Sripad Goswami Maharaj in Moscow
December 14th, 2008
From Moscow, Russia
Sent by Ram Ray Prabhu,
Aravinda Prabhu, Malati Devi Dasi,
and Raseshwari Devi Dasi
Swarnangi Didi (second to the left) helping
to make garlands.
Roman from Novomoskovsk (a town near Moscow) receives
initiation and the spiritual name Rama Kanta Prabhu.
Dasha from Yaroslavl receives the Holy Name to serve
and the spiritual name Sudarshini Devi Dasi to bear.
Vrajalalana Devi Dasi.
Behind the four initiated: Tulasi Rani Didi, Nandagihini
and Ananta Shakti Prabhu.
Shortly after the ceremony, devotees begin cooking
for the evening feast. In the centre: Vrindaranya Prabhu
and Rama Kanta Prabhu
Ajita Krishna Prabhu.
Nalini Devi Dasi.
On the left: Vrindaranya Prabhu, Vinodbandhu Prabhu.
Vrijabasi Didi, and Devadatta Prabhu, the pujari.
Soon the time comes to begin the arati. Abhiram
leading, next to him — Ram Ray Prabhu, the temple manager.
Devadatta Prabhu performing puja for His Lordship Sri Giriraj.