By Yasomati devi dasi
This year Gaur Purnima Festival will be a little different, for the first 4 days the focus is on re-learning to chant from our hearts, a four day Kirtan Mela with the world’s best kirtaniyas headed by Sacinandana swami and Madhava prabhu. You can find more details on this particular aspect of the festival at KirtanMela.org http://kirtanmela.org/
Another new aspect is that on top of having free prasad for festival participants, there will also be free camping facilities (toilets, showers, lights, security and lockers for valuables) and almost free dormitory accommodations also with lockers.
Please come and if cannot come join us on Mayapur. TV http://mayapur.tv/ as Mayapur.TV is planning to even take the cameras on parikrama!
Here is the updated schedule for Gaur Purnima Festival in Mayapur.
*Gaura Purnima Festival Schedule:*
10 Feb GBC meetings start
12 Feb Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Appearance
21 Feb GBC Meetings conclude - Kirtan Mela adivas 7pm
22 Feb Festival Inauguration & Beginning of Kirtan Mela
22-25 Feb Kirtan Mela 10am to 10 pm daily see Kirtan Mela. org
24 Feb Book Distribution Awards, Russian Day
25 Feb Parikrama Adhivasa - Congregational Preaching Night - Kirtan Mela concludes
26 Feb Navadvipa Mandala parikrama begins
3 Mar Navadvipa Mandala parikrama ends, Elephant Procession
*3-8 Mar* *Festivities and Cultural Programs*
4 Mar Ekadasi, Sri Radha-Madhava Boat Festival, Immersion of ashes of departed souls
5 Mar Santipur Festival
6 Mar Ganga Puja
7 Mar Ratha Yatra
*8 Mar* *Gaura Purnima Festival*
9 Mar Jagannath Mishra’s Feast
10 Mar Devotees depart
**PS: Don’t miss Mayapur Gaur Purnima festival physically or virtually.*
*Four day Akhanda Kirtan with HH Sacinandana Swami & some of the world’s best Kirtaniyas , then we take the kirtan to the streets of Navadwip for parikrama, all will be broadcast **live on **Mayapur. TV**.*
*Visit KirtanMela.org http://www. kirtanmela.org/ for updated details.
Register now http://kirtanmela-mayapur.blogspot.com/p/reservation.html to avoid disappointment. *