Sri Sri Radha-VrindabanChandra


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First I like to offer my humble obeisances to all the devotees who lovingly offered their devotional service at New Vrndavan.We lived in New Vrndaven for about a year.There were so many Incredible things there. Every devotee, no matter who they were could find some nice service to do in one of a hundred places.The Deities were captivating with a full time crew of devotees cooking/serving their lordships.I often WISH there was a cookbook of all the dishes served to them available to buy! I’ve never tasted such heavenly prasadam since then, and that was about 20 or so years ago.Buses of visitors, tourists would come to see the Palace of Gold.Festival days the Palace was decorated in grand style, many sankirtan devtees gave years of their lives to create and support New Vrndavan and The Palace of Gold. One such devotee was Kunti devi. When I think of New Vrndavan I think of the many Srila Prabhupada disciples who made great sacrifices to create it. The service I did and that others have done since then doesnt compare to the devotional service performed in the early days when Srila Prabhupada was on the planet.At New Vrndavan I looked forward to seeing the beautiful Deities every morning during mangala arotica,and watching the Devotees sing and dance in kirtan. The sound of Srila Prabhupada singing was piped outside around the temple … it was a sort of heaven on earth.Its unfortunate that some very bad things happened there simultaneously,but I hope the unique place that is New Vrndavan is appreciated for its good points.
If all of the children had been properly loved and cared for in the gurukula, and the cows cared for always,.it really would’ve been a truely spiritual place on earth.I’ll never forget Tulasi prayers or so many other blissful moments, I pray for the pain some of the children and devotees ended up experiencing.
Lakshmi Kary