Sri Krishna Janmashtami in Kiev

September 4-5th, 2007
Kiev, Ukraine
Sent by Kanu Prabhu


   As the sun famously never sets at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, likewise the glories of the holy advent of Lord Sri Krishna are never-endingly being sung by the devotees worldwide. The Kiev devotees too gather at the local centre in order to honour this auspicious day and offer their energy in service to the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
   Here is a pictorial offering from the devotees for His Divine Grace:

 

Kanu Prabhu and Mahadev Prabhu affectionately engaged in bhoga cooking.

 

In the meanwhile Lakshmi Kanti dd offers flower garlands for our gurudevas
and decorates the altar.

 

Later on, devotees flock together to hold the arati ceremony.
Pictured: Chaitanya Chandra Prabhu, his mother, Lakshmi Kanti dd,
and Kanu Prabhu.

 

Circumambulation of Srimati Tulasi Devi, the merciful and dear devotee
of the Lord, who bestows devotion to the aspiring devotees.

 

During the class — the gathered assembly listen to a class given
by His Divine Grace on the advent day of Lord Krishna.

 

Later in the evening, more guests and devotees appear at the programme.

 

 

As is the tradition, the blessed prasadam feast finishes the evening.
Pictured in the foreground — Indukanti dd.

 

Kanu Prabhu, the current manager of the centre, personally
serves all guests and devotees.

 

 

 

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's Advent Day

   On the following day, devotees again gather at the center, to celebrate the appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, by whose boundless grace Krishna consciousness reached the Western human community in general, and each of us in particular.

 

Kanu Prabhu happily cooking feast bhoga in remembrance of
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.

 

During the evening arati.

 

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