Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama- Day 1

By Navadwip Mandal Parikrama devotees

There are about 1.400 devotees in the International party this year. Out of them 800 devotees are camping. Parikrama is the time when you can be fully engaged in hearing, chanting and remember Lord Caitanya's holy names and pastimes. Following will be the highlights of the day: The Parikrama first crossed the Jalangi by boat heading towards Am Ghat- famous for its amazing mangoes planted by Lord Caitanya Himself. Then we reached Suvarna Vihara where the golden Lord appeared to King Suvarna Sena. "Suvarna" means "gold" and "vlihar" means "moving." The devotees were overjoyed to watch the drama on this Lila, directed by HG Pancharatna Prabhu (ACBSP). There we had katha by different senior devotees such as HH Bhakti VV Narasimha Maharaja, HH Bhakti Dhira Swami and HG Rajendra Nandana Prabhu (ACBSP). We heard about the importance of chanting since we are in GODRUMA DVIPA wherein the process is kirtanam!

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