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Krishna is the sweetest honey we could ever tasted, the sweetest ladhu we could ever enjoy and the sweetest icing on the cake we’ve ever crave for. In short He is sweetness personified that sometimes we become selfish not to share Him with others 🙂 Since were talking about sweetness here, I also missed the sweet vaisnava association back in the Philippines (I’m sorry I’m getting sentimental again), thats why I decided to make a short video of it. Forgive me if the quality is not that good, I’ll edit it later.

Madhurashtakam

adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram
nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram
hrdayam madhuram gamanam madhuram
madhur dhipaterakhilam madhuram

vacanam madhuram caritam madhuram
vasanam madhuram valitam madhuram
calitam madhuram bhramitam madhuram
madhura dhipaterakhilam madhuram

 

venur madhuro renur madhurah
panir madhuram padau madhuram
nrtyam madhuram sakhyam madhuram
madhura dhipaterakhilam madhuram

 

gitam madhuram pitam madhuram
bhuktam madhuram suptam madhuram
rupam madhuram tilakam madhuram
madhura dhipate rakhilam madhuram

 

karanam madhuram taranam madhuram
haranam madhuram smaranam madhuram
vamitam madhuram samitam madhuram
madhura dhipate rakhilam madhuram

 

gumja madhura mala madhura
yamuna madhura vici madhura
salilam madhuram kamalam madhuram
madhura dhipate rakhilam madhuram

 

gopi madhura lila madhura
yuktam madhuram bhuktam madhuram
drishtam madhuram sishtam madhuram
madhur dhipate rakhilam madhuram

 

gopa madhura gavo madhura
yashtir madhura srishtir madhura
dalitam madhuram phalitam madhuram
madhura dhipate rakhilam madhuram

Translation:

Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Sweet are Your words, sweet is Your story, sweet are Your garments, sweet is Your presence, sweet are Your movements, sweet are Your roaming, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Sweet is Your flute, sweet is the dust of Your feet, sweet are Your hands, sweet are Your feet, sweet is Your dance, sweet is Your friendship, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Sweet is Your song, what is drunk by You is sweet, what is eaten by You is sweet, and sweet is Your sleep. Sweet is Your form, sweet is the mark on Your forehead, O Lord of Mathura,
everything about You is sweet.

Sweet are Your works, sweet is Your conquest, sweet is Your theft, sweet is Your remembrance, sweet are Your offerings, sweet is Your cure, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Sweet is Your murmuring, sweet is Your garland, sweet is the Yamuna River, sweet are the waves, sweet is the water, sweet is the lotus flower, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Sweet are the Gopis, sweet is Your divine sporting, sweet is Your union, sweet are Your experiences, what You behold is sweet, sweet are Your left overs, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Sweet are the Gopas, sweet are the cows, sweet are the pearls around Your neck, sweet is Your creation, sweet are Your victories, sweet are Your jokes, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

 

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Credits to Atma Prabhu 468323970_5f6e4b18f2.jpg who took this videos and uploaded it at youtube.

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Orlando Ratha Yatra ’07

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Hare Krishna!

I’m back!!! Sorry for not updating my blog for some time, I’d been really busy with work and with a lot of stuff in my mind that needs immediate arrangements 🙂 So lets start with the Ratha Yatra in Orlando headed by HH Trivikrama Swami.

It was a bright, sunny Saturday, April 21, 2007 and were on our way to Orlando. I was traveling with my assistant Radha Ramana dasa (hehehe!just kidding) and a good friend Sveta Svarup prabhu. When we embarked on a long trip we usually play or sing the Nrsnghadeva prayer asking for His Lordship’s guide and protection. But for whatever reasons which we casually blamed Maya (which is also not good that Maya is all the time the guilty culprit) I played some Bollywood music. Yes, I am guilty of playing a Tere Bina and Kajra Re soundtracks thinking of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachan’s latest movie :), before I got carried away with my reverie Radha and Sveta suddenly protested “Malati can you please change that music, it’s so annoying!” they said. Will, what to do majority wins, two guys against one girl, poor me. So I scanned my iPod, played the Lordship’s prayer and started to get in touch with my inner self, thanking Krishna for pounding my stubborn head on the spot! After almost 2 hours of driving we arrived at the festival location and vuala! Jagannatha’s cart is not yet ready! I found Mo. Parijata anxious because the flowers is not at it’s best and to top it all it wasn’t enough. We started doing the flower arrangements and just salvage whatever we can, at around 12 noon the ratha yatra parade started, at last!

The kirtan was lead by Trivikrama Swami, Navayogendra Swami and various devotees who keeps the unstoppable beat of the holy name. The entire parade was escorted by police officers which keeps the devotees protected from unwanted crowd and the people were pretty receptive although some just have a blank stare thinking if who are these lunatics in robes and long dresses dancing and jumping on the streets?! Other than that, it was a peaceful, ecstatic and invigorating mass chanting of the maha mantra. Nice prasadam was serve after the long parade plus some presentation numbers from different devotees but unfortunately we couldn’t finished the entire presentation since we have to drive back to Gainesville. For the pleasure of the vaisnavas we took a lot of pictures and our polish mafia friend Atma prabhu took some nice videos. Just check my photo and video section for more pictures and of course videos. Sri Sri Jagannatha, Baladeva, Subhadra Ratha Yatra Ki Jaya!!!

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