Kartik Purnima festival at Brahma Kund

_MG_9130Sunday the 17th of november marked the end of the kartik season in Vrindavan,a month of celebrations which includes the Divali festival and many other local religious events,which sometimes means school holidays for the children at Sandipani Muni school during certain days.

_MG_9258In order to conclude a wonderful time of celebrations,on the last night of Kartik,FFL Vrindavan in conjunction with Vrinda Kunj ashram(a local  ashram which was founded by H.H.Paramadwaiti Swami,where he resides with most of his disciples who come from Latin america)and Gangotri exports organised a well attended festival at Brahma Kund,an heritage location here in Vrindavan,which is normally hardly visited but well worth checking out for its appeal,historical significance and spiritual atmosphere.

It was  a very enlivening evening,a successful collaboration between two organisations which share a lot of goals,mostly regarding protecting the local environment and informing and educating the local Vrajabhasis.

_MG_9154The whole place was surrounded by lights and decorations,the full moon was shining above the Kund,spiritual music was playing and some of the girls from Sandipani muni and from the Vrinda Kunj ashram were dancing in tune to the music all around the pond.

Around 200 prasadam packets were given on the evening(sponsored by Gangotri exports),the idea to have the festival at this particular location was to increase awareness of the place.

Due to the success of the event,it is planned to have such festival at least once a month.

 

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Kartikk Poornima festival at Brahma Kund

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Welcoming Yamuna back festival

_MG_7249A selection of photos from the Welcoming Yamuna back festival which took place on Saturday the 2nd of November at SMS Vrindavan.An article will follow shortly._MG_7773_MG_7766_MG_7606_MG_7269_MG_7653

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Welcoming Yamuna Back Festival

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Kartik Festival at Sandipani Muni school

_MG_6367 _MG_6373 _MG_6405On Thursday the 17th of October, a festival marking the beginning of the auspicious month of Kartik took place during the morning time on the main stage at SMS and it was attended mostly by school children, staff members, volunteers and invited guests. Local newspaper journalists were present to document the event by taking photos and writing their impressions.

It was a cultural presentation based on a variety of plays and performances which managed to both entertain and inspire the young audience present.

Some of the plays were based on Krishna’s pastimes which elicited much laughter and emotion, devotional songs and dancing all in the spirit of the Kartik season and very much based on the local customs.

A martial art performance by the students of Gyan Prakash, where the kids showed their fighting and defensive skills with a few somersaults in between and two dance performances in both Egyptian and Russian gipsy style were amongst the highlights of the festival, while an Odissi dance performance in honour of Lord Jagannath and another of a more local Vrajabhasi type concluded the event which lasted approximately one and a half hour.

A sumptuous feast of rice, subji, puri and boondi was served to everyone and once the children left the school holiday started.

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