On the most auspicious occasion of Gaur Purnima festivals at Sridham Mayapur. Lord Krishna Himself appeared as Lord Caitanya to inundate the whole world with Krishna Prema. ISKCON leaders organized various festivals in Mayapur for one month.
One of them was Four days “Kirtan Mela” which is organized by H.H Sacinandana Swami was the most ecstatic and heart touching. The slogan of Kirtan Mela 2012 Mayapur was “Chant loudly from your heart and feel the ecstasy of the holy name. Raise your hands and surrender yourself to Pancatatva”
H H Saci Nandan Maharaj told on Adivas lecture that Lord Chaitnya takes offerings only from lakhpatis (means one who Chants one lakh (100,000) holy names daily). So, Maharaj requested that everyone should stay and hear and chant in kirtan mela for minimum eight hrs daily for these four days. It takes about 8 hrs to chant one lakh names.
It was organised in Sri PanchaTattva Temple courtyard. There Srila Prabhupada and Namacharchya Haridas Thakur was both side witnessing the Kirtan Mela. From 21st February the Adhivas day and it went on till 25th February.
Following Kirtan leaders sang for 4 days turn by turn: H H Bhakti Caru Swami, H H Lokanath Swami, H H Sacinandan Swami, H H B.B Govinda Swami, H H Indradyumna Swami, H H Bhaktivaibhava Swami, H H Niranjana Swami, H H Radhanath Swami, H G Madhava Prabhu, Mayapuris (HG Biswambhar and Krishna Kishor Prabhus), Mayapur Chandra’s( HG Naru Gopal & Sri Hari Kant Prabhus), HG Amla Harinaam Prabhu, HG Aditi Duhkhaha Prabhu, HG Ajamil Prabhu, HG Nitai Priya Prabhu, HG Jahnavi Devi, HG Haripriya Devi and Other famous musicians.
H H Jaypataka Swami use to hear kirtan and gesturing to dance in ecstasy. Panchattava temple was full of devotees for those 4 days and it was live telecasted thru www.mayapur.tv and more than 15000 was online. Ecstatic dance and singing was going on for 4 days in Panchataava temple.
You may download high quality audio and video of Mayapur Kirtan Mela 2012, 22nd to 25th February 2012.
Kirtan rasa is the safest situation within in this material world. -Srila Prabhupada
Article Adapted from http://www.dandavats.com/?p=10397
By Lakshman Das Prabhu/ Lakshman Poddar