It was the middle of the night in the monsoon season and raining heavily, and there were auspicious omens present everywhere. Lakes were full of blossoming lotus flowers and the forests with singing birds and dancing peacocks. The demigods were showering an abundance of flowers from the skies.
On September 1st, 2018, the Executive Committee of ISKCON’s Governing Commission has issued the following statement about Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami.
“Let’s go clean the toilets,” said Aindra Das, head of Krishna Balarama Mandir’s 24-Hour Kirtan Mandali in Vrindavana. “It will clean your heart. And when your heart is clean, you can actually chant Hare Krishna.” Eighteen-year-old Madhava Naidoo was taken aback. He was a hotshot mridanga player. He was in the 24 Hour Kirtan. Why should he do something so menial? “No way,” he retorted.
Radhika, Madhava's wife tells the human story of an exceptional kirtaniya.
Lead singer: Madhava Das.
Kirtan artist Madhava spends some time with us during the October 2012 Sacred India Kirtan Fest in Perth, Australia discussing the roots of Kirtan, its external adaptability, and its spiritual significance. He talks about his life in Switzerland and the many countries he's visited, his first meeting in Vrindavan with kirtan legend Aindra Prabhu, and his final moments with Aindra.