The streets of Shri Dham Vrindavan resonated with Harinam Sankirtan on the eve of ISKCON’s founder A.C Bhaktivedanata Swami Prabhupada’s disappearance day.
The devotees carried the deity of Srila Prabhupada on a decorative pedestal palanquin. The deity was carried to the Saptadevalaya temples for darshan. The procession was welcomed in each street that it passed through.
The shopkeepers showered flowers on Prabhupada’s palanquin to pay tribute to the great saint. Many foreign devotees also joined the procession along with their Indian counterparts. Everyone was dancing enthusiastically and feeling the ecstasy of the moment. The holy name was being chanted and a lot of graceful dancing ensued. It is being said that the vibration of the mahamantra, enacted during the procession, purified the heart of everyone who heard it.
The procession left ISKCON temple in the morning 7.30 a.m. It followed the Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg to reach Madan Mohan Mandir passing through the Hari Nikunj Chowraha. Then it took the Parikrama Marg to reach Radha Damodar and Radha Shyam Sundar Mandir. After that the devotees carried the palanquin to Radha Raman, Radha Gokulananda and Radha Govinda Dev Mandir.
Shri Gopal Krishna Goswami, Shri Loknath Swami Maharaj, Bhaktirasamrita Swami, Bhakti Anugraha Janardan Swami, Radha Govinda Goswami, Bhakti Ashraya Vaishnava Swami, Kadamba Kanan Swami, Shri Devakinandan Das, Shri Dina Bandhu Dasa, Shi Panchagauda Das were some of the Acharyas and senior devotees led the procession.