a special farewell concert
for Srila Gurudeva who was leaving to Vienna, and it was so touching
and emotional hearing and seeing all the devotees expressing their
feelings and love to him and to Srila Bhakti Abhay Narayan Maharaja,
who is the founder acharya of this beautiful farm in Hungary. After
this Srila Guru Maharaja personally said goodbye to every devotee
there. It was decided that next year the Mela will take place again
in Nanda Falva, giving joy to all the Vaishnavas.
It was a great blessing for all of us to have the association of
Srila Guru Maharaj during these days. So wonderful to be in company
with a group of such nice devotees, to taste the nectar of Krishna
katha, to share experiences, to sing and chant together the names
of the Lord and to take prasadam together. It was days of great joy
and inspiration, which will be remembered in gratitude and happiness
for long time.
Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay!
Sri Sri Radha Gopivallabha Nandafalva ki jay!
10th European Mela ki Jay!
Vaishnava vrinda ki jay!
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