Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir held ecstatic celebrations of Sri Radhashtami on 6th September 2019.
Pancamrita Abhishekam, Chappan Bhog & Maha Mangala Arati was offered to the Deities. Hundreds of devotees attended the festival & received blessings of Srimati Radharani.
On this auspicious occasion second initiation ceremony was performed for some of the Devotees of the temple in the morning.
In the evening, deities were carried to the Utsav Mandap in a joyful procession with Sankirtan. Then a grand Abhishekam was offered to Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchandra. The sound of Mantras and Sankirtan filled the air and devotees danced with joy.
His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, President of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir delivered an inspiring lecture about Sri Radhashtami – “Srimati Radharani is the embodiment of pure devotional service to Krishna in Madhurya Rasa (mood of conjugal love), this is the most exalted level of devotional service to Krishna. When a devotee serves Lord Krishna he does so under the shelter of Radharani”. All assembled devotees chanted Hare Krishna Maha Mantra with His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa.
This was followed by Maha Mangala Arati to the accompaniment of Euphoric Kirtans. Loud exclamations of ‘Jai Jai Shree Radhe’ were heard all over. Later the Deities returned to Their alter in another spirited procession. All assembled devotees were served Maha Prasadam.