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Ajamila: I remember in Mayapur when the first mangala-aratik took place with Srila Prabhupada upstairs and the aratik was held on the ground floor. It was an absolutely tumultuous mangala-aratik and it was led by His Holiness Tamal Krishna Maharaj. It was boisterous. It was an amazing kirtan. It was fully ecstatic from start to finish. Everyone was dancing and jumping, practically reaching the ceilings. It was an unforgettable mangala-aratik. After the mangala-aratik Tamal Krishna Maharaj went up to Srila Prabhupada and Prabhupada commented about the mangala-aratik. Tamal came back down and made an announcement to the devotees. He announced that Srila Prabhupada said, “If you all keep chanting like that, Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura himself will personally come here and take you all back home, back to Godhead.” All the devotees gave a big, huge “Hari bol!” That was a very fond memory that I have of Srila Prabhupada's appreciating the kirtan in the Mayapur temple.

Ref: Chapter 62, Srila Prabhupada Remembrances – Siddhanta Dasa