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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Radha Ashtami celebration by JKP New York was a group effort


Pooja Didi, disciple of Jagadguru
Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, computer
science student, chanter, youth
teacher at Radha Madhav Dham
and organizer at JKP New York
In ashrams, satsang centers and homes across America, JKP devotees celebrated Radha Ashtami with unparalleled devotion and love for Shree Radha. At JKP New York, much of the event organization was thanks to Pooja Sharma, who led the decoration effort along with a new satsangee who was attending his very first Radha Ashtami celebration. Regarding the beautiful preparations for the event, Pooja, a sevak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, commented: 

It was a group effort on everyone's part

Satsangs are held 3 times a week at various houses of JKP New York devotees. New people are always welcome to come and experience these devotional meetings as well as all the major Hindu festivals which take place from time to time. JKP satsangs take you beyond the physical chanting and worshiping formalities, to the real experience of affinity with Radha Krishna, which is the actual goal of satsang and kirtan. Chantings by Pooja and other satsangees transport the attendees to another realm. Satsangs in New York take place on Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m at Chandebal Residence; Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Sharma Residence and Saturdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Rotating Satsang locations. Contact Rohit Sharma on (516) 582-1113 or visit http://centers.radhamadhavdham.org/NY for full details. Anyone interested in experiencing the Divine love of God should go right away and introduce themselves to their future devotee family! When Swami Nikhilanand is in residence, he gives guidance on the spiritual path and answers whatever questions you have.

Here are some exclusive pics and descriptions of Radha Ashtami celebrations New York style!
Baby Radha in a beautifully decorated swing
A very cute baby Radha was the center of everyone's attention!
All the guests and devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj took turns to swing Radha Rani, the love of their lives
Everyone danced and clapped while singing joyful Radha Ashtami songs revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Radha Rani
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Radha Rani ke charan...
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Pooja and other devotees specially prepared baby Radha for the occasion
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
The JKP New York devotees lovingly prepared a beautiful Happy Birthday cake for Radha Rani
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Colorful lights and flowers magnified the devotional charm of Radha Rani's darshan
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
The Divine Love of Radha Krishna and Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj was pouring on everyone. Devotees became absorbed in devotion.
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Pooja's mom and other devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj cradled baby Radha Rani in their arms
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Radha Rani
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Devotees of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj took turns to sing beautiful kirtan and songs describing the beauty and virtues of Radha Rani
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Arti was lovingly performed to baby Radha and Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
At the same time, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj was in Vrindavan, awaiting his historic speech at Prem Mandir. The presence of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj was felt by all the devotees in New York too.
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
The padukar of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Baby Radha and Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Satsang and kirtan
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Rohit swinging baby Radha
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
After the birthday cake was offered to baby Radha, prasad was lovingly distributed to all the devotees
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Radha Rani being offered the birthday cake
Radha Ashtami 2012 celebration by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj devotees in New York
Rohit Sharma on drums


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