ISKCON devotees representing 40 countries performed musical sequences and bhajans on Lord Krishna.
The members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) representing 40 western countries arrived at the Lotus Temple (Radha Govinda Mandir) in Tirupati recently as part their spiritual sojourn along with one of the ISKCON's international heads Sriman Tridandi Jayapataka Swamiji.
The show lasted for two days at the sprawling grounds in Vinayaka Nagar adjacent to the ISKCON headquarters in Alipiri.
The devotees performed musical sequences and bhajans on Lord Krishna and narrated his ‘Lilas' through dance ballets, apart from highlighting the glory of Indian culture through epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita.
What was awe-inspiring was the rendition of the theme that the very incarnation as Krishna (Sri Krishnavataram) was not only an important avatar for Lord Vishnu, but also the most-fulfilling one.
Jayapataka Swamiji, one of the first disciples of the founder of the ISKCON school of thought, A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada, narrated the essence of ‘Bhagavad Gita' and ‘Sri Venkateswara Mahatmyam'.
ISKCON Tirupati unit president Revati Ramandas and Vice-President Rupeswara Chaitanya Das spoke on the occasion, while Narasimha Swami Maharaj from South Africa and Bhakti Damodara Swami were among those who took part.