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Monday, September 26, 2011

Join the Sharat Poornima and Radha Rani Rath Yatra Celebration at Radha Madhav Dham, Austin! (Oct 8th, 2011)

Update: Click here and here for pictures of the event!! Click here to read the article in Indo American News. Click here to read about the concert of Mr. Jalota's which was organized by the Dallas satsang of JKP Radha Madhav Dham.

Sharat Poornima and Radha Rani Rath Yatra at Radha Madhav Dham ashram of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Sharat Poornima (शरत्‌ पूर्णिमा) is that Divine night when Radha Krishn revealed the supreme Bliss of maharas to uncountable Gopis in Vrindaban about 5,000 years ago. It is the full moon night which falls in October. This day is very precious in our lives for an additional reason as well: our beloved Shree Maharajji (Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj) appeared on that night in 1922 in Mangarh, India. Whereas the devotees in Mangarh participate in a procession (yatra) with Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj seated on an elegantly decorated chariot (rath), here at Radha Madhav Dham we have a procession with Shree Radha Rani seated on a flower adorned chariot.

So on this most auspicious and important day, we begin the celebration with bhajans on the Temple steps as we wait with great anticipation to welcome Shree Radha Rani magnificently enthroned on Her beautifully garlanded chariot for the Rath Yatra (रथ यात्रा). Thousands of flowers and petals shower down as we do the arti to Shree Radha Rani. With the blowing conches, singing and dancing, the procession begins on a lovely path through Radha Madhav Dham accompanied by continuous nam sankirtan. After a break at Shyam Kuti, we continue back to the Temple for arti, a discourse and more devotional bhajans as well as a special darshan of the Deities in the shrine. After lunch prasad, we meet again in the Temple for a magnificent cultural program of dancing and Radha Krishn leelas.

We are looking forward to the Annual Intensive and Rath Yatra and once again being with all the devotees. The Rath Yatra is a long standing tradition of Radha Madhav Dham not seen anywhere else in the West. The Divine vibration at Radha Madhav Dham Ashram is palpable and the personal benefit will be immense to everyone who comes and avails themselves of its serenity, beauty and wonder for the whole week. We sincerely hope that all of us can attend this amazing week of devotion and celebration.

To make this year's Rath Yatra celebrations even more joyous and devotional, Radha Madhav Dham temple, Austin, brings us the legendary Bhajan Samrat of India, Anup Jalota. The beautiful bhajans of Radha Krishn, sung by Anup Jalota in his melodious voice, performed inside the Divine temple of Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani is a spellbinding combination that is sure to touch our heart with devotional vibrations and bring us closer to Radha Krishn. Anup Jalota will personally join the Saturday morning Rath Yatra chariot procession.

Another exciting announcement is that Braj Banchary Devi, senior disciple of Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, will be giving a discourse and leading kirtan during the program inside the temple at noon, followed by lunch prasad at 1 pm.

Tickets are on sale now at Sulekha.com/Austin or directly from Radha Madhav Dham. Lets book our tickets and join the Radha Rani Rath Yatra on Saturday, Oct 8th. Let the ashram make this celebration the most memorable and joyous experience for us and our family. For more information, or to book your overnight accomodations call the ashram on (512)-288-7180 or visit their website at www.RadhaMadhavDham.org

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