475 years ago Shri Radharaman manifested from a shaligram shila by the love and prayers of the great saint Shri Gopal Bhatt Goswami. This special occasion will be marked by a grand festival at the Shri Radharaman Temple. May 10th will be the main day of the festival. A grand bathing ritual or maha abhishek will be offered to Shri Radharaman Lal.
The abhishek and the related ceremonies will start early in the morning and will last till afternoon. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s wooden seat and prasadi cloth will also be brought out for darshan on this day. Given the record, it can be said that devotees of Radharamanji from all over India and around the world will fill the temple to witness the divine event.
However, those who will not be able to come for this darshan will still get to see pictures on Facebook as Radharamanji has a vast presence on social media. Celebrations have already begun from May 6th and will last till the 17th of the month. The festivities will include a daily phool bangla, a chappan bhog, congratulatory hymns, 64 mahantas bhog aradhana and a boat festival.
In case you are in Vrindavan on this auspicious occasion, you can visit the Krishna Bhumi site on Chhatikara Road too. Simply call 969696 8899 for a site visit.