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Wednesday 26 June 2019
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Nityananda Jayanti 2018

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Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir conducted Nityananda Trayodashi celebrations at New Delhi on 29 January 2018. The event was graciously hosted by Sri Pavan & Srimati Sadhana Sachdeva at their Farm House at Rajokri, New Delhi.

The Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai from Vrindavan and Gurugram arrived at the venue in the evening. Around 6 PM, the Deities were carried to their Altar set up in the lawns of the sprawling compound.

Cultural Programme

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Sri Nityananda Trayodashi celebrations at Delhi Sri Nityananda Trayodashi celebrations at Delhi

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After the arrival of the Deiteis, a cultural programme was conducted. Children from Gurugram schools presented two performances. At first a group of eight children sang the bhajan “Nitai Pada Kamala” by Narottama Dasa Thakura to the accompaniment of a Odoshi dance performance by Nikita Charabarty a student from class 4. Then children performed the drama “JagaiMadhaiUddhar” about the pastime of Lord Nityananda showing His mercy to two fallen souls, Jagai and Madhai in Navadvip, West Bengal.

Abhishekam Ceremony

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Abhishekam Ceremony Abhishekam Ceremony
Abhishekam Ceremony Abhishekam Ceremony

This was followed by performance of the elaborate Abhishekam ceremony for Sri Sri Gaura Nitai metal Deities brought from Vrindavan.

Pravachana & Harinam Ashraya

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Pravachana & Harinam Ashraya Pravachana & Harinam Ashraya

Then Sriman Chanchalapathi Dasa, President, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir gave an inspiring lecture on the teachings and pastimes of Lord Nityananda. Then he conducted the ‘Harinam Ashraya’ ceremony in which devotees took a pledge to chant at least 1 round of Hare Krishna Mantra daily. This was followed by a round of Hare Krsihna Mantra Japa by all who were present for the festival.

Felicitation

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Felicitations Felicitations

Then Sriman Chanchalapati Dasa offered felicitations to Sachdeva, Jindal and Mittal families who along with the ‘Gita by Krishna’ group of Delhi had hosted the entire festival.

Mahamangalarati & Sankirtana

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Mahamangalarati and Sankirtana Mahamangalarati and Sankirtana
Mahamangalarati and Sankirtana Mahamangalarati and Sankirtana
Mahamangalarati and Sankirtana Mahamangalarati and Sankirtana

Then Maha Mangalarati was offered to the Deities by Sriman Chanchalapathi Dasa. With the Arati was energetic Sankirtana in which everyone present was swept in waves of ecstasy and danced joyously for the pleasure of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. Then all present were served a sumptuous feast of Prasadam.

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Thus ended an evening of festivities that filled all present with a spirit of blissful devotion.

 




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