Traveling to Mahaprabhu’s Lila-Sthanas – Verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami
In recent weeks, Indradyumna Swami has had a packed travel schedule between events in Vrindavan, Mumbai, and now Sri Mayapur Dhama. He attended the chakra installation in Sri Mayapur Dhama and also has been taking Devotees and Gurukula students to many places held dear by Devotees of Mahaprabhu.
Just a few days back, Indradyumna Swami took the Devotees to the village of Srikhanda, which is a 3-hour scenic drive from Sridham Mayapura. Srikhanda is mentioned many times in Caitanya Caritamrta. He wrote in his Facebook post covering the trip: “Yesterday we spent 5 hours exploring the village where a number of Lord Caitanya’s personal associates resided 500 years ago. We had kirtan and katha at the exact place where Locan das Thakur wrote Caitanya Mangala. We also visited numerous temples where we had darsan of historic deities connected to the lila’s of Lord Caitanya. The highlight of the day was an exuberant kirtan we held through the entire village. The local people were in bliss seeing us. Here in the holy dhama of Mayapura we are trying our best to follow in the footsteps of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, who wrote:
‘In the company of intimate and beloved devotees, I will go to all the places that Mahaprabhu joyfully visited.'”
[ Suddha-Bhakata, verse 3 ]
The beautiful song composed by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur is taken from his book Saranagati.
Indradyumna Swami often draws from the wisdom of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur in his Diary of a Traveling Monk series.
Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his facebook post covering the trip to Srikhanda from February 10, 2018.