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2023 Krishna Rasa Yatra: Know The Significance and Importance of Rasa Yatra

Shri Krishna Rasa Yatra: Know The Significance and Importance

On this most sacred and holy night on the complete moon night time of the month of Kartik, in the forest of Vrindavan, the moon begins rising on the eastern horizon. It is an attractive golden colour and all around the atmosphere is surcharged. The sky; it appears as to whether it is painted by the attractive golden illuminating aura of the moon. The birds are singing with sweet sounds; most pleasing to the ears.

The wind in its charming method is blowing by way of the leaves and the timber is singing an attractive song. The whole forest of Vrajdham was intoxicated with the sweetness of this most auspicious night and thus inside the heart of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Shyamsundar awoke the desire to benefit from the beautiful Lila of the Rasa Dance with His most beloved Gopis.

In Sridham Mayapur, an identical to Vrindavan Dham, pilgrims turn up in large numbers. It’s a festival they’re most aware of as they come on this holy expedition to have their most religious experience.

Rasa Yatra Significance

Devotees of ISKCON Mayapur most conscious of the significance of this festival adorn beautiful dancing deities of Srimati Radharani and the Asta Sakhis, every with their own Madhava, set up on the platform just under Sri Radha Madhava’s altar. The Vaisnavas make sweet rice and plenty of different milk sweets for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Madhava on the night of Their Rasa-Lila to supply to the Lord.

Rasa Purnima additionally marks the first of Sri Sri Radha Madhava’s weekly elephant processions in Mayapur. During this festival, Their Lordships come out of the temple and go on a procession across the Mayapur campus on the again of an elephant. Sri Sri Gaura Nitai from Srila Prabhupada’s Bhajan Kutir also come alongside and lead the procession. The harinama celebration leads ecstatic kirtans because the Lords proceed across the campus.

Rasa Yatra Rituals

As Their Lordships move about, auspicious mantras are always being chanted by the Mayapur gurukula boys, together with the sounds of their conch shells. Other gurukula boys play the vibrant drums, electrifying the atmosphere, saying the arrival of the Lord. The complete pathway is illuminated by lamplight and all of the ISKCON campus is lit up with lights.

On the pathway, the group devotees design stunning rangolis. Using colored powders, chalks, mineral paints, flowers, cow dung, Ganga mud, and hearth. The devotees create breathtakingly beautiful offerings. They additionally get the opportunity to organize completely different cuisines to offer to their Lord.

The Supreme Lord Krishna is thus enjoying upon His flute for all of us. He is looking each considered one of us to enter His divine Lila simply, and that is how his devotees reciprocate. Due to the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada, we now have the information to receive Krishna’s pastimes within the appropriate manner and relish its sweetness.

By gradual growth of transcendental knowledge, one can rise to the stage of the transcendental arts of music and dance displayed by the Lord in His rasa-Lila. But without having the Vedic knowledge one can hardly understand the transcendental nature of the Lord’s rasa dance and music.

Other auspicious days celebrated on this month are the Disappearance day of Srila Prabhupad, the founder acharya of ISKCON, with out whose mercy we might know nothing about this supremely purifying month. A couple of days after that, comes gopashtami, when Shri Krishna goes for cow herding for the very first time. And many different festivals are celebrated on this month enhancing the nonsecular temper of this already transcendental realm of Vrindavan.

Devotees from all around the world come to Vrindavan throughout this month to spiritually surcharge themselves so they could proceed to preach Krishna Consciousness all around the world. They take part in Vraj Mandal parikrama, Krishna Katha, Deep Daan, Singing of various Vaishnava bhajans, Kirtan, and plenty of different devotional actions for the satisfaction of Guru Gauranga and Krishna.

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