All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Sri Radhastami in China

Pictures of 22 September 2004
The devotional activities in China bring great satisfaction to Srila Govinda Maharaj. Here arati and offerings are made to Their Lordships on Sri Radhastami Day.

Radhastami in China
by Daisy

I know Srila Gurudeva began his 21st World Tour over two weeks ago, and now he is staying with the devotees in California. No, I should say he always stays with the devotees around the world. His body stays in California, but there is no doubt that his heart is deeply concerned with what's going on around the world.

On September 22nd, Radhastami, I have learned that this day means a great deal to all the devotees. Now it also does with us here in China. We had a special program for Radharani's birthday. Several days before Her birthday, Yudhamanyu Prabhu arranged everything properly and carefully. We had the list of the people who were going to help with the decoration, the garlands, the altar and all other aspects of our program on that day. Also we had a list of guests we wanted to invite. Yudhamanyu Prabhu did a great job even though he had to teach heavy classes on that day. To tell you the truth, he was always busy with something from dawn till dusk. Everything was in order.

My chief work was to take the responsibility of cooking. With much help from others, I prepared five different kinds of offerings to Radha and Krishna. Everyone was cheerful especially Yudhamanyu Prabhu. He gave a wonderful speech at the beginning of the program, and he spoke a lot about the spirit of life and about spiritual consciousness to us. Also he showed pictures of Krishna and the devotees on the computer and read from books. He explained each of the pictures patiently and seriously. People crowded around him to listen and to ask questions. Moreover, we sang the HARE KRISHNA Mahamantra together with Yudhamanyu Prabhu.

After the talking and singing, we all enjoyed the food that was offered to Krishna. Everyone was happy and laughing and talking about the program. Many students stayed a long time to help clean up afterwards. Finally, the program ended with everyone going home happy with the way the ceremony unfolded.

Felix cleans while the ladies prepare bhoga for offering, just two of the unlimited services to please Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

Prasadam ready to be honoured.
Vrinda, Ting Tang and Daisy — three happy servitors.

Yudhamanyu Prabhu, quietly trying to stay in the background, comes to prominence in Srila Gurudev's eyes.
Sudevi and Kevin with Prasadam.

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip
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