04:30, cold foggy morning in Vrindavan, quiet empty streets. A morning arati starts at Krishna Balaram Temple, the last Mangala arati of 2011. Listen to Govinda Swami leading the prayer. Have a good day and a happy New Year!
This is the recording of the pastimes of Srila Rupa and Srila Sanatana Goswamis at Ter Kadamba, and of other wonderful things that take place there, as recounted by BB Govinda Swami and Hrishikesh Maharaja. It dates from Kartik 2008 and includes the Russian translation. Click to listen: Ter Kadamba | download
On one of the days of Radhastami festivities, the residents of Varsana run throughout the village, with young boys dressed as Radha and Krishna on their shoulders. This tradition originates from the pastime at Sankari Khor, when Krishna demanded taxes from Radharani and her girlfriends, who were carrying pots of yogurt. This video is available on Glimpses of Vraja DVD http://www.vrindavanexperience.com/shop/
The festival of Radhastami, the appearance of Radharani, is being celebrated at Varsana for almost a week. Crowds of people join to circumambulate the holy place and participate in the festival. This video is available on the Glimpses of Vraja DVD: http://www.vrindavanexperience.com/shop/
For the last few days, Vrindavan has been celebrating Janmastami, the birthday of Krishna. We offer you our brief report of the event. Listen to the sounds and submerge yourself into the atmosphere of the festival:
Krishna-Balaram Mandir, evening kirtan by Govinda Swami on the day before the festival Kirtan on Janmastami Eve | download
Krishna Balaram Mandir, Mangala Arati early morning on Janmastami day, by Govinda Swami Mangala Arati | download
Roaring kirtan at Krishna Balaram Mandir on Janmastami night. Listen to the full length track below and check this short video we filmed on iPhone (sorry for the quality, but it was simply impossible to use any bigger camera in such a crowd 🙂 )
Janmastami night kirtan at Krishna Balaram temple in Vrindavan, full length soundtrack Janmastami Night Kirtan | download
The appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, the very next day. Guru Puja performed by Govinda Swami Guru Puja to Prabhupad | download
The offering to Srila Prabhupada by Govinda Swami Offering to Prabhupad | download
Gurvastakam prayer sung by Govinda Swami Gurvastakam | download
Chandan Yatra at Krishna-Balaram temple in Vrindavan. This video brings you both the festival atmosphere and the sneak view of the preparation behind the altar curtain.
Chandan Yatra at Krishna-Balaram temple in Vrindavan. Chandan Yatra is a festival which is celebrated during the hot season. Temple Deities all over the India are covered with sandalwood paste known for its cooling effect. This video brings you both the festival atmosphere and a sneak view of the preparation behind the altar curtain.