A message from Sacinandana Swami: Following the amazing success of the First International Kirtan Mela in Germany, we are happy to announce that the Kirtan Mela will now also come to Sridham Mayapur, just before Gaura Purnima- Feb. 22-25. We will again have 12 hours of uninterrupted kirtan for four days, led by the most talented kirtan leaders of our movement.
Throughout these 12 hours the singular focus for all the devotees will be the holy names enriched with 5 minutes brief inspirations by the kirtan leaders. This will help the participants to completely tune in. Imagine how deeply absorbing it will be to sing before the enchanting deities of Sri Sri Panca Tattva.
There is no devotional process in kali yuga which is as effective and powerful as the congregational chanting with many devotees. In fact, kirtan done with many is creating extraordinary devotional ecstasies and realizations. Especially when performed in Sridham Mayapur, love of Godhead is easily obtained by this very process. Just try to envision a large group of international devotees absorbing themselves in kirtan for as many hours as possible, for several days. This is a fulfillment of ancient prophecies and for sure Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will become so pleased that He will bless the devotees many times over. Maybe He will even appear personally.
Right after the Kirtan Mela, the devotees who will stay on will take these kirtans into the surrounding villages and holy places during the Navadvip Mandal Parikrama.
We are sorry that due to some delays we can announce this historic event only now. Please help us to spread the news amongst the devotees you know. We foresee that many will like to attend and therefore we request you to start with your room reservations as soon as possible. That will help to accommodate you in either the campus or the nearby guesthouses and ashrams around the campus. Please also follow the updates by visiting KirtanMelaMayapur.com
Wishing you all the best and hoping to see you in Sridham Mayapur.
Sacinandana Swami, the team and the Mayapur Festival Organization
PS: HH Bhaktipurusottama Maharaja just phoned to confirm that the Kirtan Mela will start together with the Inauguration of the Festival in the morning of the 22nd of February 2012. So please arrive on time. We do not want to start the kirtan without you.
You can visit http://www.kirtanmela.org for more up to date information.