AT THE SAMADHI OF SRILA RUPA GOSVAMI
ON HIS DISAPPEARANCE DAY
August 25, 2007
# In celebration of Jhulan-yatra (Sri Sri Radha-Krsna's swing festival), Srila Rupa Gosvami's disappearance day and Baladeva Purnima, Srila Narayana Maharaja and his followers spent from August 24-28 in Vrndavana, at the Sri Rupa-Sanatana Gaudiya Matha.
On the first evening, Srila Maharaja spoke about the swing festival, on the following three evenings he and many well-known learned scholars from Vrndavana and Mathura spoke about the glories of Srila Rupa Gosvami, and on the morning of the 28th he spoke about the glories of Lord Balarama.
On August 25th, Srila Maharaja took the devotees to Sri Radha Damodara Temple. First they circumambulated the temple, stopping to offer obeisances to the many transcendental personalities whose samadhis are situated here. They visited the samadhis of Srila Jiva Gosvami, Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, Srila Bhugarbha Gosvami, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, and Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Maharaja.
Then they proceeded to Srila Rupa Gosvami's samadhi. After Srila Maharaja offered his full obeisances, he was garlanded by the pujari there. He led the devotees in offering arati, and then he spoke about the glories of Srila Rupa Gosvami. His Hindi glorification was translated by Sripad Damodara Maharaja.