November 19th, 2010
Sorry I haven’t written for a few weeks, but I have been in India on my annual pilgrimage, and have been too absorbed in the holy land to post anything on the blog.
We arrived in Mayapura, our world headquarters, which is about 100kms north of Kolkata on the bank of the river Ganges, and spent a week visiting various holy sights related to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Our society has begun construction of a huge temple here, which will be one of the largest religious structures on the planet.
We then travelled to Vrindavana, the home of Lord Krishna when he appeared on the earth 5,000 years ago. Vrindavana is situated between Delhi and Agra, the home of the Taja Mahal. We will spend ten days here visiting places of significance, and then meet up with 120 devotees from around the world for a two week retreat next to Govardhana hill, India’s most sacred mountain. There we will spend our days hearing classes from some of our gurus.
I’ll try to write again soon and will begin regular posts when I return in the beginning of December.
Until then, I remain yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada.