The Life Beyond Myself


By Lalita Srivasta

HOUSTON: I have always wondered what it must have been like to have lived in Vrindavan during Shri Radhe Krishna’s time on earth in the human form. What must it have been like to perceive that level of existence with my own five senses. For the first time in my life I felt I had been transported to Shri Radhe Krishna’s Vrindavan to experience the life beyond myself!


The week of September 11 through September 17 at Bhagwat-Katha by Guruji (Acharya Mridul Krishna Goswamiji) was not only amazing and mesmerizing but also unexplainable. It took place at the Sri Radha Krishna Temple at Beechnut.

I saw and felt a glimpse of heaven for the first time when Shri Bhagwat Bhagwan (Shri Krishna) with his chosen devotee (Guru Ji) arrived in “Pushpak Viman” and showered us (devotees) with petals of roses.The shower of flowers seemed endless. The feeling of being in heaven became even stronger when we looked around us and found ourselves covered with flowers while standing on a beautiful sea of flowers.


Darshan of Shri Bhagwat Bhagwan as he arrived in “Pushpak Viman” was beyond words. Devotional dancing, singing, and simply being in for seven days was simply exhilarating.

Come and experience yourself God’s undoubted presence each and every day. Love Shri Krishna unconditionally and experience the bliss!

The day of arrival of Shrimad Bhagwat Bhagwan (Shri Krishna ) in the “Pushpak Viman”, beneath a shower of flowers, alongside the Kalashyatral (where ladies carrying  kalash followed by beautifully decorated horse chariot) is absolutely unforgettable!

The 2nd day Shri Radha Ji’s “Prakatya” on her birthday was gorgeous! Her appearance in the huge lotus flower  was soul quenching.

 On the third day of katha ,God himself embodied Shri Narsingh Bhagwan’s awatar.  The roles of Shri Narsingh Bhagwan and Hirnaykashipu  were performed with great conviction. The Bhakta Prahalad  was excellent!

The scene in which Shri Narsingh Bhagwan appeared from the pillar was incredibly believable.The pillar looked very real.

Finally the long awaited Lord Krishna’s Janam Din arrived. Baby Krishna was not less than of being God himself. The happiness at Nandbaba’s house was divine. The scene in which Nandbaba  requested Maa Yashoda to show her lala’s face was precious!

On the 5th day of the katha, Shri Giriraj Pujan surely killed Indra devta’s pride. Lord Shri Krishna appeared himself to give darshan to all his devotees. Several kind of food items were offered to Girirajji.

Finally the grand celebration of our Krishna’s wedding with Rukminiji arrived! He arrived grand and ornate, and on a real horse – no imitation!

Shri Dwarikadhish appeared on the real decorated horse, he came and took Rukmaniji away on the horse like a whirlwind!

Latthamar Holi was  highly entertaining to watch the Gopas were trying to save themselves from the Gopies lathies.

The showering of flowers on Shri Radha and Krishna until they were completely covered was a highlight of the evening and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Dandia raas turned the hall into true-to-life Rass Leela in Vrindavan.

 Pujya Guruji’s powerful voice, magnetic personality ,style of katha and beautiful bhajans just kept us glued to the katha. Shri Bihariji’s marvelous swroop is embedded in every soul.

The stage upon which Shrimad Bhagwat Katha took place was grand ,elegant and illuminated by Bihariji’s breath taking presence. The stage was admired and adored by all.

Shri Banke Bihari Pariwar would like to thank Guruji, each and every supporter, volunteer and participant from the bottom of their hearts.

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