Kartik Diary 2
Vraja Mandala Parikrama 01
Impressions from Vrindavan
Jay Sri Radhe!
Today was the disappearance day of Narottama Das Thakura. Dhina Bandhu Prabhu took the parikrama devotees to Narottama Das Thakur's samadhi at Radha Gokulananda temple. This is one of the main and important temples of Vrindavan. It is the place where one can see several deities of our previous acharyas as well as the govardhan sila which Mahaprabhu gave to Raghunatha Das Goswami and which has Lord Caitanya's own finger print on it.
As there was no parikrama scheduled for the afternoon we took advantage and purchased a few items. We got a beautiful new and somewhat larger chamara fan for Their Lordships and a most beautiful peacock fan. We also got a very pretty arati plate, conch stand and conch and a flower plate. Some other items will still have to be purchased.
We just received the sad news of Amarjit Prabhu's untimely departure and would like to ask all of you to please include him in your prayers. Amarjit was instrumental in preparing the ashram facilities at the Thoresby Street temple during my time as temple president there. I am sure many of you will remember him from there. He was a wonderful softhearted devotee and close friend to me. Please pray for him. I have not the slightest doubt that Krishna will show his great mercy on him.
With love and affection,
Your servant in the service of Srila Prabhupada,
Gauranga Sundara Das