Brahmotsava Celebrations - 2015

The ongoing Brahmotsava celebrations at Sri Radha Krishna temple, ISKCON Bangalore entered the sixth day on April 8, 2015. The evening festivities included a maha pallakki utsava for Sri Radha Krishnachandra.

Their Lordships beautifully adorned in the Radha Raja Gopala alankara were carried on a huge pallakki attractively bedecked with colorful flowers. It was a treat for the eyes to witness Them seated atop the grand pallakki carried by over 20 devotees in rhythmic movements along the procession route. Hundreds of devotees accompanied the pallakki doing sankirtan and dancing all along the route.

Brahmotsava 2015

It is said in the Srimad-Bhagavatam that Lord Krishna acts just like the supreme emperor. He is the supreme independent controlling person, and all the demigods, including Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva, Indra, the king of the moon planet and the king of the sun planet, work under His direction. The material nature produces all kinds of movable and immovable objects within the material world, but none of them can independently act or create without the direction of the Supreme Lord.

In Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Sukadeva Goswami offers prayers to Lord Krishna as follows  – “May Lord Sri Krishna, who is the worshipable Lord of all devotees, the protector and glory of all the kings like Andhaka and Vrisni of the Yadu dynasty, the husband of all goddesses of fortune, the director of all sacrifices and therefore the leader of all living entities, the controller of all intelligence, the proprietor of all planets, spiritual and material, and the supreme incarnation on the earth (the supreme all in all), be merciful upon me.”

In the Chaitanya-charitamrita, it is said that Lord Krishna alone is the supreme controller, and all others are His servants.

After the maha pallakki utsava, there was a short audio-visual presentation that included some devotional songs, Srila Prabhupada’s lectures and darshan of Radha Krishna Deities in different temples across India.

During the dolotsava for Their Lordships, sangeeta seva was offered by Smt. Suchitra Kaul Misra and Kumari Supreetha Madgiri. They were accompanied by Sri Keshava Joshi (tabla), Sri Satish Kolli (harmonium) and Kumari Namratha Madgiri (tal).

The celebrations concluded with the shayana pallakki utsava for Their Lordships.