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Monday, November 19, 2012

Updates from Mangarh and yearly Sadhana Program (Nov 2012)

Kripaluji Maharaj with child during sadhana program
The yearly Sadhana Program with Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is a precious time for the devotees of Radha Krishna, both new and old

For as long as I know, devotees had recalled the original satsang hall as being the "old sadhana hall". That hall was founded in 1970 and has a special place in our hearts for being the platform of some of the most enrapturing scenes of ecstatic devotion ever witnessed by human eyes. In fact, the entirety of Mangarh village is vibrating with divine-love-ecstatic feelings as each and every place has the memory of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. There are the memories of the precocious child-Maharajji delighting the villagers with his sweet divine nature... all the way up till today, where the entire world, compelled and inspired by Shree Maharajji's rapturous devotion to Radha Krishna, has made Mangarh the nucleus of the worldwide Bhakti Movement. With the dawn of Bhakti Bhawan (inaugurated last month), we call the newer hall which was founded in 1996 the "old sadhana hall". With an even newer hall comes a whole new era of devotion and memories for old devotees and whole new generations of devotees who have made Bhakti Dham their spiritual home. Like a family gets together at Christmas or Diwali, the biggest time of the year for the JKP family to get together is the Sharat Poornima Sadhana Program in Mangarh.

Mr. Shekhar, an ardent follower of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, who attended the Sadhana Program, shared these snapshots:

Bhakti Yoga Sadhana 2012 with Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Satsang with Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in the "old sadhana hall" which was founded in 1996
Bhakti Yoga Sadhana 2012 with Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Ecstatic chanting of "Radhey Radhey" with Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in the courtyard of Bhakti Mandir
Bhakti Yoga Sadhana 2012 with Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj delivering a discourse from the Jagadguru Asan in Bhakti Bhawan
Bhakti Yoga Sadhana 2012 with Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Shree Maharajji giving his association to devotees in the courtyard of Bhakti Mandir
Bhakti Yoga Sadhana 2012 with Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Satsang with Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in Bhakti Bhawan

Every day during the Sadhana Program, Shree Maharajji has been revealing new lines to the chantings. One day, he revealed the following lines:

Dono hi hain thakurani , dono hi hain thakur
Dono hi hain bhinnabhin thakurani thakur
Nitya bhinn Nityaabhinn thakurani thakur
Tatv ek leela mein do thakurani thakur
Sevya sewak dono, thakurani thakur
Jo jaise maane vaise, thakurani thakur
Jeev bhaav anugaami , thakurani thakur
Bhaktbhaav vash bane, thakurani thakur

Between 16-18 November 2012, Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya held a 3-Day Yoga Camp. The Camp was held at Bhakti Mandir.

Kripalu Maharaj holds yoga camp for devotees
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj sitting with Yoga Camp participants before the early morning outdoor yoga sessions
Kripalu Maharaj holds yoga camp for devotees
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj walking among yoga camp participants
Kripalu Maharaj holds yoga camp for devotees
Early morning yoga session in the courtyard of Bhakti Mandir
Kripalu Maharaj holds yoga camp for devotees
Invigorating yoga stretches
Grand arti of Radha Krishna during Sadhana Program 2012

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