It almost seemed like everybody was in Gokul, Bhagwat Katha at Naimisharanya

Under the auspices of Shri Naradanand Muni Ashram, Naimisharnya, a katha session of Pujya Bhaishri was organized at Naimisharnya from 3rd March to 10th March 2002. The shobha-yatra of Shrimad Bhagwat Pothiji began from the samadhisthal of Shri Naradanandji at 3.00 p.m. on 3rd March and after passing through different parts of Naimisharnya including Shri Naradanand Vidyalaya, it reached the katha mandap at 4.00 p.m.

The katha sessions were held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thousands of people flocked to listen to the Bhagwat Katha as enunciated by Pujya Bhaishri who in his inimitable style explained that “Committing suicide does not imply only to killing one self by hanging, or by jumping before a running train, or by leaping from the top floor of a multi storied building but to those people too who having been born as human beings, having met a sadguru to show them the true path, and also having favourable surroundings, yet not striving to progress on the path of their spiritual journey.” Talking about God, Pujya Bhaishri said, “That which could not be attained by any amount of efforts or means was this Sansaar, while that which could not be lost by any means or ways was God”.

During the katha sessions all-important events such as Shri Krishna Janmotsava Nandotsava, Govardhan Utsava, etc. were celebrated with great fanfare. Shri Krishna Janmotsava was celebrated at 8 p.m. on 8th March and entire Naimasharnya was filled with the festive spirit and joy. It almost seemed like everybody was in Gokul. Govardhan utsava was celebrated at 7 p.m. on 9th March.

On 4th March Pujya Bhaishri worshipped all the gods and goddesses as also those of the priests of Chakratirth and offered them dakshina.

The katha ended on 10th March with ashirvachan of Acharya Sarvanandji of Shri Naradanand Ashram and the humanitarian message of Pujya Bhaishri who said that people should learn to love fellow human beings instead of loving inanimate objects.

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