Hundreds of Devotees Flock Around the World to be a Part of Radha Rani Rath Yatra
AUSTIN, TX: Radha Rani Rath Yatra (Radha Rani’s Chariot Procession) is a unique event that is the highlight of all the events held at the exceptionally beautiful Radha Madhav Dham located in Austin, Texas. Every year the Procession draws larger and larger crowds, and it is indeed a sight to behold. A magnificent chariot drawn by devotees; Radha Rani sitting majestically on the chariot served by gopis on either side; followed by devotees chanting enthusiastically, give an authentic experience of divine pastimes 5,000 years ago. This event draws devotees from all over the world such as Ireland, New Zealand and Australia and of course India.
The much anticipated procession started last Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in front of the temple building with Aarti performed by devotees. Lord Krishna welcomed Radha Rani with song and joyfully danced for Her Highness as devotees showered flower petals on the Divine Couple from above. All devotees were dressed in their finest; women in colorful saris and men wearing fancy kurtas and sherwanis. Every devotee was trying to please Radha Rani not only through devotion but also with attire, hair ornaments and Shringar. Everyone wanted to look their best for Radha and Krishna and danced their hearts out taking their beloved Goddess through the scenic property. There were many devotees like Agna who flies all the way from Ireland has been attending this event since the last 10 years and said she saves her vacation to be a part of this event every year. Govindanand ji who is flying all the way from Australia to be a part of this for the first time shows the growing popularity of this amazing event.
Radha Madhav Dham which was recently mentioned as one of the top ten places of worship in United States of America by an independent agency, is reminiscent of many leela pastimes in the sacred land of Braj, and Radha Rani’s chariot made stops at Shyam Kuti and Govardhan(These Leela sthalis have been created in Ashram as a replica of Vrindavan), while passing by Kali Dah and Prem Sarovar. A beautiful leela was enacted at Shyam Kuti. Radha and Krishna sat on the jhoola (swing) in the pleasure groves while devotees took turns giving the swing a gentle push. The garments and ornaments worn by the Divine Couple were authentic representation of Radha and Krishna. Everyone present little devotees playing the part of selfless gopis enhanced everyone’s devotion and took it to a higher level.
Radha Madhav Dham which is the biggest Hindu Temple in North America spread over 220 acres, has been graced with the divine presence of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj in 2005 and 2007. The holy vibrations of the fifth original Jagadguru in Kaliyug who was the personification of devotional nectar, have infused divine sweetness into each and every particle of the Dham. The divine beauty of the Temple and Ashram should be experienced by everyone. It is the next best thing to being in the land of Braj.
Radha Madhav Dham is world famous for celebrating all major Hindu festivals in a grand way and is famous for attracting crowds as large as 8000 people on Diwali and Holi.
For more information about this beautiful Ashram visit our website www.radhamadhavdham.org or to book an overnight stay please call 512-288-7180