All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Namahattas in Zaporozhye,
the Ukraine

May 21,28, 2006
Pictures, report by Swarup Prabhu

On the last two Sundays by the mercy of Srila Gurudev devotees from Zaporozhye
gathered for a half-public, half-home-like nama-hattas in a driving
school where we rent a room.

 

Day 1st. May 21.


Olga (in the center) was happy to join the nama-hatta
 
Gandharva Devi Dasi -- an imprescriptible part
of our meetings
 
Pujari, Gopishwar Prabhu
 
Gandharva Devi Dasi reads the article "Affection" that was
recently published on the Russian mirror of Central Math
Website www.scsmath.ru
 
The altar with the installed in Saint Petersburg Deities,
Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha-Madhavasundarjiu
 
Jaya Maha-prasadam!
 
This time the honouring of prasadam looked rather
symbolic and that was a good opportunity to remember that
honouring the remnants of Lord, not eating, must be
the conception a true devotee
 
Tungavidya Devi Dasi is leaving for Dnepropetrovsk very soon and she asked
Achyuta Priya Devi Dasi to look after the Tulasi-tree. Inspite of the fact
that it is actually quite a hard work to take care of Tulasi tree, she assumes
this responsibility bearing in mind that She engladdens and showers her
rain of mercy upon one who offers Her some incense, a ghee lamp, naivedya,
and arati.
 

Day 2nd. May 28

In the room that is used to be an auditorium for
training the conscripts
 
Today more people attended and each of us brought
some offering to the Deities
 
Gandharva Deiv Dasi and bhakta Lyudmila
getting ready for prasadam distribution
 
Yudheshwari Devi Dasi tells Elena (a radio presenter on of the local radio
stations) about the coming foto-exhibition in Zaporozhye that will be devoted
to India and the East in general.
 
Gaurasundar Prabhu
 
Gopishwari Prabhu makes an opening speech...
 
Eugene is an active participator of nama-hattas.
On the photo: he reads an article Going deeper"
by Srila Gurudev
 
After reading the article, Gopishwar Prabhu showed a film-interview with
Sripad Avadhut Maharaj (it was a discourse with a notorious Russian critic of
sectarianism, who often accuses followers of Vaisnavism in this not so true
and pleasant stereotype of being mere socially unsuccessful hypnotised by
sectarian leaders people; Sripad Avadhut Maharaj firmly upholded the honour
of our gurus)
 
Devotees listening to the discourse
 
 
Joyful distribution and honouring prasadam
 
Now it is time to go home...
 
Gaurasundar Prabhu, Gopishwari Prabhu getting ready
to leave the auditorium
 

Zaporozhye-yatra ki jaya!
Jaya Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jaya!

 


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