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THE FESTIVAL OF KRISHNA BALARAM IN NEW MAYAPUR IS FAST APPROACHING

Saturday, 29 July 2006 / Published in General / 10,020 views

Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

It’s not too late to make plans to come to the HISTORICAL FESTIVAL of the 30th anniversary of the installation of Krishna Balaram in France

In New Mayapur, we just hosted a group of 150 Pandava Senas from UK for a week; the walls of the castle and the forests around are still saturated with the sound of the maha-mantra ; all the visitors who came marveled at the gorgeous deities we have here, very special indeed. There will be lots of Prabhupada’s disciples during that festival, lots of nectar, and you might have some sleepless night, for you will not want to miss out of the ecstasy of the kirtan and Krishna katha flowing there.

Invite other devotees and friends, load up your can or van and just get on the road. I advise you to bring your camping tents and gear. As far as the accomodations go, the guesthouse is already full, sorry. Besides the camping on the property, the organisers will have a huge tent for the men, and there are always the local hotels in the village next to New Mayapur. We could give you the fares for those, roughly 30 Euros a night (a taxi service will be organised and many devotees live in that village, no anxiety for transportation).

I’m giving you again the practical info for hotels and taxi service. Please do not hesitate to contact me, I’m at your service, but please hurry up, and inform us of your arrival. We need to know how many people are coming.

Your servant, Gaurangi dd

JAYA SRI SRI KRISHNA BALARAMA JAYA SRI SRI RADHA GOVINDA MADHAVA JAYA SRI SRI GAUR NITAI

DATES OF THE FESTIVAL Festival Krishna Balaram : August 8th to 11th, 2006 Saturday August 12th : meeting of the disciples of Lokanath Swami with His Holiness Sunday August 13th : 6th annual festival of India for the public in New Mayapur Wednesday August 16th : Janmastami

Information on the Krishna Balaram festival : Krishna Vallabha das krsnavallabha@wanadoo.fr

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
1) Seminars 8th to 11th : Lokanath Swami:
Pastimes of Krishna Balaram Candramauli Swami:
Developing strong vaishnavas relationships Hari Sauri Prabhu:
Memories of Srila Prabhupada in France Lilasukha Prabhu:
The Paramahansa and the Well wisher
2) Bhajans by Madhava das and Atmaram das
3) Theatre, feasts, jhulan yatra festival and numerous surprises !!!

ACCOMODATIONS
1) Guesthouse : we are strongly encouraging you to reserve a room by sending 50% of the total Small room (1 ou 2 persons): 15 Euros Large room ( 3 to 6 persons) : 30 Euros
(Reduction of 20 % for all ARGM members and of 10 % if you stay more than one week)
2) Camping :3 Euros per place per day plus 1 Euro per person each day

Reservations and Taxi service: Revati dasi nmayapur.guesthouse@gmail.com 06 89 18 62 60

TAXI SERVICE Please annonce your arrival in advance, as New Mayapur is in the middle of the country ; if possible, team up with other devotees to arrive at the same place at the same time. In case you would like to team up with someone from your area or country, please ask Revati dasi to put you in contact with these devotees.

Prices: Paris 300 Euros ; Tours 50 Euros ; Châteauroux 20 Euros ; St Aignan /Noyers sur Cher 15 Euros ; Valençay 10 Euros ; Lucay le Mâle (the village where is New Mayapur) 5 Euros

PS: If you come by train , check the following stations
– St Aignan / Noyers sur Cher (Departement 41)
– Châteauroux (In the Indre department, 36)
– Valençay (In the Indre department, 36)
– Luçay le Mâle (In the Indre department, 36: (village where New Mayapur is) DO NOT arrive by train in Tours, it is too far TOURS : there is a smal airport there, the closest one to New Mayapur.

PRASADAM Prasadam prices : 8 Euros per day (adults) et 4 Euros (children under
12). Free for all on Aug 9th and 10th

COME ALL FOR THIS MOST WONDERFUL FESTIVAL !

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