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THE GREAT PUSKARA FESTIVAL IN NAMBUR (2018)

The great Puskara Mahotsavam of Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir in Nambur, Andhra Pradesh, India, held on January 20-22, 2018, presided by His Divine Grace Mahamandaleshwar Mahant Sri Krsna Balaram Swami.

The Padma Purana states the following:

pratisthato dvadase varse puskarotsavam acharet
vangmanah kayajan dosan jana-sammarda sambhavan
gatagatair narais tatra krtan sarvans ca kalmasan
parihartum sri brdhyartham puskarotsavam acharet
acharya dharma-kartradi sahakarayutah sada
devasya ajnaya tatra puskarotsavam acharet

TRANSLATION

“Lord Krsna told Lord Brahma, “When Lord Krsna’s deity form completes one yuga (twelve years) from the day of inauguration Puskara festival must be held for the deity. The sinners who visited the temple, those who visited the temple while their minds were still contaminated, those who acted/behaved badly while in the temple and those who spoke ill words or used unacceptable words in the temple while visiting it, all such faults should be removed by performing the Puskara festival. The Brahmana Acharyas who are experts in performing the details of the Puskara festival should be invited to perform the festival. This is the order of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna and it is why it removes the sins of the participants.”

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भजगोविन्दं भजगोविन्दं
गोविन्दं भजमूढमते ।
संप्राप्ते सन्निहिते काले
नहि नहि रक्षति डुकृञ्करणे ॥१॥

bhajagovindaṁ bhajagovindaṁ
govindaṁ bhajamūḍhamate
samprāpte sannihite kāle
nahi nahi rakśati ḍukṛñkaraṇe

“Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda! Oh fool, Rules of Grammar will not save you at the time of your death.”

Pushkara Festival — Nambur, Andhra Pradesh, India (2018)
Running time: 26 minutes 5 seconds

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